Brad Landon Walters is an internationally acclaimed wedding photographer and oil painter who fuses his photography with oil painting, creating a truly unique genre in the art world.
After the tradition of the portrait painters, Brad's work centers on humanity. His paintings focus on the best attributes of humanity - its character, its fortitude, and its finery.
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.
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)
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.
Wedding photography is unlike any other form of photography. The challenges that photographers face at every wedding require timing, positioning, specialized equipment, an artistic eye, and a personality that makes the wedding party feel comfortable.
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.
After that perfect image is captured, then I can paint. I consider my work avant-garde, but I can easily see why some call it traditional. I don't mind the distinction, and I enjoy the mixing of traditional and experimental. The world has gone digital, and it is refreshing to bring back the best elements of the traditional and mingle them with new concepts.
Let your words be few, and your exposures numerous.