10 Inspiring Children Photographers to Follow on Instagram


Instagram is a beautiful playground for some of the finest photographers in the industry, and one of the most powerful tools for motivation. We know that even the best photographers need inspiration. So we've found 10 Instagram’s best children photographers and here's a list of photographers and their amazing works you MUST follow.


1. Elena Karneeva

Children's relationships with animals and with each other are free of many of the misconceptions and unfounded fears that can infect our minds later in life. It is this innocence that Elena Karneeva, a professional child and family photographer based in Moscow, captures in her beautiful photos of children and animals. About her: “The children in each image seem to great the animals posing together with them as friends, rather than as dumb beasts or as food. The dogs, pigs, goats and other critters inspire beautiful rural images that remind us of another Russian photographer as well.”

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2. Jake Olson

Jake Olson is an award-winning, internationally published photographer and graphic artist from Blair, Nebraska. His belief that everything in the world is beautiful as long as we take the time to look at it allows him to take normal, everyday subjects and transform them into enchanting images focused on breathtaking light and color. Mostly self-taught in the realm of digital photography, Jake’s passion was realized as a young child, though he didn't pursue this until the age of 38 when he picked up his first camera. Reigniting his passion after leaving the high-end jewelry business in 2010, Jake took inspiration from his previous career working for the likes of Cartier and Neiman Marcus, and made the decision to attend The Art Institute of Pittsburgh to study Photography in support of his newfound career.

3. Lisa Holloway

Lisa Holloway is an internationally published, award-winning fine art portrait photographer residing in rural Northwestern Arizona with her husband and 10 children. A Canon girl since day one, Lisa is completely self-taught and works exclusively with natural light. She has been in business serving clients in the Las Vegas metro area since 2008. When Lisa is not pursuing her photography interests, she loves the outdoors, road trips, cooking, thunderstorms, and spending time with her family. Lisa’s ability to weave emotion and light into something magical – something more than just a portrait, but a recording of who you are is second to none. Great photographer specializing in custom portraiture in the Las Vegas, NV area. Lisa offers small group workshops a few times a year as well as online post-processing classes.

4. Elena Shumilova

Wonderful photographs by Elena Shumilova plunge the viewer into a beautiful world that revolves around two boys and their adorable dog, cat, duckling and rabbit friends. Taking advantage of natural colors, weather conditions and her enchanting surroundings, the gifted Russian artist creates cozy and heartwarming photography that will leave you amazed. About her: “When shooting I prefer to use natural light – both inside and outside. I love all sorts of light conditions – street lights, candle light, fog, smoke, rain and snow – everything that gives visual and emotional depth to the image,”

5. Magdalena Berny

Magdalena Berny is a graduate from the Pozna, University of Physical Education, self-taught photographer, passionate, mother of two. Over the years, she managed to create her own quite distinctive style. Works by Magdalena were published in Polish and foreign press dedicated to photographs, illustrations used as guides to photographing children and for projects of book covers. About her:" Children as the subject of my photos appeared with their coming into the world. They were and are the cause, they determine the choice of subject of my photos. Photography for me is not only to catch the moments lived with children is also a record of my own emotions, sometimes stronger, sometimes weaker.

6. Annie Mitova

Photographer, specializing in fine art children’s portraiture. She currently resides in the United States. Mother of two children. Annie was born and raised in Montana, Bulgaria. Fantastic children's portraits by Annie World beat all records of popularity. Her work has appeared in the most prestigious journals, websites boutiques and designer children's clothes all over the world. And she began to photograph recently - in January 2014. After you see photos of Anne, you will understand why it has become a very popular children's photographer.

7. Stephanie Piscitelli

Boston & Southern Massachusetts Premier Newborn, Children’s and Family Portrait Photographer. Stephanie Piscitelli is an award winning portrait photographer specializing in newborns, infants, and children. Available for maternity, family, and engagement sessions as well.  All of her portrait work is done on location in clients’ homes or outdoor locations with available light. About her: “I spent most of my working career in fields where photography was the focal point, but never was I the one behind the camera.  I needed to be close to it but I wasn’t at the point where I felt I could really make this my living.

8. Jennifer Lappe

Member of the Professional Photographers of America, and contributing member of several national and international photography groups. About her: “I believe photographs capture the essence of who we are, and it takes knowledge of the technical side of photography in order to create the artistic side. That is what you will get from me- someone with the technical knowledge to create your beautiful portraits, and then create beautiful artistic images that will be cherished for generations. I love soft colorful images that capture the innocence of childhood, and connections of families”.

9. Suzy Mead

Portraits by Suzy is a full service custom boutique portraits studio specializing in family and children’s portraiture. “There are moments in life that everyone looks back to, and refers to within our own family tree, moments that everyone wants to remember or research, I would love to capture these moments and present them in the best possible light for you and your family to enjoy, as well as future generations to treasure”.

10. Karina Kiel

Photographer, designer and teacher from Russia. Mom of two wonderful sons. The main direction - the world of children's pictures. It is the children - my constant characters. Heroes that inspire creativity, with whom I plunge into the world of fairy tales and unlimited number of sincere emotion. She conduct master classes in the art of children's pictures. Behind have a lot of master classes conducted in various cities in Russia and abroad.

Dear Friends! If you decide to take stunning photo shoot of your child(ren), please check out our post - HOW TO TAKE STUNNING PHOTOS OF CHILDREN

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