75 Black Female Photographers to Follow On Instagram

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

Thank you for celebrating with me 75 phenomenal Black Female Photographers To Follow on Instagram!

Please join my Facebook Group for Professional Photographers at Tomayia Colvin Education-The Community! Everyone is welcome in our little space!

Amy Anaiz


Image by Amy Anaiz

Amy is an Intimate Editorial Wedding Photographer based in New York.


Christin Armstrong

Christin Amstrong

Image by Christin Armstrong

Christin Armstrong is a children and family portrait photographer based in Houston, Texas. She’s also the Executive Director of Mocha Kid Magazine.


Terri Baskin

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Image by Terri Baskin

Terri Baskin is a published wedding photographer based in the DMV.

Ty Bello

Ty Bello Photography

Image by Ty Bello 

Ty is a multi-talented photographer and singer based in Lagos, Nigeria. She is a master of light and storytelling and has been creating stunning portraits for the past decade.

Denise Benson Photography


Image by Denise Benson

Denise Benson is a branding and portrait photographer and photography coach based in Rock Hill, SC.


Kahran Hill Bethencourt

CreativeSoul Photography

Image by: Creative Soul Photography

Kahran is half of the dynamic husband and wife team of Creative Soul Photography. With over 7 years of working with hundreds of children, families, and brands, they specialize in lifestyle photography and authentic, visual storytelling.


Bethany Branch | Bethany E. Photography


Image by: Bethany Branch

Specializing in Maternity, Birth Story, Newborn, and Children Located in Mckinney, TX. 

Cyndi Brown


Image by: Cyndi Brown

Commercial and Celebrity Photographer based in Dallas, Texas. 

Mary Brown


Mary Brown is a wedding, portrait, event, and commercial photographer, covering the New York and New Jersey area.


Tiph Browne

Tiphe Brown Photography

Travel, Portrait and Event Photographer based in Brooklyn, NY

Melificent Bunni

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Melificent focuses on the experiences within the Pan-African Diaspora.

Ashley Canay


Ashley is a cinematographer & wedding photographer based in Florida.


DeAndrea Carroll


DeAndrea Carroll is a natural light photographer from Hearne, Texas


DeLisa Carol


Image by DeLisa Carol

DeLisa is Brand Photographer, Educator, and Business Coach.

Alrinthea Carter

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Image by: Alrinthea Carter

Alrinthea Carter is a fine arts photographer, focused on the abandoned spaces of the American South.

Dana Cole


Image by Dana Cole

Dana a commercial and fashion photographer in Oslo, Norway. Dana is also the Executive Director of Cole Magazine.


Tomayia Colvin


Image by Tomayia Colvin

Tomayia Colvin is high school portrait photographer based in Houston, Texas!


Kim Craven Photography


Image by Kim Craven  

Weddings and Lifestyle Photographer based in Goose Creek, SC

Kiyah Crittendon


Kiyah is an engagement/wedding photographer based out of Atlanta and DC.


Elle Danielle


Elle Danielle is an attorney-turned-photographer based in Nashville, TN.

Cassandra Danley-Arnold


Event photography and natural light environmental photography Children, Adults, Seniors and couples. Photographer in DMV


Jehan Daugherty


Image by Jehan Daugherty

Jehan is a portrait photographer based in Columbus, Ohio.


Arekah Dunlap


Image by Arekah Dunlap

Arekah is a fashion photographer located in Tennessee.


Yagazie Emezi


Image by: Yagazie Emezi

Yagazie Emezi is a documentary photographer from Aba, Nigeria.

Danielle Finney

Danielle Finney

Image by: Danielle Finney

Danielle Finney is natural Light Photographer and Instructor based in Washington, D.C.


Mecca Gamble


Image by Mecca Gamble

Mecca Gamble is a published wedding photographer based in Atlanta, GA.


Charlene Geffrard


Image by: Charlene Geffrard

Charlene Geffrard is an amazing senior portrait & family photographer in Tampa, Florida.

Michelle Harris


Photo by M Harris Studios

Michelle is an award winning wedding photographer based in the DMV.

Sachel Harris of Sachel Samone Photography


Image by Sachel Samone Photography

Sachel is a legacy portrait photographer specializing in capturing the spirit and love of women and couples over the age of 40. Based in Navarre, FL and Anchorage, AK.





LeiLani (“Elle”) is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer specializing in medium format film and a full line of heirloom products. Based in Atlanta and Northern California.





Nisha Lanae Graves is a Commercial PhotograpHER, in Dallas, TX specializing in Lifestyle, Weddings, & Maternity photography.

Cierra Johnson-Hicks


Image by  Cierra Johnson-Hicks

Cierra Johnson-Hicks is a Wedding and Portrait photographer based in New Orleans, LA


Latasha Haynes of Ike & Tash

Latasha Haynes

Image by Ike & Tash

Tash is a half of a husband and wife photography team based in Tacoma, WA. Tash is also the founder of Blink Conference.

Sasha HollowaySashaHollowaySasha is a Visual Artist + Biz Blogger residing in South Atlanta, Georgia.


Catherine Holmes


Image by Catherine Holmes

Catherine is a body positive natural light and female portraiture photographer in Norfolk, Virginia.


Jacque Jackson

Ollipop Photography

Image by Jacque Jackson

Jacque is a documentary family photographer, filmmaker + educator in Houston, Texas.


Eliza Jane Photography


Image by Eliza Jane Photography

Courtney Cobb of Eliza Jane Photography is an international destination wedding photographer based in Los Angeles, CA

LaJune King

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Photo by LaJune King

LaJune is a portrait photographer in Fresno, Texas and creator of the Know Your Beautiful campaign to inspire inner beauty and build the self esteem of young women.

Amber Knowles – The Amber Studio


Image by The Amber Studio

Amber Knowles founded The Amber Studio with the purpose of capturing real love. The Amber Studio offers wedding photography & portrait services in the DFW Metroplex, throughout Texas, and in special destinations.


Latoya Dixon Photography

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Image by Latoya Dixon Photography


NITASHIA JOHNSON, is a Commercial Photographer / Design Instructor, in Dallas, TX.


Digital Illustration by NITASHIA JOHNSON
“Self,”what love starts with. The publication series created to uplift men and women of color. Personal reflections included. (November 15th 2017)theselfpublication.com


Leslie Kerhsaw


Image by Leslie Kerhsaw

Leslie Kershaw is a lifestyle and documentary photographer based in Washington, D.C.


Kesha Lambert


Image by
Kesha Lambert

Attorney & Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Lynda Louis


Image by Lynda Louis

Lynda is an Atlanta and New York based wedding & lifestyle photographer.


Amber Marlow

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Image by Amber Marlow

New York based editorial wedding photographer. Local + destinations. NYC’s preeminent luxury elopement expert.

Also the founder of the Pineapple North Project, a digital platform for creative business owners that seeks to elevate the voices of women and PoC.

Sasha Matthews

Sasha Matthews

Image by Sasha Matthews

Maternity, Newborn, & Family Photographer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana



Cheriss May


Image by Cheriss May

Cheriss May is a photojournalist based in Washington, D.C. (but travels)!


Ruby Melton


Image by Ruby Melton

Ruby is the visionary behind Brown Girls With a Camera and The Mint Conference.


Tori Mckoy Imagery

Fashion and Wedding Photographer based in Raleigh, NC


Tarji Michelle Photography


Image by Tarji Smedley

Tarji Smedley is a lifestyle, commercial, fashion photojournalist based in Chicago.  Her couture lifestyle photography brands are Bliss (weddings), Glow (maternity) and Narcissist (boudoir)


Brianna Mills


Image by Brianna Mills

Brianna is a travel, portrait, and headshot photographer based in Oakland, CA.


Samia Minnicks


Image by Samia Minnicks

Samia Minnicks is a lifestyle portrait photographer

Located in Richmond, Virginia


Nicole Mondestin
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Image by Nicole Mondestin

Nicole Mondestin Photography specializes in Editorial Portraits, Wedding & Lifestyle Photography
Located in Queens,NY


Sharetha Monique


Image by Sharetha Monique

Sharetha Monique is lifestyle portrait and fine art photographer based in Charlotte, NC.

She has two business IG pages:

  • Lifestyle Portraits
  • Black & White Fine Arts – www.instagram.com/sharethamonique


Kimberly Murray

Image by Kimberly Murray

Kimberly Murray is a commercial and still life photographer based in Atlanta, GA


Nadiya Nacorda / Imani Photo


Image by Nadiya Nacorda / Imani Photo

Elopement, Wedding, Travel Photographer DC, NY & LA

Oriana Koren


Image by Oriana Koren

Oriana Koren is an editorial photographer and writer based in Los Angeles, CA.


Stacy Pierce Photography

Stacy is a brand photographer residing in the sunny state of Florida!

Tyrenda Pentecost


Tyrenda is a published for Weddings, Engagements, & Maternity Photographer in the Greater Bay Area, California.


Tyson Pough


Image by Tyson Pough

Tyson is a high school senior, wedding, and family portrait photographer in Dallas, Texas.


Sheree Pratt

Image by Sheree Pratt

Sheree Pratt is a lifestyle/portrait photographer based in Charlotte NC


Kam Ridley, New York, NY


Image by The Kam-Era Photography “ Archiving Social Issues through Fashion Photography”


Candice M. Roberts


Image by Candice M. Roberts

El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz, Spain

US born and raised. Currently traveling.  Travel, lifestyle and family.  


Prudence Rufus

Images were created and copyrighted by Photos by Pru -- www.PhotosByPru.com.

Images were created and copyrighted by Photos by Pru — www.PhotosByPru.com.


Keda Sharber


Image by Keda Sharber

Keda is a dance & portrait photographer based in Houston, Texas


Miranda Drummond


Image by Miranda Drummond

Miranda Drummond is a portrait and wedding photographer based in Maryland.


Toni Shaw

Shaw Photography Group

Shaw Photography Group

Image by Toni Shaw

Toni Shaw is a portrait and commercial photographer out of Greensboro, NC


Sirena Singleton | Aneris Photography

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Image by Aneris Photography 

Sirena Singleton  is a destination wedding, lifestyle, and branding portrait photographer and educator based in Charleston, SC.


Sorena A Photography


Image by Sorena A Photography

Sorena is a Portrait, Wedding and Event photographer serving the New Orleans Metropolitan.


Angelica Smith


Image by Angelica Smith

Angelica is a children’s portrait photographer in Louisiana.


Tina M. Strickland


Image by Tina M. Strickland

Tina Strickland is a portrait photographer based in Phoenix, AZ


Dee Thompson Photoart


Image by Dee Thompson Photoart

Dee is a published fine art architecture and event photographer in Washington, DC area.



Tracy Turner


Image by Tracy Turner

Tracy Turner is a Portrait and Event photographer based in the Orlando Florida area


Takiyah Wallace


Image by Takiyah Wallace

Takiyah is a portrait photographer in Dallas, Texas, and creator of Brown Girls Do Ballet.

Bee Walker


Image by Bee Walker of Paper Monday 

Creative duo | We use portraiture and visual storytelling to examine identities and experiences within society.


Janina Wiggins – Blue Cheeze Photography


Image by Blue Cheeze Photography

Janina Wiggins is a natural light photographer based in Las Cruces, NM

Lynsey N. Weatherspoon


Image by Lynsey N. Weatherspoon

Lynsey Weatherspoon is an Atlanta and Birmingham (AL) based commercial, portrait and editorial photographer.



Lyndah Wells Photography

Kristina-Courtney-Willis-Wedding-Grand Lucayan-Bahamas-Wedding © 2017 Lyndah Wells Photography |www.lyndahwellsblog.com | www.lyndahwells.com

Kristina-Courtney-Willis-Wedding-Grand Lucayan-Bahamas-Wedding © 2017 Lyndah Wells Photography |www.lyndahwellsblog.com | www.lyndahwells.com

Image by Lyndah Wells Photography

Lyndah Wells is a Wedding & Lifestyle photographer specializing in creative storying telling with an emphasis on the beautiful light and colors in The 700 Islands of The Bahamas.

About the Author:

Tomayia Colvin, is an international wedding and senior portrait photographer, best-selling children’s book author, and photography educator in Houston, Texas. She is the Leader of the Northeast Houston Tuesday Together Group and drives to make the community a place of where everyone is welcome. She is on a mission to celebrate diversity and work with conferences and workshop organizers to bridge the color division and to include voices that are missing from the photography industry. She’s the mom of two dynamic little people and is often busy shuffling kids from basketball practice to Cub Scouts. She lives for the car rider line, Dr. Pepper, and making blue jeans, Converse, and t-shirts the new business casual.

Tomayia has previously taught at WPPI, Imaging USA, United, The Focus Tour by Melanie Anderson, Turn It Up by the Academy of Wedding Photographers, The Revive Summit, The Professional Photographers Guild of Houston, and a host of others.

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  1. Nice list of photographers, but there are 4 professional black female sports photographers in the nation, who are some of the best in the field, and not one of them is listed here.

  2. Nell Carroll says:

    Beautiful images to loose myself in. Noticing only one I would classify as news driven photojournalism. Are these talented women forgoing the stress and low pay of that field for more lucrative work? I am asking sincerely as a photo director for a newspaper.

  3. Ian says:

    You left off one. Sena Danquah!
    Her work with children is incredible.
    Please at least give her honorable mention!

  4. Dee Maxwell says:

    no English ones here 🙂

    @Lensi_Photography and @Lensi.Photography.Weddings

    Fashion, Weddings, Commercial, Pressl and Events

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  6. Anya phils says:

    Check out @i_am_oti from nigeria on instagram. Shes doing great work.

  7. Cheriss May says:

    Honored to be on this list with such DOPE photographers! <3

  8. Beautiful collection! Does anyone know where Sasha Holloway went??? Just came back to photography & was looking up one of my favs & poof, she’s gone! 🙁

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