Cover Photo by Alex Perez, free to use

You know the style, let’s call it the Brandon Woelfel style of photography. Very saturated colors, shallow depth of field, neon or fairy lights, glasses, lots of bokeh, reflective props… It has been a really popular style of portrait photography lately, especially around the Instagram photography circles. And that’s with good reason, the highly saturated colors and whimsical styling is a great way to take us out of a world that can seem more and more gray and lifeless into a more colorful place of magic and beauty.

Let’s explore some of the top photographers that use one or more of these stylistic elements in their photography.

Brandon Woelfel

Brandon Woelfel, a New York-based photographer, is the original creator of that style of portrait photography. You probably follow him already, but, if not, he’s definitely the person to follow for this style of portraiture.

Calob Castellon

Based in Calipatria, California, Calob creates vibrant and colorful composites.

Jordan Taylor Wright

Jordan is a photographer and filmmaker with a colorful and imaginative body of work.

Jonathan David

Based in Los Angeles and known online as Jon Snip, Jonathan creates beautiful portraits, often using shadows in a very creative way.

Alex Miller

Alex is also based in Los Angeles and she creates colorful portraits and the occasional composites.

Kai Böttcher

Kai is based out of Germany and creates simple, yet beautiful female portraits.

Sergei Muzlov

Sergei’s portraits are full of color and depth.

Matt Garcia

Matt uses a very distinctive color palette with lots of yellows and pinks.

Geo Leon

Geo’s photography work is full of highly saturated and vibrant colors.

Miles of Color

Miles’ colorful composites are a celebration of all things color!

Ronny Garcia

Ronny creates some very beautiful and soft fine art and portrait photographs. Many of his shots contain elements from nature.

Chris Hernandez

Chris is based out of Florida and produces fun and colorful portraits.

Marco Antonio

Some amazing portraits with lots of reds and teals.

Benjamin Szentpály

The teals and reds are all the rage with Benjamin’s work!

Danny Batista

Danny produces sensual, colorful and imaginative portraiture work.