Happy New Year! 2012 has come and gone, and as we welcome in 2013, we're thrilled to begin our year with the 2012 Best of the Best Wedding Photo Collection - the best wedding photos of the year!
wedding photo by Chris Jaksa of Chris+Lynn
With nearly 7000 photos submitted from 39 countries around the world, we've have narrowed our selections down to just 50 images that we feel represent the best of wedding photography today. We feel truly honored by and grateful to the photographers who choose to share their work with us, and we are delighted to have a glimpse inside the thousands of extraordinary and deeply personal weddings that these photos came from.
Each year we see different trends emerge, and it is amazing to see how new perspectives inspire the world of wedding photography. This year, as in years past we saw some truly inventive portraiture. The top themes included images containing spectacular vistas with a couple inventively hidden in the composition, or subjects in silhouette, reflection, and other abstract representations. We also saw a big return to classic, romantic black and white imagery harkening back to the days of the Elliott Erwitt and Henri Cartier-Bresson - oh joy! We also saw lots of emotional scenes filled with drama, and the tearful moments that are always part of a complex wedding day.
To say that it was difficult to narrow these images down would be an understatement, so in addition to our top picks we will be sharing our Honorable Mentions throughout the rest of this week. We hope you'll take the next few minutes to click through the full 2012 Best of the Best Wedding Photo Collection to see the amazing wedding photography that has been created over the past year.
Wedding photography is a spectacular art form that takes true artistry, hard work, and a big heart! Bravo to all the photographers out there who devote their lives to making priceless images for their clients, and to all the couples who share their love, joy and intimate moments with us. May 2013 be your best year yet!
wedding photo by Anthony Rina Chan of Infused Studios
wedding photo by Kristi Odom of Kristi Odom Photography
wedding photo by Erwin Darmali of Apertura
wedding photo by Jennifer Tai of Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry
wedding photo by Erika Mann of Two Mann Studios
Don't miss the full Best of the Best 2012 wedding photography feature to see all 50 incredible images, and stay tuned the rest of the week for our Honorable Mentions as well!
Looking for the best wedding photographers in the world? Look no further than our World’s Best Wedding Photographers Hotlist!