Update | The Final 26 Photographers

Upon reviewing all of the submitted nominations, we have come to select the final 26 photographers to complete our 150 Best International Wedding Photographers for 2016!

All additional 26 award winners were chosen through our original selection methods of considering each nominee’s awards, portfolios, and overall artistic vision and skill.

With that, congratulations to following photographers (presented in alphabetical order):

  1. 37 Frames Photography – Tokyo & Brisbane
  2. Andy Gaines – UK
  3. Daniel Aguilar – Mexico
  4. Daniel Diaz – Mexico
  5. David Bastianoni – Italy
  6. Eduardo Quintero – Mexico
  7. Jacki Bruiquel – South Africa
  8. Jim Pollard – New Zealand
  9. Kelly Tunney – Australia
  10. Liam Crawley – UK
  11. Loke Roos – Sweden
  12. Mick Shah – UK
  13. Mike Rodriguez – Mexico
  14. Milena Cavichi – Brazil
  15. Pablo Béglez – Spain
  16. Pedro Vilela – Portugal
  17. Petar Jurica – Croatia
  18. Rocco Ancora – Australia
  19. Ross Harvey – UK
  20. Ryan Schembri – Australia
  21. Sam Docker – UK
  22. Samo Rovan – Slovenia
  23. Susana Barbera – Spain
  24. Rino Cordella – Italy
  25. Kemran Shiraliev – Russia
  26. Steven Rooney – UK

 

When it came to finding the “150 Best International Wedding Photographers for 2016,” we were extremely particular in our consideration. With so many wonderful photographers with varying styles all around the world, it required weeks of research, analyzing thousands of portfolios, and drawing the opinions of scores of industry leaders. We believe we’ve come up with a list that represents the very best of the best wedding photographers in the world.

**See our list of 100 Best Wedding Photographers In The U.S. and Canada list here.**

THE SELECTION METHOD FOR THE BEST INTERNATIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

The goal was to create a systematic method of selection that was as objective as possible in an inherently subjective process. Lists of different award-winners and instructors from conferences spanning the globe were compiled, along with nominations from the SLR Lounge staff and respected industry friends.

We then looked for recurring names of currently-active wedding photographers and evaluated their work and artistry, as it was critical to not only consider those who are great educators or networkers, but those who are fantastic photographers and artists.

Each photographer’s portfolio was reviewed and assessed according to:

  • Uniqueness & Creativity – Each photographer’s body of work was considered for their unique and creative ideas and an ability to think outside of the box, allowing their work to stand out among the rest.
  • Artistry and Vision – Looking for photographers that had a complete vision of their final product, with images that portrayed all elements of a scene working together (the models, wardrobe, makeup, location, post-processing, and more) for a beautiful, cohesive, final product.
  • Timing and Emotion Captured – Photographers who have a knack for being in the right place at the right time and exude emotional photojournalism in their imagery stood out in the process.
  • Consistency – Consistency is key and photographers who time and time again produced amazing images became a large part of the selection process.

The final list was pared down to 124 photographers and we want you to nominate the final 26 in the comments below. We will take each suggestion into consideration and finalize our list in the next few weeks. We need your input because, as with any “best of” list, there are limitations with the selection.

We know that there will be some deserving photographers that may not have a high viability or are up and coming stars that haven’t popped up in our radar. So let us know your thoughts and help us make this the best possible list of its kind.

THE 150 BEST International WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR 2016

Due to the subjective nature of art and photography, the list is presented in alphabetical order:

  1. 2 Brides – Sweden
  2. Adam Johnson – London
  3. Adrian Stehlik – Argentina
  4. Alan Law – UK
  5. Alberto Muriel & Gabriel Sanchez of Opera Studios – Spain
  6. Alessandro Iasevoli – Italy
  7. Alex Beckett – London
  8. Alexey Malyshev – Russia
  9. Ambre Peyrotty – France
  10. Ana Paula Aguiar – Brazil
  11. Anatoliy Bityukov – Russia
  12. Andre – Branco Prata – Portugal
  13. Andre Mansano – Brazil
  14. Andrea Bagnasco – Northern Italy
  15. Andrea Corsi – Central Italy
  16. Andrea Giraldo – Spain
  17. Andress Ribeiro – Brazil
  18. Andrey Nastasenko – Russia
  19. Anna Peklova – Russia
  20. Apresh Chavda – London
  21. Arai Leng – China
  22. Ascough Photographers – England
  23. Aurora Lechuga – Spain
  24. Bayly & Moore – New Zealand
  25. Bruno Rosa – Ireland
  26. Chris Huang – Taiwan
  27. Christelle Rall – South Africa
  28. Christiano Ostenelli – Italy
  29. Christophe Viseux – France
  30. Citlalli Rico – Mexico
  31. Cole & Jakob of Nordica Photography – Sweden
  32. Cole Kor – Singapore
  33. Corrine Ponsen – Netherlands
  34. Dan O’Day – Auckland
  35. Dan Petrovic – Paris
  36. Danelle Bohane – UK
  37. Daniel Alonso – Spain
  38. Daniel Dumbrava – Romania
  39. Danielle Vertelli – Italy
  40. David Alarcon – Chile
  41. Dmitry Fedotov –  UK
  42. Don and Helen – Canary Islands
  43. DuWayne Denton – South Africa
  44. Dylan Seedin – Sri Lanka
  45. Ed Peers – UK
  46. Edgar Machado – Brazil
  47. Egor Jelov – Russia
  48. Estudio D Foto – Portugal
  49. Ett Vetner – South Africa
  50. Fabio Mirulla – Italy
  51. Fer Juaristi – Mexico
  52. Franck Boutonnet – France
  53. Gabriela Matei – Romania
  54. Gerardo Ojeda – Spain
  55. Gerhard Nel – Netherlands
  56. Guillermo Navarrete – Mexico
  57. Hendra Lesmana – Indonesia
  58. Ian Weldon – England
  59. Igor Bulgak – Russia
  60. Ilan Mor – Israel
  61. Ivash Volodymyr – UK
  62. James Day – Australia
  63. Jamie Bott – England
  64. Jason & Aneta Naylor – New Zealand
  65. Jason Tey – Australia
  66. Jerry Ghionis – Australia
  67. Jesse van Kalmthout – Netherlands
  68. Jessica Roberts – Australia
  69. Jian Impression – China
  70. Jon Mold – England
  71. Juan Jose Euan – Mexico
  72. Julia Frantova – Russia
  73. Julian Wainwright – Thailand
  74. Julien Scussel – France
  75. Junior Barreto – Brazil
  76. Keda Z Feng – Malaysia
  77. Linda Puccio – Italy
  78. Lito Sy – Philippines
  79. Look Fotografia – Spain
  80. LMFOTO – Poland
  81. Mango Gu – China
  82. Manuel Rusca – Italy
  83. Foto Martiz – Italy
  84. Marco Schwarz – Germany
  85. Maira Erlich – Brazil
  86. Marian Cristea – Romania
  87. Marian Sterea – Romania
  88. Marius Barbulescu – Romania
  89. Marius and Andra Dragan – Romania
  90. Marius Igas – Romania
  91. Marius Tudor – Romania
  92. Natan Sans – Spain
  93. Nicola Tonolini – Italy
  94. Paul Vincent – Philippines
  95. Pavel Kritchko – Belarus
  96. Pedro Alvarez – Canary Islands
  97. Pedro Cabrera – Canary Islands
  98. Peter Li – China
  99. Peter Van der Lingen – Netherlands
  100. Petr Wagenknecht – Czech Republic
  101. Phillippe Nieus – Belgium
  102. Rafael Vaz – Brazil
  103. Rahul Khona – UK
  104. Ralf Czogallik – Netherlands
  105. Raman Photos – Germany
  106. Rasit Ozay – Cyprus
  107. Raymond Phang – Singapore
  108. Robert Trica/Irina Groza – Romania
  109. Ruslan Myts – Russia
  110. Sam Gibson – London
  111. Segun Olotu – UK
  112. The Uppermost – Indonesia
  113. This Modern Love – Ireland
  114. Tien Phan – France
  115. T-Photo Studios – Hong Kong
  116. Victor Lax – Spain
  117. Vinci Wang – China
  118. Vincius Matos – Brazil
  119. Visual PC – Spain
  120. Vlad Lodoaba – Romania
  121. Wayne La – England
  122. William Lambelet – France
  123. Yves Schepers – Belgium
  124. Zoltan Jambor – Romania

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We would like your help deciding upon the final 26. Comment below to nominate the best international wedding photographer (outside of the U.S. and Canada)  and we’ll take them into consideration. Thank you!

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