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.

01 of 74

Northeast

Photo by Cambria Grace Photography

Cambria Grace Photography

Boston

02 of 74

Northeast

Photo by Henry + Mac

Henry + Mac

New England

03 of 74

Northeast

Photo by Amber Gress Photography

Amber Gress Photography

Brooklyn, Southern California

04 of 74

Northeast

Photo by Chaz Cruz Photographers

Chaz Cruz Photographers

New York City

05 of 74

Northeast

Photo by Chi-Chi Ari

Chi-Chi Ari

Brooklyn

06 of 74

Northeast

Photo by Forged in the North

Forged in the North

Brooklyn

07 of 74

Northeast

Photo by Mel Barlow & Co. and Allan Zepeda

Mel Barlow & Co.

Brooklyn; Hudson Valley, NY

08 of 74

Northeast

Photo by Allan Zepeda

Allan Zepeda

New York City

09 of 74

Northeast

Photo by Belathée Photography

Belathée Photography

New York City, Seattle

10 of 74

Northeast

Photo by Christian Oth

Christian Oth Studio

New York City

11 of 74

Northeast

Photo by Heather Waraksa

Heather Waraksa Photography

New York City

12 of 74

Northeast

Photo by Jenny Fu Studio

Jenny Fu Studio

New York City

13 of 74

Northeast

Photo by Judy Pak Studio

Judy Pak Studio

New York City; Hamptons, NY

14 of 74

Northeast

Photo by Sasithon Photography

Sasithon Photography

New York City

15 of 74

Northeast

Photo by Lauren Fair Photography

Lauren Fair Photography

Philadelphia area

16 of 74

The Midwest

Photo by Emilia Jane Photography

Emilia Jane Photography

Chicago, New York City

17 of 74

Midwest

Photo by Kyle John Photography

Kyle John Photography

Chicago

18 of 74

Midwest

Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie

Olivia Leigh Photographie

Chicago, Seattle

19 of 74

Midwest

Photo by Jenny Haas Photography

Jenny Haas Photography

Cincinnati; Columbus, OH

20 of 74

Midwest

Photo by Heather Jowett

Heather Jowett

Detroit, New Orleans

21 of 74

The Midwest

Photo by Les Loups

Les Loups

Detroit, New York City

22 of 74

Midwest

Photo by Britt DeZeeuw

Britt DeZeeuw

Brainerd Lakes, MN

23 of 74

Midwest

Photo by Liz Banfield

Liz Banfield

Minneapolis, New York City

24 of 74

Midwest

Matt Lien

Minneapolis

25 of 74

Midwest

Photo by Melissa Oholendt

Melissa Oholendt Photography

St. Paul, MN

26 of 74

South

Photo by Harwell Photography

Harwell Photography

Atlanta

27 of 74

South

Photo by Aaron Delesie

Aaron Delesie

Atlanta

28 of 74

South

Photo by Rylee Hitchner Photography

Rylee Hitchner Photography

Birmingham, AL

29 of 74

South

Photo by Lucy Cuneo

Lucy Cuneo Photography

Charleston, SC

30 of 74

South

Photo by Olivia Rae James

Olivia Rae James

Charleston, SC

31 of 74

South

Photo by Eric Kelley Photography

Eric Kelley Photography

Charlottesville, VA

32 of 74

South

Photo by Ryan Ray Photography

Ryan Ray

Dallas

33 of 74

South

Photo by Gianny Campos Photography

Gianny Campos Photography

Miami

34 of 74

South

Photo by KT Merry Photography

KT Merry Photography

Miami

35 of 74

South

Photo by Tec Petaja Photography

Tec Petaja Photography

Nashville

36 of 74

South

Photo by Dark Roux Photography

Dark Roux Photography

New Orleans, Houston

37 of 74

South

Photo by Melissa Marshall

Melissa Marshall

Oklahoma City

38 of 74

South

Photo by Still55 Photography

Still55 Photography

St. Augustine, FL

39 of 74

South

Photo by Patricia Lyons Photography

Patricia Lyons Photography

Richmond, VA

40 of 74

South

Photo by Kate Headley

Kate Headley

Washington, DC

41 of 74

West

Photo by From the Daisies

From the Daisies

Boulder, CO; New York City

42 of 74

West

Photo by James + Schulze

James + Schulze

Denver

43 of 74

West

Photo by Carrie Patterson

Carrie Patterson

Jackson Hole, WY

44 of 74

West

Photo by Erich McVey Photography

Erich McVey Photography

Portland, OR

45 of 74

West

Photo by Elizabeth Messina

Elizabeth Messina

Southern California

46 of 74

West

Photo by Jose Villa Photography

Jose Villa Photography

Santa Barbara, CA

47 of 74

West

Photo by Lauren and Abby

Lauren and Abby

Los Angeles; Santa Barbara, CA

48 of 74

West

Photo by Lauren Scotti Photography

Lauren Scotti Photography

Orange County, CA

49 of 74

West

Photo by Logan Cole Photography

Logan Cole Photography

Los Angeles

50 of 74

West

Photo by Norman & Blake

Norman & Blake

Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City

51 of 74

Rebecca Yale Photography

Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography

Los Angeles

52 of 74

West

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

Sarah Falugo Weddings

Los Angeles; Portland, OR

53 of 74

West

Photo by Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

Los Angeles; Atlanta; Portland, OR

54 of 74

West

Photo by Amy and Stuart Photography

Amy and Stuart Photography

Los Angeles

55 of 74

West

Photo by Sylvie Gil

Sylvie Gil Photography

San Francisco, New York City, Paris

56 of 74

West

Photo by India Earl

India Earl

Salt Lake City

57 of 74

West

Photo by Jordan Voth Photography

Jordan Voth Photography

Seattle

58 of 74

West

Photo by Lauken Kendall Photo

Laurken Kendall Photo

Seattle

59 of 74

Abroad

Photo by Katie Harmsworth

Katie Harmsworth

Melbourne, Australia

60 of 74

Abroad

Photo by She Takes Pictures He Makes Films

She Takes Pictures He Makes Films

Melbourne, Australia

61 of 74

Abroad

Photo by Katie Grant

Katie Grant

Perth, Australia

62 of 74

Abroad

Photo by Gabe McClintock Photography

Gabe McClintock Photography

Calgary, AB

63 of 74

Abroad

Photo by Cinzia Bruschini Studio

Cinzia Bruschini Studio

London

64 of 74

Abroad

Photo by Miss Gen Photography

Miss Gen Photography

London

65 of 74

Abroad

Photo by Emilie White Photography

Emilie White Photography

London

66 of 74

Abroad

Photo by Chris & Ruth

Chris & Ruth

Munich, Germany

67 of 74

Abroad

Photo by Lisa Poggi Photography

Lisa Poggi Photography

Florence, Italy

68 of 74

Abroad

Photo by Weddings by Qay

Weddings by Qay

Malaysia

69 of 74

Abroad

Photo by Bruno Rezza Photographer

Bruno Rezza Photographer

Chihuahua, Mexico

70 of 74

Abroad

Photo by Jillian Mitchell

Jillian Mitchell

Mexico, New England

71 of 74

Abroad

Photo by The Kitcheners

The Kitcheners

Edinburgh, Scotland

72 of 74

Abroad

Photo by Alejandra Ortiz Fotografía

Alejandra Ortiz Fotografía

Spain

73 of 74

Abroad

Photo by Sara Lobla

Sara Lobla

Spain

74 of 74

Abroad

Photo by Volvoreta

Volvoreta

Galicia, Spain

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