Rangefinder’s 30 Rising Stars for 2014: The List (and Full Online Gallery) Revealed!

It’s here — Rangefinder‘s list of 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography, plus the full gallery of images!


Photo © Tyler Branch

We couldn’t be more proud of our honorees and are thrilled to be associated with this talented group of image-makers! After making them wait six weeks to tell anyone about this distinction, we decided they could break their silence (and us, ours) today!

Remember these names below — you are sure to be seeing a lot more of them in the future. And make sure to check back in a couple of weeks to view the stunning gallery of their images when the November issue debuts at PhotoPlus Expo and our digital edition goes live.

We’re also pleased to reveal the fabulous online gallery our sponsor ShootProof has put together — we thank them, as well as our other two amazing sponsors, Richard Photo Lab and Finao, for all their support. The gallery can also be viewed via mobile app, but it must be downloaded to a mobile device or tablet.

Rangefinder‘s 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2014:

Aidan Dockery

Alan Law

Andy Gaines

Bayly & Moore

Brian Van Wyk

Brittany Staddon

Claire Penn

Dallas and Sabrina

Dylan and Sara

Emily Delamater

Erick Reyes

Erum Rizvi

Geoff Duncan

Hannah Millard

James Frost

Jennifer Moher

Lauren Belknap


Leslee Mitchell

Lev Kuperman

Nelson Murray

Nessa Kessinger


Salvatore Dimino

Sidney Bensimon

Still55 Photography

Tara Welch

Taylor Lord

Tyler Branch

Weddings Vintage

Congratulations to all the honorees!

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Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin is the Editor-in-Chief of Rangefinder magazine and the author of Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight From 20 Top Photographers (Amphoto Books, 2009); and The Luminous Portrait (Amphoto Books, 2012). The second-generation native New Yorker cherishes her Sunday mornings hunkered down with The New York Times, fresh bagels and a great cup of coffee.

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  1. What a fantastic list of photographers. Looking forward to browsing the websites of the ones I’m not familiar with on my coffee break.

    Adore the work of Claire Penn and love that she has been included. She just keeps getting better and better.

  2. I’m so pleased to see so many of my talented and hard working friends on this list. I am especially proud to see the UK being represented at an international level.

  3. It’s so great to see how all of you are so supportive and encouraging of your peers and colleagues! Thanks for all the great feedback! Next week I plan to do a post on exactly how we go about finding our honorees each year and will include quotes from some of the other judges besides me. Of course there are SO many talented wedding photographers out there and each and everyone who was nominated and submitted work deserves a shout out as well! You all know who you are. Congrats to every nominee as well and thank you for taking the time and effort to submit!

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  5. Greetings,

    I would love to get this issue in print, but the Barnes and Nobles in my area do not carry it. Is there a way to just order this amazing November issue?


    Brandon Jones

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