More about Brant...
Where are you from originally ?
I'm from Manchester, England originally and I've lived in Glasgow for two years now
How long have you been a photographer?
My love for camera's started in 2010 when I first worked on the film set of Brothers Day - barely surviving on coffee and biscuits. I originally started off doing videography and eventually transitioned to photography, so for around 5/6 years now.
What other kinds of photography do you like to do?
Events of all sorts! The unpredictability of events is exciting. I'm a big fan of working with musicians and doing their promotional photography and press packages, figuring out how to reflect their music and persona through photography. I've recently started doing street-based fashion stuff too that's awesome
How would you describe your photography style?
Warm and bright with bold colours and plenty of black & white
How do you work on the day?
I can adapt to suit the style and communication with the happy couple is my main priority. I can easily shoot from the shadows and let the day unfold naturally, capturing the candid moments - but I always like to whisk the couple away for half and hour / and hour for some intimate natural shots.
Have you been published anywhere in magazines or online blogs?
I've been published by Inspired Homes (luxury properties), The Drinks Wholesaler (A branch of Harper Wines), The Craftsman (A branch of Glasgow's Tradeshouse), several times in the Manchester Evening News, The People's History Museum (Manchester), Hello Pakistan Magazine, Creative Futures (poetry charity), Streetfoodnews.co.uk, dorasfashionblog, louder than war, The Museum of Science and Industry.
Are there any parts of the day you especially like photographing?
My favourite part overall is immediately following the cutting of the cake. By then, the ceremonies and official business is completely over and everyone can let their hair down, has fun dancing and the energy in the room is just fantastic!
How many images do you normally shoot on a typical 8 hour wedding?
For 8 hours around 600 - 800 images.
How much post production do you do?? What is your style?
All my images are carefully edited. Most of the work goes into the black and white photo's, of which on average makes up about 30% of the photo's, the coloured ones tend to be warm, bright and compliment the day and energy of the wedding.
Do you have a favourite, must-capture moment for every wedding?
Aside from the essential moments, I love to capture people's genuine reactions to the touching moments in the ceremony.
What’s the most unique photo you’ve ever taken at a wedding
Well, there was an occasion where the bride and groom wanted shots together before the ceremony. We went to some castle ruins for photo's and unfortunately it started raining! We came prepared with large umbrella's and on the way to the ruins there's probably a mile walk in a straight line, with huge tree's arching over both sides of the pathway. A brief break in the clouds was perfectly aligned with where they were walking and I snapped a photo of them illuminated, umbrella up, walking on this huge path.
What piece of advice would you give brides and grooms to ensure that they get wedding photos they love forever?
Don't be afraid to suggest something that sounds daft or impossible. Us photographers love a challenge and creating unique work and sometimes the magic of post-production can make the impossible - possible.
If you weren’t a wedding photographer, what would you be doing?
Pretty sure I'd be working in the Creative Arts helping other creatives get noticed. Like a development officer or something.
Kind words about Brant
“We hired Brant for our wedding reception through the Pink Daisy Weddings website. Paige ran the website and made it very easy to contact Brant passing on the revelant details. He made contact with us well in advance to discuss some details of how we wanted the reception to look. He listened very well and gave his own ideas. We scheduled a date closer to the reception date to scout the venue and to get some test pictures for angles etc. He came very prepared, punctual and polite at all times.
On the reception night itself, Brant arrived early to make sure everything was ok. He came well prepared with the list of portraits we wanted, offered some further ideas on the spot and listened to our requests and made them work. The photos looked fantastic… Thank you mate, I would highly recommend you. “
- Ryan and Sarah”