If you want to improve your wedding photography this year, here is a great place to get inspiration. These are the winning photos from this year’s International Wedding Photographer of the Year.
There is an abundance of wedding photo competitions out there, and in my mind, this is one of the best. The International Wedding Photographer of the Year, or IWPOTY, has several different categories that feature unique styles, a $30,000 prize pool, and is judged by some of the world’s premier photography talent, including last year’s winner Erika Mann.
This year’s grand prize winner was Australian fine art photographer Dan O’Day for his bride and groom portrait featuring dramatic lighting and the use of colored smoke bombs. For his award-winning image, O’Day will receive $3,000 cash, a Nikon D850, a Hold Fast Money Maker, and several other items from companies such as Smart Albums, Think Tank, Tave, and Kodak. In total, the grand prize value comes to $11,135.
The competition featured 11 categories: photojournalism, from above, black and white, epic destination, solo portrait, dance floor, bridal party, wedding album design, couples, engagement session, and film photography. Below are the stunning images of each category’s winner. To see the rest of 2018’s top wedding photos, check out the IWPOTY website.