The 2023 Best of the Best Engagement Photos – Honorable Mention

Each spring, Junebug Weddings holds the Best of the Best Engagement Photo contest to celebrate the top couple photos of the year. This year we welcomed guest judges Joy Zamora, Oli Sansom, and Laurken Kendall and together narrowed down over 6,000 images to our favorite 50. The thousands of photos submitted offered us a glimpse at the current photography trends making waves.  We saw lots of lanterns, direct flash, film photography, at-home sessions, and close-ups of hands. But what made this year’s submission pool truly special was the increase of quiet, emotional moments that radiated intimacy.  

Per usual, the selection process was a tricky one. So much so that we couldn’t stop at just 50 photos. Below you’ll find our Honorable Mention collection–the images that just missed the cut but were still standouts in their own right. Congratulations to the Honorable Mention winners!

2023 Engagement Contest Honorable Mention Photos

Honorable Mention 2023 Engagement Contest

photo by Aimee Catt

couple hugging and crying in happiness

photo by The Ferros

2023 Engagement Contest honorable mention photo

photo by Christina Frary of Matthew David Studio

couple running hand in hand through wildflowers

photo by Marcella Laine

2023 engagement contest photo

photo by Mel Rey Photo

black and white photo couple popping confetti in studio

photo by Mihael Andarias of Bare Odds

couple in beautiful multi-colored rocks

photo by Safeena Noah

alternative couple laying in colorful hanging fabric

photo by AH Lovestories

intimate closeup of engagement couple

photo by Leonardus Aditya of Bare Odds

engagement contest 2023 honorable mention photo

photo by BreeAnna Lasher

moody photo of couple in living room by bright window

photo by Brianna Gomez

couple in matching sequin suits roller skating on road

photo by Kristel Aragon

2023 engagement photo contest honorable mention

photo by Calvin Setiawan of SINCĒRA

Thank you to every photographer who entered the 2023 Engagement Contest. We were blown away by the skill and creativity displayed. Also, thank you to our wonderful judges for helping make this year’s collection truly one-of-a-kind. Finally, make sure to take a peek at this year’s official Best of the Best Engagement Photo Collection.

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