Though the subjects of fashion photography are predominantly women, the person behind the camera is often a man. The bylines of so many magazine editorials demonstrate that fashion photography very much remains a male-dominated profession. But while some of the most familiar names in fashion photography belong to men, there’s no shortage of talented women in the industry. There are more and more female movers and shakers making their mark in the competitive field, serving up gorgeous work and endless inspiration. The best part about our contemporary female fashion photographers is that they all have Instagram, so you can get a daily look into their lens for a female perspective of fashion and everything else in life worth capturing. To introduce you to some of our favorite leading ladies in the industry—and bring even more beauty and fashion inspiration to your Instagram feed—we’ve rounded up our favorite female fashion photographers.
Head below to see the top women to follow on Instagram if you love fashion photography.
We're drawn to the soft, ethereal vibe of Summerton’s account.
Warning: Knecht’s account isn't always safe for work, but we promise you’ll fall in love with her open and honest portrayal of the female form.
It’s such a treat to see this iconic photographer in her real life. Scroll down far enough and you’ll see her posed with the likes of Kanye West and even Lindsay Lohan.
She takes pictures of some of the most beautiful, recognizable faces in fashion. A must-follow, indeed.
Foulkes is skilled behind and in front of the camera, and her Instagram feed reads like a very hip scrapbook.
Following Bird on Instagram is like getting a sneak peek at what it's like to be part of the cool crowd. Also, her occasional videos of her children dancing are the cutest things that will ever grace your feed.
Follow Yemchuk’s feed for an inspiring mix of portraits, paintings, and landscapes.
Looking for even more fashion-minded inspiration to flood your feed? Check out these 10 fashion muses to follow on Instagram.
This story was originally published on January 30, 2016 and has been updated.