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Top 100 Photographers of the Year 2020

So excited to reveal our Top 100 Photographers of 2020! What a crazy year it has been for the entire world – and though the wedding industry has been hit extraordinarily hard, it’s been amazing to still see so much incredible work submitted by our members, and pored over by our world class juries (who change for each round). As has always been our rule, work submitted can have been taken from any year (one of the main reasons being that, if something brilliant (an image or a Story) was taken a few years ago, why should that make it any less award-worthy now?), and we know that this corona-enforced-hiatus has led to many photographers going through their archives and discovering some previously un-found gems. But some smaller weddings have also taken place around the globe, and a lot of this year’s winning images and Stories have also been taken during these pandemic weddings – it’s been a real mix of new and old, and it’s all been fantastic to see.

To win a single Reportage Award or a Story Award is incredibly difficult, with over 70,000 images submitted this year across our individual and Story entries! Our world-class judges (who change for each Collection) typically only award the top few percent of submissions – so if a photographer has managed to rank here on our Top 100, it really is an incredible achievement; this really is the best of the best of documentary wedding photography.

Special congratulations to our overall Photographer of the Year, Yves Schepers, who won an incredible 27 Awards in total – the most that any photographer has ever won from us in a single year! One of his Reportage Awards is displayed at the top of this page.

Special mention also to our Storyteller of the Year: Sanne De Block. Sanne won a total of 13 Story Awards; a record number of Stories won by any photographer in a year.

As well as the below Top 100 Photographers Worldwide, you can also view our Top 25 Storytellers in the World, and Top 10 Photographers for the following countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, UK and USA.

*Ranking is determined by overall number of Awards won in 2020; in the case of a tie, the photographer who won the most Story Awards ranks higher.

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#1. Yves Schepers

27 Awards in 2020

(20 Reportage Awards & 7 Story Awards)

Belgium

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sanne de block

#2. Sanne De Block

23 Awards in 2020

(10 Reportage Awards & 13 Story Awards)

Belgium

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#3. Fabio Mirulla

20 Awards in 2020

(14 Reportage Awards & 6 Story Awards)

Italy

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#4. David Scholes

19 Awards in 2020

(11 Reportage Awards & 8 Story Awards)

UK

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#5. Valter Antunes

14 Awards in 2020

(9 Reportage Awards & 5 Story Awards)

Portugal

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Menino Conhece Menina

#6. Menino Conhece Menina

13 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards & 9 Story Awards)

Portugal

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Steven Herrschaft

#7. Steven Herrschaft

13 Awards in 2020

(6 Reportage Awards & 7 Story Awards)

Germany

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#8. Linda Bouritius

13 Awards in 2020

(8 Reportage Awards & 5 Story Awards)

Netherlands

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philippe swiggers

#9. Philippe Swiggers

13 Awards in 2020

(11 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

Belgium

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#10. Paul Fox

12 Awards in 2020

(7 Reportage Awards & 5 Story Awards)

UK

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=#11. Kristof Claeys

12 Awards in 2020

(8 Reportage Awards & 4 Story Awards)

Belgium

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=#11. Liam Shaw

12 Awards in 2020

(8 Reportage Awards & 4 Story Awards)

UK

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#13. Fille Roelants

12 Awards in 2020

(10 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

Belgium

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=#14. Leonard Walpot

11 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards & 6 Story Awards)

Netherlands

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=#14. Ash Davenport

11 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards & 6 Story Awards)

UK

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#16. Pedro Alvarez

11 Awards in 2020

(9 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

UK

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#17. William Lambelet

11 Awards in 2020

(10 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

France

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#18. Rino Cordella

11 Awards in 2020

(11 Reportage Awards)

Italy

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Pedro Vilela

#19. Pedro Vilela

10 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards & 6 Story Awards)

Portugal

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#20. Tobias Löhr

10 Awards in 2020

(7 Reportage Awards & 3 Story Awards)

Germany

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#21. Matteo Lomonte

10 Awards in 2020

(8 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

Italy

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=#22. Adam Johnson

9 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards & 4 Story Awards)

UK

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=#22. Cromatica Photography

9 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards & 4 Story Awards)

Romania

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=#22. Logan Westom

9 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards & 4 Story Awards)

USA

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=#22. Nikhol Esteras Photography

9 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards & 4 Story Awards)

Mexico

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#26. Kristian Leven

9 Awards in 2020

(6 Reportage Awards & 3 Story Awards)

UK

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#27. Lyndsey Goddard

9 Awards in 2020

(7 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

UK

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=#28. Aleks Kus

9 Awards in 2020

(8 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Slovenia

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=#28. Marek Troszczynski

9 Awards in 2020

(8 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

UK

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=#28. Cafa Liu

9 Awards in 2020

(8 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Canada

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=#28. Patrick Lombaert

9 Awards in 2020

(8 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

France

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=#32. Alison Bounce

9 Awards in 2020

(9 Reportage Awards)

France

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=#32. Marissa Joy Daly

9 Awards in 2020

(9 Reportage Awards)

USA

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#34. Part of the Vision

8 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Awards & 5 Story Awards)

Belgium

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=#35. Adam Riley

8 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards & 4 Story Awards)

UK

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=#35. Simon Leclercq

8 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards & 4 Story Awards)

Belgium

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Denise Motz

=#37. Denise Motz

8 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards & 3 Story Awards)

Netherlands

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=#37. Richard Skins

8 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards & 3 Story Awards)

UK

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Ruan Redelinghuys

=#37. Ruan Redelinghuys

8 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards & 3 Story Awards)

South Africa

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#40. Justine Boulin

8 Awards in 2020

(6 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

Canada

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#41. Mauro Correia

8 Awards in 2020

(7 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Portugal

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#42. Darren Kirwan

8 Awards in 2020

(8 Reportage Awards)

Ireland

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=#43. Olivier Bolte

7 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Awards & 5 Story Awards)

France

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=#43. The Framers

7 Awards in 2020

(2 Reportage Awards & 5 Story Awards)

Portugal

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dominique shaw

#45. Dominique Shaw

7 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Awards & 4 Story Awards)

UK

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=#46. Andre com Claudia

7 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards & 3 Story Awards)

Portugal

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=#46. Marnix de Stigter

7 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards & 3 Story Awards)

Netherlands

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#48. Citlalli Rico

7 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

Mexico

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=#49. Abhimanyu Sharma

7 Awards in 2020

(6 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

India

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=#49. Lanny Mann

7 Awards in 2020

(6 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Canada

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=#49. Patrick Mateer

7 Awards in 2020

(6 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

UK

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=#49. Tunde Koncsol

7 Awards in 2020

(6 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Hungary

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=#53. Sven Soetens

7 Awards in 2020

(7 Reportage Awards)

Belgium

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=#53. Vincenzo Scardina 

7 Awards in 2020

(7 Reportage Awards)

Italy

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#55. Vlad Lodoaba

6 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Awards & 3 Story Awards)

Romania

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#56. JD Land

6 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

USA

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=#57. Erika Mann

6 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Canada

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=#57. Hollie Rosa Mateer

6 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

UK

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=#57. Huy Nguyen

6 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Vietnam

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=#60. Bogdan Chircan

6 Awards in 2020

(6 Reportage Awards)

Romania

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=#60. Flavius Partan

6 Awards in 2020

(6 Reportage Awards)

Romania

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=#60. Gareth McGaughey

6 Awards in 2020

(6 Reportage Awards)

Ireland

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=#60. Johnny Shryock

6 Awards in 2020

(6 Reportage Awards)

USA

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=#60. Rianne Hogewoning

6 Awards in 2020

(6 Reportage Awards)

Netherlands

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=#60. Nuno Lopes

6 Awards in 2020

(6 Reportage Awards)

Portugal

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=#60. Sebastien Clavel

6 Awards in 2020

(6 Reportage Awards)

France

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#67. Simone Miglietta

5 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Awards & 2 Story Awards)

Italy

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=#68. Andras Rabloczky

5 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Hungary

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=#68. Els Korsten

5 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Netherlands

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=#68. Barbara Fabbri

5 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Italy

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=#68. Samo Rovan

5 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Slovenia

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=#68. Sophie Callewaert

5 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Belgium

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=#73. Alexandru Vaduva

5 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards)

Romania

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=#73. Alex Pasarelu

5 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards)

Romania

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=#73. Andrew Billington

5 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards)

UK

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=#73. Dan Wootton

5 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards)

UK

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=#73. Florent Cattelain

5 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards)

France

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=#73. Gareth Lima Conlon

5 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards)

Ireland

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=#73. Martin Beddall

5 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards)

UK

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=#73. Martin Ellard

5 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards)

UK

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=#73. Raymond Nguyen

5 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards)

USA

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=#73. Elena Flexas

5 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards)

Mexico

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=#73. Harry Richards

5 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards)

UK

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=#73. Simona Cancelli

5 Awards in 2020

(5 Reportage Awards)

Italy

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=#85. Jill Streefland

4 Awards in 2020

(1 Reportage Award & 3 Story Awards)

Netherlands

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=#85. Lapela Photography

4 Awards in 2020

(1 Reportage Award & 3 Story Awards)

Portugal

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=#85. Nikola Smernic

4 Awards in 2020

(1 Reportage Award & 3 Story Awards)

Croatia

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=#88. Annie Kheffache

4 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Ireland

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=#88. Tsvetelina Deliyska

4 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Bulgaria

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=#88. Juanma Moreno

4 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Spain

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=#88. Julien Laurent-Georges

4 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

France

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=#88. Marco Teixeira

4 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Portugal

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=#88. Marta May

4 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

UK

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=#88. Rocio Vega

4 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

Spain

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=#88. Siliang Wang

4 Awards in 2020

(3 Reportage Awards & 1 Story Award)

USA

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=#96. Annie Gozard

4 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards)

France

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=#96. Chelsea Cannar

4 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards)

UK

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=#96. Daan Fortuin

4 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards)

Netherlands

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=#96. Federica Ariemma

4 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards)

Italy

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=#96. Martin Hecht

4 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards)

Germany

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=#96. Franck Petit

4 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards)

France

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=#96. Gabriel Gmurczyk

4 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards)

Poland

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=#96. Kevin Murphy

4 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards)

Ireland

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=#96. Linda Vos

4 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards)

South Africa

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=#96. Marion Cougoureux

4 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards)

France

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=#96. Ronan Palliser

4 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards)

Ireland

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=#96. Shane O’Neill

4 Awards in 2020

(4 Reportage Awards)

Ireland

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