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OUR TOP 20 CREATIVE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM

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20 CREATIVE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM

You guys know how much we love Instagram! It’s where we have found some of our most loved blogs and photographers and we are always looking for new people to follow. Being such a visual platform, it isn’t surprising that there are ton of accounts run by professionals so we are going to let you in on 20 of our favourite creative photographer’s feeds to help you find the perfect one for you!

1.@MITCHPOHL
FOLLOW @MITCHPOHL ON INSTAGRAM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Shooting across Australia and the world, Mitch Pohl captures “the special moments in people’s lives” and “in images that they can treasure forever.”

2. @THROUGHTHEWOODSWERAN

FOLLOW @THROUGHTHEWOODSWERAN ON INSTAGRAM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Formerly from Perth, Glenn & Laura recently relocated in to Bristol – “We’ve been together for nearly 11 years and married about 3 – during which time we’ve adopted four of the most amazing and spoilt cats in the world. Seriously. We’ll sit on the floor all night watching tv if one of them looks super comfortable on the couch. In turn though – they have to put up with non-stop squeezes and having top 40 songs reworded using their names and sung to them. We said they’re spoilt, not necessarily happy…”

3. @YAYAMYGRAY

FOLLOW @YAYAMYGRAY ON INSTAGRAM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Amy  Gray is an LA based photographer – “I am drawn to fun, vibrant, images as well those that are sincere and poignant. Weddings are an unabashed mix of joyful lightheartedness and raw emotion. I seek to capture both sides of your day so that you can look back at your wedding collection and remember the way you felt, allowing you and to revisit the range of emotions your day held. ”

4. @WEHEARTPICTURES

FOLLLOW @WEHEARTPICTURES ON INSTAGRAM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Hector and Charlie, are the husband and wife team behind ‘We Heart Pictures’ and are based in London – “We could say we are the antithesis to traditional wedding photography. Our approach is purely as storytellers. We blend into the background and capture images as naturally as possible, putting our vision and style in the frames we make… Our photography is bold & creative, aiming to tell stories and document the real moments with striking compositions.”

5. @MARYCOSTAPHOTO

MARY COSTA

An LA-based photographer who specializes in bright, vibrant imagery – “I’m inspired by bold colors, natural light, and by the way photography allows me to capture the most beautiful aspects of life… I consider myself a “photographer of happy things” – shooting everything from weddings and engagements to fashion bloggers, lifestyle inspiration, and restaurants.”

6. @TEAMWOODNOTE

FOLLOW TEAMWOODNOTE ON INSTAGRAM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

LA based photographers, Caroline + Jayden are a husband and wife team – “On most days, you’ll find us with a camera in our hands or a macbook pro on our laps [editing] while we watch reruns of breaking bad, mad men or arrested development.”

7. @KATIESTOOPS

FOLLOW KATIE STOOPS ON INSTAGRAM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Named as one of Martha Stewart’s top photographers, Katie Stoops is an American photographer – “I use both film + digital equipment. Each has their own beautiful + unique qualities which allows for timeless images… You can find alot of my work in Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, Southern Weddings, Southern Living, Inside Weddings and Style Me Pretty.”

 

8. @DALEWEEKSPHOTO

FOLLOW DALE WEEKS ON INSTAGRAM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Alternative Wedding photographer, Dale Weeks is based in London & Brighton – “For the last 3 years I have had fun shooting weddings all over the UK, from the beaches of the south coast, the mountains in Wales, London, Cornwall and even the South of France. My job has taken me to many places, but I get my kicks from meeting couples in love – and usually couples that I have a lot in common with. It doesn’t matter if it’s a modern wedding, alternative wedding, hipster or trendy wedding – as long as you’re in love then it will shine through in your photographs. My main focus, whatever type of wedding, is to capture the emotion and feelings that make the day special and unique to you – not stopping the flow of your day to pose or ask you to say cheese…”

9. @THELITTLEALLI

FOLLOWE @LITTLEALLI ON INSTAGRAM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Alexandra Wallace is a based on the California coast – “Mainly specializing in fashion and fine art wedding photography. I have traveled up and down the West Coast, across the country, and even through Western Europe. I am well-versed in both digital and film photography, and like to think that my work walks a line between editorial and candid photography.”

10. @JOSEVILLA

FOLLOW JOSE VILLA ON INSTAGRAM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Jose Villa is a fine art wedding photographer known across the world – “My approach applies fine art photography to the living, breathing, fast moving phenomenon that is a wedding… My goal is to craft vibrant, energetic, fine art images that are as unique as the people in the photographs.”

11. @KAYENGLISHPHOTOGRAPHY

FOLLOW KAY ENGLISH PHOTOGRAPHY ON INSTAGRAM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Located in Central NJ, Kay English’s photography can only be explained as a lot of whimsy with a dash of sunshine! – “Available for destination weddings, I am looking to capture God’s love in every picture.  My style is fresh, romantic and candid.  I am unobtrusive and believe the most beautiful moments occur when they are unexpected.” (more…)

Sunday

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May 2016

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HOW WE CAN DEFEAT SEX TRAFFICKING THROUGH RADICAL LOVE

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Last year, a group of Atlanta based wedding vendors called Love Gives Way, gathered to put on a styled shoot in an effort to increase awareness and use their services to fight against sex trafficking. Working to connect couples with wedding vendors who donate portions of their proceeds to organizations that help fight sex trafficking around the world, supporting causes such as Beloved, Wellspring Living, She is Safe, Out of Darkness, and Serenity’s Steps. All of these organizations are in Atlanta and work against sex trafficking either through reaching victims, rescuing women, or offering restorative services.

Atlanta is one of the largest hubs in the world for sex trafficking. Most children in the U.S. are between the ages of 12 to 14 when they are trafficked. The average lifespan of someone trafficked is 3-7 years due to abuse, attacks, sexually transmitted diseases, malnutrition and suicide.

It is estimated that the wedding industry in the U.S. alone is a 40 billion dollar industry. The total market value of human trafficking is estimated to be over 32 billion dollars. That’s why Love Gives Way decided to start using weddings to raise awareness and funds to fuel these organizations that fight the sex trafficking industry.

It’s a radical way for couples to give back on their wedding day and for vendors to add meaning to their business.

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Saturday

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May 2016

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THIS FUN SCIENCE THEMED WEDDING TAKES OUR LOVE OF COLOUR TO AN ENTIRELY NEW LEVEL

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Kerri and Noah met through friends during the regular Tuesday evening gathering at a local ‘cantina’. Kerri had recently moved to town after finishing her graduate studies and Noah was a PhD student. They met up as a group nearly every week, discussing interesting things they’d read, troubleshooting scientific problems, and coming up with ideas for future science projects. A love of science is one of the first things they realized they shared.

And that was just the beginning…

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Friday

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May 2016

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BRIGHT AND COLOURFUL GEOMETRIC NAIL TUTORIAL

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Eek! How bright and colourful do my nails look right now?! Super Bespoke Bride am I right?! I’m not going to lie to you guys though, I did not create these nail designs myself, I called in an expert instead to give you a step by step tutorial on how you can get this look! Gemma from GPom Nails & Beauty will walk you through it all!

YOU WILL NEED:

Nail varnish in 6 different colours // A thin nail brush // A top coat //

STEP 1:

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Paint all of your base colours onto your nails and allow to dry, then repeat with a second coat.

STEP 2:

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Using a different colour of your nail varnish create geometric tips following the shape of your nails. We topped the green with orange, the pink with yellow, the blue with purple, the yellow with green and the orange with pink! But feel free to mix it up and use whichever colours wherever you like!

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