Hayley & Dan Shoemaker
Hayley & Dan Shoemaker
Choosing a wedding photographer can be a daunting task. These are the pictures that are meant to be cherished and revisited year after year. We wanted our photographs to capture the essence of our special venue and reflect our laid back style. Brandon was the perfect choice. He asked for a detailed list of desired shots we wanted beforehand which helped him visualize the kind of pictures we wanted. He was extremely easy to communicate with and was always available when I had ideas and suggestions. From the moment Brandon arrived I knew I could relax because he had every detail under control. He was confident and thorough and took the time to introduce himself and his excellent assistant. He experimented with different locations in various lighting the night before which was an extra detail we appreciated. At the wedding he was always smiling and professional capturing both bride and groom getting ready, a first look, tons of ceremony shots and more.
He put everyone at ease with his sense of humour and even rain couldn’t dampen the family and bridal party shots. Brandon is fabulous at catching candid moments without being forceful. He blended in and knew where to be to get all the important shots. Best of all, Logan and I were most looking forward to our wedding dance floor and Brandon stayed late to shoot all our best moves. He was tireless and never stopped the entire day. When his package arrived we were so excited. It was beautifully wrapped and even included a bottle of wine that we enjoyed as we sat down together reliving our special day.
We had so many favourite pictures and loved scrolling through all the dance floor shots. We had just the right amount of romance and humour which was exactly what we hoped for. He provided a link to an online album that was convenient and easy to share with friends and family. Photography was an important element of our wedding and Brandon made it stress free and his prices reflect his dedication and quality. Brandon truly has an artistic talent and I highly recommend him.
“Brandon is so incredibly talented. He shot our wedding in Mexico and the result was so much more than I could have ever imagined. He truly captured the love, emotion, and insanely fun time had by all, and the pictures we got are breathtaking. Every bride deserves to look her best on her special day, and Brandon made me glow in every photo. Not only is he a great photographer, he is really personable and SO much fun to work with! I cannot recommend him enough!”
“Brandon has worked with our family and various companies on a number of different projects, the most important being preparations for our wedding in
2010 where he not only designed our terrific website but came to the south of France for a week and photographed the wedding from beginning to end, capturing in an unobtrusive manner, every moment with an eye for detail and composition that was simply remarkable.
Frankly I am not sure how he managed to be everywhere at the same time but he managed it with aplomb and the many images captured during the various parties and events and at the wedding itself, are a wonderful library of memories.
However Brandon is a man of many talents and we have also had him create some terrific corporate branding, corporate websites and several libraries of corporate and project images for websites and annual reports which sometimes involved travel to a number of countries so I would no hesitation in engaging him when the next occasion arises or to recommend him to others requiring similar work done to a very high standard or professionalism.”
“Brandon has been volunteering his beautiful photography skills to Big Sisters since 2005. He shoots our agency’s newsletters feature matches, which gives a Big and Little Sister match the amazing opportunity of having their own professional photo shoot! Brandon also volunteers his time to photograph our fundraising events and he provides any photo retouching the agency needs. We are forever grateful for his gorgeous, dynamic, and fun photos! Despite a busy travel and work schedule Brandon is extremely generous with his time and talents and he continues to be a true friend to Big Sisters. From everyone on the Big Sisters Team – thank you!”
“I have had such great success with my headshots by Brandon Elliot, great fun Photographer. He definitely takes photos that get you auditions. I wanted to write and thank you again for such a terrific experience shooting with you. My headshots are fantastic the hardest part has been narrowing down my choices.”
“I recently had the great opportunity to shoot with Brandon Elliot for a risqué kind of project. Brandon demonstrated utter professionalism, and amazing ability to make everyone on set feel right at home. His capacity for sheer creativity can only be shadowed by the quality of his work. From lighting, locations, to putting a talented team together in a restricted amount of time, Brandon has demonstrated time and time again that he is quickly becoming a rare find in Vancouver. I hope, and look forward to, any further projects that will allow me to work with Brandon Elliot again.”
“Shelli and I were lucky enough to have Brandon as our wedding photographer.
Brandon was able to capture all the emotions that happened on our wedding.
The joy, nervousness, tears of happiness and maybe even tears that a father sheds giving his daughter away.
Not only does Brandon capture all this, he does so with an ease that relaxes everyone and draws the best out of them in a photo.
He never seems to miss a shot and when it’s photo time it’s all business.
Brandon recently took our family photos. It’s not everyone that can say they have an amazing family picture but we can. How does he get a 1 year old and her parents smiling at the camera so perfectly?
I would not hesitate in recommending Brandon as your photographer. My only regret is the more I do the less I will be able to afford him. So whatever you have going on that needs a photographer do it quickly.
Thanks for the beautiful photos Brandon.
You hold the beauty of a moment in still frame.”
“We hired Brandon for our wedding this summer to take B&W portraits of our guests, and we could not have been more thrilled! He was the most popular guy at the party (and this is coming from the groom), there was always a line outside of his booth, and our guests continuously raved to us about how wonderful he was and how incredible the portraits they got to take home were. His technical skills are top notch, and he’s a kind, amazing, fun person to boot. I can’t recommend him highly enough!”
“Anyone looking to have your wedding pictures taken should look no further and definitely hire Brandon Elliot!!! We were lucky to have Brandon take our wedding pictures last summer and were over the moon with how well he captured our special day. From the moment I got up to getting ready Brandon made me feel at ease and excited for our new chapter! He knew what to look for and what kind of photos I was aiming to accomplish. He was also amazing with the whole wedding party, making everyone laugh and have a good time. Not only was he amazing at taking phenomenal photos, the photo album that he made for us was out of this world. (I would highly recommend getting him to put it together). The detail and how he put it together was beyond what I was expecting. We get compliments all the time on how beautiful the book is and how our friends wished they had gotten a wedding album like this one. We look at ours all the time and reminisce how amazing the day was.
I remember looking at our pictures for the first time after our wedding and I literally was crying and overwhelmed at how many amazing photos he had taken. It was definitely hard to choose which ones to print off for our place. (Printed A LOT) that our house is filled with wedding memories! I would get married again in a heart beat to have him photograph our wedding!! Brandon was definitely worth every penny!!! Thank You Brandon for capturing our special day!! You are truly a talented person who will go many places because of your professionalism, kind hearted funny caring personality!! You can tell how much you love your job through the photos you take!!”
“Thank-you” seems an inadequate phrase to express how grateful we are for the amazing images that you captured on our wedding day. We have received so many compliments from our family and friends, not only raving about the pictures themselves, but about how fantastic a photographer you are.
You managed to capture every detail and important moment unobtrusively with an enthusiastic and fun-loving attitude. From the preparations to the last dance of the evening, you were there for it all, and your pictures truly re-create the day for us. I honestly think I have looked at them a thousand times, and each time I love them more than the last! You are an extremely talented photographer and I am already trying to find excuses for us to get more photos done!”
“I have had the pleasure of working with Brandon on numerous projects, from charity-based calendars where he essentially coordinated everything from selecting models to final publication, photo shoots and web ad production to wedding photography, client advertising requirements and events. Brandon consistently met deadlines and delivered exceptional shots & images we have been extremely pleased with, and his skill with a camera simply excels. I would have no concerns recommending BrandonElliot.be for any photography requirements you may have!”
“Words can’t explain how amazing and awesome it was to have Brandon as our wedding photographer. He was beyond brilliant! Friends and family were taken aback at how many pictures he took – he was everywhere capturing everything; he didn’t miss a thing!! I cannot praise him enough! When we saw the pictures, I was speechless. They were better than I could have ever imagined. It brought back all the lovely memories of what a fantastic day!
We talked to Brandon about getting the photo book as a keep sake. When I opened the box, which had been sent all the way from Canada to London, it brought a tear to my eye! The book now has pride and place in my lounge and everyone that looks at it says how beautiful it is. I would highly recommended Brandon – he’s awesome! He made me feel like a princess on my special day. X”
“Brandon was excellent to work with start to finish. He was very professional and courteous, and always responded to me promptly. He proved to be very flexible and ensured we were able to get exactly what we needed.
At the wedding he captured all the special moments in a beautiful and artistic way and there was a good mix of posed vs candid shots. Brandon scoped out our locations prior to the date and had a number of ideas for pictures. It’s always hard to tell how they will turn out as you’re in the middle of it, but we were thrilled at the results and have been told they are the nicest wedding photos people have ever seen.
In addition to providing a wedding album imported from Italy, Brandon went above and beyond in writing our love story and including it with the online album for us to share with our guests.
I am very pleased with our choice to use Brandon and would highly recommend him”
“Brandon is an excellent photographer and his professionalism really shined throughout our photo session and meetings. He was very punctual and attentive to detail. Brandon exudes creativity and was always thinking outside the box. He made me feel very comfortable throughout the shoot. He is very determined to do what is best for his clients all while maintaining a high level of integrity.
It goes without saying that I would recommend Brandon Elliot as a photographer. I have been nothing but pleased with Brandon and his expertise as a photographer as well as helping to create a new line of marketing materials to benefit my business.
I would like to thank Brandon for all of his effort and hard work that was put into this job. I appreciate his flexibility and willingness to travel and accommodate my busy schedule.”
“I was recently in need of updated headshots, and having minimal experience with photo shoots, I was understandably nervous.
Brandon was able to refer and price hairstylists and make-up artists for me, and ultimately arranged to have a make-up artist on site for the shoot. The studio environment was fun and relaxed and in no time I almost forgot the camera was there. He has a knack for putting his clients at ease and altering the environment, backdrop, music etc to suit their style and taste.
I look forward to working with him again.”
“Brandon understood the look & feel we were going for,
provided examples to confirm we were on the same page,
and executed the shoot with a pitch-perfect tone that
produced great results.”