If you are engaged, you're in the right place! Congratulations on embarking on this new and exciting journey. I would love to help ease some of the stress that comes with wedding planning by guiding you through my process and seeing what the Bradley Michael Wedding Experience is like.
Authentic connections are what I live for! Far more important than any place or thing, I believe people matter most. I hope you feel the same way.
As both an artist and passionate supporter to my couples, I spend a lot of time with you. We’ll plan together, celebrate together, and (if I have my way) stay connected across the many happy years of your new life!
If you feel a connection to me, please don’t leave without letting me know! Will you drop me a quick note to say “hi”?! It would make my day, and you can be sure you’ll get a very enthusiastic reply in return.
LET'S GET TOGETHER
Because I am able to serve only a very few new Bradley Michael couples each year, I always prefer to meet you in person first! After I hear from you, I will confirm that your wedding date is still available and then help you schedule a time to catch a cup of coffee or a bite to eat at a local business!
During our first meeting, we’ll enjoy drinks or food together while I walk you through every thoughtful detail of the Bradley Michael wedding experience, answering all your questions (even some you didn’t know you had!), and defining the expectations you have for your special day!
Of course I know an in-person meeting isn’t always possible, especially for my couples overseas or planning destination weddings. If that’s your case, don’t worry! We can plan a second-best option to meet you via Skype instead.
Most importantly, I just want to see your lovely faces.. and allow you to feel completely thrilled about commissioning “a crazy kids like myself” for this very personal body of work that you and your family will cherish for generations.
Save the Date
“Shouldn’t saving the wedding date be my first step?” Great question! Yes, my calendar fills up quickly. But as long as your date is available, I always focus on keeping your best interest at heart. So I will offer a time to meet you and answer all your questions first.
Since several couples might inquire about one wedding date at the same time, I am not able to place any date “on hold.” If this makes you feel anxious about losing the date, I understand.. and I can help!
I am happy to share my contract with you in case you’d like to pre-sign it and have it ready when we meet. Or in many cases, I am happy to schedule an initial phone meeting with you, after which you may book immediately; then we’ll still meet later to begin planning your engagement session and wedding day. My goal is to make sure this special time is easy, fun, and memorable for you!
Your Bradley Michael engagement session will be anything but “ordinary.” I treasure this time getting to know you and capturing your joy leading into marriage!
If you or your fiancé is nervous about being in front of the camera, don’t worry. You aren’t the only one. In fact, that’s the best possible reason to have your engagement session before your wedding day!
This is my wheelhouse! I guarantee, within minutes you’ll both feel totally comfortable and confident in front of my camera. You’ll learn my best “tricks of the trade” so you can shine in all your portraits from now onward. And I will learn a lot observing how you two interact when there’s no schedule or guests to attend to. Just the two of you.. and one very memorable date night!
In my time as a photographer, I’ve noticed weddings are honored across cultures as the most important celebration in life. And there’s a good reason for it…
Your wedding may last just one day. But it will be an unforgettable day that marks the beginning of something beautiful. Something hard. Something meaningful.
It’s the beginning of your marriage. And if I could offer you just one piece of advice, it would be this: Make the focus of your wedding day your marriage.
Be true to yourselves. Celebrate big! Or celebrate small! Invite everyone you know. Or gather only your dearest friends. Or elope. But starting from day one, focus on your marriage.
I love what I do, and I am so blessed! I get to work capturing images of real love and connections, encouraging couples in their marriages, and creating visual legacies that bring the whole adventure full circle.