Move over, Instagram; photography is taking over TikTok. With so much talent on the platform, photographers found TikTok as another way to share what they love to do and bring you their best tips and tricks. In honor of Women’s History Month, here are 10 female photographers on TikTok to follow and be inspired by with styles ranging from classic portraiture and high fashion runway, to the gloss of Y2K nostalgia.
Kaci Merriwhether-Hawkins (@kacimerriwhetherhawkins)
Kaci Merriwhether-Hawkins is a photographer from the American South with a passion for capturing the Black southern experience. Head to her TikTok for highlights from her portfolio and museum tours emphasizing Black artists.
Ornelle Chimi (@ornellec)
With a penchant for high fashion and a passion for photography, Ornelle Chimi is a DC-based photographer with work featured in online publications for Vogue Italia, Nylon, and New York Magazine.
Lexi Brown (@lexibrownphoto)
Lexi Brown is a NYC photographer with a heavy focus in editorial and fashion photography and a growing TikTok following. Head to her page if you’re looking for pro tips on life in the fashion and photography industry.
Alex Frank (@shotzbyalex)
With a substantial TikTok following, Alex Frank is a NYC influencer photographer with a lot to offer, including photography presets sold on her website for those looking to adopt a dreamier edit.
Karen Cheng (@karenxcheng)
Karen Cheng has previously worked as a creative director on projects with Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Gucci and even taught Will Smith himself a few camera tricks! Now she shows her tips and tricks on creating viral content on her TikTok.
Marina Williams (@marinawphoto)
Marina Williams is a creative portrait photographer in Salt Lake City with 10+ years of experience she’s more than happy to share through TikTok how-to’s and tutorials.
Jessie Dee (@jessiedeexx)
Voted Best Photographer in Orlando by the Orlando Magazine, Jessica Dee is an influencer photographer and entrepreneur offering a wide range of services beyond photography. Follow her for some fun behind the scenes takes.
Ellie Andrews (@ellieportt)
Ellie Andrews is a 19-year-old NYC photographer who got her big start shooting for Brandy Melville USA. While she uses Instagram as more of a portfolio, she showcases the personality behind the camera on TikTok.
Em Higgins (@yobabyemo)
If you’re looking to do a Y2K-esq shoot in NYC, check out Em Higgins. Head to her page for highlights of her life as a photographer in the city.
Marina Hunter (@marinahunter.photo)
Marina Hunter is a photographer based in both Charleston and L.A. with a portfolio style straight out of Buffy the Vampire Slayer c.1997. Check out her page for dark, glossy images and behind the scenes takes.