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10 Up-And-Coming Contemporary Photographers From Memphis

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Updated: 5 October 2017
In Memphis, there is no shortage of talent when it comes to photography. These up-and-coming photographers each have something unique to offer and their work is testament to the artistry they possess.

Ashley Benham

Born and raised in Memphis, Ashley Benham is an alumna of Columbia College in Chicago. The self-proclaimed city girl loves art in every form, wanting to be a journalist until she worked on her high school yearbook. It was then that she decided to pursue photography. Ashley specializes in wedding and portrait photography, with an array of different photography types, whether it’s celebrating a high school graduation, documenting the beauty of a mama-to-be, commemorating a new engagement, or posing for portraits with pets.

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(c) Ashley Benham Photography | (c) Ashley Benham Photography

Jessie Anne Photography

Born and raised in Memphis, Jessie Anne of Jessie Anne Photography offers photography services for moms and families in the Memphis area. She specializes in newborn and family photography, working to “put God’s beauty on display.” A devout Christian and animal lover, Jessie adores her work and enjoys capturing genuine emotions on film, while making lasting memories for her clients.

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(c) Jessie Anne Photography | (c) Jessie Anne Photography

Rebecca J. Imagery

As a child, Rebecca Jaffe of Rebecca J. Imagery was interested in many forms of art, including drawing and writing. She pursued photography out of curiosity and became very passionate about it. Born and raised in Memphis, Rebecca’s photography sessions can be done at home or on location. Her services include headshots, lifestyle sessions and on location portraits. Rebecca photographs adults and children for any occasion and offers both individual and group packages.

(c) Rebecca J. Imagery
(c) Rebecca J. Imagery | (c) Rebecca J. Imagery

Marci Lambert Photography

As a niche photographer in Memphis, Marci Lambert Photography specializes in portraits of women and their families. Her sessions are mostly done in her studio and include hair & makeup services, as well as multiple outfit changes. Location sessions can be done upon request. With each session, clients take home photos in their choice of portfolio boxes with matted prints, frames or canvas wraps. In addition to photography, Marci offers personal branding services that assist clients with presenting a better online presence.

(c) Marci Lambert
(c) Marci Lambert | (c) Marci Lambert

Kaitlyn Stoddard

Before she ventured into the world of photography, Kaitlyn Stoddard was a professional model who traveled the world. She spent time living in the American southwest, where she began to focus on photography. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Professional Studies in Fine Art and Fashion Merchandising from the University of Memphis. Now living in Memphis with her husband, dogs and horse, she specializes in fine art, lifestyle, editorial and wedding photography. Kaitlyn is fascinated by horses and nature, incorporating them and her southern background into her work.

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu – Andes Mountains, Peru /
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu – Andes Mountains, Peru / | © Kaitlyn Stoddard Photography

Crys Tucker Photography

Almost a decade ago, Crys Tucker fell in love with photography. She began shooting landscapes, macro art, fashion and portraits. After a few years, Crys realized that she was most passionate about editorial fashion photography. She now uses an unconventional shooting style for Crys Tucker Photography, which has helped grow her brand and allow her to create a unique photography niche for herself. Crys’ work has been featured in Fusion Noir Magazine, Delicious Dolls Magazine, ESPN’s theundefeated.com and several other national publications.

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(c) Crys Tucker Photography | (c) Crys Tucker Photography

Cecelia Lucy Photography

Specializing in maternity, birth, newborn and children, Cecelia Lucy Photography relishes capturing the first moments of a baby’s life. Owner Cecelia also shoots senior sessions, lifestyle sessions and fresh 48 sessions. From labor and delivery to breastfeeding and baby announcements, Cecilia photographs all the special, fleeting moments that moms have when their babies are born. She lives in Memphis with her husband, son, and two dogs.

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(c) Cecelia Lucy Photography | (c) Cecelia Lucy Photography

CandiCane Photography

After working for other local photographers and photography studios for a few years, Candice started her own photography business, CandiCane Photography, in 2012. As someone who loves babies and spent many years as a nanny, Candice decided to specialize in maternity, newborn, baby and child photography. She enjoys interacting with her young clients in a fun and frivolous way, often receiving more laughter from the parents than the children.

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(c) CandiCane Photography | (c) CandiCane Photography

Cindy B. Thymius Photography

After growing up in the Appalachian Mountains, Cindy Thymius of CBT Photography attended University of the Cumberlands, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in English, with a minor in Communications. Her photography journey began in 2003 and she is now a wedding and portrait photographer serving the Memphis area. Cindy is passionate about her work and feels honored to take photos of clients. She firmly believes that her clients are the boss, and works with each one to make sure they are getting what they want from her photography services.

(c) Cindy Thymius
(c) Cindy Thymius | (c) Cindy Thymius

Maddie Moree Photography

Madison Yen, owner of Maddie Moree Photography, fell in love with photography while managing her father’s photography business. She has a business background, but when her father passed away in 2015, Madison decided to follow in her father’s footsteps. She specializes in fashion, families, weddings and portraits, preferring an “unfiltered” look for her photos.

fashion photo / (c) Madison Yen
fashion photo / (c) Madison Yen | fashion photo / (c) Madison Yen