Wedding photography has evolved into a significant profession of its own over the years, encompassing a variety of styles and approaches to help document one of the most important days in a couple's life.

Naturally then, like any artistic profession, there is a place where your skills can be recognized and judged by your peers. Fearless Awards is a curated competition which unveils a carefully-chosen collection of top-class wedding pictures every two months (you can also find the best of 2017 here).

"Fearless Photographers was founded in 2010 when I was still a working wedding photographer. I am now retired from wedding photography so I can work full-time on the Fearless Photographers business. I founded Fearless to showcase the work of the best photographers specialized in weddings who made amazingly beautiful images that went beyond typical wedding ceremony photography. I wanted to compile collections of these wedding photos to show the world how unique and breathtaking couple photos could be," the creator of Fearless Photographers told Bored Panda.

These awards recognize only the very best wedding photos, only 2 out of every 100 submissions are chosen, so prepare to be truly inspired! "Right now, about 3,100 wedding photographers are listed on the site. Our "Fearless" community is very active in efforts to educate, inspire, and help each other."

Bored Panda has compiled a list of some of the most impressive, artistic and cute pictures of the year so far, images that perfectly capture the drama, emotion and pure joy of getting hitched. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and vote for your favorites too!

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SAM DOCKER Report

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Am just tearful at the quality of emotion in this one image. I dont understand someone who doesnt get it .This is the moment you are giving your precious daughter away to another man. This is the most beautiful you will ever see her and it is the last day she will be your child and under your protection.

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Denise Motz Report

DforDorothy
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Remember how good WE looked on our own weddings? "

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VIRGINIA GIMENO Report

PyroarRanger
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That kid is so cute! He looks like he's straight out of a cartoon.

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TIM D. YUN Report

JillVille
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a visual twist, I had to look twice to actually figure out which way that arm was going, lol

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JA'ELI VAN BEVEREN Report

Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

when you need to go… you need to go

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DANIEL DUMBRAVA Report

Victoria Jolley
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

yes but also kinda cool that you can see the men and women but in 2 different rooms

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SANOJ KUMAR Report

r3dd3v1lL
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I do hope that's just mist and not air pollution.

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CAROL OTTOLINI Report

Sree S
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Third wheeler blowing fire? lol jk jk this is pure talent

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KARA COUNARD Report

sunnyrei82
Community Member
3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For me.. those tears are product of that overwhelming feeling of love. When you love someone SO MUCH that it just fills you and you can't believe that this person, this beautiful, amazing person loves you back, you feel amazed by thinking how happy you are because s/he exists and how s/he can make you feel this way, and experience this profound and pure LOVE.

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HENDRA LESMANA Report

Nikki Ty-Tomkins
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh this is going to be a wonderful marriage. Full of pranks ... and joy and laughter.

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NINA TULP Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why is a carpet and shoes a special photo? Should I notice anything else?

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ANKITA ASTHANA Report

Vivek Mhatre
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Its the "haldi" ceremony in Indian weddings. "Haldi" or turmeric powder is applied by the friends and family on bride before the wedding day. It helps improve skin complexion during the actual wedding.

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SARA KIRKHAM Report

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

she is going to regret that makeup when she sees these. ooph.

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HELENA JANKOVIČOVÁ KOVÁČOVÁ Report

tuzdayschild
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reminds me of a scene from a musical. I expect them to start dancing any moment.

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CLEBER JUNIOR Report

Roger Haywood
Community Member
3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This must have been Brian May's wedding (Bohemian Rhapsody)

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ELIZABETH GOLDEN Report

Kasey DeGoey
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is great. It shows the sacrifice that a mother gives of here body, time, and energy even on her wedding day to her little one.

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Ken Pak Report

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Pedro Alvarez Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This must be the first breastfeeding photo on BP without the "Mature Content" overlay. Well appreciated!

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