Your wedding is one of the biggest events of your life. You spend months planning out every last detail to achieve the wedding of your dreams. Wouldn’t it make sense to put the same amount of thought in who you choose to capture your special day?
Beyond the fact that you want to choose a photographer with a good working reputation, you want their work to speak to you. Their passion for what they do should show in every photo, and they should be able to capture the real, raw emotions of the day in pictures you can cherish forever.
Check out our picks for top 50 wedding photographers in the US…
1. A Day of Bliss Photography, Inc.
New York, NY
Wolfgang Freithof and Chiaki Sato are the team behind A Day of Bliss Photography, a part of the Wolfgang Freithof Studio. A Day of Bliss offers couples a unique experience through their services, whether you need engagement photography, wedding photography, or both. Voted by The Knot as the “Best New York Wedding Photographers” consecutively between 2012 to 2015, and then again in 2017, Wolfgang and Chiaki are dedicated to providing couples with a superior wedding photography experience, in New York and abroad. Also in 2017, The Knot inducted A Day of Bliss into the “Best of Weddings” Hall of Fame, a testament to the quality of the services they provide.
2. AL Gawlik Photography
AL Gawlik Photography is owned by Amy Lynn, a passionate photographer who is dedicated to catching those special moments that happen on your wedding day, moments that can be cherished forever. Her honest and elegant style has led her to be featured in various publications, which have led her to work with a number of celebrity clients. But, still, she remains true to her mission and will capture touching and candid moments that happen at your wedding in an honest, but elegant way.
3. April Smith Photography
Los Angeles, CA
April Smith Photography is the creative collaboration of two friends, April and Amanda. Over the past decade, they have had the privilege of photographing hundreds of weddings, putting their creative eye to good use. They have a passion for what they do and it shows in their experience, creative approach, and attention to detail. They understand how special your wedding day is, and the importance of family and celebration and work to capture those special moments.
4. Bethany & Dan
Husband and wife duo Bethany & Dan have the love story many dream of, and have been married for 11 years. It is because of their love for each other that they chose to start a photography business together. They don’t just want to capture the “perfect” moments, but the reality of the day as well: the tears, the laughter, and, most importantly, the pure love. Their work has been featured in countless publications and they have won countless awards, including WeddingWire Couples and Bride Choice Awards 2013-2018 and Two Bright Lights Editors Choice Awards between 2014-2018.
5. Brovado Weddings
Preston Palmer started Brovado Photography in 2006, after falling in love with the art of photography and the ability it gave him to capture real human emotions. Him and his team are dedicated to creating a unique and comfortable photography experience—whether it is for your wedding or engagement—for all couples. They will work together to capture the special moments and love you and your partner share. Brovado Photography has been featured in Minnesota Bride, Equally Wed, Catalyst, and Dainty Obsessions and was part of the WeddingWire’s Couples Choice Awards 2017.
6. Carina Photographics
Carina Photographics is a photography studio founded by Joanna Carina in 2011. When it comes to their photography, they want to give a visual representation of your story, capturing the love that centers around your special day and the candid moments that go with it. Joanna will work with you to make sure your wedding photographs are stunning works of art that you will be able to cherish and share with future generations.
7. Caroline Tran
Los Angeles, CA
It was while working on her Physics degree that LA-based Caroline Tran found photography. What started as a hobby in-between her teaching career eventually became her full-time business. One of her favorite things about her job is the connections that she makes with her clients while capturing their special day. Her work has been featured in various publications, like Destination I Do, The Loverly Wedding Planner, and Chicago Style Weddings.
8. Catherine Guidry Photography
A recent bride herself, Catherine Guidry has a unique understanding about having to trust someone else to catch your special day on camera. This understanding has helped her to learn how to capture weddings and the emotions that come with them over the past 10 years. She will be there for you, catching those special moments on your special day, and ensuring you have memories to last a lifetime.
9. Chrisman Studios
Chrisman Studios Photography is a collaborative effort between married couple Ben and Erin Chrisman, Mauricio Arias, Ryan Zhang, and videographer Vlad Chaloupka. Together, this team uses their talents to take stunning, inclusive wedding photographs that capture the emotions, beauty, and fun of the wedding day. This award-winning team takes their talent to countless destinations and have worked with all types of weddings, and have won awards like Fearless Photographers’ Top 10 Photographers of the Year in 2015 and American Photo Magazine’s award for One of the Top 10 Photographers in the World in 2008.
10. Dana Cubbage
Danna Cubbage is a talented wedding photographer who has over 247 weddings under her belt. While it started as a hobby, it grew to a part-time job, and then to her full-time business in 2012. She captures the joy and love of each couple, and the memorable moments like the first look between the bride and groom. Her work has been featured in over 37 different publications, including The Knot, Destination I do, and Southern Bride, as wells blogs like Style Me Pretty, Southern Weddings, and The Wedding Row.
11. Danto Photography
Los Angeles, CA
After graduating from university and moving to LA to work in entertainment, Joel began taking photographs on the side, of various types of things. While it started as something fun, once he had his first photography show, he realized just how much he loved it, and Danto Photography was born. Joel loves to capture people in the moment; the beautiful, natural reactions they have during the wedding that help to make each story special. His work has been featured in various places, including The Know, Black Sheep Bride, In Love in the City, and Gay Weddings by WeddingWire to name a few. He is also the winner of the Two Bright Lights Editors’ Choice Awards in 2016.
12. Emily March Photography
Chapel Hill, NC
Just like any wedding photographer, Emily March loves her job, and has an innate passion for the art form. For the last five years, she has worked to capture the most special day for couples in breathtaking snapshots that can be cherished for years to come. She relies on lighting to create soft, moving images the evoke strong emotions of love and joy, and will work to make sure that the couple is comfortable with her, so each shot is as natural as can be.
13. Erich McVey
Erich McVey has a unique approach to his photography, combining the story-telling of documentary photography with the beauty of the fine arts style. He hopes that, though each photo, he creates images that are not only beautiful and honest, but timeless pieces of art as well. He has been named by Harper’s Bazaar and Martha Stewart Weddings as one of the best photographers in the world and he has been selected as film photographer of the year twice by Belle Lumiere Magazine. Erich’s work has also been featured in various publications including Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine, Magnolia Rouge Magazine, The Knot, and the LA Times to name a few.
14. Genevieve Nisly Photography
Genevieve Nisly Photography was first Genevieve’s passion project, which started as travel and fine art photography and slowly turned into more photojournalistic and artistic people photography. As the business get more and more, Genevieve’s husband James came on board, and together, they have created a powerhouse team that takes beautiful, authentic wedding portraits for all their clients.
15. H Photography
H Photography is a team effort in wedding photography led by co-founders Claudia and Dori Halip. Together, this team of talented photographers travel to various locations to photograph the various clients wedding days. The pictures taken by this team are stunning and capture the special day in a memorable way, giving each couple memories that last forever.
16. Hoffer Photography
Amy and Tony Hoffer did their first wedding assignment in 2007, with one camera and zero wedding photography experience. But, they learned quickly, and soon started Hoffer Photography, with a team the dubbed the “Hoffsquad.” Together, they work to create genuine, original work for each couple, making sure that each couple ended up with beautiful pictures that spoke to them on a deeper level.
17. Horn Photography and Design Blog
Horn Photography and Design is run by the Horns, husband-and-wife duo Michelle and Brandon. Together, Michelle, Brandon, and their team work to capture the precious moments that happen on one’s wedding day. Horn Photography has been featured in various publications, including The Knot, Occasions Magazine, Spoken Bride, and Swooned, to name a few. They were also part of the 2014 Two Bright Lights Editors’ Choice Award and the 2014 Couples’ Choice Awards.
18. Intrigue Photography
Like many photography companies on this list, Intrigue Photography is run by husband-and-wife duo Jessica and Jeff. Jessica and Jeff are extremely talented and can virtually freeze time, capturing the perfect candid moment of every wedding. They believe in the “Power of the Print,” and strive to show that with every print for every wedding that they do, so that their clients have powerful, moving memories to keep for a lifetime.
19. Issa Sharp Photography
Los Angeles, CA
Issa Sharp started as a photojournalist for the Los Angeles Weekly, with work appearing in publications like Wired, Smart Money, Fortune, and Los Angeles Magazines. In 2001, she even traveled to Budapest to shoot stills for American Rhapsody. Her unique and beautiful approach to photography made her a highly sought after wedding and event photographer, and Issa Sharp Photography was soon born. She has won numerous awards over the years and has been featured on sites like The WeddingWire.
20. J Wiley Photography
Los Angeles, CA
Since she was young, Jen Wiley has had a passion for capturing things in photographs. From family trips and friend gathers to nature shots, she did a little bit of everything. J Wiley Photography began while she was in college, after she put up an ad on Craigslist offering her photography services, and was contacted by a wedding photographer asking if she’d like to work with him. She loved seeing the emotional connections she got to see and document and, once she finished her degree, made it her full-time job. Her work has been featured in works like Green Wedding Shoes, Love Inc. Mag, California Wedding Day Magazine, and Style Me Pretty, to name a few.
21. Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Los Angeles, CA
Jenna Bechtholt is a wedding and lifestyle photographer whose style is simple and relaxed, and relies on natural lighting. Jenna’s goal is to always capture the special moments that occur during weddings, the details that make each wedding unique, and the honest, raw emotions of the day. With her photographs, she hopes to provide every couple with beautiful and timeless memories. Jenna has had worked featured in places like Ruffled, Green Wedding Shoes, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, and Brides, to name just a few.
22. Jeremy Chou
Jeremy Chou is a wedding photographer who has captured weddings all over the world. His experience shows in his beautiful, timeless photographs that capture each couple’s unique love story. He is able to capture those quick moments that only happen once, like the first time a groom sees his bride, or when they share their first kiss. His work has also been featured in many of today’s major wedding blogs, including Style Me Pretty, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Brides, Once Wed, Grey Likes Weddings, and Magnolia Rouge.
23. Joe Payne Photography
British-born Joe Payne specializes in modern wedding photography, using a mixture of documentary journalism and fine art portraiture. With his approach, he recognizes that every wedding is different and unique in their own way, and he captures the uniqueness for each couple. He doesn’t intend to direct the couples he shoots, but to blend into the background and capture the real, candid moments of the day. Joe has won the 2013 Best of NACE Award, in the category of Best Photography, received both first and forth play in the 2013 Wedding and Portrait Society’s annual Portrait Palooza, and the 2012 Wedding Photographic Society Photographer of the Year award, to name a few.
24. Josh Goodman Photography
Los Angeles, CA
Josh Goodman loves a good story–and that’s is largely why he loves wedding photography so much. He loves all of the different things that makes weddings so special, from the love of the couple to the overall celebration of the day, and works to capture this in every photo he takes. Josh loves working with couples to ensure their day is special and that they have memories to last a lifetime. His work can be found in popular blogs like Style Me Pretty, Brides, South Asian Bride, and One Lovely Day.
25. Katelyn James
Virginia-based Katelyn James runs her photography business with her husband Michael. Together, the two work to photography couples’ special day, ensuring those beauty moments are caught on camera to be cherished forever. Their work has been featured in numerous magazines including Other Weddings, The Knot – DC, Maryland & Virginia, and Destination I Do. You can also find them on some popular wedding blogs like Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, Ruffled, Southern Weddings, Grey Likes Weddings, and Brides.
26. Katie Whitcomb Photography
South Bend, IN
Katie Whitcomb and her husband Chris work together in wedding photography and love documenting the honest relationships people share. Together, they have photographed over 250 weddings for couples, capturing all of the special moments of the day. They try to educate each of their clients during their time working together, so that the photographs Katie and Chris take are beautiful and natural and truly show their story. That way, each couple has pictures that last a lifetime and can be passed down from generations to generation.
27. Kristen Weaver Photography
Kristen Weaver Photography is a collaborative team effort, let by Kristen Weaver herself along with fellow photographers Stephanie Dishman and Lacey Irving and a wonderful support team. Each of these three photographers have a unique style and take beautiful, timeless photos for each of their clients. They will work with you to ensure you are paired with the best match possible. Kristen and her team have been reviewed by popular blogs like The WeddingWire and The Knot.
28. Lin & Jirsa Photo Blog
Lin & Jirsa Photography is a California-based wedding photography company comprised of a whole team of talented photographers, studio managers, producers, designers, and cinematographers. The team as a whole is dedicated to providing their clients with an upscale experience that puts them and their desires first. They have been listed in the Top 100 Wedding Photographers In the US by Brandsmash, have won the Legends of Light Award by Profoto USA, as well as The Best Wedding Photographers in Los Angeles by MyFoxLA. Beyond that, their work can be seen in places like The Knot, Style Me Pretty, and The Huffington Post.
29. Mary Wyar Photography
Mary Wyar Photography is owned by Mary Wyar, who works with fellow photographer Rachel. Together, they offer an artistic and modern approach to wedding photography, while providing an authentic and fun experience for couples. While they are Toledo-based, they are happy to travel to help couples get their dream wedding photographed in a beautiful and memorable way. At the end of the day, it is about capturing each couple’s unique love story in a way that lasts forever.
30. Matthew Morgan Photography
Orange County, CA
For the last 14 years, Matthew Morgan has worked photographing weddings in Orange County and across the world. He knows that stories are important and can help to paint a bigger picture, and he hopes to capture that unique story for every couple he works with. Matthew’s beautiful work has been featured in countless publications, including Green Wedding Shoes, The Huffington Post, Brides, and Wedding Chicks. He has also earned the 2019 Approved Wedding Professional seal from The Wedding Chicks and the Green Wedding Shoes 2019 Preferred Wedding Artist.
31. Michael Will Photography
Michael Will has created a team of highly talented photographers that photography various things. Michael himself, as well as Sean, John, and Talia have a special love for wedding photography. Their goal for each couple is to capture their story and their special moments full of love and joy in artistic, meaningful ways. Their work has been featured in places like Little Black Book, Whirl Magazine, Style Me Pretty, The Knot, and Pittsburgh Magazine.
32. Michelle Scott
Michelle Scott is a fine art and documentary-style wedding photographer that has a less traditional photography style. She enjoys mixing those real-life moments with naturally posed portraits that are timeless to, in the end, create a unique collection of memories for the newly married couple. With her photos, she hopes to tell each couples’ love story in a way they can remember and cherish forever. Her work has been featured in places like Shortkit, Trendy Bride Magazine, Brides, The Knot Magazine, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, and Style Me Pretty, to name a few.
33. Minerva Photography
Michelle has been working with a camera for a long time, and has been in the wedding photography business since 2008 with her company Minerva Photography. Four years later, her husband Carlos joined her, adding extra creativity and knowledge, and an ability to capture alternate points of views. Michelle and Carlos understand that each wedding and couple is unique, and work to understand each couple and their story, so that they can capture the wedding perfectly. Their work has been featured in My Hotel Wedding, Artfully Wed, Borrowed and Blue, and A Paper Proposal to name a few.
34. Next Exit Photography
Los Angeles, CA
Cat and Adi Benner are the duo behind Next Exit Photography, and have been in the business since 2003. Their style of photography is classic and genuine, using color to create emotional and unforgettable images. They have won countless awards for their work, including Best Wedding Photographers in Los Angeles by California Wedding Day Magazine and the Los Angeles Hot List, and are a seven-time winner of the Best of the Knot Magazine, to name a few. Their work can also be found in places like Style Me Pretty, People, Carats & Cake, Inside Weddings, and Pacific Weddings.
35. Person + Killian Photography
Person + Killian is a collaborative photography company that specializes in documentary-style photography. Together, Jill Person and Laurén Killian have captured beautiful, raw, and honest photos for couples and other clients alike. They have won WeddingWire’s “Bride’s Choice Award” every year since 2009, been voted The Knot Boston’s Best of Weddings Photographers for nine years straight, and even won Boston Magazine’s prestigious Best of Boston Award for Best Wedding Photographer. Beyond that, their work has been featured in places like Good Morning America, LIVE with Kelly & Michael, The Knot, WellWed, and Brides Boston to name a few.
36. Photographick Studios
Not all cultures celebrate weddings the same way, and Photographick Studios knows that. This Washington D.C.-based photography company focuses on the multicultural weddings that can last for multiple days. The team at Photographick Studio is dedicated to learning each couples unique love story and capturing the special moments during their multi-day celebrations. Their work has been featured in NBC’s Platinum Weddings, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, The Knot, Style Unveiled, and many more.
37. Poirier Wedding Photography
Palm Beach, FL
Stacey and Brandon Porier are the award-winning husband-and-wife duo behind Poirier Wedding Photography. While they have loved photography since they were in high school, their work documenting weddings has only been going on for a little over a decade. Their modern and photojournalistic style of photography works to capture the special moments and raw emotions of the day in detail, as they happen. They have been awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings from 2012 to 2019, and WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award from 2013 to 2018.
38. Rachel Solomon Photography Blog
Drawing inspiration from the simple beauty that nature has to offer, Rachel Solomon works these ideas and elements into every wedding she shoots. For each wedding, she takes pictures with the idea of capturing every moment, that way if someone who didn’t attend looked at the pictures, they will feel as if they were actually there. She has a preference towards film photography, which helps to give her photos a special, timeless look that stands out from others. Rachel’s work has been featured on Style Me Pretty, Little Black Book, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Brides, and countless others.
39. Root Photography
Nate and Jensey Root are another husband-and-wife team and the couple behind Root Photography. Together, the two have photographed over 300 weddings since 2006, and have no plans at stopping. They love working with different couples to help capture the memories of their wedding day so that they can be cherished for years to come. The Roots have a deep passion for what they do, and will make sure each couple ends up with beautiful, priceless memories from their wedding, to pass onto generation after generation.
40. Ryan Flynn Photography
For over ten years, Ryan Flynn has been working as a film and digital photographer. Over that time, he has had the chance to shoot numerous weddings in various locations, and had the chance to tell the stories of countless couples through moving photos. Ryan loves being able to catch those heartfelt moments, the joy, and love each couple has for each other. He has been named one of Rangefinder Magazine’s 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography.
41. Steve Koo
Steve Koo loves combining photojournalism and fine-art styles of photography in his wedding photography business. He loves seeing the different ways people interact, and the fact that he can capture these different interactions so readily on camera. Steve has won numerous awards, including being voted one of the Top 50 Wedding Photographers in the USA by Weddzilla, being named one of the Top Photographers in Chicago by Bridebox and CBS, has won 9 WPJA, 4 ISPWP, and 3 Fearless Photographer Awards, and even been named one of the Top Photographers of the tear by the WPJA. On top of that, his work has been featured in different major blogs like The Know, Style Me Pretty, and Modern Luxury Weddings.
42. Steven Miller Photography
Steven Miller Photography is owned by Steven Miller, but there is a team of photographers. Each member of the talented team has over ten years of experienced and photographed weddings all over the country. Their down-to-earth approach to meeting with couples shows in their pictures, as they manage to catch that natural, honest beauty of the day. They have won the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award in 2014 and 2015, and has been selected for The Knot’s Best of Wedding’s list in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
43. Studio 23 Photography
Los Angeles, CA
Studio 23 Photography is a photography company headed by the International Award-Winning wedding photographer Michael Anthony. He has worked to develop a team of talented photographers capable of capturing wedding in beautiful, but natural, ways the highlight each couple’s’ love story. Since 2014, Michael and his team have photographed over 1,200 weddings all over the world, and continue to do so! Studio 23 has also received the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards for 2018 and have also been picked as one of The Knot’s Best of Weddings for 2019.
44. Susan Stripling
Brooklyn-based Susan Stripling loves photography, having her own business, and being able to capture different couples on their wedding day. Throughout her career, she has had the privilege of capturing hundreds of wedding in New York and throughout the country. Susan’s work has even been published in publications like Inside Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Bride and Bloom, Modern Bride, and countless others. In 2012,Susan was listed as part of the Top Ten Photographers by American Photo Magazine and has been listed in the Top Twenty for the Fearless Photographers.
45. The Big Affair Photography
Los Angeles, CA
Your wedding is an important day, and the team at The Big Affair understands that, and wants to ensure you have those priceless memories documented so that they can be cherished for years to come. This boutique photography company provides electronic photographic services to couples in California and worldwide. They have earned Platinum Membership with Grace Ormonde since 2016 and been featured on, Ceremony, WeddingWire, Something Turquoise, The Knot, and Strictly Wedding, to name a few.
46. The Scobeys
The Scobeys are a married wedding photography couple that have been in the business since 2008. They are a talented team that has had many amazing opportunities–beyond working with countless amazing couples for their weddings, they have had the opportunity to work on various Oscar-nom innate films. The Scobeys have been named as one of the top 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography by Rangefinder Magazine. Their work can also be seen on The Knot, Town 7 Country, The Huffington Post, and more.
47. Todd Danforth Photography
Los Angeles, CA
Todd Danforth is a documentary wedding photographer that works to blend in on the wedding day and make couples and guest as comfortable as he can, so that he can capture the wedding in its purest, rawest form. He understands how special one’s wedding day is and wants to capture those memories in a way that can last forever, so couples have something to always cherish fro, that day and that tells their unique story. He has worked with a wide variety of clients all across the nation and has a deep passion for the different stories he gets to tell.
48. Wasio Photography
San Diego-based Wasio Photography is a collaborative effort between best friends and couples: Sasha and Yaneck, and Magda and Marcin.Together, the four have worked for years, combining their different styles to photograph countless weddings in various cities all over the country. Their ultimate goal is to create timeless photos that tell the couples’ stories, and provide them with a lifetime of memories from their wedding day.
49. Wilton Photography
Los Angeles, CA
Wilton Photography is run by another husband and wife photography team, Perry and Jayanne Hampton. These college sweethearts combine modern and photojournalistic photography styles to take wedding photographs that tell each couples’ story. They work with their clients to ensure that they feel comfortable in front of the camera and that all of their photos are natural and full of love and joy.
50. Zac Wolf Photography
Zac Wolf is a passionate photographer who has worked for weddings along the Northeast and throughout the country and beyond. He offers couples beautiful photographs and a great time, ensuring the photographs are candid and reflect each couples’ unique story. Zac also offers a strong nondiscrimination policy, and would love to work with any couple to capture their special day. He has been featured in Style Me Pretty, The Wedding Critics, The Knot Magazine, Brides, and more. He has also born voted one of the top 10 Wedding Photographers in New England in 2015.
Capture Your Special Moment
Your marriage is something incredibly special. Eventually, the memories of the day can fade–but, if you have photos those memories will live on forever. You will have something beautiful to memorialize your special day. Whether you are sharing the memories with your children and their children, or with other friends and family, by going with the right wedding photographer your love story will be captured and passed down for years to come.