VANESSA DA SILVA

Photography by Brancoprata

RANGEFINDER’S 30 RISING STARS

Rangefinder says:

Lead Judge and Content Director for Rangefinder, Arlene Evans says that Rangefinder’s 30 Rising Stars “represent the next exciting generation of storytellers bringing fresh and unique style to wedding photography.”

During WPPI, 2012 Rising Star Caroline Tran took to the WPPI Stage on the Show Floor to announce who among the 50 finalists of Rangefinder’s 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography made it into the coveted final 30. Tran said, “When I came to WPPI for the first time 15 years ago, I was so inspired by all the amazing artists that I met and could only dream of being up on stage with them one day. And here I am today helping celebrate these 30 Rising Stars! I hope you all find just as much inspiration from their beautiful work as I have. I can’t wait to watch what this new generation of incredible photographers does next!” 

Rangefinder Rising Stars Badge
Profile picture of a bride. She's covering half her face with her veil and we can see her vintage earring.

I am a Rising Star!

I’m so honored and happy to be one of thirty in the whole world. top wedding photographer by rangefinder.

“Chosen from many hundreds of exceptional applicants, these fine photographers stood out for their technical proficiency and ability to push boundaries with their perspectives and post-processing skills. “

I’ve been photographing in the ‘shadows’ for a while. I have been doing video for a long time, so, I always felt that I just photographed part-time—I did a few weddings for friends or one or two elopements as I wasn’t a ‘photographer.’ I didn’t post photos as a photographer because I was a videographer. Then I went to a photography workshop with Pablo Laguia, and he asked me, ‘What the hell are you doing here?’

Because I am a photographer and I should own it. This was the start for me to affirm myself as a photographer.

Bride walking on mountain
Bride's hand picking up the back of her wedding dress

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CONNECT?

If you liked what you saw, imagine how you’ll feel with the photos of your wedding.

Reach out to us and let’s start talking.

We’ll love to know more about your wedding and how we can create something amazing for you!

Bride and groom under a veil in black and white.