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Best Wedding Photography of 2011 – ISPWP 1st Place Contest Winning Images

The ISPWP holds a members-only wedding photography contest four times a year. Each contest has 20 different categories, so over the four quarterly contests that adds up to 80 First Place winners for the entire year. Here is a look back at ALL 80 1st place winning images from 2011.

NOTE: The four contests include all contests where the results were published in 2011, which includes the Winter 2010, Spring 2011, Summer 2011 and Fall 2011 contests.

1st PLACE | ALL ABOUT LIGHT | WINTER 2010
Matt Adcock | del Sol Photography | Playa del Carmen, Mexico

ALL ABOUT LIGHT


1st PLACE | BRIDAL PARTY PORTRAIT | WINTER 2010
Melia Sorenson | Lucida Photography | Vancouver, British Columbia

BRIDAL PARTY PORTRAIT


1st PLACE | BRIDE AND GROOM PORTRAIT | WINTER 2010
Rafa Ibanez | Rafa Ibáñez Photographer | Monterrey, Mexico

BRIDE AND GROOM PORTRAIT


1st PLACE | BRIDE PORTRAIT | WINTER 2010
Ekaterina Mukhina | Purlita | Moscow, Russia

BRIDE PORTRAIT


1st PLACE | CEREMONY | WINTER 2010
Matt Adcock | del Sol Photography | Playa del Carmen, Mexico

CEREMONY


1st PLACE | EMOTIONAL IMPACT | WINTER 2010
Oscar Setiawan | S1 Weddings | Chicago, Illinois

EMOTIONAL IMPACT


1st PLACE | ENGAGEMENT PORTRAIT | WINTER 2010
Aaron Willcox | Aaron Willcox Photography | San Diego, California

ENGAGEMENT PORTRAIT


1st PLACE | FAMILY LOVE | WINTER 2010
Christina Craft | FunkyTown Photography | Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

FAMILY LOVE


1st PLACE | FIRST DANCE | WINTER 2010
Christophe Viseux | Christophe Wedding Photo | Paris, France

FIRST DANCE


1st PLACE | FRAMING THE SUBJECT | WINTER 2010
Yu Hsin Seah | Tinydot Photography | Singapore

FRAMING THE SUBJECT


1st PLACE | GETTING READY | WINTER 2010
Liliya Gorlanova | Liliya Gorlanova | Moscow, Russia

GETTING READY


1st PLACE | HUMOR | WINTER 2010
Joanna Siwiec | JoannaSiwiec.Com | Cracow (Kraków), Poland

HUMOR


1st PLACE | KIDS WILL BE KIDS | WINTER 2010
Johannes Fenn | Johannes Fenn Wedding Photography | Frankfurt, Germany

KIDS WILL BE KIDS


1st PLACE | MOVEMENT AND MOTION | WINTER 2010
Jocemar Voss Kovacs | JVKovacs Photo Art | Florianópolis, Brasil

MOVEMENT AND MOTION


1st PLACE | PURE ART | WINTER 2010
Daniel Aguilar | Daniel Aguilar Photographer | Monterrey, Mexico

PURE ART


1st PLACE | RECEPTION | WINTER 2010
Yu Hsin Seah | Tinydot Photography | Singapore

RECEPTION


1st PLACE | THE DECISIVE MOMENT | WINTER 2010
Tim Forbes | Forbes Photographer | Kingston, Ontario

THE DECISIVE MOMENT


1st PLACE | THE WEDDING DRESS | WINTER 2010
Joanna Siwiec | JoannaSiwiec.Com | Cracow (Kraków), Poland

THE WEDDING DRESS


1st PLACE | VENUE/LOCATION | WINTER 2010
Raphael Fraga | Fotograma | Belo Horizonte, Brazil

VENUE/LOCATION


1st PLACE | WEDDING DETAILS | WINTER 2010
Emin Kuliyev | Emin Wedding Photography | New York City, NY

WEDDING DETAILS


1st PLACE | ALL ABOUT LIGHT | SPRING 2011
K.C. Wong | Tinydot Photography | Singapore

ALL ABOUT LIGHT


1st PLACE | BRIDAL PARTY PORTRAIT | SPRING 2011
Benjamin Godkin | Godkin Photo | Austin, Texas

BRIDAL PARTY PORTRAIT


1st PLACE | BRIDE AND GROOM PORTRAIT | SPRING 2011
Rafa Ibanez | Rafa Ibáñez Photographer | Monterrey, Mexico

BRIDE AND GROOM PORTRAIT


1st PLACE | BRIDE PORTRAIT | SPRING 2011
William Chua | William Chua Photography | Singapore, Singapore

BRIDE PORTRAIT


1st PLACE | CEREMONY | SPRING 2011
Davina Palik | davina + daniel | Montreal, Quebec

CEREMONY


1st PLACE | EMOTIONAL IMPACT | SPRING 2011
Peter Pawinski | Pawinski Photography | Chicago, Illinois

EMOTIONAL IMPACT


1st PLACE | ENGAGEMENT PORTRAIT | SPRING 2011
Sasha Leahovcenco | You+We Photography | Fresno, California

ENGAGEMENT PORTRAIT


1st PLACE | FAMILY LOVE | SPRING 2011
Marco Miglianti | Marco Miglianti | Tuscany, Italy

FAMILY LOVE


1st PLACE | FIRST DANCE | SPRING 2011
Matt Theilen | Theilen Photography | Lake Tahoe, California

FIRST DANCE


1st PLACE | FRAMING THE SUBJECT | SPRING 2011
Emin Kuliyev | Emin Wedding Photography | New York, New York

FRAMING THE SUBJECT


1st PLACE | GETTING READY | SPRING 2011
Mark Wallis | Mark Wallis Photography | London, UK

GETTING READY


1st PLACE | HUMOR | SPRING 2011
Jos Smith | JOS studios | Portland, Oregon

HUMOR


1st PLACE | KIDS WILL BE KIDS | SPRING 2011
Nicola Nesi | Nicola Nesi | Como, Lombardia, Italy

KIDS WILL BE KIDS


1st PLACE | MOVEMENT AND MOTION | SPRING 2011
Claire Morgan | Claire Morgan Photography | Vienna, Austria

MOVEMENT AND MOTION


1st PLACE | PURE ART | SPRING 2011
Ron Storer | ron storer photography | Seattle, Washington

PURE ART


1st PLACE | RECEPTION | SPRING 2011
Rafa Ibanez | Rafa Ibáñez Photographer | Monterrey, Mexico

RECEPTION


1st PLACE | THE DECISIVE MOMENT | SPRING 2011
Jan Garcia | Jan Garcia Photography | Los Angeles, California

THE DECISIVE MOMENT


1st PLACE | THE WEDDING DRESS | SPRING 2011
Matt Adcock | del Sol Photography | Playa del Carmen, Mexico

THE WEDDING DRESS


1st PLACE | VENUE/LOCATION | SPRING 2011
Benjamin Godkin | Godkin Photo | Austin, Texas

VENUE/LOCATION


1st PLACE | WEDDING DETAILS | SPRING 2011
Ron Storer | ron storer photography | Seattle, Washington

WEDDING DETAILS


1st PLACE | ALL ABOUT LIGHT | SUMMER 2011
Janis Ratnieks | Janis Ratnieks Wedding Photography | London, UK

ALL ABOUT LIGHT


1st PLACE | BRIDAL PARTY PORTRAIT | SUMMER 2011
Eng Hong Loh | 39 East | Singapore

BRIDAL PARTY PORTRAIT


1st PLACE | BRIDE AND GROOM PORTRAIT | SUMMER 2011
Marcin Labedzki | B&W Photography | Gdansk, Poland

BRIDE AND GROOM PORTRAIT


1st PLACE | BRIDE PORTRAIT | SUMMER 2011
Olivia Vale | Olivia Vale | Toronto, Ontario

BRIDE PORTRAIT


1st PLACE | CEREMONY | SUMMER 2011
Steven Young | STAK Photography | New York

CEREMONY


1st PLACE | EMOTIONAL IMPACT | SUMMER 2011
Edoardo Agresti | Edoardo Agresti Photographer[s] | Florence, Italy

EMOTIONAL IMPACT


1st PLACE | ENGAGEMENT PORTRAIT | SUMMER 2011
Peter Pawinski | Pawinski Photography | Chicago, Illinois

ENGAGEMENT PORTRAIT


1st PLACE | FAMILY LOVE | SUMMER 2011
Lukas Konarik | Lukas Konarik Photography | Prague, Czech Republic

FAMILY LOVE


1st PLACE | FIRST DANCE | SUMMER 2011
Steven Young | STAK Photography | New York

FIRST DANCE


1st PLACE | FRAMING THE SUBJECT | SUMMER 2011
Renato dPaula | Renato dPaula PHOTO | São Paulo, Brazil

FRAMING THE SUBJECT


1st PLACE | GETTING READY | SUMMER 2011
Michael Jarmusch | Hochzeitsfotos-Deluxe | Koblenz, Germany

GETTING READY


1st PLACE | HUMOR | SUMMER 2011
Martins Kikulis | Martins Kikulis Photography | Bristol, UK

HUMOR


1st PLACE | KIDS WILL BE KIDS | SUMMER 2011
Tze Yong Tan | Wedding Moments Photography | Singapore

KIDS WILL BE KIDS


1st PLACE | MOVEMENT AND MOTION | SUMMER 2011
Rachel Schrank | La Luna Photographers | Playa del Carmen, Mexico

MOVEMENT AND MOTION


1st PLACE | PURE ART | SUMMER 2011
Marcin Labedzki | B&W Photography | Gdansk, Poland

PURE ART


1st PLACE | RECEPTION | SUMMER 2011
Tatiana Garanina | Tatiana Garanina Photography | Moscow, Russia

RECEPTION


1st PLACE | THE DECISIVE MOMENT | SUMMER 2011
Tatiana Garanina | Tatiana Garanina Photography | Moscow, Russia

THE DECISIVE MOMENT


1st PLACE | THE WEDDING DRESS | SUMMER 2011
Ekaterina Mukhina | Purlita | Moscow, Russia

THE WEDDING DRESS


1st PLACE | VENUE/LOCATION | SUMMER 2011
Rafa Ibanez | Rafa Ibáñez Photographer | Monterrey, Mexico

VENUE/LOCATION


1st PLACE | WEDDING DETAILS | SUMMER 2011
Olivia Vale | Olivia Vale | Toronto, Ontario

WEDDING DETAILS


1st PLACE | ALL ABOUT LIGHT | FALL 2011
Citlalli Rico | Citlalli Rico Photography | Cancun, Mexico

ALL ABOUT LIGHT


1st PLACE | BRIDAL PARTY PORTRAIT | FALL 2011
Citlalli Rico | Citlalli Rico Photography | Cancun, Mexico

BRIDAL PARTY PORTRAIT


1st PLACE | BRIDE AND GROOM PORTRAIT | FALL 2011
Yannic Schon | Paul liebt Paula | Berlin, Germany

BRIDE AND GROOM PORTRAIT


1st PLACE | BRIDE PORTRAIT | FALL 2011
Freya Mertens-Boese | Wynn Photodesign | Hannover, Germany

BRIDE PORTRAIT


1st PLACE | CEREMONY | FALL 2011
Edoardo Agresti | Edoardo Agresti Photographer[s] | Florence, Tuscany

CEREMONY


1st PLACE | EMOTIONAL IMPACT | FALL 2011
Kathryn Krueger | Kathryn Krueger Photography | Waco, Texas

EMOTIONAL IMPACT


1st PLACE | ENGAGEMENT PORTRAIT | FALL 2011
Raymond Phang | Raymond Phang Photography | Singapore

ENGAGEMENT PORTRAIT


1st PLACE | FAMILY LOVE | FALL 2011
Michal Warda | WhiteSmoke Studio | Warsaw, Poland

FAMILY LOVE


1st PLACE | FIRST DANCE | FALL 2011
Davina Palik | davina + daniel | Montreal, Quebec

FIRST DANCE


1st PLACE | FRAMING THE SUBJECT | FALL 2011
Amir Razi | Morgan Lynn Photography | Houston, Texas

FRAMING THE SUBJECT


1st PLACE | GETTING READY | FALL 2011
Jason Keefer | Jason Keefer Photography | Charlottesville, Virginia

GETTING READY


1st PLACE | HUMOR | FALL 2011
Shira Weinberger | Shira Weinberger Photography | New York, NY

HUMOR


1st PLACE | KIDS WILL BE KIDS | FALL 2011
Yannic Schon | Paul liebt Paula | Berlin, Germany

KIDS WILL BE KIDS


1st PLACE | MOVEMENT AND MOTION | FALL 2011
Francesco Rossi | Marco Miglianti | Tuscany, Italy

MOVEMENT AND MOTION


1st PLACE | PURE ART | FALL 2011
Kathryn Krueger | Kathryn Krueger Photography | Waco, Texas

PURE ART


1st PLACE | RECEPTION | FALL 2011
Davina Palik | davina + daniel | Montreal, Quebec

RECEPTION


1st PLACE | THE DECISIVE MOMENT | FALL 2011
Katrina Santos | Brandon Wong Photography | Los Angeles, California

THE DECISIVE MOMENT


1st PLACE | THE WEDDING DRESS | FALL 2011
Liliya Gorlanova | Liliya Gorlanova | Moscow, Russia

THE WEDDING DRESS


1st PLACE | VENUE/LOCATION | FALL 2011
Raymond Phang | Raymond Phang Photography | Singapore

VENUE/LOCATION


1st PLACE | WEDDING DETAILS | FALL 2011
Denis Kulichkov | Denis Kulichkov | Moscow, Russia

WEDDING DETAILS


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  1. Joe says:

    Absolutely stunning inspirational work. Thank you for displaying it all.

  2. Bogdan says:

    It’s impossible to find a favourite… simply great work showcased here.
    Some of my favorite Fearless photographers here as well :-)…

  3. Great Works! i love to see good pictures

  4. These are all so great! The lighting really makes these all spectacular – truly worth the recognition. Any of these taken in Chicago?

  5. Linus Moran says:

    Brilliant collection of work – really inspirational to anyone interested in photography

  6. Sonja says:

    These are all beautiful, but the one with the milky way and the farm house from Austin Texas was beyond beautiful! How I wish that photo was at my wedding….

  7. Kerrie G says:

    These wedding photos are amazing, love the one with the bride at the urinal.

  8. Jessica says:

    I am getting married in few months and I can’t stop thinking of something creative, I don’t like to have a traditional ordinary expensive wedding I’ve seen a lot of these, Your work inspired me a lot and I feel like I have plenty of Ideas, I wish I found this website earlier… thank you for sharing it.

  9. Amazing images and a wonderful source of wedding photography inspiration.

  10. Lauren says:

    Absolutely stunning work…. Blew my mind.

  11. INSPIRING work, lighting and art.
    Samantha Bauer of Samantha Bauer Photography (www.samanthabauer.com )

  12. ?wietne fotografie. Bardzo inspiruj?ce :)

  13. bency says:

    beautiful collections

  14. Geniale Bilder! Mein Favorit ist das Bild mit den Lichterketten im Hintergrund (von Matt Theilen)

  15. Jolin00 says:

    Quite amazing photos for weddings, I really love them!

  16. Its funny how often I just keep coming back here. I love the way everything on this site, all the photographic art, just oozes creativity!!
    Inspired, again, on another day.
    :)

  17. Mario says:

    These pictures are awesome……

  18. reezluv says:

    all of them are really amazing photographers..well done

  19. Jake says:

    I absolutely love these pics!

  20. Ken Tan says:

    These photographs are simply breathtaking!

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  23. Lovely shots. Some I like more than others obviously, but overall a very good selection.

  24. Jameie says:

    Amazing and beautiful work! I couldnt stop looking :)

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