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30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2024 

March 14, 2024

By Abbey Pleviak

Rangefinder has announced our 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography for 2024!

During WPPI, 2012 Rising Star Caroline Tran took to the WPPI Stage on the Show Floor to announce who among the 50 finalists of Rangefinder’s 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography made it into the coveted final 30. Tran said, “When I came to WPPI for the first time 15 years ago, I was so inspired by all the amazing artists that I met and could only dream of being up on stage with them one day. And here I am today helping celebrate these 30 Rising Stars! I hope you all find just as much inspiration from their beautiful work as I have. I can’t wait to watch what this new generation of incredible photographers does next!” 

Meet our 2024 Winners in our Winners Gallery!

Caroline Tran welcomed 30 Rising Stars in attendance at WPPI onto the WPPI Stage. © Matt Stagliano

Rangefinder’s 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography are: 

Now, in its twelfth year, Rising Stars is a program that invites photographers and industry tastemakers to nominate photographers who have been working full time in the business for five years or less. Those who are chosen from the initial nomination process are invited to submit a portfolio of 30 images and fill out an extensive questionnaire about their background and business, including their style, client experience, approach to post-production, and growth as an artist. 

Congratulations to all our 30 Rising Stars of 2024! Like Tran, we just can’t wait to see what you create next! 

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