March is Women’s History Month and we want to take the opportunity to focus our “Follow Friday” segment on women creators who are leading the way. Each week this month we'll highlight a different group of Alpha Females creating inspiring work. Take a look at the group in Part 1 below and follow their Instagram accounts to see more.
March is Women’s History Month and in our first in a series, we’re featuring female photographers who are leading the way in the industry.
Sapna Reddy – @sapnareddy
Sapna Reddy is a California-based landscape and nature photographer and teacher focused on creative expression and compelling images. Through her images she hopes to share with her viewers the inherent healing power of nature. She splits her time equally between medicine and photography. As a radiologist she analyzes images in an attempt to achieve a cure, and as a photographer she aspires to generate images that help heal the mind. Give her a follow for to see more of Earth’s natural beauty in your feed.
Jean Fruth – @jeanfruthimages
Jean Fruth is a sports photographer and Sony Artisan Of Imagery. She documents all baseball from grassroots to the Major Leagues. On her Instagram she posts a wide variety of baseball shots that show the game in all of its beautiful forms. If you’re a fan of the national pastime, following her account is a must. She recently led the Sports Photography: From Grassroots To Pros workshop session during #BeAlpha Live Online and you can watch the replay to learn more from her HERE. Also don't miss our @sonyalpha #CreatorConversations with Jean on Instagram on Monday March 8th.
Madison Webb – @ms_madison
Madison is a photographer based in Jackson, Wyoming. She not only photographs portraits and weddings, she also captures the great outdoors and wildlife. Many of her couples sessions take place in the wintry landscape, and she does a great job of bringing the environment into their story. Follow her to see what she photographs the next time she ventures out!
Jane Kim – @_janekim
Jane Kim is a fashion, lifestyle and travel photographer, as well as a member of the Sony Alpha Imaging Collective. She works with various lifestyle brands for all of their photography needs – from editorial to advertising to social content and more. Her creative inspiration is drawn from the people and landscape of New York City, and you can see it in the style of her photography. Follow her to keep up with her impressive work in the industry.
Lisa Janae – @janae.lisa & @terravisualsofficial
Lisa Janae is a Black, queer multimedia artist, activist and actor from Los Angeles, CA currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. One day she picked up a camera with a goal of recording her own taped auditions, but in the process she began taking photos of people and fell in love with it. She won an Alpha Female+ Grant for a docu-series project where she will document the experiences of an Afro-Queer performance artist, and you can catch more of her photography work on her new account @terravisualsofficial.
Brooke Shaden – @brookeshaden
Brooke Shaden is a fine art photographer and Sony Artisan Of Imagery. Her love for storytelling and deep fascination by darkness and how much of ourselves we can discover in it has led her to create hauntingly beautiful self-portraiture. Many of her works inspire self-reflection and explore the artist’s evolution. Follow her for more deep and thoughtful fine art self-portraiture in your feed. She also recently participated in #BeAlpha Live Online’s Creativity Chat which you can watch the replay of here.
Robiee Ziegler – @robieezee & @makingwaves.prjct
Robiee Ziegler is an LA-based photographer specializing in commercial, lifestyle and travel. When the pandemic first hit she decided to start documenting people at their homes while social distancing – something that’s grown into the @makingwaves.prjct, a community-driven project that’s connecting people all over Los Angeles by sharing their unique stories. Give her accounts a follow as she shares more inspiring stories.
Autumn Schrock – @autpops
Autumn Schrock is a photographer and designer specializing in outdoor lifestyle, travel, and landscape photography. The Alpha Collective member strives to showcase the immense beauty of our world and to encourage others to get out and explore. Her beautiful landscapes and astroscapes are calming and colorful, and will without a doubt brighten up your feed. That’s not all...she’s also a yoga instructor and recently led the Alpha community through a midday yoga break during #BeAlpha Live Online. Give Autumn a follow as she captures and shares more of Mother Earth’s beauty.
Sandy Windham – @sandy.windham
Sandy Windham is a portrait, brands, fashion and travel photographer. As you scroll through her Instagram account you’ll find one stunning portrait after another. Her favorite quote from Burk Uzzle that you’ll see at the top her Instagram bio is also tattooed on her arm so her subjects can see it as she photographs. It reads, “Photography is a love affair with life.” Follow her account to see more of her work.
Jennifer Carr – @jennifercarrphotography
Jennifer Carr is a landscape, nature and travel photographer and mentor. Her love for the outdoors has strongly influenced her photography. She captures larger-than-life outdoor scenes in a way that translates their tranquility and makes them easy for the viewer to digest. Give her account a follow for more beautiful landscapes that feel like a breath of fresh air and will inspire you to get outside to those wide open spaces.
Charly Savely – @charlysavely
Charly Savely is a member of the Alpha Collective who specializes in adventure/travel, wildlife and fine art photography. She enjoys exploring the harsh environment of her home in Alaska, respectfully capturing its wildlife and bringing awareness to climate change and conservation issues. You can learn more about her work in her video, “Wild Alaska.” Give her a follow to see more.
Erin Dietsche – @erinexploring_
Erin Dietsche is a nature and travel photographer in search of mountains, long hikes and moments that make her feel more alive. She travels all over with her camera in tow, exploring some of the world’s most beautiful places. Many of her photos come from National Parks, and she keeps a count of the ones she’s visited – currently at 33 of 63. Follow her to see which one she makes it to next!
Tomayia Colvin, EdD – @tomayiacolvin
Tomayia Colvin, EdD is a teacher, senior portrait photographer, author, photography educator and Sony Artisan Of Imagery based in Houston, TX. She is the definition of a go-getter and works to inspire and educate others through Tomayia Colvin Education, an online learning platform for photographers of color. She not only posts beautiful images on her Instagram, like this gorgeous portrait she took with the Sony α7R IV and Sony 85mm f/1.4 G Master, but she also shares helpful life and business advice. She’s a must-follow in the photography industry.
Martha Hidalgo – @hidalgowildlife.photography
Martha Hidalgo is a wildlife photographer based in the Midwest. A lover of nature and animals, photography has given her the opportunity to feel close to what inspires her to persevere. She was the winner of an Alpha Female+ Grant and used it to capture crisp and stunning images of the wildlife in her area. While most people wouldn’t think of the Midwest for wildlife photography, she proved that there is much diverse beauty to be found if you just go outside.
Cristina Mittermeier – @mitty
Cristina Mittermeier is a conservation photographer and co-founder of @SeaLegacy, an organization dedicated to promoting the protection of the world’s oceans through storytelling. The Sony Artisan Of Imagery's work has been published in hundreds of publications, including National Geographic Magazine, McLean’s and TIME. Follow her account as she brings awareness to important conservation issues through her work.
Emma – @emmaexpedition
Emma is an Arizona native and photographer of the Southwest and beyond. She chases the light through the desert to capture the beautiful colors and textures present in the surrounding landscape. When she’s not out exploring with her camera, she’s busy working as a veterinarian. Follow her to see the next beautiful view she captures in the Southwest.
Jessica Hirsch – @cheatdayeats
Jessica Hirsch is a food photographer/videographer and member of the Alpha Collective. She specializes in creating dynamic food videos designed to make your mouth water. She works with various restaurants to showcase their dishes in her own special way, working up appetites all across Instagram. Fellow foodies, following her account is a must.
Tenley Clark – @tenleyclark
Tenley Clark is a photographer, mother, and lover of all things creative and colorful. She’s spent the last decade of her career as a photographer photographing kids portraits, kids fashion and commercial photography for kids brands. She won an Alpha Female+ Grant for her project “Under The Weather,” where she created a series of cinemagraphs exploring the challenges of motherhood. Give her a follow for more bubbly and colorful magic in your feed.
Fran Forman – @franforman
Fran Forman is a fine art photographer who combines her illustrative and photographic skills to create intriguing photo-paintings. Her images can be interpreted in a number of ways, something she finds great interest in given her background in psychology. She collects source materials for her work as she travels with her camera and combines them to create something new and intriguing. Learn more about her photo-montage process here and follow her to see more.
Kristen Sarah – @hopscotchtheglobe
Kristen Sarah is another member of the Alpha Collective and a total expert when it comes to travel. She goes on endless adventures in her airstream trailer, posting the different places, people, food, animals, culture and more that she encounters. She has a genuine passion for travel and meeting new people, which is why she started Hopscotch The Globe as a way to share her experiences with others.
Dolphia Nandi – @dolphia.n.arnstein
Dolphia Nandi is a designer and camera artist. She beautifully stylizes dishes and takes photos of them for stock photography. She won an Alpha Female+ Grant for an ebook featuring recipes and photos of her mother’s traditional Indian sweets. She’s always shooting and posting interesting projects, so give her a follow to keep up with what she does next.
Crissi Beth Cooper – @crissibeth
Crissi Beth Cooper is a NYC-based photographer and member of the Alpha Collective. She goes all over the city with her camera to capture architecture, heights, art and the city’s secret places. Her photography, often including leading lines, symmetry or extraordinary views, is the kind that’s just satisfying to look at. Give her account a follow to see more of her talented compositions.