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200+ Black owned Businesses in the Photography and Events industry

Our dear clients, Saori & Devante shared a video earlier this week, dedicated to the whole Wedding Photography and Events community. It got our team thinking what actions and steps we can take, to help the Black creative community in the long run. Inclusion and equality isn’t something that happens over night, or even in a week. The changes we make need to be embedded into our personal and business choices.
If you’re a photographer, videographer, event planner, floral designer, stylist, baker or any type of creative vendor who works inside the Wedding & Events Industry, here’s how you can support:

  1. Revise your Vendor Recommendations. Does the list include any BIPOC owned businesses? Whichever your answer is, take a look at the talented folks we highlighted below and identify local vendors that you can add to your list. 
  2. It’s common practice for photographers and videographers, to refer clients to fellow colleagues, when they’re already booked for a certain date. If you have a Referrals list, review it. Do you recommend both, white and BIPOC owned vendors? If not, or if you think you could do better – check the list below.

You’re about to meet 200+ brilliant black artists, creatives and business owners that you can follow, hire, recommend and support. Starting from today. On this list, you will find photographers (wedding, portrait, family, maternity, documentary, fashion, boudoir, etc), filmmakers, event planners, floral designers, calligraphers, make-up and hair artists, and other wedding vendors. 
We’ll be updating and growing this list on a weekly basis, adding more categories, names and locations covered. If you have somebody in mind whom you’d like to recommend, please message us via Instagram and we’ll be sure to add them to this post. 

Change starts with little steps.

Photo by Avonné Photography

Wedding Photographers & Videographers

US Based

Adonye Jaja | Wedding Photographer
Location: Denver, CO
Website: adonyejaja.com
Instagram: @adonyejaja

Alexis Arraie | Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer
Location: Dallas, TX
Website: arraieportraiture.com
Instagram: @arraieportraiture

Alexis Gleason | Wedding, Boudoir & Family Photographer
Location: Sacramento, CA
Website: lexandwolfphotography.com
Instagram: @lexandwolfphotography

Amari & Madelynn Kenoly | Foot Candles Photography | Destination Wedding Photographers
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Website: footcandles.photography
Instagram: @footcandles

Anée Atelier | Wedding & Editorial Photographers
Location: New York City, NY
Website: aneeatelier.com
Instagram: @aneeatelier

Anesia Baugh | Wedding Videographer
Location: Charlotte, NC
Website: anesiabvideography.com
Instagram: @anesiab_videography

Angie Diaz | Wedding Photographer & Videographer
Location: Maui, HI
Website: angiediazphotography.com
Instagram: @angiediazphotography

Anika Fatouros | Wedding, Portraits, Maternity & Boudoir Photographer
Location: Westchester, NY
Website: anikafatouros.com
Instagram: @anikafatourosphotos

Ashanta Staten | Wedding Photographer
Location: Raleigh, NC
Website: butamomentphotography.com
Instagram: @butamomentphotography

Ashleigh Bing | Wedding, Engagement & Lifestyle Photographer
Location: Bowie, MD
Website: ashleighbingphotography.com
Instagram: @ashleighbing

Aspen Jeannė | Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer
Location: Seattle, WA
Website: aspenjeanne.com
Instagram: @aspenxjeanne

Avonné Photography | Wedding Photographer
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Website: avonnephotography.com
Instagram: @avonnephotography

Brandon Bibbins | Wedding Photographer
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Website: brandonbibbins.com
Instagram: @flashbibbs

Bree McDaniel | Wedding and Engagement Photographer
Location: Atlanta, GA / Seattle, WA
Website: brimcdanielphotography.com
Instagram: @brimcdee

Bria Nicole | Wedding, Elopement & Boudoir Photographer
Location: Tyler, TX
Website: wolfandrosephotography.com
Instagram: @wolfnrosephotos

Brittany Way Richardson | Wedding & Portrait Photographer
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Website: brichphotography.com
Instagram: @brichphotography

Brittnie Price | Wedding & Boudoir Photographer
Location: NYC, NY
Website: brittniepricephotography.com
Instagram: @brittniepricephotography

Candice Wright | Wedding Photographer
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Website: candicewrightphotography.com
Instagram: @candicewrightphotography

Celisia Stanton | Wedding Photographer
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Website: celisiastanton.com
Instagram: @celisiastanton

Chanté Burt | Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: chanteburt.net
Instagram: @chanteburtphotography

Chi Chi Ari | Wedding Photographer
Location: New York City, NY
Website: chichiarilove.com
Instagram: @chichiarilove

Dani Brewer | Wedding & Family Photographer
Location: Memphis, TN
Website: danibrewerphotography.com
Instagram: @danibrewer

Danielle Hollins | Wedding & Portrait Photographer
Location: Atlanta, GA
Website: foreverphotographyatl.com
Instagram: @foreverphotographyatl

Elizabeth Austin | Wedding Photographer
Location: Atlanta, GA
Website: elizabethaustinphotography.com
Instagram: @elizabethaustinphoto

Erica Marlëne | Wedding, Brand & Maternity Photographer
Location: San Diego, CA
Website: thesocalstandard.com
Instagram: @socal.standard

Erin Lewis | Portrait, Wedding & Elopement Photographer
Location: Atlanta, GA
Website: n/a
Instagram: @kissingsongcreative

Gabbi Byrd | Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer
Location: Charlotte, NC
Website: gabbibyrd.com
Instagram: @gabbibyrdphotography

Honeysage Photo Co. | Wedding, Family & Newborn Photographer
Location: Lexington, KY
Website: amaninichae.com
Instagram: @honeysagephotoco and @littlelovesbyhoneysage

Hope Ballenger | Wedding Photographer
Location: Atlanta, GA
Website: hopeballenger.com
Instagram: @hopeballengerphotography

Ike and Tash Haynes | Wedding and Portraits Photographers
Location: Tacoma, WA
Website: ikeandtash.com
Instagram: @ikeandtash

Janae Dawson | Wedding & Elopement Photographer
Location: Claremont, CA
Website: janaemariephotography.com
Instagram: @janaemarie_photography

Jennifer Ryals | Wedding Photographer
Location: San Antonio, TX
Website: jenniferryals.com
Instagram: @jenniferryalsphotography

Jeremy Tauriac | Wedding & Portrait Photographer
Location: New Orleans, LA
Website: tauriacphoto.com
Instagram: @tauriacphoto

Joe Codrington | Wedding Photographer
Location: New England
Website: joesphotoco.com
Instagram: @joes.photo.co

John Branch IV | Wedding Photographer
Location: North Carolina + New York
Website: jbivphotography.com
Instagram: @jbivphotography
YouTube Channel: John Branch IV Photography

Joshua & Anyeka Dwain | Wedding Photographers
Location: NY / Washington, DC
Website: joshuadwain.com
Instagram: @joshua_dwain

Jovani Rosborough | Wedding & Elopement Photographer
Location: Boston, MA
Website: dreamalittlebig.com
Instagram: @dreamalittlebigphoto

Judah Avenue | Wedding & Newborn Photographer
Location: Maryland, VA & Washington DC
Website: judahavenue.com
Instagram: @judahavenue

Justin Douglas | Wedding Photographer
Location: TX / AZ
Website: justindouglasphotos.com
Instagram: @justindouglasphotography

Kaleb and Elaine Jiminez | Wedding Videographers
Location: FL / CO
Website: kejproductions.com
Instagram: @kejproductions

Kanayo Adibe | Wedding Photographer
Location: Washington, DC
Website:  kanayoadibe.com
Instagram: @kanayo_adibe

Kelbert McFarland | Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer
Location: Baton Rouge, LA / Tulsa, OK
Website: kelbert.co
Instagram: @kelbertmcfarland

Kelley Williams | Wedding Photographer
Location: CA
Website: kelleywphotos.com
Instagram: @kelleywphotos

Kellie Finch | Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer
Location: Baltimore, MD
Website: kfinchphotography.com
Instagram: @kfinchphotography

Kiyah Crittendon | Wedding Photographer
Location: Atlanta, GA / Washington DC
Website: kiyahcrittendon.com
Instagram: @kiyahc

Lavishly Lux Studio | Wedding Photographer
Location: Dallas, TX
Website: lavishlylux.com
Instagram: @lavishlyluxstudio

Love & Capture Photography | Wedding Photographer
Location: San Diego, CA
Website: loveandcapture.com
Instagram: @lovencapture

Marvin Flavien | MK Flav Video | Full-service video production company
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Website: mkflavvideo.com
Instagram: @mkflavvideo

Matoli Keely | Fine Art Wedding & Editorial Photographer
Location: San Diego, CA
Website: matolikeelyphotography.com
Instagram: @matolikeelyphoto

Meme Crayton | Wedding & Elopement Photographer
Location: Dallas, TX
Website: memeurbane.com
Instagram: @memeurbanephoto

Michelle Harris | Wedding Photographer & Videographer
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Website: mharrisstudios.com
Instagram: @mharris_studios

Morgan–Raquel & Co | Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer
Location: Baltimore, MD
Website: morganraquel.co
Instagram: @morganraqco

Phylicia Willis | Wedding & Brand Photographer
Location: Charlotte, NC
Website: poshmomentsphoto.com
Instagram: @phylicia.willis

Renoda Campbell | Wedding Photographer
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, CA
Website: photosbyrc.com
Instagram: @renodacampbellphoto

Rhea Whitney | Wedding Photographer & Educator
Location: Washington DC & Houston, TX
Website: rheawhitney.com and photobombacademy.com
Instagram: @rheawhitney and @photobombacademy

Rodney Brown | Portrait, Couple & Wedding Photographer
Location: SF, SAC, CA, JW
Website: rodneybrownphotography.com
Instagram: @rdnybrwn

Sacia Matthews | Destination Wedding & Boudoir Photographer
Location: Charleston, SC
Website: saciamatthews.com
Instagram: @saciamatthews

Savannah Linn | Wedding & Elopement Photographer
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Website: savannahlinn.com
Instagram: @savannahlinnphoto

Shira Wilson | Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer
Location: Arkansas, TN
Website: shiramariephoto.com
Instagram: @shiramariephoto

Sirena Singleton | Wedding, Lifestyle & Branding Photographer
Location: Charleston, SC
Website: anerisphotography.com
Instagram: @anerisphotos

Spirit of Revelry Photography | Travel Wedding Photographers
Location: Houston, TX
Website: spiritofrevelry.com
Instagram: @spiritofrevelry

Stanley Babb | Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer
Location: South Florida, FL
Website: stanlophotography.com
Instagram: @stanlophotography

Tarmine Guichette | Wedding Photographer
Location: Kansas City, MO
Website: tarmine.com
Instagram: @tarmineguichette

Tasha Puckey | Wedding & Portrait Photographer
Location: Williamsport, PA
Website: tashapuckeyphotography.com
Instagram: @tashapuckeyphotography

Tayanna Nelson | Wedding & Boudoir Photographer
Location: Kansas City, MO
Website: hey-tay.com and good-bodies.com
Instagram: @heytayphoto and @goodbodieskc

Taylor S. Hunter | Wedding & Portrait Photographer
Location: Atlanta, GA
Website: taylorshunter.com
Instagram: @goldentimetay

Teshorn Jackson | Wedding & Portrait Photographer
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Website: teshornjackson.com
Instagram: @teshornjackson

The Rivers Photo | Wedding Photographers
Location: FL, GA, NY
Website: theriversphoto.com
Instagram: @theriversphoto

Trae Johnson | Destination Wedding & Elopement Photographer
Location: Austin, TX
Website: traejohnsonphotos.com
Instagram: @traejohnsonphoto

Trene Forbes | Wedding & Portrait Photographer
Location: Baltimore, MD
Website: treneforbes.com
Instagram: @treneforbesphotography

Tonjanika Smith | Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Website: tonjanikasmith.com
Instagram: @tonjanikasmith

Vanessa Hicks | Wedding Photographer
Location: San Diego, CA
Website: vanessahicksphotography.com
Instagram: @vanessahicksphotography

Victoria B Turner | Wedding Photographer
Location: Maryland, VA & Washington DC
Website: toridelphotography.com
Instagram: @toridelphotography

Photo by Phylicia Willis

Other Countries

Aida Glowik | Wedding & Elopement Photographer
Location: Germany
Website: aidaandtim.com
Instagram: @aidaandtim

Ann Abis | Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Website: annabisphotography.ca
Instagram: @annabis_photography

Franklyn K. | Wedding Photographer
Location: Paris, France
Website: franklyn-k.com
Instagram: @franklyn.kw

Igor Demba | Destination Wedding & Elopement Photographer
Location: UK
Website: igordemba.com
Instagram: @igordemba

John Davis Media | Wedding Filmmaker
Location: UK
Website: n/a, Fb page
Instagram: @johndavismedia

Karolina Okoko Fotografia | Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer
Location: Poland
Website: karolinaokoko.myportfolio.com
Instagram: @karolinaokoko.fotografia

Thobelani Mdletshe | Wedding, Events & Family Photographer
Location: South Africa
Website: n/a
Instagram: @thobelani_mdletshe_photography

William Lambelet | Wedding Photographer
Location: Montpellier Provence, France
Website: williamlambelet.com
Instagram: @williamlambeletphotography

Photo by Foot Candles Photography

Non-wedding photography: 

US Based

Adrienne Raquel | Editorial and Fashion Photographer
Location: New York City, NY
Website: adrienneraquel.com
Instagram: @adrienneraquel

Allyse Francis | Product & Portrait Photographer
Location: New York City, NY
Website: allysefrancis.com
Instagram: @foto.a.f

BMP + Co | Blackberry Molasses | Personal Branding, Lifestyle & Commercial Food Photographer
Location: FL
Website: bmpandcompany.com
Instagram: @blackberrymolassesphotography

Candace Howe | Contemporary Portrait & Maternity Photographer⁣
Location: New York City, NY
Website: photostorycollections.com
Instagram: @candacehowe_

Chinelle Rojas | Birth Photographer & Self Portrait Artist
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
Website: tampabirthphotographer.com and chinellero.com
Instagram: @tampabirthphotographer and  @myblackselfproject

Dana Scruggs | Editorial Photographer
Location: NY
Website: danascruggs.com
Instagram: @danascruggs

Denise Benson | Personal Branding, Lifestyle, Families, Seniors & Portrait Photographer
Location: Charlotte Metro Area, NC & SC
Website: denisebensonphotography.com
Instagram: @denisebensonphotography

Deun Ivory | Editorial Portrait Photography
Location: Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX
Website: deunivory.co
Instagram: @deunivory

Felicia Reed | Fashion-Inspired Portrait Photographer
Location: Austin, TX
Website: feliciareed.com
Instagram: @feliciareedphotography

Hadonica’s Photography | Portrait, Senior and Boudoir Photographer
Location: Cleveland, MS
Website: hadonicasphotography.com
Instagram: @hadonicasphotography

Jamilla Yipp | Family Lifestyle Photographer
Location: Oak Park and Chicago, IL
Website: jamillayipp.com
Instagram: @jamillayippphotography

Jason Michael Bryant | Portraits, Lifestyle, Editorial & Commercial Photographer
Location: San Antonio, TX
Website: jasonmichaelbryant.com
Instagram: @jmichaelbryant

JLondon Images | Senior, Branding & Portrait Photographer
Location: Atlanta, GA
Website: jlondonimages.com
Instagram: @jlondon_images

Joli Adore | Birth Photographer
Location: MD, DC, VA, PA
Website: joliadorephotography.com
Instagram: @joli_adore_photography

Kamyiis Mclean | Fashion, Editorial Photographer
Location: New York City, NY
Website: kamyiis-photographyportfolio.format.com
Instagram: @kamyiis

Keshia Rice | Boudoir Photographer
Location: Oahu, HI
Website: intimateartistry.com
Instagram: @keshiarice_intimateartistry

Kristopher Tabor | Portrait Photographer
Location: Memphis, TN
Website: kristophertabor.com
Instagram: @kristophertabor

Louise Gibson | Film Photographer
Location: Champaign, IL
Website: milouphotography.com
Instagram: @milou_photography

Lynette C Davis | Seniors, Headshots & Portrait Photographer
Location: Decatur, GA
Website: lynetteclarkdavis.com
Instagram: @lynetteclarkdavis

Meet The Bryants | Family & Portrait Photographers
Location: San Antonio, TX
Website: meetthebryants.com
Instagram: @meetthebryantsphoto

Nicole Buchanan | Documentary Photographer
Location: Atlanta, GA
Website: nicolebuchanan.com
Instagram: @nicolecbuchanan

Ore Adesina | Family & Boudoir Photographer
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Website: oreadesina.com and intimatelensstudio.com
Instagram: @intimatelensstudio

Rikkí Wright | Editorial Portrait Photographer & Filmmaker
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Website: foreverrikk.com
Instagram: @rikkwright

Rochelle Brock | Editorial and Fashion Photographer
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Website: rochellefatleopard.darkroom.tech
Instagram: @rochellefatleopard

Stacey Gardin | Contemporary Portrait Photographer
Location: Greenville, SC
Website: staceygardin.com
Instagram: @staceygardinportraits

Stephanie Williams-Jackson | Couples & Maternity photographer
Location: Plano, TX
Website: sjrandcophotography.com
Instagram: @sjrandcophotography

Talitha Piper Moore | Lifestyle Photographer
Location: Lakeville, MN
Website: talithamoorephotography.com
Instagram: @talithamoorephotography

Tamieka Smith | Family Photographer
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Website: tamiekasmithphotography.com
Instagram: @tamiekasmithphotography

Tangie Renee | Lifestyle Photographer
Location: Atlanta, GA
Website: tangiereneephotography.com
Instagram: @tangiereneephotography

Tomayia Colvin | Senior Portrait Photographer
Location: Houston, TX
Website: tomayiacolvin.com
Instagram: @tomayiacolvin

Toria Germain | Portrait & Boudoir Photographer
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Website: toriagermainphotography.com
Instagram: @toriagermain

Photo by Phylicia Willis

Other Countries

Amaal Said | Portrait Photographer
Location: UK
Website:  amaalsaid.com
Instagram: @amaalsaid

Andile Buka | Commercial Film Photographer
Location: Johannesburg, SA
Website: andilebuka.net
Instagram: @buka_andile

Blue Aspen Photography | Family Photographer
Location: Milton, ON
Website: blueaspenphotography.com
Instagram: @blueaspenphotography

Christian Luna | Portrait & Fashion Photographer
Locations: Puerto Rico
Website: n/a, Fb page
Instagram: @bychristianluna

Jolade Olusanya | Portrait Photographer & Film Director
Location: UK
Website: jolade.com
Instagram: @joladeo

Lamarr Golding | Lifestyle & Urban Photographer
Location: UK
Website: n/a
Instagram: @lamarrioafrobeast

Lynsey Weatherspoon | Commercial, Portrait & Editorial Photographer
Location: Atlanta, GA and Birmingham, UK
Website: lynseyweatherspoon.com
Instagram: @lnweatherspoon

Nadine Ijewere | Fashion & Portrait Photographer
Location: UK
Website: nadineijewere.co.uk
Instagram: @nadineijewere

Ronan Mckenzie | Editorial and Fashion photographer
Location: UK
Website: ronanmckenzie.co.uk
Instagram: @ronanksm

Tianna J Williams Photography | Maternity & Newborn Photographer
Location: UK
Website: tiannajwilliamsphotography.co.uk
Instagram: @tiannajwilliamsphotography

Photo by Avonné Photography

Wedding & Event Planners

US Based

Adina Franconi | Hoopla! Events | Wedding Planner
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Website: hoopla-events.com
Instagram: @hoopla_events

Aisle Always Love | Wedding & Bridal Party Gifts
Location: online shop
Website: aislealwayslove.com
Instagram: @aisle_alwayslove

Amanda Reid Designs | Calligrapher for Weddings and Events
Location: Austin, TX
Website: amandareiddesigns.com
Instagram: @amandareiddesigns

Amani Affairs | Wedding & Event Planner
Location: Wilmington, NC
Website: amaniaffairs.com
Instagram: @amaniaffairs

Availa & Co | Lettering, Calligraphy, Wedding Invitations
Location: Detroit, MI
Website: availandco.com
Instagram: @availaandco

By Dami Studios | Luxury Custom Invitations, Stationery & Gifting
Location: New York City, NY
Website: bydamistudios.com
Instagram: @bydamistudiosnyc

Captivating Caligraphy | Custom Handwritten Calligraphy for Events
Location: Atlanta, GA
Website: captivatingcalligraphy.com
Instagram: @captivating.calligraphy

Cute Buttons Gift and Paper Boutique | Fine Stationery, Custom Invitations & Lifestyle Products
Location: Morrisville, NC
Website: shopcutebuttons.com
Instagram: @cute_buttons

Dejanae Events | Wedding & Event Planner
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: dejanaeevents.com
Instagram: @dejanaeevents

Denice Lillie Engagements | Wedding Planning & Event Design
Location: Bay Area, Napa, Sonoma, CA
Website: droyalengagements.com
Instagram: @deniselillieengagements

Designs by Alondria | Artistic Floral Designer
Location: Houston, TX
Website: designsbyalondria.com
Instagram: @designsbyalondria

Diana Sabb Events & Design | Event Producer
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Website: dianasabb.com
Instagram: @dianasevents

Ebony’s Blooming Creations | Paper Flower Florist
Location: online shop
Website: ebonysbloomingcreations.com
Instagram: @ebonysbloomingcreations

Ellamah Floral | Custom, Refined Floral Design
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Website: ellamah.com
Instagram: @ellamah

Elle’s Dream Events | Wedding & Event Planner
Location: NY & NC
Website: ellesdreamevents.com
Instagram: @ellesdreamevents

Embellished Event Planning | Wedding, Event, Floral Design
Location: San Antonio, TX
Website: embellishedeventplanning.com
Instagram: @embellished_event_planning

Esscents of Flowers | Wedding & Event Floral Design
Location: Bay Area, CA
Website: esscentsofflowers.com
Instagram: @esscentsofflowers

Event Loft | Floral & Event Designer
Location: PA
Website: eventloftpa.com
Instagram: @eventloftpa

Events Unleashed | Wedding & Event Planner
Location: Austin, TX
Website: eventsunleashed.com
Instagram: @eventsunleashed

Events With Ambiance | High End Wedding Day Management
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: eventswambiance.com
Instagram: @eventswithambiance

Firefly Weddings & Events | Event Planning & Design
Location: Charleston, SC
Website: fireflywed.com
Instagram: @fireflywedcharleston

Harmony Weddings and Events | Wedding Planning & Coordination
Location: NC
Website: harmonyweddingsevents.com
Instagram: @harmonyweddingsnc

Heart’s Content Events & Design | Wedding Planning & Design
Location: VA, MD, DC
Website: heartscontentevents.com
Instagram: @heartscontentevents

Howerton & Wooten Events | Wedding Planning
Location: Bowie, MD
Website: hwevents.com
Instagram: @hweventsdc

Inspiration By Gina | Floral & Event Design
Location: Sacremento, Ca
Website: inspirationsbygina.com
Instagram: @inspirationsbygina

Joy Proctor Design | Wedding Designer
Location: Portland, OR
Website: joyproctor.com
Instagram: @joyproctor

K Hancock Events | Wedding & Floral Designer
Location: Seattle, WA
Website: khancockevents.com
Instagram: @k.hancock

Larger Than Life Events | Design & Management of Weddings & Events, Floral Design
Location: Low Country of Charleston SC, and Savannah, GA
Website: largerthanlifeevents.com
Instagram: @largerthanlifeevents

Lush Floral & Event Stylists | Bespoke Floral & Event Styling
Location: SC, GA
Website: lushfloralstyle.com
Instagram: @lushfloralstyle

Maiden September | Wedding Caligraphy & Handmade Gifts
Location: DE
Website: maidenseptember.com
Instagram: @maidenseptember

Michelle Gainey | Lemiga Events | Design & Planning for Weddings, Corporate & Social Events
Location: Atlanta, GA
Website: lemiga.com
Instagram: @lemiga

Monica Relyea Events| Wedding Planner
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Website: monicarelyeaevents.com
Instagram: @monicarelyeaevents

Oh Niki Occasions | Destination Wedding Planner
Location: Palm Beach, FL & NYC, NY
Website: ohnikioccasions.com
Instagram: @ohnikioccasions

Paper Rehab | Stationery & Paper Goods
Location: Detroit, MI
Website: paperrehab.com
Instagram: @paperrehab

PLAN PREP PARTY |Wedding and Events Designers & Coordinators
Location: San Diego, CA
Website: planprepparty.com
Instagram: @planprepparty

Pretty Peacock Paperie | Fun Stationary & Greeting Cards
Location: Maitland, FL
Website: shopprettypeacock.com
Instagram: @prettypeacockpaperie

Put It On Paper Stationery | Custom Invitations
Location: New Orleans, LA
Website: putitonpaperstationery.com
Instagram: @putitonpaperstationery

Rebekah Dani Events | Luxury Wedding & Event Design, Planning & Floral
Location: CA
Website: rebekahdanievents.com
Instagram: @rebekahdanievents

Sooo Yummy Bakery | Cakes
Location: Kingsland, Austin, TX
Website: soooyummybakery.com
Instagram: @soooyummybakery

Southern Affairs | Wedding & Event Planning
Location: TX and OR
Website: southern-affairs.com
Instagram: @southern_affairs

Sugar Euphoria | Wedding Cakes
Location: Raleigh, NC
Website: sugareuphoria.com
Instagram: @sugareuphoria

Swank Desserts | Specialty Deserts
Location: Summerville, SC
Website: swankdesserts.com
Instagram: @swank_desserts

Ten23 Designs | Event Branding Decor Boutique
Location: FL
Website: ten23designs.com
Instgaram: @ten23designs

The UpperRoom Events | Luxary Event Planning
Location: NJ
Website: theupperroomevents.com
Instagram: @upperroomevents

Ultimate Events Unlimited | Destination Event Planner
Location: Houston, TX
Website: ultimateventsllc.com
Instagram: @ultimateeventsunlimited

XO, Wilough | Fine Stationary & Wedding Ephemera 
Location: online shop
Website: xowilough.co
Instagram: @xowilough

Photo by Foot Candles Photography

Other Countries

Cakes By Kim | Wedding Cake Bakery
Location: UK
Website: cakesbykim.net
Instagram: @cakesbykimllc

Kimberley Rose Design | Wedding Planner
Location: UK
Website: kimberleyrosedesigns.com
Instagram: @kimberleyrosedesigns

Luxe by Minihaha | Wedding & Party Planner
Location: UK
Website: luxebyminihaha.co.uk
Instagram: @luxebyminihaha

Marie-Svetlana | Wedding Planner & Designer
Location: France, Mexico
Website: mariesvetlana.com
Instagram: @mariesvetlana.weddingplanner

NKT Events | Wedding Planner
Location: Italy
Website: nkt-events.com
Instagram: @nktevents

Rukhiya’s Cakes | Buttercream Cakes & Cupcakes
Location: UK
Website: n/a
Instagram: @rukhiyascakes

Studio Luxe | Gifting & Event Styling Studio
Location: The Bahamas
Website: studioluxe.co
Instagram: @studio.luxe

Photo by Phylicia Willis

Hair & Makeup Artists

US Based

Beauty Laboratory Studio | Hair Colorists
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Website: beautylaboratory.studio
Instagram: @beautylaboratorystudio

Candice Hardy | Makeup Artist
Location: Richmond, VA
Website: candicehardymua.com
Instagram: @candicethemua

Erin Mabray | Makeup Artist
Location: Washington DC and Maryland
Website: N/A
Instagram: @erin_mabray

Keziah Bevans | Hair & Makeup Artist
Location: San Antonio, TX
Website: keziahbevans.com
Instagram: @keziahbevans

Raven Reed | Luxury Bridal Beauty
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Website: ravenreedmakeup.com
Instagram: @ravenreedluxurybeauty

Sheena Marie | Makeup Artist
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Website: sheenamariemua.com
Instagram: @sheenamarie.mua

Selina Howard | Bridal Fashion Stylist
Location: Atlanta, GA
Website: vaingloriousbrides.com
Instagram: @vaingloriousbrides

Tried and True Beauty | Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Location: Columbia, SC
Website: triedandtruebeauty.com
Instagram: @tried_and_true_beauty

Illustration by Bria Benjamin

Web, Brand & Graphic Designers

US Based

Andrea Balogun | Balogun Strategy & Design | Web & Graphic Designer
Location: Nashville, TN
Website: balogunstrategydesign.com
Instagram: @andreabalogun

Bernel Westbrook | Branding & Web Designer
Location: Triad, NC
Website: brandedbybernel.com
Instagram: @brandedbybernel

Bria Benjamin | Designer & Illustrator 
Location: New York City, NY
Website: briabenjamin.com
Instagram: @briabydesign

Britney Jeanine | Creative Brand Consultant
Location: Atlanta, GA
Website: britneyjeanine.com
Instagram: @britneyjeanine

Chardee’ J. Scott | Pinch Design Co | Graphic Designer
Location: MD
Website: pinchdesignco.com
Instagram: @pinchdesignco

Delilah Pistol | Photographer & Web Designer
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Website: delilahpistol.com
Instagram: @delilahpistol

Deun Ivory | Illustrator & Branding Specialist
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Website: deunivory.co
Instagram: @deunivory

Elisa Bell | Branding Specialist & Web Designer
Location: VA
Website: letspopnow.com
Instagram: @letspopnow

Jackie Watson | Brand Strategist
Location: Vero Beach, FL
Website: jackiewatson.co
Instagram: @jackiewatson

Jade Broomfield | Graphic Designer & Illustrator
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Website: jadejbroomfield.com
Instagram: @jadeindie

Jade Purple Brown | Illustrator
Location: New York City, NY
Website: jadepurplebrown.com
Instagram: @jadepurplebrown

Jakiya Brown | The Traveling Fro | Brand Strategist
Location: Charlotte, NC
Website: thetravelingfro.com
Instagram: @travelingfro

Kirby Mack | Brand & Web Designer
Location: Brazoria, TX
Website: kirbymack.com
Instagram: @kirbymack

Lesley Michelle | Web Designer
Location: MD
Website: lmichelle.design
Instagram: @thelesleymichelle

Linda McGee | Branding & Social Media
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: oderabrandingstudio.com
Instagram: @oderabrandingstudio

Lola Adewuya | The Brand Doula | Brand Strategist & Web Designer
Location: Houston, TX
Website: thebranddoula.co
Instagram: @thebranddoula

Neo Khama | Graphic Designer
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Website: neokhama.com
Instagram: @designbynk

Robyn Bieber | Seventh & Gray | Brand Strategist & Web Designer
Location: Dallas, TX
Website: seventhandgray.com
Instagram: @seventhandgray

Shanée Benjamin | Illustrator
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Website: shaneebenjamin.com
Instagram: @shaneebenjamin

Shayla Bre Clay | Brand Coach & Designer
Location: Atlanta, GA
Website: shaylabre.com
Instagram: @shaylabre

Tamara Rieux | Jaz & Chaos Design Studio | Web & Branding Design
Location: CA
Website: jazandchaos.com
Instagram: @jazchaos

Tasia Graham | Taaenoelle + Co. | Branding & Graphic Designer
Location: Greensboro, NC
Website: taaenoelle-co-56.showitpreview.com
Instagram: @taaenoelleandco_branding

Tiffany Tolliver | The EmmaRose Agency | Rebrand Expert & Brand Designer
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Website: theemmaroseagency.com
Instagram: @theemmaroseagency

Other Countries

Brendah Akoth | Firebear Creative | Web & Packaging Designer
Location: Kenya
Website: firebearcreativestudio.com
Instagram: @firebearcreative

Jasey Rogers | Studio She | Branding Specialist & Graphic Designer
Location: Curaçao
Website: studioshe.co
Instagram: @studiosheco

Quant by Design | Branding & Web Designer
Location: Ontario, Canada
Website: quantbydesign.com
Instagram: @quantbydesign

Ricquetta Francis | Untitled Design Studio | Branding & Web Designer
Location: Ontario, Canada
Website: untitleddesign.studio
Instagram: @untitleddesign.studio

Tianna Alexandre | Graphic Designer
Location: Ontario, Canada
Website: tiannaalexandre.com
Instagram: @wilou.gh

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