12 Photographers You Need to Follow on Instagram for Nontraditional & Diverse Wedding Inspiration

While wedding websites and blogs are a great destination for inspiration, wedding photographers are the original sources for beautiful wedding images, most of which are never published on blogs, in magazines, or on websites. If you are looking for original, nontraditional, and diverse wedding inspiration — or just a daily dose of love — then do yourself a favor and follow these talented artists:

Nadiya is intentional and selective about the couples she works with, resulting in a portfolio of diverse, down-to-earth, kind people.

2. Rachel Joy Barehl | @racheljoybarehl | Columbus, OH

Rachel has been a long-time friend and role model. Her portfolio is filled with real joy emanating from couples of all ages and sizes, diverse families, and her own sweet homestead.

3. Kelley Raye | @kelleyraye_ | Atlanta, GA

Kelley's portfolio is full of sunshine and strong women. She truly weaves her social justice values into her work and elevates women.

4. Michelle Terris | @mterrisphoto | Los Angeles, CA

While Michelle isn't exactly a wedding photographer, her Instagram feed will provide you with SO. MUCH. INSPIRATION. She shot the fashion-forward cover of Volume Three, so trust us, her Instagram is a gift.

Jamie is a queer photographer who captures the love of beautiful queer couples and families.

6. Nessa Kessinger | @nessakphotography | Washington, DC

Nessa's images have a fine art edge that transforms beautiful couples into works of art.

7. Jamie Allio | @jamieallio_ | Phoenix, AZ

If you're a couple that's a bit edgy, you will feel right at home with Jamie's artistic interpretations of love.

8. Carly Romeo | @carlyromeoandco | Richmond, VA

Carly is the co-founder of Catalyst, and she is also a talented feminist photographer who doesn't believe in posing, gender roles, or airbrushing clients.

9. Jamie Carle | @jamiecarle | Portland, OR

On her feed, you will find her alternative Pacific Northwest couples competing with her adorable son for your attention.

10. Shawnee Custalow | @a_lovely_photo | Richmond, VA

Follow Shawnee for colorful imagery of diverse, happy people.

This wife and wife team is often traveling to capture the loveliest people and the loveliest scenery.

12. Amy Gray | @yayamygray | Los Angeles, CA

Get ready for some California sunshine and take a color bath in Amy's feed.