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Rf Proudly Presents the 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2017!

November 1, 2017

By RF Staff

© Marianne Chua

All of us at Rangefinder have been chomping at the bit, but it’s finally time to celebrate the honorees of our sixth annual 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography competition!

First, here are the trends we observed. While years past have been marked by dark styles and film-like palettes, we’re seeing a return to true documentarians—each with a signature aesthetic twist. Rather than epic landscapes captured from far away, cameras are coming closer to show raw emotions, silly expressions and subtle interactions, conveying—as much as possible—a sort of tangibility of what a wedding really felt like.

Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the list of this year's 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography. (We extend a big THANK YOU to our sponsors, FUJIFILM and ShootProof! ShootProof created our official gallery featuring the full submissions from the honorees):

A WILD ESCAPE
Ages: 28 (Chris), 26 (Gina)
Reside: Cologne, Germany
Years in business: 1

 

ART WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Age: 36
Resides: Dublin, Ireland
Years in business: 4

 

BEN HIGGINS (BOY CALLED BEN)
Age: 28
Resides: Bristol, England
Years in business: 4

 

BEN SOWRY
Age: 27
Resides: Sydney, Australia
Years in business: 1

 

BRUNO REZZA
Age: 28
Resides: Chihuahua, Mexico
Years in business: 5

 

CAMI GRUDZINSKI
Age: 37
Resides: Davenport, FL
Years in business: 4

 

CHRIS GLENN
Age: 32
Resides: Costa Mesa, CA
Years in business: 3

 

DANILO AND SHARON
Ages: 24 (both)
Reside: Belgrade, Serbia/Stockholm, Sweden
Years in business: 4

 

DAREK NOVAK
Age: 42
Resides: Sligo, Ireland
Years in business: 5

 

EMILIE WHITE
Age: 36
Resides: London, England
Years in business: 5

 

GIUSEPPE MARANO
Age: 34
Resides: Rome, Italy
Years in business: 5

 

HAFENLIEBE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Ages: 40 (Björn), 27 (Jessy)
Reside: Hamburg, Germany
Years in business: 3.5

 

HELENA AND LAURENT
Ages: 35 (both)
Reside: San Francisco, CA
Years in business: 4

 

IRINA AND MATEJ
Ages: 30 (Irina), 31 (Matej)
Reside: Osijek, Croatia
Years in business: 2

 

JORDAN VOTH
Age: 27
Resides: Seattle, WA
Years in business: 3

 

JORDANNA MARSTON
Age: 37
Resides: Northamptonshire, England
Years in business: 4

 

KREATIV WEDDING
Age: 33
Resides: Düsseldorf, Germany
Years in business: 4

 

MANTAS KUBILINSKAS
Age: 32
Resides: Washington, D.C.
Years in business: 4

 

MARIANNE CHUA
Age: 30
Resides: London, England
Years in business: 4

 

MARTIJN ROOS
Age: 25
Resides: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Years in business: 2

 

NAOMI GOGGIN
Age: 31
Resides: London, England
Years in business: 5

 

NAOMI VAN DER KRAAN (KNOWME FOTOGRAFIE)
Age: 33
Resides: The Netherlands
Years in business: 2

 

NIGEL JOHN
Age: 32
Resides: Northumberland, England
Years in business: 2

 

PABLO LAGUIA
Age: 38
Resides: Alicante, Spain
Years in business: 5

 

QAY
Age: 31
Resides: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Years in business: 1

 

ROBERTO PANCIATICI
Age: 39
Resides: Berlin, Germany
Years in business: 4

 

SAMUEL GOH
Age: 32
Resides: Singapore
Years in business: 4

 

THE COLAGROSSIS
Ages: 28 (Mitch), 27 (Destany)
Reside: Fort Wayne, IN
Years in business: 4

 

THE FRAMERS
Ages: 31 (both)
Reside: Lisbon, Portugal
Years in business: 4

 

ZALMY BERKOWITZ
Age: 33
Resides: Huntington Beach, CA
Years in business: 3

Congratulations to all!