Brad Walters is an internationally acclaimed wedding photographer and fine art oil painter who fuses his photography with oil paintings, creating a truly unique genre in wedding art.
His photography has been published in the Los Angeles Times, BRIDES magazine, BRIDES.com, Coastal Weddings Magazine, Emerald Coast Brides Magazine, Chocolate Zoom Magazine New York, and M.D. NEWS to name a few. His clients range from authors, to international gourmet chocolatiers. Brad is known for his easy to work with personality and artful images that have received acclaim from such photography industry giants as Skip Cohen, past President of both Rangefinder Publications & WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International), and Hasselblad.
Brad's painting style is heavily influenced by edwardian-era master portrait painter John Singer Sargent, among others. Fascinated with humanity, his paintings center on human potential.
Intelligence is the ability to apprehend and perceive what is. Imagination is the ability to perceive what could be. Creativity is the ability to combine intelligence and imagination. It is the ability to see what humanity is and what it could become.
(Scott Barry Kaufman, July 2020, Sam Harris Podcast)
From Brad: Creating artwork centered on one of the most important days of a couple's lives is my life's work. It still humbles me everytime I'm asked to be a part of their wedding day, and it is an honor that I approach with the utmost respect and discretion. I am always grateful to be able to witness two become one, and to be trusted to capture that moment.
A few words on style: Wedding photography is unlike any other form of photography. The challenges that wedding photographers face at every wedding require timing, positioning, specialized equipment, an artistic eye, and a personality that makes the wedding party feel comfortable with the person pointing a camera at them.
Great wedding photographers have the skills needed to capture the moment as it happens, without the bride and groom being hindered by the photographer’s presence. Floating from one shadow to the next, only being seen when the flash fires, then in an instant being invisible again. The goal is to tell the story of the day over and over again for years to come, and to make the images even more beautiful than the memories. The only way to capture such images, is to go unseen. This is how true moments in time are captured. Such is the mark of a wedding artist; a storyteller without words.
"Let your words be few, and your exposures numerous."