30 Award-Winning Engagement Photos to Inspire Your Own

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Nico & Vinx of The Ferros

It's easy to fall into the basic engagement photo trap—you know, couples posing in front of their city's skyline, or holding up those "Mr. & Mrs." signs. There's nothing wrong with these tried-and-true poses, but we've seen them ad nauseam. And though we know getting those shots are sort of a staple of the wedding planning process, sometimes you just need something a little... more. Well, these couples and their photographers delivered!

Every year, wedding photography website Junebug Weddings releases the "Best of the Best" in wedding photos—and they really mean, the best of the best. Throughout the year, the company awards photographers from around the world in three categories: Best of Wedding, Best of Destination, and Best of Engagement. The judges, who are wedding photographers themselves, sift through thousands of incredible submissions and narrow it down to less than 50 photos. Since the contest's conception in 2008, the site has amassed some of the most jaw-dropping shots from around the globe.

From intimate and romantic to downright dramatic, it's no surprise that these photos have taken home the gold. Take a look at the 30 best engagement photos of 2018, below. PSA: If you've already taken your engagement photos, you might have a little bit of buyer's remorse once you see these. But trust us, you won't be disappointed.

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Autumn Nicole Photography
Amy Van Vlear Photography
Andrew Nguyen of Hipsterwedding.asia
Baptiste Hauville Photography
Bethany Howarth Photography
Baylee Dennis Photography
Budy Pratama of Terralogical
Cody and Allison Photography
Dallas & Sabrina Photography
Danelle Bohane
Erin Northcutt
Gabe McClintock Photography
ISKRA Photography
Juddric Photography
Kaci Baum Photography
Kama Catch Me Photography
Ken Pak Photography
Lukas Piatek
Magdalena Glowacka of Fotomagoria
Melia Lucinda Photography
Mathias Fast Photography
Motiejus Salkauskas Photography
Nico & Vinx of The Ferros
Renata Xavier Photography
Sara Rogers Photography
Shari + Mike Photography
Seth & Kaiti Photography
Sirjana Singh and Ben Lane of Tinted Photography
Tom Armstrong Photography
Govinda Rumi of Terralogical

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