9 Southern Black Female Wedding Photographers

They say if you want something done, ask a Southern woman. Often heard saying phrases like, “y’all,” “where y’at,” “for y’alls information,” or “goodness gracious,” Southern women are nothing less than spectacular. A Southern black woman is usually in a class of their own – captivating, good-humored, God-fearing,  polite, outspoken, and immutable. (Let’s be honest, she’s only helpless when her nail polish is drying.) She’s got a strong nature and great work ethic, which was probably taught to her by her Big Mamma or Nana. All of this undeniably makes her a force to be reckoned with. So, in recognition of these incredible women, I’m taking a few minutes to provide a list of 9 of my favorite Southern Black Female Wedding Photographers. Any one of the inspiring women below will be able to make your wedding dreams come true.


Lauren – Harbor Grace Photography

Lauren from Harbor Grace Photography is one of the best wedding photographers I know. Based in Houston, she has mastered the art of taking artistic and dramatic photos. Harbor Grace Photography is available for all kinds of photo shoots, including engagement sessions, bridal portraits, boudoir, and more. 


Kariss – Pharris Photos

Kariss is one half of the husband and wife photography duo known as Pharris Photos. They have a true passion for capturing life’s special moments, from the engagement or proposal all the way until the wedding day. Though the couple is currently based in Dallas, they are willing to travel wherever love takes them. One final thing I love about Pharris Photos, they also offer videography services! 


Ivy – Ivy Weddings

If fashion photography is more your style, then you can’t go wrong with Ivy from Ivy Weddings. Known for capturing photos with a fashion-forward, dreamy, and romantic aesthetic, Ivy is one of the most talented photographers I know. Like me, she is also well-versed in covering weddings of all cultures and traditions. 


Angela – Angela Lauren Company

Angela Lauren Company was founded in 2016 by Angela Miller. It’s only been a few years and yet she is taking the photography (and videography) world by storm. Light, airy, and fun photos are what Angela promises, and rest assured, you won’t be disappointed! Angela is currently based in Houston but is available for weddings all over the world. 


LaJoy – LaJoy Photography

LaJoy Cox is the founder of LaJoy Photographer. She is a mom, entrepreneur, and most importantly, a wildly talented wedding photographer. Currently based in Atlanta, Georgia, you may have recently seen her work on the Netflix series Love is Blind. LaJoy has been taking photos since high school, which makes her an expert in the field. She never fails to deliver her signature documentary-style photos, whether she’s capturing your wedding day, engagement session, or even a brand or lifestyle shoot. 


Jennifer – Jennifer Ryals Photography

Jennifer of Jennifer Ryals Photography is one of my favorite photographers of the moment. Based in San Antonio, Texas, Jennifer is a wedding photographer with the goal of not only creating real and timeless photos, but also delivering unparalleled customer service. She takes care of her clients and becomes as obsessed with their special day as they are. She’s also available to travel to Austin, Corpus Christi, and destination locations.


Elizabeth – Elizabeth Austin Photography

Elizabeth, or Liz, of Elizabeth Austin Photography has such a unique style of photography I can’t get enough of. Her style is a mix of free-flowing, editorial, and documentary. Soft and romantic images are the result, many of which are candid to capture the most special moments of the day. Elizabeth is based in Atlanta but also photographs destination weddings. 


Tyson – Tyson Pough Photography

Tyson is a photographer I admire for her dedication to the art. As she says, it took her 33 years, a bachelor’s degree in computer science, and a decade-long job as a software engineer to find her true passion in life: photography. As soon as she realized this, Tyson Pough Photography was born. What was once a hobby became her career, and she has quickly become one of the best photographers in Dallas. Tyson is available for weddings, branding/headshots, and even family portraits. 


Misha – Lavishly Lux Studio

Of course, I couldn’t finish this list without giving a little shout out to myself, Misha at Lavishly Lux Studio. My life is photography and at Lavishly Lux, we consider love to be the purest art form there is. Capturing beautiful, elegant, spontaneous moments is our specialty. We take the realism and candid nature of photojournalism and infuse it with beauty, romance, and grace. As a team, we are passionate about our work (if you can even call it work)! I’m based in Dallas but willing to travel to help make your dreams come true.


If you’re planning your upcoming wedding, we hope you’ll keep this insanely talented group of ladies in mind. I can personally guarantee that any one of them will provide you with stunning and timeless photos to cherish for a lifetime.


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