Bride and glory! Stunning images show the winners of the International Wedding Photographer of the Year
These couples were lucky enough to have their special days captured in award-winning style by their wedding photographers.
From epic images in the rain to a groom chasing a veil on a windy day in Melbourne, this year’s winners of the sixth International Wedding Photographer of the Year have certainly captured some spectacular pictures.
This year there were 10 categories in the competition, such as best solo portrait and dance floor photo, as well as an overall grand winner and a runner-up.
The highest accolade went to Dee Kampe of Finder Seeker Photography from Melbourne, Australia, who out-ranked more than 1,700 images submitted by over 330 wedding photographers worldwide.
Dee captured a groom trying to catch his partner’s veil after a gust of wind unexpectedly took off with it, explaining: ‘While Jono went racing after it, (bride) Liana, amused by the whole debacle laughed and embraced the situation for what it was.’
This year’s winners of the sixth International Wedding Photographer of the Year have certainly captured some spectacular pictures. The highest accolade went to Dee Kampe of Finder Seeker Photography from Melbourne, Australia. Pictured, Dee’s winning photograph
‘I instinctively began photographing and this frame was captured a few seconds into the veil’s escape,’ the photographer recalled.
‘Did they get the veil back? Yes they did. After lifting some 50 meters into the air we assumed it was long gone, but it had come to rest half-way up a telephone pole on the opposite side of the street. But that’s another story.’
The runner-up was Matteo Lomonte, from Italy, who captured a bride and groom leaving their ceremony surrounded by loved ones.
Meanwhile, the winner of Epic Location was Emily Peters. The winning photograph showed a couple watching a sunrise in the Isle of Skye.
This photograph, captured by Avismita Bhattacharyya, ‘was taken post haldi celebration when both bride and groom were enjoying with their near and dear ones and so to get an offbeat angle I climbed up the stairs,’ explained the photographer, via the International Wedding Photographer of the Year website
Rossi Mechanezidis, based in Germany, produced this stunning photograph by using the illuminated trees as a background while the couple shared an affectionate hug for the camera
Winner of the best Single Capture category, this joyous photograph, captured in the rain, was taken by Jim Caryl – The Caryls Photography, who are based in Scotland
The runner-up was Matteo Lomonte, from Italy, who captured a bride and groom leaving their ceremony surrounded by loved ones (pictured)
Photographer Federica Ariemma captured this wedding image in October in Puglia, Italy. The wind made the veil wrap around the bride’s face to create this breathtaking scene
Francesco Brunello, based in Italy, took home the award for best Dance Floor shot after capturing this fun-filled scene at a wedding. Guests hold balloons while surrounding the couple as they stand near the lavish wedding cake
Cat + Jeff of The Apartment Photography, based in Vancouver, produced this photograph, capturing the groomsman in a scenic moment. It was awarded the best Bridal Party shot
The winner of Epic Location was Emily Peters. The winning photograph (pictured above) showed a couple watching a sunrise in the Isle of Skye
Andrea Cittadini captured this stunning moment between a couple who were standing in the middle of an unidentified street sharing a kiss, while strangers pass them by. It was awarded the Engagement/ Non wedding award
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