Josie Brooks Photography

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About Josie Brooks Photography

Josie Brooks, an acclaimed destination photographer, transcends traditional wedding photography with an artful blend of emotion-capturing expertise and stylistic finesse. Her work, described as fine art, showcases a seamless integration of digital and analog film to create captivating, timeless narratives. Drawing inspiration from fashion and luxury, Josie crafts magazine-worthy photos that evoke genuine emotions, representing the unique connection shared by each couple. With over a decade of industry experience, she prioritizes trust, fostering relaxed atmospheres to capture authentic moments. Selectively taking on a limited number of weddings annually, Josie ensures a deep connection and understanding of her clients' essence.

Behind The Brand

What draws you to wedding photography?

Photography captivates me as a medium because it allows me to freeze moments in time, preserving the beauty and emotion of a fleeting instant. It serves as a powerful tool for storytelling, enabling me to convey narratives, evoke emotions, and capture the unique essence of individuals and events. The interplay of light, composition, and subject matter fuels my creativity, providing a limitless canvas for self-expression. Photography is my way of interpreting the world, sharing perspectives, and creating lasting memories for others. The ability to distill complex emotions into a single frame and evoke a visceral response is what draws me passionately to the art of photography.

How would you describe your photography style?

My photography style can be characterized as a harmonious blend of contemporary elegance and timeless storytelling. I strive to capture moments authentically, infusing a touch of cinematic flair and fashion-forward sensibility into my work. Whether shooting weddings or exploring diverse cultures, my images resonate with emotion, offering a genuine and artful representation. The interplay of light and shadow, coupled with a meticulous attention to composition, creates a visual narrative that is both captivating and enduring. By incorporating both digital and analog mediums, I aim to produce images that are not only beautiful but also hold a distinctive, fine art quality, reflecting my commitment to crafting evocative and lasting visual experiences.

What inspires you creatively?

My creativity is fueled by a rich tapestry of influences. The interplay of diverse cultures, architectural marvels, and the ever-changing nuances of nature are constant sources of inspiration. Fashion and art, with their dynamic expressions and trends, shape my aesthetic sensibilities. Each moment, whether intimate or grand, becomes a canvas for storytelling. The challenge of capturing genuine emotions and unique perspectives propels me forward. Collaborating with clients and delving into their stories adds a personal touch to my work. Experimenting with both digital and analog mediums enables a balance between precision and unpredictability. Ultimately, the desire to create evocative, timeless imagery is what continually drives and inspires my creativity.

What is it that makes an image magical?

A photographs ability to transcend the visual and evoke emotions, sparking a connection with the viewer. It’s the interplay of light, composition, and subject, woven together to tell a compelling story or capture a profound moment. Magic happens when an image transcends the ordinary, resonating on a deeper level and leaving a lasting impression. Whether it’s the perfect alignment of elements, a play of emotions frozen in time, or a unique perspective that draws the viewer in, the true enchantment of an image lies in its capacity to transcend the tangible and create an emotional resonance that lingers.

What advice would you give couples when selecting their wedding photographer?

Selecting the right wedding photographer is crucial for capturing the essence of your special day. I would advise couples to prioritize a photographer whose style aligns with their vision and resonates with them emotionally. Look beyond portfolios; ensure a personal connection and open communication to articulate your preferences. Check references, review complete wedding albums, and discuss the photographer’s approach to different lighting conditions. Clarify packages, timelines, and any additional costs. Trust and comfort with your photographer are key, so consider engagement sessions to build rapport. Ultimately, choose someone who not only captures beautiful images but also understands and enhances the unique narrative of your love story.

Your dream location to shoot a wedding?

My dream shoot location for a wedding would undoubtedly be the enchanting landscapes of Santorini, Greece, or perhaps the romantic streets of Paris, France. The allure of Europe, with its rich history, breathtaking architecture, and scenic beauty, would provide an idyllic backdrop for capturing love stories. The picturesque settings, from the sun-kissed beaches of Santorini to the timeless elegance of Parisian streets, would not only enhance the visual appeal of the wedding but also add a touch of magic to the overall narrative. The blend of cultural richness and natural beauty in Europe aligns seamlessly with my vision for creating evocative and timeless wedding photography.

Editor’s Notes

Why we love Josie…

We first came across Josie’s inimitable work in this magical New York City wedding. The way she captured classicism in the most beautifully unexpected way, deeply imprinted. There’s a powerfully enduring, timeless magic to her frames that jolt you with their contemporary edge. Rich with detail and palpably emotive, Josie’s work is another level of fine art wedding photography. 

For the couple…

Josie Brooks Photography suits those wanting wedding photos that feel timeless, whimsically romantic and always wildly unexpected. They are images that tell stories with drama and elegance, that you’ll love in decades to come.

Our advice…

Artists like Josie are booked in a heartbeat, so in the first stages of wedding plans be sure to lock her in quickly!