14 Fantastic Wedding Photographers

As photographers and photo enthusiasts, we delight in all kinds of images, photographic styles, and genres of photography. Yet, it’s on days like today that our love for photography has lead us toward another kind of love—that Valentine’s Day kind.

As many as 6 million couples are likely to get engaged on Valentine’s Day, and you know what that means? It’s wedding season! Cue the music and get your cameras ready. It’s time to break out the wedding photos as we highlight 14 absolutely fantastic wedding photographers.

1.  Robert J. Hill | North Florida / International

About Robert

My name is Robert and I love to travel. I have been blessed with an amazing wife who loves to travel as well, and together we get to explore the world, meet amazing people, and shoot incredible weddings. We are currently based in North Florida, but will be leaving this coming June for a World Photo Tour where we will be traveling to Asia, Europe, and across the United States to shoot weddings, hang out with other photographers, see old and new clients, and book sessions/more weddings along the way! We are incredibly excited for what lies ahead!

Why Are You a Wedding Photographer?

I have shot all kinds of photography throughout the past 10 years (landscape, commercial, portraits, etc.) and capturing couples and helping tell their story has impacted me the most. I love wedding photography because there’s no other line of photography that allows you to connect with people and spend as much time with someone as you can with this. I have a year if not more to get to know my clients and help fulfill their vision and tell their story and I don’t believe it gets better than that. I love people and having the opportunity to capture the biggest day of their life is huge! I’m incredibly grateful for what I get to do every week and for the couples I get to work with.

Favorite Quote About Love

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." - Jimmy Hendrix

Allison & Casey / Santa Rosa Beach, FL - Robert J. Hill Photography, Wedding Photographer Allison & Casey / Santa Rosa Beach, FL - Robert J. Hill Photography

Rachel & Brian / Fort Walton Beach, FL - Robert J. Hill Photography, Wedding Photographer Rachel & Brian / Fort Walton Beach, FL - Robert J. Hill Photography

Kalyn & Chris / Destin, FL - Robert J. Hill Photography, Wedding Photographer Kalyn & Chris / Destin, FL - Robert J. Hill Photography

2.  Katie Stoops | Virginia / Travels extensively

About Katie

I am from Virginia, but have been so fortunate to travel the world photographing love. I approach every wedding with a softness and unobtrusiveness because I feel that the more comfortable you are, the more of you I am able to capture. I still use a lot of film in my work—it creates the most beautiful moments and nothing compares to the timelessness of a film shot. My work can be seen in Martha Stewart Weddings, PDN, Southern Living, Southern Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Snippet & Ink, etc.

Why Are You a Wedding Photographer?

I love photographing weddings because every single wedding keeps me inspired. I am always challenged at such a dynamic and fast paced event. As a creative person, I thrive in those situations. Despite the term, "wedding" is all encompassing for the day when two people join their lives together. Each wedding is always different than the one I photograph before or after it. I love that! I also really love that not just the couple, but also their families are so welcoming to me as I document such an important day in their lives. Wedding photography is incredibly different from studio photography in the aspect that everything around is constantly changing from the type of light, direction of light, shifting locations in a heartbeat, etc. You aren't photographing something in a controlled environment and it can be insanely stressful, but at the end of the day, it feels as though you climbed the highest mountain.

Favorite Quote About Love

"I crave you in the most innocent form. I crave to say good night and give you forehead kisses and to say that I adore you when you feel at your worst. I crave you in ways where I just want to be next to you and nothing more or less." - Unknown

Heather & Addison Wedding - Katie Stoops Photography, Wedding Photographer Heather & Addison Wedding - Katie Stoops Photography

Hannah Bridal - Katie Stoops Photography, Wedding Photographer Hannah Bridal - Katie Stoops Photography

Alex & Jeff / San Francisco, CA - Katie Stoops Photography, Wedding Photographer Alex & Jeff / San Francisco, CA - Katie Stoops Photography

3.  Mandi Nelson | Salt Lake City, Utah

About Mandi

Hi, I'm Mandi Nelson—a happy-spirited, easy-going, creative, and fun-loving lady from the Golden State. I'm a simple liver, floral lover, and firm believer in Christ. I studied floral design, then interior design, but landed in photography because it seemed all I was doing was photographing the pretty flowers and spaces. I enjoy capturing memories through my lens with my biggest blessing, my husband, by my side. My happiness comes from being loved, and loving others. 

Why Are You a Wedding Photographer?

I‘ve always known I wanted to be a wedding photographer. There is something beautiful about two people choosing to love each other despite their flaws and deciding they want to spend the rest of their lives together. I am lucky enough to photograph those moments of when they first fell in love. I hope that when they see the photos now, and down the road that it will bring back those emotions and remind them of when and why they first fell in love. 

Favorite Quote About Love

"Love is a thing that you can't define. Though you try with all your might through the riddles and rhymes. It'll fly you like a kite; it'll throw you to the ground, but that's the best thing I have found." - Noah Gundersen

Mandi Nelson Photography, Wedding Photographer Mandi Nelson Photography

Mandi Nelson Photography, Wedding Photographer Mandi Nelson Photography

Mandi Nelson Photography, Wedding Photographer Mandi Nelson Photography

4.  Sean Flanigan | Tacoma, Washington

About Sean

I am 32 years old and I have been shooting weddings for nine years. I am married and I have an energetic 4-year-old. Photography is a huge part of who I am. It's something I continue to pursue creatively on a daily basis, both professionally and personally. 

Why Are You a Wedding Photographer?

Weddings are something I fell into while studying photography at an art school in Seattle. At the time, I was pursuing a career in photojournalism. I was photographing weddings to earn money while interning for local newspapers and it eventually became a full-time job. Today, I love shooting weddings. I feel honored to be a part of the celebration. 

Favorite Quote About Love

"I love love." - Sean

Sean Flanigan Photography, Wedding Photographer Sean Flanigan Photography

Sean Flanigan Photography, Wedding Photographer Sean Flanigan Photography

Sean Flanigan Photography, Wedding Photographer Sean Flanigan Photography

5.  Megan Robinson | Heber City, Utah

About Megan

I am a natural light, wedding, and lifestyle photographer founded in the Pacific Northwest. My ethereal and organic visual imagery can easily be tied back to Guatemalan heritage along with my love for nature. I found a perfect blend of fine art and photo journalistic photography by combining my love for digital and film elements into my images. I am currently based in Heber City, Utah with my husband and our Guatemalan puppy. 

Why Are You a Wedding Photographer?

I love being able to interact with couples and tell their story. Each experience I have with my clients in unique and inspires my work. Weddings have so many important elements and I enjoy the challenge along with the ability to be creative with each session.

Favorite Quote About Love

"Happiness is only real when shared." - Into The Wild; Christopher McCandless

Bridals / Ginger Deer Park, WA - Megan Robinson Photography, Wedding Photographer Bridals / Ginger Deer Park, WA - Megan Robinson Photography

Asi & Sem / Ibiza, Spain - Megan Robinson Photography, Wedding Photographer Asi & Sem / Ibiza, Spain - Megan Robinson Photography

Ryne & Lindsey /  Spokane, WA - Megan Robinson Photography, Wedding Photographer Ryne & Lindsey / Spokane, WA - Megan Robinson Photography

View some of our other favorite wedding photographers by visiting their sites listed below. Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day!

6.  Jason Groupp | New York City / International
7.  Spencer Combs | Minnesota
8.  Pepper Nix | Salt Lake City, Utah
9.  Tim Coulson | Australia
10.  Jasmine Star | Orange County, California
11.  Collin Hughes | London / New York City
12.  Tessa Barton | Salt Lake City, Utah
13.  Matt Miller | LA / NYC / ATL
14.  Amelia Lyon | Orange County, California

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