Top 10 Best Wedding Photographers in Charlotte


Charlotte’s wedding season is here. The Queen City now has more venues, caterers, and photographers than ever before – great for couples who want choices, but terrible for the indecisive.

To help out the latter, we decided to ask our Instagram followers who they thought the best wedding photographer in Charlotte was.

Our poll received a total of 757 submissions and the following ranking represents the photographers who were tagged the highest number of times. While this may seem somewhat subjective, we have researched all of the following photographers to check for consistent outstanding quality, and I can say with complete confidence that they are some of the best wedding photographers in the entire Charlotte region.

#10 (tie) Ana Meskh Photography @anameskhphoto

Ana Meskh had a total of 19 mentions on our Instagram poll, and while she has one of the smallest Instagram followings on this list, with 571 followers, she also has one of the highest engagement scores at 27.83%, with an average of 147 likes and 12 comments on each of her posts.

Ana first launched her business last March and is already demonstrating some of the most amazing talent in our city.

Her style tends to be traditional, colorful, and creative;


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#10 (tied) Angela Tucker @photographybyangelatucker

Angela Tucker also had 19 mentions on our poll. She has a total of 2,557 followers, but a lower engagement score of 4.8%, with an average of 112 likes and 12 comments per post.

Angela “is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Charlotte, North Carolina and available for worldwide travel.”

Her style is bright, vibrant, and elegant;


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#8 (tied) Critsey Rowe Photography @critseyrowephotography

Critsey Rowe had a total of 20 mentions in our poll and has one of the largest Instagram followings on our list with over 21,400 followers. She currently has an engagement rate of 1.54% with an average of 317 likes and 13 comments per post.

According to her wedding photography website, she’s captured weddings all around the country, including in New York, New Jersey, California, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Mexico and Germany.

Her style is creative, bold, and classic;


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💕Esther and Carter didn’t let hurricane Florence steal their thunder! They took it right back and made it an epic day! ✨ Exactly one year ago on Saturday, September 15th Carter and Esther (former New Yorkers who moved south for “the weather”) got engaged and began planning their Charleston wedding; until it was canceled in an instant as hurricane Florence barrels towards the Carolinas. However, hurricane Florence didn’t stop Loetz and Walsh from celebrating what would have been their wedding day. The couple dressed up and celebrated locally in Charlotte with a photo shoot in the rain and party with friends. Their new wedding date is slated for November 30th at the William Aiken House in Charleston. They are working with local Charlotte wedding planner, Jackie Fogartie who organized the photo shoot in the rain with Critsey Rowe Photography. ” I wanted to make their day special even if they couldn’t get married. They are such a fun couple that I knew they’d want to do something fun to mark what was supposed to be their wedding day.” Fogartie has years of experience planning weddings in areas where big weather happens. September marks the kick off of hurricane season. For couples planning weddings in areas that are prone to big weather, Fogartie advises to get wedding insurance, and get it well in advance of your date. “There is liability and postponement insurance, and both are worth it. It’s not overkill, it’s smart.”

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The cutest little flower girls and ring bearer you ever did see! 💕

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#8 (tied) Makenzie Lauren @makenzielaurenphoto

Makenzie Lauren tied for 8th on our poll with 20 total mentions, in spite of her comparatively small Instagram following of 867. She has a high engagement of 13.51% with an average of 112 likes and 5 comments per post.

Makenzie’s notes on her website that she’s now engaged “to the raddest dude ever. I know, super cool. Being a wedding photographer, while also being engaged has been an awesome experience, and has given me so much insight into how a bride wants to be treated…”

Her style is rustic, vibrant, and traditional;


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#6 We Are One Photography @weareonephoto 

The Josh and Brooke are the husband and wife team behind We Are One, earning a total of 23 recommendations on our poll. They have 2,269 total Instagram followers with an engagement score of 5.12% with an average of 111 likes and 5 comments per post.

They first started capturing weddings together when they were dating and they are now 3 years into their marriage.

Their style is creative, elegant, and bold;


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This moment right here, it’ll never get old.

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#5 Bethany Renee Photography @bethanyreneephotos 

Bethany Renee racked up a total of 26 mentions on our Instagram poll. She has 929 followers and an engagement score of 4.15% with an average of 38 likes and 1 comment per post.

Bethany is originally from LA, but recently moved to Charlotte for the same reason that most people move to Charlotte – because we’re awesome.

Her style is colorful, classic, and vibrant, similar to a photo to oil painting;

#4 Brittany West

Brittany West is a destination elopement and destination wedding photographer with a strong focus on the intimate connection between a couple on their wedding day. When she isn’t capturing the nuptials of couples on mountain tops in places like Asheville she can be found coordinating the logistics of an elopement for couples, typically working closely with the betrothed guiding them every step of the way. The merging of wedding photographer and wedding day coordinator allows Brittany to give her clients the best wedding day possible.

#3 Quilt & Color Photography @quiltandcolorphoto

Jake and Liv are a young power couple with a growing and loyal following around the Charlotte region – a total of 27 people recommended them in our poll. They have a total of 1,166 Instagram followers and a high engagement score of 13.74%, averaging 147 likes and 13 comments per post.

They love to travel for weddings with trips still booked to Arizona, Colorado, Florida, West Virginia, and South Carolina over the next couple months.

Their style is bold, rustic, and traditional;


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This first look 😭😭😭 Swipe right to see the whole thing. You won’t regret it. That last pic gets me every time 🧡

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#2 Eggleston & Co @egglestonandco

“We’re Christian and Kat Eggleston, a slightly dorky, majorly dog-obsessed husband and wife photography duo based out of the small town of Davidson, North Carolina, right above Charlotte.”

The duo brought in 31 mentions on our poll and they have 1,479 Instagram followers with an engagement score of 7.66%.

Their style is powerful, classic, and creative;


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Currently missing running around the Golden Coast with these two. 🖤

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#1 Anchor & Veil Photography @anchorandveil

Our top recommendation via Instagram comments brought in a commanding 45 recommendations.

Devin & Kathryn Robinson are behind Anchor & Veil Photography. With over 11,800 total followers, their profile simply states, “For those who don’t want the same basic wedding photos as their friends. Grace Alone.”

Their style is epic and magical;


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These two got married yesterday and as you can tell, it was an awesome and exciting day!! #SparklerExit #HeDrewHerN

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Honorable Mentions

The following Charlotte wedding photographers generated slightly fewer recommendations under our post, but they are still incredibly talented photographers representing a wide variety of styles;


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Doesn’t get any better than looks full of love and dresses full of bugs. Who knew palmettos loved chiffon so much? 😂

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golden hues + tender moments ✨

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Who did we miss?

Let us know your favorite Charlotte wedding photographer in the comments below!