There are so many amazing Black Female Photographers out there and I happen to be following some of these best on Instagram. I've decided to do a two part series of my personal list of the Top 20 Black Female Photographers that you should follow! These beautiful women were chosen based off of their work, content, contributions and their brand. Though the list goes on and on, here's Kamia Portrait's list of the Top 20 Black Female Photographers that you should follow!
Stacey Hamilton - Boston, MA
Stacey specialize primarily in Portrait photography. She's currently working on a personal photography project called, "DAT MLNN THO" (That Melanin Though) that highlights the diverse and unique beauty of Black women in Massachusetts. She's also on a personal journey to see more of herself and see the beauty in Black women that she didn't see growing up.
De'Mariah Newsome - Valdosta, GA
De'Mariah specialize in Family, Maternity, and Child portraiture.
Tina Smith - Atlanta, GA
Tina specialize in Lifestyle Photography and Wedding Photography.
Rina Starr (Shots by Starr) - Connecticut
Rina is a Lifestyle photographer/videographer based in Connecticut. She also does Portraits and Event photography.
Ayesha Lakes (PhoArtgraphy) - Stone Mountain, GA
Ayesha specialize in Portrait photography of maternity, babies & children. She's located in Stone Mountain but travels throughout metro Atlanta area.
Jordan Woods (The Refined Photo) - Washington, DC
Jordan specialize in Portraits/Wedding Photography.
Carolyn Grady (Rhythmic Images Photography) - Atlanta, GA
Carolyn specialize in concert/music photography and portraits. Preserving moments in time and capturing the essence of everyday life are two ways in which she approaches photography.
Jamenda Whitehead (Jamichelle Photography) - Cleveland, OH and Atlanta, GA
Jamenda specialize in Family, Lifestyle, and Portraits, with a future focus on Wedding and Engagement photography.
Brittany Richardson - Atlanta, GA
Brittany specialize in Portraits, Weddings, and Branding photography.
Barbara Grimes (Barbara Yvonne Photography) - Smyrna, GA
Barbara specialize in Family & Children Portraiture work and she's located in Smyrna,Ga. However, she service Families in the Metro Atlanta Georgia areas also!
Tina M Strickland (T Marie Images) - Phoenix,AZ
Tina specialize in portraiture.
Jessica Willis (JazzyJae Creations Photography)
Jessica specialize in Weddings, Family, Newborns and Fashion Photography. She travels throughout the United States.
Crystal Smiley (Crystal Noel) - Houston, TX
Crystal specialize in portrait/editorial photography.
Kirsten White - Turnersville, NJ
Kirsten specialize in Women’s portraiture. She loves to photograph women from high school seniors to senior citizens! Giving women, particularly women of color, the experience of being pampered by her makeup artist and given celebrity treatment as they laugh, dance, and capture moments of joy forever makes me feel so fulfilled! Assisting them with quality photos to brand their businesses and help level the playing field is another professional high. She also specialize in Boudoir and glamour sessions to help raise self esteem and combat the negative stereotypes society still tries to force on women. She has recently added Destination Photoshoots to her offerings.
Paula Abu (Narcography) - London
Paula is known as ‘narcography’ and her work is a complete blend of Portraits, Fashion & Street photography. She's based in London mainly but will be transitioning to Miami,Fl next year for a while.
Kevia Gross (Blemished Photography) - Ashburn, GA
Kevia specialize in Portraits, Lifestyle photography and Natural light photography. Though she's based in Ashburn, Georgia she does take opportunities to travel.
Hannah Sterling (Hannah Sterling Photography) - Snellville, GA
Hannah specialize in Portraits, specifically Senior Portraits and Fashion Photography.
Tiara Monique (Tmonique Photography) - Augusta, Georgia
Tiara is a traveling photographer located in Georgia and she specialize in Portraits.
Jakeila Newsome (Jakeila Newsome Photography) - Sarasota, FL
Jakeila specialize in Portraiture and Documentary Photography.
Jordanne Ashley (Jordanne Ashley Productions) - New Orleans, LouisianaJordanne Ashley
Jordanne photographs a little bit of everything, however she's focusing on transitioning solely into Weddings, Editorial and Beauty photography.
I admire so many photographers of all shades but I really admire women photographers who are African American. I'm all about girl power, black girl magic and supporting others, I know first hand that It takes a perfect eye to be a photographer. Their work is unique, none of their brand are like anyone else I've seen, all of their approach is different along with their style. I'm so thankful for their willingness to be featured in my blog.
Currently, I am unable to travel and do networking events due to my day job, so I create my own networking opportunities such as this. I reached out to over 30 African American Female photographers (whom I am following on social media) and I've created friendships just by doing this. Even if you don't blog, still reach out to other people with the same interest as you. You never know how it can benefit you and them!
Make sure to comment your favorite Black Female Photographer in the comment section and make sure to leave their direct links! Once you've done this, don't forget to share this post with someone!
If your looking for a photographer, and one of these women are located in your area, reach out to them and book a session!
You can catch me on the next blog "Top 20 Black Female Photographer:Part 2" and "Top 15 Black Male Photographers"!
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