Others showed newlyweds celebrating with dozens of loved ones.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Pasquale Minniti.


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The couple seen in this image, taken by Pasquale Minniti, was surrounded by countless people as they kissed outside their wedding venue.

Joy is tangible in many of the images.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Sam Walzade.


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One such photo was taken by Sam Walzade. His winning shot is full of color, and shows a couple dancing as yellow flower petals are thrown through the air around them.

Family members look especially proud of their loved ones.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Sergio Arnés.


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In a black-and-white photo that shows a bride with her back to the camera, viewers can see one of her loved ones through the sheer fabric of her veil. The woman, captured by photographer Sergio Arnés, is seemingly beaming at the bride.

Some photographers used contrasting colors and scenery to create award-winning shots.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Marius Stoica.


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Marius Stoica did just that when he photographed a bride and groom standing face-to-face on a sloping, yellow cliff with trees covered in blue light behind them.

Unique lighting made some of this year’s photos stand out from the rest.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Steph Kindermann.


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Steph Kindermann’s shot of two grooms is one of them, as its symmetry and vibrant blue light make for an eye-catching image.

Brides and grooms let their emotions show.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Flavio Alvarenga.


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One couple shared a sweet moment in which the bride seemed to be comforting her groom ahead of their wedding. Flavio Alvarenga captured the shot.

Couples also embraced the moments when things went wrong.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Ufuk Sarisen.


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In his winning photo, Ufuk Sarisen captured a bride grimacing as a bird sat on her head. Her groom also looked confused as he glanced at the animal.

Bridesmaids stole the show in some photos.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Paul Woo.


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One set of bridesmaids wearing blue gowns looked especially thrilled when Paul Woo photographed them getting their first look at the bride.

Some pets didn’t seem to understand that they were attending weddings.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Valter Antunes.


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One dog even mistook the train of a bride’s dress for a toy and chased it through a field, as seen in Valter Antunes’ winning shot.

Many couples were all smiles at the altar.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Marc Bergreen.


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Photographer Marc Bergreen stood in front of one bride and groom as they held hands and exchanged grins in front of the officiant.

Photographers used aerial techniques to capture unique shots of those in love.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Gerardo Ojeda.


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Gerardo Ojeda was one of them. The photographer took this stunning photo of a couple as they walked along a beach.

Some brides posed solo for stunning portraits.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Megan Gielow.


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Photographer Megan Gielow took a photo of a bride in a halter-style wedding dress standing in a forest.

Colorful scenery made impressive photos look even more eye-catching.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Donatas Uf.


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Just look at this colorful shot from photographer Donatas Uf. It shows a bride and groom laying on a bridge, with colorful plants and water beneath them.

But even in black-and-white, unique settings made for incredible shots.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Jan van de Maat.


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Photographer Jan van de Maat captured a couple as they drove away from their wedding with their hands in the air. The picture is especially stunning thanks to the surrounding trees and beams of light falling from the sky.

Even cloudy weather didn’t stop photographers from taking amazing photos.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Amar Ramesh.


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Photographer Amar Ramesh took this shot of a couple running towards an orange-and-white church underneath a cloud-filled sky.

Some of the sweetest photos show smiles, tears, and other emotions.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by James Nix.


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This black-and-white shot from James Nix is especially heartwarming. It shows a groom tearing up while his groomsmen smile at him and his bride.

Many photographers highlighted couples from far distances.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Jason Vinson.


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One person who did so is Jason Vinson. From a distance, he photographed a couple as they stood in front of a building surrounded by trees and illuminated by orange lights.

Close-up shots, on the other hand, helped photographers capture the details of emotional moments.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Megan Allen.


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Megan Allen’s portrait shows a bride crying as she hugged a love one, seemingly ahead of her wedding.

There was no shortage of breathtaking images among this year’s Fearless Award winners.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Valter Antunes.


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Just take a look at this bride swinging over a foggy landscape in her wedding dress. The shot was taken by Antunes.

Young wedding attendees made comical appearances.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Babet Trommelen.


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When Babet Trommelen photographed a couple mid-kiss, she also captured a young child looking up at them with a puzzled expression.

So did the pets of brides and grooms.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Fabio Mirulla.


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Fabio Mirulla photographed an orange cat as it clung to a bride’s veil. Luckily, the bride seemed to laugh while a bridesmaid attempted to pull the animal away.

Love was expressed in a variety of ways.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Juyá Gentil.


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The couple seen in Juyá Gentil’s photograph are both overcome with emotion. One man is seen wiping tears from his eyes, while the other plants a kiss on his groom’s head.

Even when standing in the background, brides remained the center of attention.

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A Fearless Award-winning photo taken by Etka Rekhi.


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On first glance, you might think Etka Rekhi’s photograph focuses on wedding guests and their lace umbrellas. With a closer look, however, you can spot a bride smiling in the background.