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"It's strange to be here. The mystery never leaves you."

- JOHN O'DONAHUE -

I never thought I'd end up here. I just kept getting more curious. I kept scratching beneath the surface of the mundane photos I'd see shared. I'd walk around museums and see the mastery of light in Renaissance paintings and thought, Damn! That looks so rad! Why can't photos look like that?

I had my favorite scenes from films playing in my head, and would watch couples playfully bumping each other's hips as they walked by on the street. My inspiration has never come from regurgitating the same tired ideas. I'm all for the art that points to the mystery of life. Maybe you're like me-- You've explored your shadow side and kinda liked what it had to say...

"“If light is scarce, then light is scarce; we will immerse ourselves in the darkness and there discover its own particular beauty.”
- TANIZAKI // IN PRAISE OF SHADOWS

I'm not interested in being just another wedding vendor. I'm gonna be right there with you, a Steady-Eddy in a sea of whirling emotions. I want to take photos that feel and breathe and move as you do. I want photos of your bold lippie, punchy portraits that bring out your inner rock n roll, but also those blurry drippy moments that remind you of a soft exhale. This is about trust, and I've photographed more weddings than I can count. I'm trusting you to show up as your full, radiant, and present self. You get to trust me to do the rest.

Street Cred

WEDDINGS PHOTOGRAPHED -

OVER 200

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE -

OVER A DECADE

NUMBER OF STATES I'VE PHOTOGRAPHED WEDDINGS IN -

25 AND COUNTING

FEATURED IN -

Junebug Weddings

Green Wedding Shoes

Carats and Cake

Business Insider

Huffington Post

Cosmopolitan

Rangefinder Online

Buzzfeed

Rue De Seine

Yahoo

SLR Lounge

My Modern Met

Bored Panda

Looks Like Film

RECOGNITION -

2018 Best of the Best Engagement Photos from Junebug

2018 Best of the Best Wedding Photos from Junebug

2018 Rangefinder 30 Rising Stars

2019 WPPI Panel member in Las Vegas

2019 Speaker at Rooted to Thrive in Italy

2021 Best of the Best Wedding Photos from Junebug

2022 Speaker at Let's Go Workshop in Oregon

2023 Best of the Best Engagement Photos from Junebug

Working with Brandi completely changed the course of my wedding because she was with me for every step.

It wasn’t just about showing up to photograph the event. We aligned on my aesthetic goals early, and she was always there for me, no matter how inane the question. Whether we were mulling over florals or outfits or table setups, Brandi knew exactly what to do in order to achieve the vibe. I felt significantly more confident in my choices because of Brandi’s input.

Brandi was with us all weekend, and I was so glad to have her there. She made sure everything ran smoothly and that we got all of the shots that were important to us. She also did a great job of going with the flow and being opportunistic with our amazing portraits. She had us quickly take a few photos during golden hour immediately before our ceremony, and they ended up being some of the best shots of the weekend. Completely unplanned and took less than five minutes, but she knew exactly what to do. Having Brandi photograph our wedding was such a gift. Not only do we have an album of art gallery quality work, but we’re also lucky enough to call such a talented soul a friend. I cannot recommend working with Brandi enough. I would do it a million times over in a heartbeat because nobody can even touch her creative ability.

EMMA AND NILAY, BROOKLYN, NY

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Brandi is professional and caring, and a true artist

As soon as we saw Brandi’s work, we knew she was the photographer for us.  Her style is spirited and beautiful - and appropriately feels like it captures the epic and intimate spark between two people.  Filmic and moody in the way we wanted our engagement and wedding photos to be.  Not staged or stilted, but raw and full of energy.

We had to reschedule our wedding 3 times (!) due to covid, and Brandi was our number one vendor that we had to be sure that she could do our new dates!  She was extremely understanding and worked with us on this - our the course of the two years our wedding was in flux, we really felt like she was loyal and respectful to our original contract when she didn’t have to be (which just speaks so highly to her character and professional nature)!  When our wedding did come around - Brandi was able to feel both present (again, her presence is so calming) but out of the way so the photography did not overpower the actual event.  Her photos captured every moment and detail.  We did not do a first look and Brandi managed to get a beautiful portrait session in, in the very brief amount of time we had between family photos and the reception.  We LOVE every shot!

Kelly and matt,
Los Angeles

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You NEED Brandi Potter to be your wedding photographer.

Not only does her work speak for itself in terms of uniqueness but her work ethic as a master of her craft comes through seamlessly in her work. I have attached just some of our elopement photos to this review but again even with these few pictures you can see how stunning her work is. Google needs more than 5 stars cause that is what Brandi Potter because that's what her photography deserves.

ANGELA AND PETER, NOLA

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