intimate elopement + wedding photographer originally from michigan and currently based out of fort wayne, indiana.
i've been shooting for almost ten years now and i can definitely say in all that time i have found my passion to lie in the world of photographing love, in many different forms, but especially couples and weddings. there is something about witnessing the connection between two people about to embark on one of life's greatest adventures that just brings me back with fresh energy time after time.
and let's be real, who could complain about spending their life's work surrounded by love, music, beautiful things, and awesome dessert. weddings that break the norm or that truly represent the couple are my absolute favorites. that's what it's really supposed to be about after all -- a day for celebrating who the two of you are as people and the love you share. want to wear a colored (or black) wedding dress? do it. want to skip the reception and hit up the local brewery with your closet friends and family? let's go! have a tattoo artist instead of a photobooth? yeah -- that's a real thing. ending your day around a campfire instead of a dj booth, donuts instead of cake, puppies instead of floral bouquets, the list is endless. it's about what makes your heart flutter and what you are most passionate about.
i love everything romantic + bohemian, wild landscapes, leather jackets, lush florals, flowing gowns, vineyards + distilleries, and anything with a bit of a rock + roll edge. i'm a music enthusiast and avid traveler. some parts of the year i spend more time in an airport than i do in my own house. i love to be outdoors whenever i can, hiking with my dog, horseback riding, kayaking, and exploring new places. i'm also perfectly happy to curl up with laptop in hand to 'netflix and edit' the day away. i'm a self-confessed workaholic who will take tea over coffee any day, but champagne is my drink of choice.
i'm not always the most talkative person, but i could talk about this job -- the people, the places, the planning -- all day long. it's what makes my heart beat the hardest, helping couples capture some of their most beautiful and meaningful moments, freezing them in time to be preserved for generations to come. because at the end of the day this is about more than just photos, this is about telling the story of who you are and the love you share. the real emotions -- naturally and authentically you. because after all is said and done, this is the legacy you leave for your future selves, children, and grandchildren. whatever your story may be, it's beautiful and worth telling.
choosing the right person to tell your story is one of the most personal choice you will make. i am not the right fit for everyone. if you are looking for a 'light and airy' photographer who is going to follow a Pintrest shot list then i am probably not the one for you, and you can always find another photographer who will do it for cheaper, and that's ok. i want you to be so happy with your whole experience, from start to finish, that i want you to find the photographer who is just right for you, even if it's not me. i will even help you find them. because it's about living your truth and making memories to last a lifetime.
does this sound good so far? am i making your photographer dreams come true?
if so, let's plan an adventure and create something beautiful together.
MEET BRYAN: THE LOVE OF MY LIFE AND FOREVER SECOND SHOOTER.