Check out these breathe taking shots of couples taken on there wedding days!

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These newlyweds will live SNAP-ily ever after – after photos from their big day were chosen as the best wedding images of 2016.The spectacular shots feature couples on mountaintops, in front of lightning, popping bottles and dancing.

They were selected by Junebug Weddings, which each year chooses the 50 unique shots for their ‘Best of the Best Wedding Photography’ collection.

This year, the competition – which has been running since 2008 – received almost 9,000 entries from over 700 photographers in more than 45 different countries.

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Carrie Crooks, general manager and editor-in-chief of Junebug Weddings, said: “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.

“I’m not surprised photographers keep discovering new locations because the world is so large and there are so many beautiful nooks and crannies to explore.

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“The trend in wedding photography for the past few years has been travel. Photographing more destination weddings allows photographers to merge two passions in their lives in travel and photography.

This year’s judges were world-renowned wedding photographers Mike and Shari Vallely of Shari + Mike, Benj Haisch, and Ben and Erin Chrisman
of Chrisman Studios.

PIC BY CAROLINE BRIGGS / JUNEBUG / CATERS

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

Throughout the year, Junebug also hosts a selection of other wedding photography contests – such as celebration of the best engagement photographs, which opens for submissions every April.

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Carrie added: “In 2008, the Best of Wedding photo contest attracted mostly U.S. photographers, but over the years, the interest from international photographers has grown exponentially.

“Today, more than half of the submissions we receive are from photographers outside of the U.S.

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“Over the past few years, some new countries we’ve noticed entering the contest are Lithuania, Estonia, Barbados, Serbia, Belize and Latvia, to name a few”

“When we receive submissions from sparsely populated countries or smaller countries it’s always a pleasant surprise.”

PIC BY MARIE LUISE BAUER / JUNEBUG / CATERS