Just wanted to kind of give you an insight into who Brad is and how his photography is a little different from what you have already seen. Brad started shooting weddings in 1986. Right after his own wedding as a matter of fact. After growing up with a camera in his hands, and then being disappointed in the way his wedding day was portrayed, he embarked on a journey to find a better way. Not a huge fan of using all posed photographs, he sought out a different approach. That approach, some now call Photojournalism or Documentary style photography. But frequently these new "buzz words" are misused and overused by those hoping to catch the wave. Brad likes to let his images do the talking, and let you decide for yourself what catch phrase works best.
You might also be interested to know that Brad also teaches wedding photography to aspiring wedding photographers across the country with his http://wedphotocoach.com division as well. He believes strongly in sharing the secrets of his trade, and that so many photographers today truly have lost the "art" of creating an image. The lighting, posing, composition skills have all but diminished since the digital age. Thats unfortunate,especially for the unwitting bride who ends up terribly disappointed after her wedding. In a further effort to be of service to the local brides, Brad and his wife also publish a local bridal guide called Treasure Coast Brides, which is dedicated to serving brides and vendors in that area. You can check it out for yourself at htttp://trcoastbrides.com
You probably have already noticed that very little of what you see here is 2 people looking at the camera. That's just not Brad. He favors a much more hands off approach, and feels that the interaction should not be between you and the camera, but rather you and your husband. He captures the action as if on assignment to cover Life Magazine. Of course he still does the bridal party and family portraits as well. It's the combining of the documentary approach with some stylish portraiture that really sets his work apart from the rest.
Brad is a firm believer in utilizing all the latest in technology. From the use of high end Nikon cameras and lenses to even having one custom created to only capture the infra-red light spectrum, as only a select few are doing across the country.
Another thing that is so different, is Brad's approach to your day. From the very beginning he is keenly aware of not only what he needs to do, but how what he does will affect not only you, but all your other vendor's time lines as well. All your vendors must work as a team for you, and coordinating with all of them from the DJ to the caterer means you can simply relax and let it all flow.
Even the way we do business is a little different. You keep the proofs, you keep the high res. files, you get more reprints and enlargements included in your package than you could ever want. It's kind of like an all-inclusive resort. The whole point is that you don't have any checks to write when you are done with your package.
To see exactly what you can expect for your big day, visit the Client login section. There you will find "reality". That is to say that you get to peek into what Brad shot last week, the week before that and so on, so you can feel confident that the images from your big day will be sensational. That's what gets produced week in and week out.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. You might also enjoy spending a few minutes on our blog, where you can see all the latest goings on, recent events (even last weeks!!) and some personal stuff about Brad....enjoy!!
Words from our many Brides
Brad, first of all, Nick and I can’t even express in words our gratitude to you for making our special day even better than we could have imagined. Apart from the amazing pictures that we had an opportunity to preview during the reception, your presence and attitude put us at ease during the most stressful of moments; and there were a few, haha. Even our guests commented on how wonderful and full of personality you were.
Thank you so much again for everything, you can absolutely count on many high regards from Me, Nick, and all our guests.
Sarah Candreva 3/2008
The photo's of Kim and Tad's wedding here at the Crowne Plaza Hotel were spectacular. Some of the best work I have ever seen.
I hope to work with you again in the future.
Yours in Hospitality,
Suzanne E. Botelho
Catering Sales Manager
Brad, Thank you for leaving us with such beautiful memories. Great job capturing many of the special details at Kelley and Adam’s wedding. Having you as our photographer made this a magical day to remember.There was not a detail left behind.Great picture of the willow tree on the head table .Thanks again for the memories. 2/2008 /Mother of the Bride
Brad I have to tell you, we are so pleased with our wedding pictures. You did a wonderful job!!!!!!! You worked your butt off that night and we love the pictures.
Kim and Tad Boyes 3/2008
Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures! We couldn't wait to get back from our honeymoon to see them. We've sent everyone to your website and they're in awe. Thanks again for everything! Looking forward to hearing from you.
Amy & Jose
As the mother of the groom, I have been delighted with the pictures and the slide show. My relatives in California have already watched it. The pictures are beautiful, especially all the special effects. I love the black and white contrast with the color. The music was also great and fit the two of them beautifully. We will treasure the slide show and always remember how sweet it was. Thanks for your wonderful work. We will certainly recommend you to others. I think half of the college (IRCC), both Andy and I teach there, has watched it. June 1/2008 Mothe of the Groom
I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful job you did with my wedding photos; they came out even more beautiful than I could have imagined. I also wan to thank you for being so attentive to us. You kept the ball rolling, I guess you could say and I really appreciate that. I just wanted to say thank you again for your hard work and dedication. Talk to you soon and thank you again for making me see how beautiful the wedding was!!
God Bless, Rachael
First of all, I wanted to thank you for making our wedding so memorable. I really enjoyed having you there, and the pictures are amazing. Thank you for the bottom of my heart,
Thank you for the beautiful pictures of our wedding day. You were a great photographer. Patient, calm, and never pushy. We would certainly recommend you to others. Our day went smoothly, partly because of you. Thank you for showing our pictures on the big screen during the reception. I was too busy to see all of them, but the guests really enjoyed it.
Kindra & Phil
Brad, I just wanted to say thank you again for doing such a wonderful job on our big day! The photos are absolutely perfect and your style of photography was exactly what I was looking for! I was quite pleased that you were able to get such great shots given the amount of champagne that we drank that day! :) Thanks again for giving us such beautiful memories of our special day.
Hi Brad and Debbie, Just wanted to send you a quick note thanking you for the wonderful pictures and albums, they are really nice and we will treasure them. Hilda and Matt Dec 18th wedding
Always the first thing most brides want to know ... how much?
First, we have several "all inclusive" packages. Choose this method if you don't want to have to worry about what to put in there. We made these with our years of experience on what our brides told us was important to them
Second, for 2009, we have also implemented a system by which you can build your own package from any items we offer. That way you can specifically design the package to suit your taste and budget. Best part is, you still get a package discount when you book us, as you take 20% off all items ordered on your initial booking.
All Inclusive Wedding Photography Packages
Wedding Special $2499.00
The most important thing you get with this package is Brad's coverage. Also, you’ll get 4X6 proofs of all your color and B/W images in a keepsake proof box, and a dvd with all the high resolution files so you can print what you like if you choose. Albums and lots of extras available of course via the ala carte menu.
The Contemporary $3499.00
Traditional album with 30 8X10’s, plus 3 11X14 enlargements and 10 sheets of any size reprints up to 8X10 each. 4X6 color and black and white proofs, digital negatives on dvd, up to 3 locations with no time limit on continuous coverage.
The Renaissance $4499.00
By far our most popular package. Your choice of either our traditional album with 50 8X10 sides, or a Coffee Table album with 24 custom sides; 2 parents albums, 3–16X20 enlargements, 15 sheets of any size reprints up to 8X10, post 300+ images on our website for all your guests to see, Thank you cards, digital negatives on dvd, Upgraded 5X7 proofs in color and black and white; no time or location limit of continuous coverage.
The Masters (new for 2008) $5499.00
You get a larger 12x12 coffee table album with 30 custom designed pages. DVD slideshow set to music (3 copies). 3 8x8 Mini clone albums for the family. Engagement session on the Treasure Coast. Plus 3 16x20’s, 15 reprint sheets, online hosting, 5x7 proofs and your digital negatives on dvd.
The Grand Floridian $6900.00
Flush mounted coffee table style album with 42 custom designed page sides. 2 flush mount parents albums with 24 5X7 sides each, Local Engagement session and signature mat, Custom DVD slideshow, 100 custom 4X8 thank you cards, 400+ images on the web. 25 sheets of any size reprint up to 8X10, custom 20X30 print on artist’s canvas, 2-16X20 enlargements, 5x7 proofs in color and black and white, digital negatives on cd, no time or location limit, no travel fee anywhere in Florida.! A second photographer is also included for a unique dual vision. This package retails at over $10,000.
The most critical thing of course is the photography itself. So if you aren't sure what "stuff" you want, just book the Wedding Special package for now, and you can always upgrade to a different package at any time, even after the wedding when you actually have your photos!! The "magic" happens at the wedding however, so getting the coverage is the most vital part, not the stuff.
We also have special pricing for off season dates, hurricane season dates, and select non Saturday dates, just give us a call for more info.