- Fearless Awards are given to photographers worldwide who have taken exceptional wedding photos.
- Fearless Photographers estimates that two out of every 100 photos submitted are selected as winners.
- The best photos nominated this year show emotional brides, couples with their pets, and more.
Intimate moments between couples are highlighted in this year’s nominated photographs.
Photographer: Nuno Lima
So are touching moments between those getting married and their loved ones.
Photographer: Gloria Ruth
Some of the photos are vibrant and colorful.
Photographer: Jorge Romero
While others stand out in black and white.
Photographer: Royd Tauro
Stunning views and wide shots make for unique wedding photos.
Photographer: Robin Goodlad
The same goes for photos that zoom in on specific details.
Photographer: Víctor Lax
Families are a big part of this year’s nominated pictures.
Photographer: Damion Mower
Some couples honored those before them with photos strung with lights at their weddings.
Photographer: Jeff Cooke
Others held festive celebrations with loved ones surrounding them.
Photographer: Tej Nookala
Brides and grooms also made sure to honor their loved ones who couldn’t attend.
Photographer: Antonio Palermo
Pets stole the show at more than a few weddings this year.
Photographer: Raph Nogal
Of course, many couples can’t imagine their big days without their four-legged friends.
Photographer: Sina Frantzen
Celebratory drinks also played a role.
Photographer: Jess Tisman
Some toasts highlighted the bride and groom on their special day.
Photographer: Fabio Mirulla
While others were joint celebrations between those getting married and their guests.
Photographer: Kristian Leven
And you can’t forget the traditional bouquet toss.
Photographer: Bruno Mattos
Photographers captured the event from every angle this year.
Photographer: Rianne Hogewoning
Photographers were around for all the key moments, like when grooms prepared to walk down the aisle.
They also captured moments of pure joy between brides and their family members.
Photographer: Marissa Joy
Some photos conveyed the pure joy of reception dance floors.
Photographer: Jos and Tree
And others made the most of wedding-day mishaps.
Photographer: Emil Boczek
Some photographers showed the realities of winter weddings.
Photographer: Shea McGrath
Others used natural elements to their advantages.
Photographer: Dominic Lemoine Photography
Sometimes, photographers even captured brides and grooms taking their own photos.
Photographer: John Gillooley
And others used photography in unconventional ways.
Photographer: Victoria Sprung
Some of the most eye-catching photos include those that show intimate embraces.
Photographer: Pedro Vilela
But a wide range of emotions were on display throughout this year’s nominees.
Photographer: Dan Morris
In some pictures, you can see tears streaming down brides’ faces.
Photographer: Frances Morency
The reactions of wedding attendees were also important.
Photographer: Jason Vinson
But arguably nothing beats photos that show grooms before they see their brides for the first time.
Photographer: Fábio Santos
Sunrises and sunsets added beautiful colors to many of this year’s nominated photos.
Photographer: Arjan Van Der Plaat
But many photographers also removed color for striking shots.
Photographer: Kemran Shiraliev
Some photos focus almost entirely on scenery.
Photographer: Ionut Poptelecan
While others bring viewers up close and personal to those who got married.
Photographer: Mykola Tsap
Some wedding pictures were taken in unique locations.
Photographer: Vrouwenhof Fotografie
And others were held in traditional venues.
Some photos only had one member of the featured couple.
Photographer: David Hofman
Others made you feel as though the photographed couple were the only people in the world.
Photographer: Nintin Dangwal
But all the nominated photos have one thing in common: They convey love and the magic of weddings.
Photographer: Trent Gillespie