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Your wedding day features the full spectrum of emotions the human body is capable of — from the private well-wishings from dear friends to the much-anticipated, take-your-breath-away kiss. Visually, internally, there's a lot to take in, and each memory is one you want never to forget.
There to commemorate each moment of your big day is your wedding photographer. With so many precious moments at stake, this is a job for someone you can trust to capture your surreal experience with creativity, artistic charm and unbridled passion to match the energy you and your loved ones feel during the event.
Choosing who to entrust with this responsibility is a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly, and we've found the best in the business. Here are the top 10 wedding photographers chosen by couples to capture and memorialize their matrimonial bliss:
Dylan and Sara are a dynamic duo whose love for each other, love for photography and love for capturing the most memorable moments can't be topped. This husband and wife team draws inspiration from the energy of couples on their happiest day: their wedding day. Their awe-inspiring imagery perfectly encompasses the energy felt by couples in the height of their romance.
Social Clout: 36,380+ Facebook likes; 3,049+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @sarakbyrne
Four extraordinarily talented photographers and one videographer based in San Francisco, Santa Fe and Washington, D.C. make up Chrisman Studios. This team of exceptionally passionate artists have shared their gift for memorializing weddings around the globe. Chrisman Studios photographers have been recognized year after year by Fearless Photographers as one of the "Top 10 Photographers of the Year," "Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World" and "Top 10 Most Sought-After Wedding Photographers in the World."
Social Clout: 16,510+ Facebook likes; 1,850+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @chrismanstudios
Bella Pictures co-founders George White and John Kringas wove together their experience in photojournalism, marketing and technology to initiate a company that offers incomparable photography services at unparalleled rates. Only the most talented and passionate of photographers are eligible to join this team of wedding imagery experts — one out of 10 who apply, in fact.
Social Clout: 6,890+ Facebook likes; 455+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @Bella_Pictures
Todd Laffler is a phenomenally passionate wedding photographer with a BFA in photography from Maryland Institute College of Art — a top-ranked art school in the U.S. Laffler focuses his talent and his lens on the fluctuating emotions and energies of a couple's big day. His photos collectively tell the story of the special day, and for his undeniable gift, Laffler was named one of American Photo Magazine's "Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World" in 2012.
Social Clout: 4,000+ Twitter followers; 3,565+ Facebook likes
Twitter Handle: @jalaffler
Storytellers and Co features exceptionally talented artists with extraordinary passion for capturing the matrimonial experience. Their team of photographers are committed to engaging all of the emotions of your wedding day while capturing every facet — the small moments of precious intimacy as well as the bold scenes of epic romance. Entrust your day to their talented team and cherish the memories encapsulated in their art forever.
Social Clout: 3,145+ Facebook likes
Following a career in newspaper photography, Brett Butterstein has since accumulated a decade's worth of wedding photography experience aspiring to rank among the top destination wedding photographers in the word. He's been acclaimed by American Photo, Junebug Weddings, Fearless Photographers and Style Me Pretty for his exceptional skills behind the lens. His creative eye and excellent understanding of photo composition allow him to capture a couples essence moment by moment, commemorating their ceremonial bliss with exquisite poise.
Social Clout: 2,295+ Facebook likes; 850+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @butterstein
Dmitri and Sandra are a photography power couple motivated by each other and by the unique energy they feel radiating from each individual couple's romance. They capture each wedding scene by scene with artistic attention to detail. Understanding that each wedding day is original, personal and unbelievably important to their clients, they uphold the value of the moments captured in their photos with unquestioned integrity, dignity and talent.
Social Clout: 1,175+ Facebook likes; 145+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @dmitriandsandra
With a fine art photography and photojournalism background, Kathryn Krueger is exceptionally skilled in her field. Her goal in wedding photography is to capture emotions and energies that will later transcend time, taking the couple back to that rush of feelings even years down the road. Krueger's studio is an award-winning member of the ISPWP, and she is a featured photographer on Style Me Pretty, Junebug Weddings, Wedding Chicks and more.
Social Clout: 1,710+ Facebook likes; 745+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @kathrynkrueger
Husband and wife duo Morgan and Amir first inaugurated Morgan Lynn Photography in 2010 and have since then been taking weddings around the world by storm. The Houston-based photography team is a member of the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers, as well as Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. In 2013, Morgan was syndicated as one of American Photo's "10 Best Wedding Photographers."
Social Clout: 1,195+ Facebook likes
Hayley Anne is a world traveling wedding photographer who has delivered "organic" and "real" photos for clients in nearly a dozen countries from Spain to Lichtenstein. Her wedding photography business stands out for its value for both intrinsic beauty, as well as an eco-friendly methodology. She strives to blend into the background of a wedding setting and allow the energy of the big day to take center stage.
Social Clout: 765+ Facebook likes
Photo sources: intimateweddings.com; dylandsara.com; twitter.com; facebook.com; morganlynnphotography.com