EPIC PHOTOS. GREAT EXPERIENCE. NO BS.
What makes you different?
I am not a trendy wedding photographer, nor do I ever desire to be one. In some respects, I’m old school. I spend the time getting your photos right the first time, because no amount of Photoshop or filters can salvage bad wedding pictures. Photoshop should be a tool and not a crutch, and I’ve been around long enough to know the difference.
What is your style?
You will find wedding pics in my portfolio that are from the very first wedding I shot nearly a decade ago. I’ll bet you a canvas wrap that you can’t guess which one it is. When I photograph your wedding, the pictures will look fantastic today, tomorrow, and 100 years from now. My images are bright, colorful, classy, and modern, but never trendy or “Instagrammed.” My style is authentic and the artwork is a direct reflection of my clients. Take a look at my portfolio and see if you can see yourself in those images.
Why should we hire you?
If your wedding photos are not good enough to hang on my wall then they’re not good enough to hang on your wall. I obsess over every detail. Perfection of my craft is what keeps me up at night and what gets me out of bed in the morning. Shooting weddings is my full time job— it’s all that I do and I do it well.
Where are you located?
The short answer is Duluth, MN. I’m a Duluth East graduate and earned my BFA in Design and Photography from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Shortly after Sara and I got married we moved to the Twin Cities. We lived in the Metro for nine years and recently returned to the Northland to raise our girls and be closer to family. Minneapolis/St.Paul was perfect for twenty-something working professionals but it was never “home.” While my work is primarily focused on the Twin Ports, I always enjoy shooting weddings in the Cities.
Hi, I’m Bryan.
I’d love to be your wedding photographer.
As a photographer I see and experience life a bit differently than most people. It’s both a blessing and a curse to always need a camera to fully experience the world. Photography has helped me circumnavigate the globe twice and shoot in more than 40 countries on six continents. Since graduating high school I’ve only worked in the fields of photography or videography. I’ve been employed by many prestigious organizations, including ABC, Thomson Reuters, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Semester at Sea. I’ve dabbled in just about every genre of photography, from commercial to travel, but I’ve always come back to weddings. While those jobs paid the bills, they never fulfilled my desire to make meaningful art. As a wedding photographer, my job is about making a personal connection. Sharing in your love story is what makes my job special. I love photographing people in love.
In the past 15 years I’ve worn out, lost, and destroyed many cameras, chased down thieves, cried, won some awards, and bled for my art. In the end, it’s the couples I meet and the stories they share that keep me coming back. After countless cameras and millions of clicks, I’m proud to have shot some truly great imagery.
Photography is what I do and how I see the world, but you’ll be getting more than just a photographer. I’m a husband and dad to two girls, white water kayaker, mountain biker, world traveler, aspiring pilot, drone pilot, motorcycle enthusiast, amateur bee keeper, gardener, and a lot more.
(both named Mrs. Koop)
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It’s important that I get to know my couples, their likes and dislikes, so that together we can create a fantastic wedding day experience. The first step is to get in touch with this contact form and we’ll go from there. After exchanging a few emails we’ll get together for happy hour or a coffee and see if we are a good fit for each other.
“Your photos make me tear up! They are amazing and show everything that was so wonderful about that weekend. Before I climbed up the hill for the ceremony, I started crying on my dad’s shoulder because everything was so perfect— better than I ever dreamed, having you there included.”
— David and Devon
The photo booth uses an open frame so that you can see what your guests are really doing at your wedding. It can fit more than 10 people, and the best part is that the later the evening gets, the more ridiculous the photos get. Fun is contagious so if the booth is placed near the bar or dance floor, even your conservative grandma won’t be able to resist.
You are welcome to create your own backdrop or scene that matches your wedding theme, or I am happy to supply a backdrop. Props are available if you’re having a wedding with a party atmosphere or no props are needed if you are having a black-tie affair. The photo booth is great for every style of wedding.
Photo booth images are designed to be shared. Your pictures will be uploaded to Facebook the day after your wedding. Guests can tag themselves and share pics with friends and family who couldn’t attend. If you want more traditional onsite printing that is always an option, too. In either situation, you will get digital copies of all the photos.
There is no time limit with a wedding day photo booth. It will open during the cocktail hour and be available until photography services have concluded at the end of the night.