The Brides Best Photographers of 2018

We curated a list of the most talented pros from coast to coast—and beyond

Updated 07/10/18

Photo by Chi-Chi Ari

A wedding photographer should be talented (there are no do-overs on the first kiss), trustworthy (they will see your boobs), and totally creative (if left in a room for 100 years, you’d never have thought to frame a shot that way!). Locating such a person can feel like unicorn hunting, which is why we compiled this list of the 74 best wedding photographers in the U.S. and beyond. These are the artists whose galleries we’re impatient to download, whose Instagram feeds inspire us, and whose work makes us see the rituals of a wedding in a new light. They’re listed by region, but most will travel to witness—and perfectly document—you tying the knot.

Cambria Grace Photography

Photo by Cambria Grace Photography

Cambria Grace Photography is a photographer based in Boston. Check out their latest work here.

Henry + Mac

Photo by Henry + Mac

Henry + Mac is a photographer based in New England. Check out their latest work here.

Amber Gress Photography

Photo by Amber Gress Photography

Amber Gress Photography is a photographer based in Brooklyn and Southern California. Check out their latest work here.

Chaz Cruz Photographers

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Chaz Cruz Photographers is a photographer based in New York City. Check out their latest work here.

Chi-Chi Ari

Photo by Chi-Chi Ari

Chi-Chi Ari is a photographer based in Brooklyn. Check out their latest work here.

Forged in the North

Photo by Forged in the North

Forged in the North is a photographer based in Brooklyn. Check out their latest work here.

Mel Barlow & Co.

Photo by Mel Barlow & Co. and Allan Zepeda

Mel Barlow & Co. is a photographer based in Brooklyn and Hudson Valley, New York. Check out their latest work here.

Allan Zepeda

Photo by Allan Zepeda

Allan Zepeda is a photographer based in New York City. Check out their latest work here.

Belathée Photography

Photo by Belathée Photography

Belathée Photography is a photographer based in New York City and Seattle. Check out their latest work here.

Christian Oth Studio

Photo by Christian Oth

Christian Oth Studio is a photographer based in New York City. Check out their latest work here.

Heather Waraksa Photography

Photo by Heather Waraksa

Heather Waraksa Photography is a photographer based in New York City. Check out their latest work here.

Jenny Fu Studio

Photo by Jenny Fu Studio

Jenny Fu Studio is a photographer based in New York City. Check out their latest work here.

Judy Pak Studio

Photo by Judy Pak Studio

Judy Pak Studio is a photographer based in New York City and Hamptons, New York. Check out their latest work here.

Sasithon Photography

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Sasithon Photography is a photographer based in New York City. Check out their latest work here.

Lauren Fair Photography

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Lauren Fair Photography is a photographer based in Philadelphia. Check out their latest work here.

Emilia Jane Photography

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Emilia Jane Photography is a photographer based in Chicago and New York City. Check out their latest work here.

Kyle John Photography

Photo by Kyle John Photography

Kyle John Photography is a photographer based in Chicago. Check out their latest work here.

Olivia Leigh Photographie

Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie

Olivia Leigh Photographie is a photographer based in Chicago and Seattle. Check out their latest work here.

Jenny Haas Photography

Photo by Jenny Haas Photography

Jenny Haas Photography is a photographer based in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. Check out their latest work here.

Heather Jowett

Photo by Heather Jowett

Heather Jowett is a photographer based in Detroit and New Orleans. Check out their latest work here.

Les Loups

Photo by Les Loups

Les Loups is a photographer based in Detroit and New York City. Check out their latest work here.

Britt DeZeeuw

Photo by Britt DeZeeuw

Britt DeZeeuw is a photographer based in Brainerd Lakes, Minnesota. Check out their latest work here.

Liz Banfield

Photo by Liz Banfield

Liz Banfield is a photographer based in Minneapolis and New York City. Check out their latest work here.

Matt Lien

Matt Lien is a photographer based in Minneapolis. Check out their latest work here.

Melissa Oholendt Photography

Photo by Melissa Oholendt

Melissa Oholendt Photography is a photographer based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Check out their latest work here.

Harwell Photography

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Harwell Photography is a photographer based in Atlanta. Check out their latest work here.

Aaron Delesie

Photo by Aaron Delesie

Aaron Delesie is a photographer based in Atlanta. Check out their latest work here.

Rylee Hitchner Photography

Photo by Rylee Hitchner Photography

Rylee Hitchner Photography is a photographer based in Birmingham, Alabama. Check out their latest work here.

Lucy Cuneo Photography

Photo by Lucy Cuneo

Lucy Cuneo Photography is a photographer based in Charleston, South Carolina. Check out their latest work here.

Olivia Rae James

Photo by Olivia Rae James

Olivia Rae James is a photographer based in Charleston, South Carolina. Check out their latest work here.

Eric Kelley Photography

Photo by Eric Kelley Photography

Eric Kelley Photography is a photographer based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Check out their latest work here.

Ryan Ray

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Ryan Ray is a photographer based in Dallas. Check out their latest work here.

Gianny Campos Photography

Photo by Gianny Campos Photography

Gianny Campos Photography is a photographer based in Miami. Check out their latest work here.

KT Merry Photography

Photo by KT Merry Photography

KT Merry Photography is a photographer based in Miami. Check out their latest work here.

Tec Petaja Photography

Photo by Tec Petaja Photography

Tec Petaja Photography is a photographer based in Nashville. Check out their latest work here.

Dark Roux Photography

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Dark Roux Photography is a photographer based in New Orleans and Houston. Check out their latest work here.

Melissa Marshal

Photo by Melissa Marshall

Melissa Marshall is a photographer based in Oklahoma City. Check out their latest work here.

Still55 Photography

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Still55 Photography is a photographer based in St. Augustine, Florida. Check out their latest work here.

Patricia Lyons Photography

Photo by Patricia Lyons Photography

Patricia Lyons Photography is a photographer based in Richmond, Virginia. Check out their latest work here.

Kate Headley

Photo by Kate Headley

Kate Headley is a photographer based in Washington, DC. Check out their latest work here.

From the Daisies

Photo by From the Daisies

From the Daisies is a photographer based in Boulder, Colorado and New York City. Check out their latest work here.

James + Schulze

Photo by James + Schulze

James + Schulze is a photographer based in Denver. Check out their latest work here.

Carrie Patterson

Photo by Carrie Patterson

Carrie Patterson is a photographer based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Check out their latest work here.

Erich McVey Photography

Photo by Erich McVey Photography

Erich McVey Photography is a photographer based in Portland, Oregon. Check out their latest work here.

Elizabeth Messina

Photo by Elizabeth Messina

Elizabeth Messina is a photographer based in Southern California. Check out their latest work here.

Jose Villa Photography

Photo by Jose Villa Photography

Jose Villa Photography is a photographer based in Santa Barbara, California. Check out their latest work here.

Lauren and Abby

Photo by Lauren and Abby

Lauren and Abby is a photographer based in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California. Check out their latest work here.

Lauren Scotti Photography

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Lauren Scotti Photography is a photographer based in Orange County, California. Check out their latest work here.

Logan Cole Photography

Photo by Logan Cole Photography

Logan Cole Photography is a photographer based in Los Angeles. Check out their latest work here.

Norman & Blake

Photo by Norman & Blake

Norman & Blake is a photographer based in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City. Check out their latest work here.

Rebecca Yale Photography

Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography

Rebecca Yale Photography is a photographer based in Los Angeles. Check out their latest work here.

Sarah Falugo Weddings

Photo courtesy of Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich, photographed by Sarah Falugo

Sarah Falugo Weddings is a photographer based in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon. Check out their latest work here.

Birds of a Feather

Photo by Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather is a photographer based in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Portland, Oregon. Check out their latest work here.

Amy and Stuart Photography

Photo by Amy and Stuart Photography

Amy and Stuart Photography is a photographer based in Los Angeles. Check out their latest work here.

Sylvie Gil Photography

Photo by Sylvie Gil

Sylvie Gil Photography is a photographer based in San Francisco, New York City and Paris. Check out their latest work here.

India Earl

Photo by India Earl

India Earl is a photographer based in Salt Lake City. Check out their latest work here.

Jordan Voth Photography

Photo by Jordan Voth Photography

Jordan Voth Photography is a photographer based in Seattle. Check out their latest work here.

Laurken Kendall Photo

Photo by Lauken Kendall Photo

Laurken Kendall Photo is a photographer based in Seattle. Check out their latest work here.

Katie Harmsworth

Photo by Katie Harmsworth

Katie Harmsworth is a photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. Check out their latest work here.

She Takes Pictures He Makes Films

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She Takes Pictures He Makes Films is a photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. Check out their latest work here.

Katie Grant

Photo by Katie Grant

Katie Grant is a photographer based in Perth, Australia. Check out their latest work here.

Gabe McClintock Photography

Photo by Gabe McClintock Photography

Gabe McClintock Photography is a photographer based in Calgary, Alberta. Check out their latest work here.

Cinzia Bruschini Studio

Photo by Cinzia Bruschini Studio

Cinzia Bruschini Studio is a photographer based in London. Check out their latest work here.

Miss Gen Photography

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Miss Gen Photography is a photographer based in London. Check out their latest work here.

Emilie White Photography

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Emilie White Photography is a photographer based in London. Check out their latest work here.

Chris & Ruth

Photo by Chris & Ruth

Chris & Ruth is a photographer based in Munich, Germany. Check out their latest work here.

Lisa Poggi Photography

Photo by Lisa Poggi Photography

Lisa Poggi Photography is a photographer based in Florence, Italy. Check out their latest work here.

Weddings by Qay

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Weddings by Qay is a photographer based in Malaysia. Check out their latest work here.

Bruno Rezza Photographer

Photo by Bruno Rezza Photographer

Bruno Rezza Photographer is a photographer based in Chihuahua, Mexico. Check out their latest work here.

Jillian Mitchell

Photo by Jillian Mitchell

Jillian Mitchell is a photographer based in Mexico and New England. Check out their latest work here.

The Kitcheners

Photo by The Kitcheners

The Kitcheners is a photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Check out their latest work here.

Alejandra Ortiz Fotografía

Photo by Alejandra Ortiz Fotografía

Alejandra Ortiz Fotografía is a photographer based in Spain. Check out their latest work here.

Sara Lobla

Photo by Sara Lobla

Sara Lobla is a photographer based in Spain. Check out their latest work here.

Volvoreta

Photo by Volvoreta

Volvoreta is a photographer based in Galicia, Spain. Check out their latest work here.

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