Our 50 Finalists for 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography  

January 18, 2024

By Abbey Pleviak

Rangefinder’s much-anticipated announcement of the 50 finalists for the 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography is here! Now, in its twelfth year, Rising Stars is a program that invites 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. 

Lead Judge and Content Director for Rangefinder, Arlene Evans says, “These photographers represent the next exciting generation of storytellers bringing fresh and unique style to wedding photography. Their stories evoke emotion that resonates with the viewer. They also show technical proficiency and push the boundaries with their perspectives and post-processing skills. We are excited to showcase these photographers as 30 Rising Stars finalists!” 

50 Finalists for 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 

Congratulations to all our finalists! See our full finalist gallery here.

Immerse yourself in a gallery of our incredible finalists here! 

30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography to be Announced at WPPI 2024

Join us at WPPI in Las Vegas from March 3 – 7 where we will announce and honor the winners of our twelfth edition of 30 Rising Stars. You’ll also be able to attend sessions by some of our current finalists and a current 2023 judge, including: 

View our finalists gallery here. Get your tickets to WPPI today! 

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