Enter The Awards

The International Wedding Photographer of the Year

Solo Portrait


A portrait of any singular person attending the wedding, taken on the wedding day.

Category Image taken by 2021 winner Shari & Mike Vallely.




Solo Portrait Category FAQ’s

Can I enter a photo from their pre-wedding or engagement shoot ? 

No you cannot. By way of definition for the purposes of these awards ‘The Wedding Day’ or ‘Elopement’ is – The event where a ceremony occurs (civil, religious or symbolic) between two people that celebrates their union, that includes the exchange of vows or promises. The entry to the Awards must be from “The Wedding Day or Elopement” that can be supported by official documentation (if requested). An entry is considered valid if the officiated documentation has been completed before the time of submission to the IWPOTY Awards. This could include, but is not limited to photos showing getting ready, first look, ceremony, cocktail hour, couple portraits, reception etc

Enter your images into the Engagement / Pre Wedding Category if the above did not occur for the couple in the image you’re submitting.

Who needs to be included in the Solo Portrait?

Just one person, any person from the day that you feel has created a striking, compelling image. It does not have to be the couple being celebrated, it may be any single individual attending the occasion.

If you have a question we’ve not covered here, check out the main FAQ’s here. (and if there’s no answer there then send us an email or message via Facebook or Instagram)