Brilliant Concepts in Wedding Photography


Which wedding photos from the last decade stand out above all the rest? 

We're in the midst of finding out!

To celebrate the most outstanding wedding photography of the last 10 years World's Best Wedding Photos is hosting a five-part photo contest series, The 100 Best Wedding Photos of the Decade. With the winners of The Decisive Moment and The Impeccable Portrait already in our Contest Galleries, we're ready to choose the winners of our Brilliant Concepts Contest and we can't wait to see your photography!


Round 3 - Brilliant Concepts, 2010 - 2020

Contest Deadline: 11:59pm EST, September 1st, 2020

The best wedding photographers in the world think out of the box and way beyond the ordinary with brilliant ideas and ways of seeing that surprise and delight the viewer. From silhouettes and shadows to multiple exposures, reflections, artifacts, and more, we’re celebrating the best in creative wedding photography with our Brilliant Concepts Contest. Round 3 in our 5-part contest series is bound to bring out the best and brightest photographers everywhere and we hope that you’ll join in. Send us up to 30 of your favorite photos and don’t wait to submit your work. The deadline is September 1st at 11:59 EST. All 50 winners will receive exclusive coverage, tons of cred, and a $100 gift certificate from your choice of one of our generous sponsors, DVLOP, Smart Albums, or Image SalonRead our official contest rules here.


Contest Guidelines

Each photographer may submit up to 30 photos in jpeg format that are at least 2400 pixels on the longest side. Please include your studio name in your filenames. The price for all 30 submissions is $30, and you may submit only once. The Brilliant Concepts Contest deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020, Eastern Standard Time. 

Participating Sponsors



Our Judges

Jeff Newsom - photographer and owner of DVLOP

Jeff Newsom

Seeing beyond boundaries and setting creative trends for over 15 years, Jeff Newsom's approach to wedding photography is brilliant and totally out of the box. A physicist at heart, Jeff looks at the world from inside out and upside down to create whole new ways of shooting, making him one of the most awarded and emulated photographers in the world. Throughout the last decade Jeff stayed busy as a father and sought-after destination photographer based in Southern California, now he uses his artistic and scientific skills to create products for DVLOP the most popular photography filter company among today's top photographers. Jeff is the perfect person to judge our Brilliant Concepts Contest and we are thrilled for this opportunity to work with him.

Blair deLaubenfels - photo by Sue Bryce

Blair deLaubenfels

For two decades Blair deLaubenfels has focused on the art form of photography. Starting as a successful wedding and portrait photographer in 2000, she went on to co-found Junebug Weddings in 2006 and sell it to investors in 2014. Over the years, Blair has contributed to two books on wedding planning, authored numerous articles for photo blogs and magazines, spoken all over the world at top photography conferences, and curated hundreds of thousands of images for awards and publications. Now, as the owner of World’s Best Wedding Photos, she brings her expertise to every contest we promote along with an illustrious list of judges.

Here's to the World's Most Creative Photography!



Intro Photos © Jide Alakija, William Lambelet, Mauricio Arias, Brian Callaway, Victor Lax, Rich Howman, Jos & Tree, J.La Plante
Photo of Blair deLaubenfels © Sue Bryce