the experience

Most of all, this day is all about you!

My goal as your photographer is to make your experience as enjoyable and laid back as possible from the moment you book until you receive your online gallery in your inbox. Shoot me an email and we will get in touch and start planning your big day or session. I would love to get to know you better and learn more about the ideas that you have in mind! I can't wait to hear from you!

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"I couldn't have picked a better person."

Having my pictures done by Brady was awesome, he is such a great photographer and made the shoot so fun. The photos turned out amazing, I couldn't have picked a better person to do them. I would definitely do another shoot with him! 

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"Don't miss out on any opportunity to shoot with him."

Every shoot I do with Brady is a blast. He makes me feel so comfortable and the photos always reflect my true self! It's hard to come by someone you can be yourself around and have that reflected in the final product. Don't miss out on any opportunity to shoot with him!

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"His vision for  the shoot was adventurous."

Even in the cold weather Brady's bubbly personality warmed up the environment. His vision for the shoot was adventurous and creative and it definitely shows in the final product. His extensive knowledge in his craft makes him a great choice for any event.


"got creative and improvise amazing on-the-spot poses."

Brady knew what poses would look best before we even arrived at the location. Even if some didn't work out, he was able to get creative and improvise amazing poses that still looked effortless. Loved the adventure we went on while on this shoot! Couldn't be happier with the quality of the pictures and genuineness of this photographer.

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"truly the most amazing photographer."

There truly are not enough words to describe how incredible Brady is. From the first point of contact, to the delivering your photos, he makes every step so easy. We had our engagement photos taken on a Sunday afternoon and got the full gallery the very next day! He is such a joy to work with, and truly the most amazing photographer. He captures genuine, authentic moments and makes the session so comfortable. Don't hesitate to book him!

as seen in

recent press

Virginia living
free people

I am pleased to see some of my clients featured in a number of  blogs and publications some of which are listed at the right. I cannot wait to share some more publication blog features in the near future! 

human rights
cp shades
oars & beenies
the knot
valley bride

packages include up to 2 hours of shooting, 2 outfits, 60+ hand edited images, location and outfit advice, online collection, digital downloading and printing rights included.


couples sessions include up to 2 hours of shoot at your favorite location, 2-3 outfits, 100+ handed edited images, with an online collection, digital download & printing rights,


begin at $300

portrait sessions include up to 2 hours of shoot at your favorite location, 2-3 outfits, 100+ handed edited images, with an online collection, digital download & printing rights,


begin at $300

collections include a complimentary engagement session, timeline advice, wedding day coverage, second shooter, hundreds of edited images, digital download & printing rights.


begin at $2,400

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about us

the faq

I am currently all booked up for 2017, but I am booking 2018 weddings and spring sessions right now! I prefer portrait sessions to be booked at least 1 month in advance and if I am open for your wedding day then count me in! 

You can book me through the contact form on my website or you can directly shoot me an email at @hello@bradybatesphotography.com and we can take the rest from there! I cannot wait to meet you! 

How far in advance do we need to book?

How do we book you?

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You will receive all of your images on a beautifully displayed online gallery where you can print or download the high resolution files. I deliver roughly 80 images for portrait sessions and anywhere from 600-800 for a wedding! 

This one is totally up to you! I am comfortable shooting weddings by myself but if you would feel more comfortable having a second shooter there on your wedding day then the second package is best for you!

How many photos do we get?

Do you bring a second shooter?

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Yes! The engagement session is something I throw in with no additional cost, because I believe that this is a great time for the bride and groom to get comfortable with me and the camera before the wedding!

There is a 50% non-refundable retainer fee to book the date and the other 50% will be due a month before a wedding or a week before a portrait session. If there is inclement weather we will reschedule at no extra charge. 

are engagement photos included?

how do we pay for our session?

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I shoot with two camera bodies, a Canon 5d mark iii and Canon 5d mark iv and all prime lenses. Usually you will see me with a 35mm on one hip and an 85mm on the other,

If you choose to book me as your photographer I will send you to a private page that only clients can view! Here you will find outfit advice, timeline advice, recommended vendors, and more about the overall photography experience with me!

what kind of equipment do you use?

What should I expect before my session?

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My camera automatically saves to two cards while shooting, and I backup to two external hard drives right after your wedding day! 

Please do! I love to see which photos clients decide to post. I do ask that you don't crop, re-edit, or filter your photos! I've worked hard to give your photos that kind of look - also feel free to tag @bradybatesphotography if you're feeling extra generous.

do you backup our images after the wedding?

Can we post our photos to social media?

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