Twelve Female Wedding Photographers You Should Be Following on Instagram but Probably Aren't

Twelve Female Wedding Photographers You Should Be Following on Instagram but Probably Aren't

In the photo industry, women don't always get the credit they deserve. So here are 12 amazing female wedding photographers that you should be following, but probably aren't.

When first starting to gather names for this list, I set aside a handful of qualifications. The first being that they had to be a female photographer that specializes in weddings. From there, they had to have less than 10,000 followers on Instagram and they needed to have some type of accolade that would set them apart from the pack. So without further ado, here is the list. 

Megan Allen - @studio22photography

  • Top 10 Fearless Photographer in the U.S. 2018
  • Top 100 Fearless Photographer in the World 2018
  • Sony Alpha Female
  • MagMod Ambassador

Brandi Potter - @brandipotterphoto

  • 2018 30 Rising Stars for Rangefinder Magazine
  • 2018 Best of the Best Wedding from Junebug Weddings
  • 2018 Best of Best Engagement from Junebug Weddings

Crystal Stokes - @crystalstokesphotography

  • 2015 Top 5 Fearless Photographers in the World
  • Top 100 Wedding Photographers in the U.S. and Canada by SLR Lounge
  • Magmod Ambassador
  • Instructor at Mystic seminars
  • Judge for numerous photography competitions

Isabelle Hattink - @isabellehattink

  • 2017 Fearless Photographer of the Year 
  • 2017 Wedding Photojournalist Association second place in the world
  • 2016 Top 10 Fearless Photographer
  • Worldwide educator and speaker

Charmi Patel Pena - @charmipena

  • Nikon Ambassador
  • Magmod Ambassador
  • Top 100 Wedding photographers in the U.S. and Canada by SLR Lounge
  • 2014 Top 20 award from International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

Jenn Nauss - @jennnauss

  • One of Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 photographers two years in a row
  • Multi Fearless awards winner
  • Speaker at Mystic Seminars, Hi On life in Hawaii, Fearless Budapest, and Nine Dots in London 
  • Official photographer for Real Life Women’s Conference

Lyndah Wells - @lyndahwellsphotography

  • Magmod Ambassador
  • Speaker at WPPI and Fearless Conference
  • Fearless Award Winner 

Sara France - @sarafrance

  • Sony Artisan 
  • Sony Alpha Female Mentor 
  • Founder of France Photographers

Petronella Lugemwa - @petronellaphotography

  • 2018 30 Rising Stars for Rangefinder Magazine
  • Speaker at WPPI, the Photo Cookout, and Inspire Photo Retreat

Sabina Mlandin - @sabinamlainphotographer

  • Top 10 Fearless Photographer in the World for 2016, 2017, and 2018
  • 2018 Wedding Photography Selects Photographer of the Year
  • Top 100 Wedding photographers in the U.S. and Canada by SLR Lounge
  • 2017 Romanian Fotografi-Cameramani.ro Photographer of the Year 

Lauren Brimhall - @laurenbrimhallphoto

  • 2018 Top 5 Fearless Photographer in the World
  • 2018 Top Female Fearless Photographer in the World
  • 2018 Tied for Top Photographer in the United States by Wedding Photography Select 
  • 2018 Top 20 Photographer in the World by Wedding Photography Select
  • 2018 Top 30 Photographer in the World by the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers 

You Only Have 11 People Listed?

That's right! This is where you all come in. Given the same criteria I gave myself, I want to know who you think should be on this list? They must have less than 10,000 followers on Instagram, have some type of accolade (speaker, founder, award winner, etc.), and they must be a female photographer that primarily shoots weddings. Drop a link to your suggestions in the comments.

Photo by Erica Biarnes.

Honorable Mentions

Below is a quick list of other amazing female photographers that are absolutely worth checking out. If you think one of these people should be the twelfth, drop their link in the comments.

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Alyson Levy Photography - https://www.instagram.com/alyson_levy

Best of The Knot 5 years running.

She beautifully captures all the emotion of any wedding in bright, warm and stunning photos.

I’ve been her second shooter for 4 seasons now and she is truly incredible and a blast to work with.

Jason Vinson's picture

Erika has to many followers. This list is for the ladies doing killer work without getting much love. So looking for people with less then 10 thousand followers ☺

Colin Ryan's picture

@Karmapants !!

Here are a few amazing ladies I think you are missing: @meganmichelle.photo - @jennifervansonphoto - @oak.oliveandco - @taralillyphotography

https://www.instagram.com/madelinebarrphoto

So Cal based, Maddie's adorable personality mixed with her imaginative sense of creativity would make any shoot memorable. She has such a magnetic personality that it will almost feel like you decided to let your best friend shoot your wedding.

Bill Wells's picture

Nice list and awesome work.

Paul Seiler's picture

Thanks Jason! Glad to see such talented women getting a spotlight :)

https://www.instagram.com/leisejonesphoto/

Leise creates authentic photographs for couples who feel frustrated with traditional wedding-related expectations, and who care more about having a fun wedding than they care about having a perfect wedding. She is collaborative, personalized and focused on helping couples feel comfortable in front of the camera so they can let their true spirit shine. She's won consecutive Couples’ Choice Awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and consistently receives unanimous five-star reviews on Yelp and Wedding Wire.

Tara Theilen! https://www.instagram.com/theilenphotography/

She's amazing! And SUPER humble, too. I think you should go with the woman the editors at F-Stoppers agree has the strongest work, vs. making it a popularity contest.

greg tennyson's picture

They all do amazing work.

That being said, I don't understand why as a business owner, you'd follow your competition on a page that you funnel clients to. From a marketing perspective it seems a bit foolish.

@karmapants

Anna Nguyen Stratton - https://instagram.com/zeeannaphoto

She’s the Vietnamese Charmi ;)

Check outhttps://instagram.com/janithaphotography?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igs..., she is from Cape Town South Africa and really talented!

You are missing one photographer that should've been at the top of the list 😜https://instagram.com/janithaphotography?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igs...

Emilie Iggiotti's picture

My friend Sharon Litchfield is amazing!! https://www.instagram.com/sharon_litchfield/

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Beth Winstead for sure. I may be biased though :)
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