04/01/2017 8:46 AM AEDT

These 25 Wedding Photos Are In A League Of Their Own

Taking wedding photography to the next level.

Lukas Piatek
Danelle Bohane
Contest judges included photographres Benj Haisch, Mike and Shari Vallely of Shari + Mike and Ben and Erin Chrisman of Chrisman Studios.

These pictures are not your average wedding photos

On Monday, Junebug Weddings released their annual “Best of the Best Wedding Photography Collection,” featuring their picks for the top 50 wedding images of 2016. 

They received nearly 9,000 submissions from photographers in 50 different countries. 

“What makes me so proud of this year’s collection is that you can feel the emotions of a wedding day through these 50 images. It’s a powerfully emotive experience,” editor-in-chief Carrie Schwab said in a press release.

Below, see 25 of our favorite photos from the collection. To see the rest of the award-winning images, head over to the Junebug Weddings site. 

  • 1
    Katarina Sharon Macut Vasic of Danilo and Sharon
  • 2
    Tara Theilen of Theilen Photography
  • 3
    Meutia Ananda of Antijitters Photo
  • 4
    ORSOLYA LAZAR of Lookimaginary
  • 5
    Jordan Voth of Jordan Voth Photography
  • 6
    Rachel Waters of Rachel Photographs
  • 7
    Sara Byrne of Sara K Byrne Photography
  • 8
    Robert Mauriell of Robert Mauriell Photography
  • 9
    Tara Lilly of Tara Lilly Photography
  • 10
    Petra Reger of Wertvoll Fotografie
  • 11
    Lukas Piatek
  • 12
    Nate Kaiser of The Image Is Found
  • 13
    Eka Adhitya of Eka Adhitya Photography
  • 14
    Fabio Mirulla of Fabio Mirulla Photographer
  • 15
    Hendra Lesmana of Cheese N Click Photography
  • 16
    Danelle Bohane
  • 17
    Lukas Piatek
  • 18
    Roberto Panciatici of Roberto Panciatici Photography
  • 19
    India Earl Photography
  • 20
    Ashley and Benjamin Kochanowski of Rosey Red Photography
  • 21
    Paulo Santos of Paulo Santos Wedding Photographer
  • 22
    James Broadbent of Chasewild
  • 23
    Curtis Moore of Moore Photography
  • 24
    Lauren Louise of Lauren Louise Photography
  • 25
    Jennifer Moher of Jennifer Moher Photography