|| 5 edifying photographers to follow on instagram ||

I have learned that one of the quickest ways for me to pick up tips, as a photographer, is to follow other photographers who are well experienced and take lovely photos, with Christ at the center of their business. Today I would like to share a few of the Instagram Photographers that I absolutely love and have learned a lot from:



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1. Hannah Elise Photography


I got this lovely photographer's name from my friend Karen, and I have learned a ton from Hannah. She wrote an awesome article on her blog called "Some Things I've Learned: Blurred Cement," and wow, y'all! Just that one post has radically changed the way I do portraits. I barely ever gave my aperture any thought before I read this post, but after reading it, I realize that getting those "top notch" photos wasn't something you had to have years and years of experience to capture. I could seriously change my business with a 50mm lens, and a good control of my F stop (another word for aperture).


Besides her website, you can also find Hannah Elise's work in the Set Apart Motherhood Magazines.

HER WEBSITE || INSTA || FACEBOOK
SOME PHOTO INSPIRATION FROM HANNAH I LOVE:
KULBARTZ FAMILY : Iowa City
KAYLA + CLYDE : MOTHERHOOD
THOMAS FAMILY : Iowa City



2. Karen Grace Photography

My wonderful friend Karen Whisler is such a lovely photographer! She's also my boss (#incrediblebossaward). Jesus has really gifted this sweet friend of mine with a great eye for photos; she loves people with Christ's love, and makes their session a joy. One thing I love about Karen's work is that she gets lots of candids  - the shots that express what life is like when the camera is turned off, and everyone is just having a ton of fun.

Awesome random facts about Karen: She is genuine & joyful; she is the creative director at The Overflow Blog; her family just relocated, and yet she's still head-deep in photo editing ;) ; and she is extremely gracious {just ask her about those photo deadlines I begged for longer on... ;)}!

HER WEBSITE || INSTA || FACEBOOK
SOME PHOTO INSPIRATION FROM KAREN I LOVE:
Hanna: Downtown Belleville
Family Adventures: Virginia



3. Sarah Morgan Photography 
I just recently found this photographer on Instagram, and I have been so encouraged and inspired by her work! According to her website, Sarah is a Colorado photographer who loves Jesus (and it's very evident in her posts!). :) Something I enjoy about Sarah's work is that she does lots of classy portraits, and she also take lots of great wedding photos. If you are looking for some inspiration in getting good candids, sweet portraits, or capturing a wedding day well, then give Sarah Morgan Photography a follow!

HER WEBSITE || INSTA || FACEBOOK
SOME PHOTO INSPIRATION FROM SARAH I LOVE:
Emily + Philip | Engagement
kaila : a true friend
Alex + Emily || Windsor, CO Wedding



4. Let There Be Light Photography
This Instagram account is exploding with absolutely lovely photos! This photographer, Chenoa, is so gifted with capturing color and emotion. Her photos are lovely! I first found this photographer when I was looking through the list of photographers who contributed to the Set Apart Motherhood Magazine, and I was totally thrilled to have her work coming through my Instagram feed after I followed her; it's definitely beautiful!

HER WEBSITE || INSTA || FACEBOOK
SOME PHOTO INSPIRATION FROM CHENOA:
The Smith Family: Sweet Baby Girl



5. Husiman Photography
I live in Rockford, Michigan, and one of the most popular photographers in my area is Heather Huisman. And She is a wonderful photographer! At least 20 families I know have done photos with her, and have had absolutely stunning results. Heather (or "Mrs. Huisman" as I call her when I see her at MOPS :)), specializes in newborn portraits. And I can remember how grateful I was before I did my first newborn session that I had some of her incredible work to look through on Facebook for ideas. :) The photos of Huisman Photography are taken in incredible lighting, and the editing is done with excellence and beautiful class. If you're looking for a good photographer, I don't think there is anyone I would recommend more than Heather Huisman!

HER WEBSITE || INSTA || FACEBOOK
SOME PHOTO INSPIRATION FROM HEATHER:
MATERNITY & BABY
COUPLES



P.S. Cassidy Elaine Photography is on Instagram! Check it out:




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