Can’t wait to see the wedding snaps! World’s best engagement photos 2016 revealed

These couples are celebrating more than just their relationship – after their stunning engagement snaps have been included in the ‘Best of the Best Engagement Photo Contest’ 2016.

Best engagement photos 2016

The spectacular images feature couples riding fairground rides, in front of epic landscapes and even paddle boarding – a complete collection to celebrate the artistry of engagement photography.

They were selected by Junebug Weddings, which each year chooses the 50 unique shots that capture the raw emotion of the special moment.

Best engagement photos 2016

This year, the competition – which has been running for four years – went through seven rounds of judging after receiving thousands of entries from around the world.

Best engagement photos 2016

Carrie Crooks, general manager and editor-in-chief of Junebug Weddings, said: “A great engagement photo comes down to authenticity.

“Is the couple in love, do they feel comfortable, are they connecting with each other and with the photographer?

Best engagement photos 2016

“If a photo is authentic, it’s a great photo, no matter how boring the setting may be.”

Best engagement photos 2016

This year’s judges for the 4th annual contest were Phil Chester, Samm Blake, Hendra Lesmana of Cheese N Click Photography, and the Junebug Team.

Winning a Junebug contest is one of the highest honours a wedding photographer can receive, often helping to jumpstart careers.

Best engagement photos 2016

Throughout the year, Junebug also hosts a selection of other wedding photography contests – such as celebration of the best wedding photographs.

Carrie added: “We always have a great response – people genuinely love engagement photography.

Best engagement photos 2016

“I think it’s such an exciting part of the wedding photography world that doesn’t get celebrated and showcased as much as it deserves to be.

Best engagement photos 2016

“Epic landscapes and surreal views are always great, but what blows us away more than anything are the fun moments between couples.

“Some of our favourite photos are couples laughing together or doing something they love together.

Best engagement photos 2016

“As one of the world’s most popular online wedding planning resources, Junebug Weddings is well-known for editorial excellence, showcasing phenomenal photography, and providing the most trusted list of recommended wedding professionals found anywhere in the world.”