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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what i'm all about

I believe in creating meaningful relationships.

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"he really had a spectacular passion for photo"

WOW. It was SUCH a pleasure taking photos with Brady here in Portland, Oregon. He was very professional, kind, light hearted, and you could tell he really had a spectacular passion for photo. I would highly recommend him to anyone else who wants amazing, intimate shots. Amazing work Brady! 


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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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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Brady is awesome!! He made both of us feel so comfortable during this shoot and was open to all of our ideas. Brady was very professional and laidback which made it a lot of fun. I highly recommend him for all of your picture needs!! Can't wait for him to take other pictures for us in the future!

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Brady is such a fabulous photographer, I would use him again and again if I could! He photographed our engagement and wedding - and the pictures speak for themselves!!! He is very personable , makes you feel super comfortable, has an artists eye, all while making you feel like you're working the camera like a beast. We love you Brady! Thanks for making our day so special and capturing the best moments of our lives.

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I could’ve not been more happy with our engagement pictures. Everybody complimented on our pictures how they could see the emotions in the photographs and of course I myself am absolutely in love with them. My fiancé absolutely dislikes taking pictures and it took a good amount of convincing him to the engagement shoot. Anybody that is thinking about booking him, do not hesitate! 

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recent press

virginia living
free people
peidmont virginian

I am pleased to present a few select clients and a few of my publications on blog posts and social media accounts! I am honored to have been given so many incredible opportunities!

select clients, publications & press

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showit spark
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frequently asked questions

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


elopements includes full day coverage, timeline advice, hundreds of hand edited images, online gallery with digital download and 
printing rights.


sessions includes up to 2 hours of shooting, outfit changes, hand edited images, location and outfit advice, online gallery with digital download and printing rights.


begin at $2,000

begin at $400

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begin at $3,000

Unfortunately, I do not release RAW images. I believe that editing is half the process and without that the images are only halfway done. My goal is to create something that takes you back to that exact moment. I will never change the image in a way that doesn’t feel natural. 

Heck yes! Engagement photos are so much fun and give us a time to get to know each other. All local package include a complimentary engagement session. This helps you both get relaxed in front of the camera before your wedding. 

Do you deliver raw images?

Do you shoot engagement photos?

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I require a signed contract and 50% deposit to save the date. The other 50% will be due one month before your wedding. Everything will be done online. I accept payments of credit, debit, cash or checks! 

Don’t stress it, I will send over an outfit guide with tons of advice but just wear something that is comfortable & your style. Be yourself! Sticking to neutral colors is best and I can help you choose based on the locations we shoot at.  

How do payment schedules work?

What do we wear for our photos?

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Absolutely! I am based out of Richmond, VA but I am always down for an adventure. Traveling is one of my favorite things to do and I would love to photograph your love story. Trust me, I’m the best third wheel. 

I always suggest using a second shooter for larger weddings. Especially if there are several things going on at the same time. Having a second shooter ensures that we capture every moment of your day. Second shooters also provide different perspectives. 

Do you travel for weddings?

Do we need a second shooter?

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Once your images have been edited they will be uploaded to an online private gallery for 1 year. All images will be high resolution digital files. You will be able to download, order prints, and share your images from this site. 

I aim for 4 weeks after your wedding day. This gives me plenty of time to make sure all edits are perfect & I am delivering the highest quality images. 

How will we receive our images?

How long until we receive our images?

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