Growing up I always loved taking photos. I loved picking up my disposable camera prints at the drugstore and seeing the results. I started taking photography more seriously when I was a kid in middle school. My junior high had a darkroom where I developed blurry black and white photos of my chocolate lab. Practice makes perfect! I stuck with it and 20 years later I'm still taking photos and I still feel like a kid.
In 2006, I started a small photography studio in the Bay Area with my close friend (see e&b photography). I documented countless weddings and photographed families, high school seniors, and small business owners. In 2018, I moved to Portland to be near my family and watch my niece and nephews grow up. When I’m not working, I’m usually spending time with them, waking up early to catch the sunrise with Jenny, riding bikes, and talking to our houseplants.
I love photography and I really do feel lucky that I get to do something creative and something that I love as a job. I love working with people and making them feel comfortable in front of the camera. I’ve always loved looking at old family photos and remembering moments. I get really happy when I think about my clients looking at their photos that I’ve taken for them.
If you’re interested in learning more, you can follow me on instagram (@chrisbrodell) or read my FAQ. Interested in booking me for your wedding or portraits? Complete my contact form here. I can’t wait to hear from you!
Jenny’s my best friend and partner. She helps me with elopements but behind the scenes she’s a big player in everything I do. Running a business and staying motivated is hard work and I couldn’t do it without her.
“I have always loved putting together events. Family party? I am there taking the theme to the next level. Work potluck? Guess who is bringing dishes, decor and flowers from home to elevate the set up. I truly believe that a little planning and a few extra flourishes can make the difference between a beautiful memory and just another day.
I am excited to have a professional outlet that allows my love for aesthetics, logistics and the outdoors to really shine and help make the day of your elopement one of the best days of your life.”