Christmas Commercial Photos for Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand

It’s the Christmas season, and I wanted to share some commercial images that I’ve created for the band, Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand. These images were created completely from scratch here at my studio. We only had 20 minutes because the band stopped at my studio on their way to a gig. I had the lights set up for a particular look and I photographed each person separately. That gave me the ability to create a version of this of just Ryan alone for when he needs a different version.

I’ve learned to be very quick in the studio and during shoots. It’s easier on clients and it makes for better and more believable expressions on people. But being a commercial shoot, there was far more digital work to be done. So I created the composite of everyone together and built from scratch this cool blue background. I love how these turned out. They have a gritty band energy while also having a very appealing Christmas look to them. I hope these images work well for the band and their concert promotions.

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And here’s a version with a taller background to incorporate their logo, designed square for social media platforms.

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If you’d like some awesome images for your business that make you stand out, give me a call at 801-728-3317. I’d love to create something wonderful for you too.

Merry Christmas, and until next time, America.

Free Christmas Cards & Fun Ornaments and Gifts

It’s time to order Christmas cards, and for the next while any wall portrait includes free Christmas cards. Get any wall size (like a 16×20 or larger) and get 25 free custom cards designed using a photo from your shoot.

Photography I believe is one of the absolute best gift ideas. A photo of a loved one is cherished for years, and I have some fun ornaments and gift ideas that you’ll love. You may want to get some of these for yourself as well as for loved ones, like these fun Christmas ornaments.

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These first type of ornaments are printed on metal and are great for children or family portraits. They are $45, or free with qualifying portrait orders.

My second type of ornaments are small boutique framed images, ready to hang with a brown twine loop. These are great for your tree but also are good all year round, hanging on a wall. These are $69, or free with qualifying portrait orders.

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Call me at 801-728-3317 and I’ll get your order going. We can use images from past shoots or current shoots, and I can also ship orders directly to you too.

 

Sneak Peek of Jared and Paige’s Wedding Held at Hub 801 Events

Jared and Paige are so great together and I loved being a part of their wedding as their photographer. And I’ve been excited to get some of my early favs up on my blog. Their wedding was at the Hub 801 event center in Ogden, Utah. It’s a cool 1940’s building that used to be the Coca-Cola bottling hall.

This first photo was right after their ceremony and before their wedding dinner. The sun was setting outside, so I stole them away for a quick sunset shot.

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Inside, the venue’s character made a great backdrop for their wedding photos. Exposed brick and cool furniture added a nice vibe, along with Paige’s gorgeous hair and dress. And I love how happy these two look together.
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This is a gorgeous wedding and there’s much more I can share. I should share their wedding album design once I finish that. But in the meantime, if you’re getting married, let me create some amazing images for you. Usually I’ll do your engagement shoot (for your announcements), bridal portraits (of the bride alone in her dress), and your wedding day for one of my award-winning albums. But we can also customize things and just do one shoot or another if you need.

Give me a call and let’s talk more about what you’d like, 801-728-3317.

And until next time, America.

Last call for Fall Bridal Portraits

This is the last week for fall portraits in the leaves here in my studio gardens. It’s perfect for one person or a small group, like these bridals like these that I shot here a few years ago and still love.

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If you’re getting married, give me a call. I’d love to create something beautiful for you here at my Utah studio. Of course I travel and shoot destination weddings, but I shoot quite a bit for Utahans here in both my outdoor studio gardens as well as my indoor studio. I can create a lot of looks both indoors and outdoors here in one location, and there’s still a few more days to get something beautiful outside.

Give me a call at 801-728-3317.

And until next time, America.

Last Call for Fall Portraits at BryCox.com

The leaves here at my studio gardens are almost gone. None of us like to think of Christmas too early, but if you’d like some outdoor fall portraits for Christmas cards and gifts, this is the last time to get them created.

I know just how to make you and your children look great. And I believe in short shoots that don’t tire everyone out, where we get even more variety and choices. And the fall leaves make for great family portraits as well as exclusive line of abstract paintings on canvas.

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If you’d like to bring your family or kids in for some fall leaf portraits, give me a call at 801-728-3317.

And until next time, America.

Early Sneak Peak of Kim & Billy’s Jewish Wedding at the Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona

Last week I had the honor of flying down to Scottsdale, Arizona to photography Kim and Billy’s wedding. It was a Jewish wedding at sunset on the roof of this very cool mid-century hotel, called Valley Ho. When you walk into the hotel’s front doors, you immediately feel like you’re on a set for Mad Men. The attention to detail is wonderful, so for the opening image, I decided to give this a retro film look – no filter however. I created this look from scratch.

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Before the ceremony we did a ‘first sight,’ where the groom sees the bride in her dress for the first time. I love his reaction. It’s perfect.brycox_valleyho_wedding_jewish_scottsdale_desert_2

While shooting some couple portraits, the wedding party watched from the top balcony and waved at us.brycox_valleyho_wedding_jewish_scottsdale_desert_3 brycox_valleyho_wedding_jewish_scottsdale_desert_4

Billy’s side of the family is Jewish and Kim’s family is LDS. I thought the Rabbi did a wonderful job. The ceremony was held on the roof of the hotel as the sun set in the distance.

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Immediately following the ceremony I stopped the couple for some beautiful images as the sun quickly disappeared.
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There is so much more to show so once the album is designed, I’ll have to share it as well. But for now, I hope these two are having a wonderful first week of marriage. Congrats, you two!

And if any of you are looking for great photography either here in Utah or out of state, give me a call. A cheap plane ticket isn’t much, especially when you know you have the photographer you want. My number is 801-728-3317.

And until next time, America.

Bry Cox in Glacier National Park at Fall, September 2016

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I recently returned from a trip to Montana and Glacier National Park with a couple friends. Driving the ‘Road to the Sun’ road, there were too many things for me to want to stop and photograph, so the compromise (if you can call it that because I think it was the best idea ever) was for me to stand up out of the sunroof and photograph as we drove. It was a frigid and cold day, and I loved the cold air blowing against me, the unobstructed 360º view, and the ability to absorb everything and shoot photos.

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And I found it really fun and a creative challenge to shoot motion blur images as we drove. It’s a technique a good friend, Julieanne Kost showed me once while we were riding on a train. She’s absolutely perfected it, and her images are emotional and phenomenal. Here’s a link to her work, JKost.net, and a link to her recent book, Passenger Seat.

And I have more of these images on my Spark page (linked above), but here are a few of my favorites.
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The fog was beautiful at the top of the mountain, perfect for our hike, a 9 mile loop along the Highline trail.
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Normally on this trail you can look down the cliff and see the ‘Road to the Sun’ about 100 feet beneath you. As we started though, we looked down into just fog. It was quite beautiful.

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And the higher and further we got in, the more the fog changed. I shot quite a few panoramas.
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In this image below, you can see the trail close on the left as it hugs the mountain side, and also the road beneath us on the right of the photo.
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On our hike back, you can see the trail cutting along the mountain behind me, and the road down beneath that at the bottom.
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It was an inspiring and awesome adventure. The colder weather made for a great hike and even more gorgeous scenery. The fall leaves were out, and the park’s busy season was over so we had the mountain and our trail practically to ourselves. To see even more photos in a very cool responsive presentation, click the window at the top or click this link.

And if you would like some beautiful fall portraits of either you, your family, or your high school senior, now is the time to get it booked. Here in Utah, the fall colors have hit and we have a very limited time to catch these beautiful colors up the canyons. Lighting is the key to making you look your best, and that’s what I do. Give me a call at 801-728-3317.

And until next time, America.

More New 60 Second Videos About Wedding Photography

Good photography is probably the most personal thing you can buy. There’s more to getting a great portrait of you than my technical skills and experience in making people look great. That’s important, but there’s another level entirely – one about our personality and connection together, where you feel enough trust and confidence to give up your fake smile, to trust me, let your guard down, and allow yourself to truly be photographed.

And that means that you and I need to connect and gel. Picking a photographer means getting to know me, seeing how I work, and understanding why my entire approach in completely different.

But we also live in a new microwave world. For over 20 years as a full-time photographer, people have wanted to come in and meet me in person. Now people just shop on their phones comparing me to their new photographer neighbor, and they wonder why prices, options, and products are different.

So to help those people, I’ve been making some little short 1-minute videos on why I’m different. Check these out and let me know what you think. And is there a video you’d like to see? I’m in the process of making more, so if you’re a past client and love something in particular that I haven’t talked about, or if you’re just new and want to know something that I haven’t covered, let me know. Here’s a link to my contact info. And of course, if you’d just like some great photography, give me a call, 801-728-3317.

Well let me know your thoughts on these videos. And if your’e getting married or need some fantastic image, give me a call at 801-728-3317.

And until next time, America.

Alex and Kali’s Wedding Engagement Shoot

This week, Alex and Kali were married. But before their wedding, they came in for a really fun and romantic engagement shoot so that I could produce their wedding announcements and display portraits.

Here are some of their favorites. We started in the studio creating some really fun b&w images. This was one of my top favorites and theirs too.

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We also shot outdoors in my very green and lush studio gardens. (Note: if you want to shoot outside, we only have a couple more weeks of this deep green look before the colors turn to fall.)

I like giving people a variety of looks, both inside and outside, and even changes of clothes. It means that my clients have more choices, but the variety also works well when designing composites and other products as you’ll see. My Utah photography studio location makes it easy to shoot both indoors and outdoors quickly.
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And here are some more beautiful studio images. I shot these in color but imagined them b&w. But in the end, I think they looked even better in color.

The studio look is very hot right now. Yes, lots of people ask for outdoor because that’s all they see on social media – mostly because new photographers don’t have studios, plus lighting people is incredibly difficult especially indoors.

But I can offer clients a mix session of outdoor and indoor and see what they like. And it’s always amazing that people’s favorite images are mostly close-up studio images. I personally think it’s because there’s an emotional punch and a timeless appeal with such an image. And it’s also completely different from everyone else’s images. Most photographers are new and cheaper, and they’re learning as they go. They don’t have studio gear so they shoot on location in a beautiful location that catches our eye, but their lack of lighting causes dark and often blotchy faces which they hide with filters. Comparing that to great lighting that makes skin glow, and perfect expressions, you can see why people are asking more and more for a studio portrait.
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Here is a composite design I made up for their wedding reception…
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…and two gorgeous trios. These come in various sizes and are framed, ready to hang on your wall. Trios are great for telling little stories in three images.brycox_alex_engagement_01
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And to end, here are two gorgeous photos of these two in dark colors on a dark background. They look happy to be together and I wish them lots of success and love in their marriage.

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If you’re getting married, I’d love to create something wonderful for you, outdoors or in my studio. Give me a call and let’s create your dream portrait. 801-728-3317.

Unconvinced? Here’s a 1-minute video on why you’ll look even better when I photograph you, and why my studio is named, “Celebrity Style Imaging™.”

And until next time, America.

Bry Cox Image on Cover of Salt Lake Bride / Wedding So Easy

I was asked to provide an image for the cover of Salt Lake Bride / WeddingSoEasy and I had a few suggestions that matched their fall theme. But they already had a particular image in mind.

I created this image a few years ago on an airport runway. Because one of the fathers was a pilot, the wedding reception was held at a ballroom of a commercial jetway building, right on the runway. At twilight, I brought the bride and groom outside along with some other lighting gear to create a series of images with the awesome, post-sunset sky.

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And here is a closeup to show the interaction between these two, because the internet just doesn’t show detail like it should. Notice how even after dark, their skin tones look great, they’re being sculpted by the light, but they are not bombarded with light. It’s just a touch in the right places to bring out them in their best way while also making the sky being them pop a magical blue.

For the couple, I finished this image as a long, slim-line canvas for their wall. And it’s really fun seeing it again – this time on the cover of Salt Lake Bride.brycox_wedding_runway2-900p

Here’s the cover with the image cropped in vertically.

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If you’re getting married and are looking for a great photographer, give me a call at 801-728-3317. And if you’re at all unsure, here’s a quick 1-minute video on my lighting style and why you’ll look amazing.

And until next time, America.

Nate & Kaylie’s Wedding Sneak Preview

This week I photographed a beautiful wedding for Nate and Kaylie. Here are just some early previews of some of my favorite images.

It was a beautiful afternoon at the Salt Lake LDS Temple in Utah. I wanted to show the vivid colors of Nate’s custom suit, the details Kaylie’s beautiful dress, while also getting the deep blue sky and the temple to all show. So with some custom lighting techniques, the colors of the day all come together beautifully in these images. And you can see how happy they look together.

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Their reception was held at the Copper Nickel in downtown Ogden, Utah. It was right in the heart of the historic area, where there are wonderful brick alleys and cool spots to shoot. I pulled them away from the reception for a few fun photos in the area.

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Their wedding will make a great album. And I hope these two and their family enjoy these images for many years to come.

If you’re getting married and would like me to create some wonderful images for you, whether it be engagement photos, bridal photos, the actual wedding day coverage, or some combination of all of them, then give me a call. 801-728-3317

And until next time, America.

New 60 Second Videos About Wedding Photography

I’ve been working on some very short, 60 second videos about wedding photography. Not too long ago, when someone was looking for a photographer for the big moments in their life, they would visit in person with a few photographers. I liked that and still prefer it.

However, now people like to just shop on their phones. I get. I do the same. But photography is completely different than anything else. It’s so custom, so personal, and it’s the only thing we keep from a wedding to enjoy our whole lives and pass on to our children. Great photography become family heirlooms. People fight over it when we’re dead, and we see people on the news running into burning homes to save their family portraits.

What I create for people is so different and unique, just looking at photos on a website does not do it justice. So I’ve been working on some little videos so that prospective brides can quickly and easily see my images, get to know me, my personality, and also understand what makes my approach completely different.

Here are a few of these new videos. More are in production. See what you think and let me know.

Is there a video you’d like to see? Since most of my clients are women, if you’re a woman and looking for photography, what would you like to see? Post below or send me a personal email.
Okay, and until next time, America.