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Best Wedding Moments Nominees: 11th Benny Awards

December 31, 2019

Filed in: Weddings

Starting my photo career as a photojournalist, Best Wedding Moments are what it’s all about for me. I’ve always loved capturing moments in my life; it’s the main reason I got into photography as a career. Likewise, with wedding photography, I love the look on a groom’s face when he first sees his bride. Or, the look on a grandma as she helps the bride adjust her veil. Similarly, when the bride and her dad give each other one last look before heading down the aisle, there’s often a special moment to capture. It’s just so rewarding documenting these special moments, and I’m honored to do so.

This year’s Best Wedding Moments nominees run the gamut from sweet and sentimental, to fun and lighthearted. Take a look at this year’s nominees and vote for your favorite below.

A groom laughs with delight as he first sees the bride on their wedding day in this Best Wedding Moments nominee.
Oakley
A bride and her grandmother share a special look in this Best Wedding Moments nominee.
Tabina
A first look with the bride and her bridesmaids gets a lot of great reactions, from laughing to cheering to crying. This Best Wedding Moments nominee shows all of these.
Abby
Amanda
Anna
As the bride's mother wipes a tear away from her daughter's eyes on her wedding day, I knew it would be a perfect nominee for Best Wedding Moments.
Kaitlin
This African American wedding was full of special moments, including this reaction when the groom first sees his bride during the first look.
Joya
This sentimental and serene moment between the bride and groom at Pratt Place Inn in Fayetteville is a perfect wedding moment.
Gina
Taylor
Emotional bridesmaids always make for Best Wedding Moments, as seen here crying while watching the bride and groom exchange vows.
Morgan
Katrina
Mali
Lacy
Sidra

Weren’t those great? I laughed, I cried, I melted. Now that you’ve seen the Best Wedding Moments nominees, let’s see what resonated most with you!

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Other Benny Awards Categories:

Best Wedding Design Nominees

Bridal Bouquet Nominees

Best Bridal Portrait Nominees

Wedding Cake Nominees

Best Wedding Dance Nominees

Wedding Dress Nominees

Best Engagement Portrait Nominees

Wedding Getaway Nominees

Best Groom’s Cake Nominees

Wedding Kiss Nominees

Best Wedding Moments

Wedding Shoes Nominees

Best Wedding Portrait Nominees

And this year, I’m adding in two non-wedding portrait categories for your voting pleasure! While I’ve primarily been a wedding photographer for the past decade, many of my couples have gone on to have families. As my family and portrait clients have grown, I’ve felt an increasing need to represent them in the Benny Awards! This year I broke it into two categories:

Best Family and Baby Portrait Nominees

Senior and Style Portrait Nominees

Are you nominated?

If you are nominated, check your email! I’ve sent you details to our cocktail party / Benny Awards ceremony! To win in a category, all you need to do is get the most votes! Feel free to share this link with your friends and family (and neighbors, churches, etc). Also, previous winners harnessed the power of social media to help get votes; use instagram bio links and facebook posts to get more votes!

The voting is live now, and will go until January 14th. The winners will be announced following the annual Benny Awards ceremony in person on January 31st. Best of luck to all the nominees! It was an honor to serve you!

What are the Benny Awards?

The Benny Awards are an annual party Dale from Benfield Photography throws for his couples. At the party, the winners are announced for each category, such as best wedding kiss and best wedding shoes. This year he added two non-wedding categories because so many of this clients are already married and he wanted them to be represented.

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