I do! From epic landscapes to fighting off dinosaurs, the most breathtaking engagement photos from around the world 

  • Snaps were featured in the Best Of The Best Engagement Photo Contest 2016
  • Judges received thousands of entries from all over the globe before drawing up shortlist
  • Romantic pictures include couples on a fairground ride, paddle boarding and in front of a night sky 

From the deeply romantic to the hilariously surreal, these couples have certainly taken their engagement photographs to the next level.

The stunning pictures include a man and woman who appear to be trying to fight off a dinosaur and others in a tender embrace in front of a picturesque backdrop.

The engagement snaps have been included in the Best Of The Best Engagement Photo Contest for 2016, as chosen by Junebug Weddings.

A  photograph inspired by The Notebook features Canadian couple Danielle and Trevor posing in a lake in front of a stunning mountainous backdrop. The engagement snap, taken by Luke Liable, has been included in the Best of the Best Engagement Photo Contest for 2016

A photograph inspired by The Notebook features Canadian couple Danielle and Trevor posing in a lake in front of a stunning mountainous backdrop. The engagement snap, taken by Luke Liable, has been included in the Best of the Best Engagement Photo Contest for 2016

This surreal photograph taken by Ekaterina Mukhina shows a couple dressed in white attempt to fight off a dinosaur

This surreal photograph taken by Ekaterina Mukhina shows a couple dressed in white attempt to fight off a dinosaur

A touching snap taken by photographer Brian Callaway shows the back of a US soldier with his fiancee's hands wrapped around his head

A touching snap taken by photographer Brian Callaway shows the back of a US soldier with his fiancee's hands wrapped around his head

This couple are certainly on a high as they pose on a fairground ride for their engagement photograph taken by Judd Green

This couple are certainly on a high as they pose on a fairground ride for their engagement photograph taken by Judd Green

Each year, the company chooses 50 unique shots that capture the raw emotion of the special moment.

This year, the competition, which has been running for four years, received thousands of entries from around the world.

Carrie Crooks, general manager and editor-in-chief of Junebug Weddings, said: 'A great engagement photo comes down to authenticity.

'Is the couple in love, do they feel comfortable, are they connecting with each other and with the photographer? 

A stunning aerial shot taken by Ekaterina Mukhina shows a couple lying at the centre of the swirls amidst this deep green landscape

A stunning aerial shot taken by Ekaterina Mukhina shows a couple lying at the centre of the swirls amidst this deep green landscape

This night-time shot taken by photographer Nisha Ravji featuring couple Sammie and Troy has a fairytale quality about it 

This night-time shot taken by photographer Nisha Ravji featuring couple Sammie and Troy has a fairytale quality about it 

A haunting engagement photograph by Clarkie Photography shows the silhouette of the couple in a gap in the floorboards 

A haunting engagement photograph by Clarkie Photography shows the silhouette of the couple in a gap in the floorboards 

An artistic shot by Allison Williams shows Sisi and Chen holding hands while gazing at their reflection in the water

An artistic shot by Allison Williams shows Sisi and Chen holding hands while gazing at their reflection in the water

This romantic shot by Evan Cikaluk features Elizabeth and Cody gazing at each other in front of a spectacular night sky

This romantic shot by Evan Cikaluk features Elizabeth and Cody gazing at each other in front of a spectacular night sky

'If a photo is authentic, it's a great photo, no matter how boring the setting may be.'

One touching photograph shows the back of a US soldier, only known as Baldwin, with his fiancee's hands wrapped around his head.

Another shows a couple on a high as they pose for their engagement photograph while on a fairground ride. 

Other hauntingly romantic shots include one featuring two lovers holding hands in front of a gothic backdrop and another showing the silhouette of the couple in a gap in the floorboards.

One couple decided to go paddle boarding for a more adventurous shot taken by Mantas Kubilinskas, with the shadow of a plane hanging above them 

One couple decided to go paddle boarding for a more adventurous shot taken by Mantas Kubilinskas, with the shadow of a plane hanging above them 

This black and white photograph taken by Tito Rikardo shows a newly engaged couple posing in front of the New York skyline 

This black and white photograph taken by Tito Rikardo shows a newly engaged couple posing in front of the New York skyline 

Photographer Dylan Kitchener managed to capture the emotional moment between this young couple shortly after they got engaged 

Photographer Dylan Kitchener managed to capture the emotional moment between this young couple shortly after they got engaged 

A striking snap taken by photographer Geoff Duncan shows Lucy and John posing on the stairs at the Blanton Museum of Art in Texas 

A striking snap taken by photographer Geoff Duncan shows Lucy and John posing on the stairs at the Blanton Museum of Art in Texas 

Katie and Josh, from Chicago, look over-the-moon in this engagement snap taken by photographer Eastlyn Bright

Katie and Josh, from Chicago, look over-the-moon in this engagement snap taken by photographer Eastlyn Bright

A fun photograph shows a husband and wife-to-be holding hands while gazing at their reflection in the water, while another pair decided to go paddle boarding for a more adventurous shot.

Meanwhile, another stunning picture shows a couple gazing at each other in front of a spectacular night sky.

This year's judges were Phil Chester, Samm Blake, Hendra Lesmana of Cheese N Click Photography, and the Junebug Team.

Winning a Junebug contest is one of the highest honours a wedding photographer can receive, often helping to jumpstart careers.

A dramatic image taken by Kadek Artayasa shows a couple walking hand in hand towards the sunset between two rock faces 

A dramatic image taken by Kadek Artayasa shows a couple walking hand in hand towards the sunset between two rock faces 

This romantic snap taken by Portland-based photographer Sean Flanigan features the picturesque landscape in Monterrey, Mexico

This romantic snap taken by Portland-based photographer Sean Flanigan features the picturesque landscape in Monterrey, Mexico

One couple decided to go barefoot for their engagement picture, taken by Robert Mauriell beneath a pier at a beach 

One couple decided to go barefoot for their engagement picture, taken by Robert Mauriell beneath a pier at a beach 

A photo taken by Ann Kathrin Koch shows a  couple gazing into each other's eyes as hot air balloons float in the sky above them 

A photo taken by Ann Kathrin Koch shows a couple gazing into each other's eyes as hot air balloons float in the sky above them 

Throughout the year, Junebug also hosts a selection of other wedding photography contests - such as celebration of the best wedding photographs. 

Carrie added: 'We always have a great response - people genuinely love engagement photography.

'I think it's such an exciting part of the wedding photography world that doesn't get celebrated and showcased as much as it deserves to be.

'Epic landscapes and surreal views are always great, but what blows us away more than anything are the fun moments between couples.

'Some of our favourite photos are couples laughing together or doing something they love together. 

A monochrome image by Matilda Delves shows a couple sharing a cute moment in the booth of a cafe 

A monochrome image by Matilda Delves shows a couple sharing a cute moment in the booth of a cafe 

Pretty fairylights set the mood for this fairytale-like snap taken by photographer Komang Diktat

Pretty fairylights set the mood for this fairytale-like snap taken by photographer Komang Diktat

This intimate snap of Ana and Tah Riq was taken in a wooden cabin in Bali by photographer Emily Broadbank 

This intimate snap of Ana and Tah Riq was taken in a wooden cabin in Bali by photographer Emily Broadbank 

One newly engaged couple appeared to be having fun in the narrow streets of Italy in this snap taken by Oleg Rostovtsev 

One newly engaged couple appeared to be having fun in the narrow streets of Italy in this snap taken by Oleg Rostovtsev 

This black and white photograph was taken by Gloria Villa in front of the Louvre in the city of love 

This black and white photograph was taken by Gloria Villa in front of the Louvre in the city of love 

An artistic photograph taken by Ueliton Santos shows two surfers carrying their boards with a beautiful sunset behind them 

An artistic photograph taken by Ueliton Santos shows two surfers carrying their boards with a beautiful sunset behind them 

An adorable snap taken by Nicola Thompson shows Cosmo and Nicki, from Manchester, with their French bulldog Agnes 

An adorable snap taken by Nicola Thompson shows Cosmo and Nicki, from Manchester, with their French bulldog Agnes 

This engagement snap by Koyo Photography appears to have been taken at a temple, blending the old and the new

This engagement snap by Koyo Photography appears to have been taken at a temple, blending the old and the new

A dramatic photograph by Shari Vallely shows a couple embracing on a wooden bridge while surrounded by deep forest 

A dramatic photograph by Shari Vallely shows a couple embracing on a wooden bridge while surrounded by deep forest 

This understated shot by Leeds-based photographer Lucy Fell shows a happy couple enjoying a quiet moment together in a cafe 

This understated shot by Leeds-based photographer Lucy Fell shows a happy couple enjoying a quiet moment together in a cafe 

Another relaxed photograph by India Earl shows Jaci and Leif, who look very loved up, at home in their bedroom

Another relaxed photograph by India Earl shows Jaci and Leif, who look very loved up, at home in their bedroom

This snap by photographer Tee Tran shows a couple holding hands on stage while looking out at rows of empty seats 

This snap by photographer Tee Tran shows a couple holding hands on stage while looking out at rows of empty seats 

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