I’m a photographer based in metro Detroit, Novi to be exact, and spend most of my time creating images (and working with them on the computer) and making sure my kids are fed and where they need to be. Sometimes, when there is time left, my wife and I get to do something and I go mountain biking whenever I can.
I’m a nationally and internationally published, award winning photojournalist with over 20 years of photography experience. In addition to wedding photojournalism I’m a regular contributor to The Detroit News and Free Press as well as other newspapers and Magazines. I have been published in publications like the The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Time, Velo News, Mountain Bike Action, among others. I also donate my time and talent as a photographer to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan. Many of my editorial images can be found over at my site and blog, www.bryanmitchell.com
Almost 10 years ago my daughter was born and I decided to leave my staff newspaper job and become a stay-at-home dad and freelance photographer. Thats when my wedding photojournalism business was also born.
I bring my honed, photojournalism to your wedding day. Its not a style to me, its the way I have always made images. I photograph weddings the same way I photograph news and features stories for newspapers and magazines. I simply tell your story with a straight-forward documentary approach capturing real moments, not staged pictures. I shoot only a few location portraits using the surroundings where you will be, with minimal lighting gear, using natural light whenever possible.
Weddings are wonderful and exciting events that should be photographed as they happen, as they flow. The photography should never be forced and the photographer should never be intrusive or start running the wedding. I make pictures that have meaning. My photographs capture the emotion between the bride & Groom, family, friends and loved ones. Real laughs, real smiles, real tears, REAL EMOTION!
Wedding photography is important and should not be left up to an uncle or your friend who has a great camera. Trust me. I have a great set of pots and pans but I’m no chef by any stretch. Its the photographer, NOT, the camera. One of the things you invest in with a professional photographer is that experience to deal with any photographic situation that arises. I never want a bride to think about the photography or how something will effect me. You are paying me to think about such things and create amazing photographs.
So contact me so we can talk about your wedding day, don’t wait!
Thank you for looking at my work and please pass my website along if you know other friends getting married. Peace.