Brian's Style, Pricing & FAQs
Photography is a very personal thing. The images are unique to you and your personality. I take great care in capturing moments and artwork that are unique to you and your story. That's why, for the most part, you do not see a lot of the same photos taken, just with different faces in them. I do my best to be inspired by your story more than the location that I may have photographed dozens of times. That being said, I do have a consistent "feel" to my work. I want your images to feel warm and beautiful, romantic and natural, emotion-filled and timeless.
The vast majority of time I spend at your wedding is telling your story naturally, unobtrusively, as it happens; journalism, if you will. One of the best compliments I get from my couples and their friends and family is, "we completely forgot you were there, yet you captured the most amazing moments!" My images of your guests are almost 100% journalistic, as I will not interrupt conversations and moments during cocktail hour or the reception. I would much rather capture their natural personalities enjoying your wedding, the food, drink and entertainment! If they ask me to take a photo of them with others, of course I oblige!
I do, however, think that a few beautiful portraits of you and your fiance naturally posed, are a must! As you will see from my work I don't like you to "pose" too much. I want the moments and emotions to come naturally. I have specific techniques for bringing the best out in you so that you look relaxed and comfortable.
Most importantly I want your wedding photographs to appear timeless! You will not see me doing a lot of trendy or cheesy poses, props or gimmicks you might see on Pinterest, or doing crazy amounts of editing in Photoshop. Your images will be beautifully captured in beautiful light, edited simply to bring out the best in the photographs. My goal is that 25 years from now you will be able to open your wedding album, and just see the memories and remember the moments in detail. It should appear timeless as though your wedding happened only days ago.
All wedding collections include:
A minimum of 10 hours of wedding day coverage
Two professional photographers
An Engagement Session or Rehearsal Dinner coverage
All studio selected photographs taken on your wedding day with unlimited print and distribution rights (high resolution JPEG files ready for print)
Online viewing gallery for easy viewing and downloading of your images
Our fine-art, hand-crafted wedding albums are designed by Brian right here in his studio. We partner with some of the best wedding album creators in the world for creating these beautiful family heirlooms that will be enjoyed for generations to come.
To view the complete price list with all of the wedding collections CLICK HERE.
Once you have chosen which wedding collection you'd like to go with I will create your contract and send it to you for review. After the contract is signed, and a 50% retainer is paid, you are secured and locked into my calendar. At that time I turn away all other commissioned opportunities for your date. Basically we are "married" on your date. :)
Absolutely! Most of my wedding collections include them for a reason. Aside from the obvious benefit of getting amazing photographs of you and your fiancé in more casual attire, these photos may be used as save-the-date cards or a sign-in book for your wedding day. This is a great opportunity for all of us to get to know each other better before your wedding day.
An engagement session is also a great time for us to spend time with you and your fiance', without the rushed time constraints of a wedding day, and to show you how to best present yourself in front of the camera, so that you both look your best in your wedding portraits.
None of the couples you see on my website are professional models. They are all everyday people just like you. And just like you might be, they were nervous the first time they stepped in front of a camera. We work with each of our couples on how to relax and enjoy the experience, and how to help us bring out the very best of your personalities and love for each other.
Plus, we have a heck of a lot of fun!!!
Absolutely! I will travel anywhere in the world to photograph your wedding! Contact the studio for a custom destination wedding quotation.
Yes, of course! I am a huge fan of printing and showing your wedding photos! What a shame it would be to have all of your beautiful wedding photos sit on a hard drive for no one to see! I've heard the stories of couples going YEARS without looking at their wedding photos because they are sitting on a thumb drive in a drawer somewhere. Print them! Share them! Enjoy them!
We offer a large array of options for you to show and enjoy your wedding photos for years to come. From wall art, including acrylic and metal prints, to canvas, to hand crafted wedding albums, designed and perfected right here in my studio.
To see samples of these products please contact the studio for a free in person consultation.
I never photograph weddings alone. It's too big of a job for me to do by myself. There is too much gear to manage, and too many opportunities for moments to be missed.
All of my wedding collections include a second photographer. The reasons are many, but mostly it's because having another creative professional to work alongside makes me a better photographer. You've heard the saying, "Two heads are better than one." I use only the best photographers in the industry. We bounce ideas and thoughts off of each other and work as a team in creating and capturing these lasting memories for you. I am proud of the people that support me, and I often recommend them when I'm booked.
Depending on the size and scope of your wedding I may also bring a personal assistant. This person is usually someone I am mentoring into the business. He or she is there to help make me more efficient - helping me manage my gear, holding lights, running to the car to get equipment, etc.
Unfortunately, no. Not until right before your wedding day. As I mentioned above, I work with the best in the business. Often times that means they get booked at their own weddings, so booking my second photographer usually happens a couple weeks before your wedding. Once I have secured my second photographer, I am happy to share with you their portfolio.
The number of final photos I deliver can vary based on the hours we are booked, the number of guests at your wedding, and how many photographers are booked. Between two photographers and my assistant, I am typically delivering about 100 photos per hour of coverage on a wedding day. So for a 10 hour day, you can expect about 1,000 photos.
Yes, all of your delivered wedding and engagement photos are hand edited by me personally. Each photo is color corrected for appropriate skin tones, sharpened, and bit of saturation is added to bring out the beautiful colors of your wedding.
About 10% of your photos are turned to black and white.
Another 10% are given what I call my Signature Edit. These are done on the individual portraits and the photos of the two of you together - your "Romantics." With the Signature Edit more care is given to skin softening and removing any blemishes. Often times these photos are used for wall art or will be displayed in your wedding album.
Any photos being added to your wedding album will get a bit extra care to be sure you and everyone looks their best.
Our personally designed, hand crafted, leather bound, custom wedding albums are designed by me in my studio, then sent to some of the best album companies in the world for production. The craftsmanship on these albums are exceptionally beautiful, and are expected to last a lifetime (and beyond).
Our basic 10x10 - 30 page hand crafted leather albums begin at $1,500