If you use Instagram, you know that Top 9 is a year-end tool to use that shows your most popular photos on Instagram. Your 9 most popular photos, that is. While that may seem straightforward, it's not. I know, I know--I'm always making things harder than they need to be. But it's not clear if these 9 photos are ranked by reach, by likes, if it includes ads or not, etc., and the time of day you posted, day of the week you posted, and even how much you used IG that day all effect your ranking. So therefore...take these things with a grain of salt. It's more fun than anything!

I don't post all that often on Instagram, but it's fun to see what photos rank the highest. Therefore, I took my top 9 IG photos and had my Instagram users vote for their favorites themselves! Here, then, are some of my top photos (followed by my actual Top 9). And if you'd like to follow along, head over to Instagram.com/KathrynCooperWeddings.


With dozens of votes hand-counted by none other than the historical chad-hanging pros of Florida, the winner was this photo of Kirstin and Jeff! They had an incredible mountain wedding in Idaho. I photographed 3 days of wedding festivities (they had even more than that), including two adventure sessions! This shot is from their actual wedding day, when we grabbed them for a 15-minute post-dinner sunset photo break. #worthit

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Ithaca wedding photographer Kathryn Cooper captures a couple married in a waterfall. Ithaca adventure photo taken at Robert Treman State Park in Ithaca New York

And finally, a beautifully candid moment from a Hawaii elopement. The private property with waterfalls was the pudding on the cake!

Lesbian elopement photography - LGBT wedding photographer Kathryn Cooper of two brides crying happy tears at their Hawaii elopement

And finally, below, is the top photos via the Instagram brain! See you in a few days, when I post MY favorite photos of the year. Cheers!

Instagram Top 9 for creative wedding photographer Kathryn Cooper Weddings