We are an Engagement & Wedding photography husband and wife team. We area a growing family we have a little girl and 2 babies in heaven.
When it comes to photography. We specializing in portraiture, journalistic, and romantic rustic style. We love couples that enjoy being outside, always up for an adventure. We enjoy all the little moments that come with being in a relationship. We just like spending time with our family, goofing around doing silly facial expressions at each other – we even have your own little special language we speak to one another.
Before we go any further, ask yourself these questions, it's only the see how much icing we're going to be putting on top of this cake.
1. Do you love being outdoors?
2. Do you love being loved on in the silliest of ways?
3. Planning your face into flower blossoms to smell that sweet sweet fragrance, every time you see flowers?
4. Is your ideal dinner out ….on the patio?
Well, my friend, if you said yes to most or all of these questions, and are super excited to work with us, contact us! We will start planning your ideal engagement session and talk about your wedding plans.
As a lead wedding photographer, Kris’s duties are journalistically capturing brides’ getting ready, photographing all of your details, first look, the pre-formal and set up in their group pose. Documenting the ceremony, how it all unfolds without interruptions. Photographing formal portraits of your family, entire wedding party and the bride & groom portraits. Then finally, capturing that excitement and joy of your reception and grand exit.
Bill's the 2nd photographer. He will shoot the wedding day with a different approach, capturing different angles during your first look, ceremony, formals, and reception. Photographing the groomsmen as they get ready. He is also there the photograph the cocktail hour to capture some of the shots of your friends enjoying the party.
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We are Preferred Professionals via the Austin (Texas) Wedding Guide, award-winning, published, and certified.
Jan— Apr 2017 - Austin Wedding Guide Magz Cover
Jan— Apr 2017 - San Antonio Wedding Guide Magz Cover
Jan— Apr 2017 - Austin Wedding Guide Magz
Jan— Apr 2017 - San Antonio Wedding Guide Magz
May-Dec 2016 - Austin Wedding Guide Magz
Jan— Apr 2016 - Austin Wedding Guide Magz
Jul— Dec 2015 - Austin Wedding Guide Magz
May 2014- Shutterbug Magz
May 2011 - 1st place at the Brevard Photo Alliance
June 2009 —Pet Rescue - Brevard Community College
August 2009 — Photography Department, Brevard Community College
April – August 2008— Brevard Community College
August 2007- February 2008— Studio 222
August - September 2005— Cocoa Beach Library
On your wedding day, Brubaker Portraits is there from start to finish; from when you get ready to your grand exit. We are at your side every step of the way. We are there to photograph the luxurious (or quaint!) scale of your wedding, all the way down to little details that you been planning for months. We specialize in timeless art pieces and albums that will last for generations, capturing those moments so you can keep them close to your heart. ♥️
What sets you apart from other wedding photographers? We take the time to treat you like family, get to know you and what you want for your wedding photography. We work with you on your family shot list and work with you on a wedding day timeline. Weddings can be stressful and overwhelming; we will be with you by your side every step of the way. If the timeline gets skewed, we work with it and get it back on track. We do everything we can to keep you on your timeline.
I always feel awkward in front of the camera will you work with me? Of course! I know the feeling, so I will be talking to you throughout the session in and out of poses. Give you scenarios or prompts to act out for that more candid. If, for some reason, I stop talking to you for a moment, it just means you are in the zone and doing it right. If you start to hear me say AWESOME! Or Beautiful! a lot, it just means you are blowing my mind and I'm lost for words (except those)!
How long have you been photographing? 20+ years. I’ve been photographing since 1998 using film. I went professional, working with a portrait studio in 2005, I didn’t start my own business until 2007 and then switched over to digital.
Do you do this full time? YES! I started working for my self full-time back in 2007 while going to college for my photo degree.
How many weddings have you done? More than I can count, but I still get a butterfly or two on a wedding day. Every love story is different, and I am happy to be there on your special day.
Do you travel? Oh, my gosh, YES! There is something about photography in a location that you feel loved, romantic, and free in. That makes me run to the chance to photograph for my clients their dream location. From the white sand beaches of Florida, rustic countryside of Texas, to the red rock formation of Arizona. Just to name a few.
Do you photograph small weddings? YES! Small weddings & elopements are so beautiful! We do have a 4hr wedding collection that will cover all the highlights of your wedding.
How far in advance do I need to book with you? We normally book out 12 - 8 months out for the more popular months. Send us an email to double-check, we may have your date open!
How much of a deposit do you require and when is it due? We ask for $300 or 10% of your total, due at signing, to hold your date.
Do you offer payment plans? Of core! We do ask for a retainer upfront to hold your date. Then we come up with a payment plan that fits you. Payment finales 30 days prior to the wedding day.
What is the best way to pay? Credit card payments are preferable. We absolutely do not accept personal checks.
If I hire you, when will I receive a written contract? Yes! We will send you a digital copy of your contract.
How many images will I receive? We do not put a limit shooting images. If you have more things going on at your wedding or have a big guest list there will be more photos, if it's a smaller wedding there will be less. All the images you see in your online gallery you will get on your USB.
How long after the wedding will I get the proofs? Will they be viewable online? Proofs will be online in 4-6 business weeks.
How long does it take to receive my wedding photos and album? You’ll generally receive your finished photographs in 4-6 weeks. Weddings Prints and Albums take longer during the busy months of October-December. The print labs are just busy.
What is your photographic style? We try for a vibrant, rustic, photojournalistic style of wedding photography to capture the true feeling of your wedding day.
How would you describe your working style? We blend into the background and shoot what unfolds naturally. We taking charge by directing and setting up shots for some of the getting ready photos and portraits.
Do you shoot weddings in digital, film format, or both? Digital! We put the film away for some years ago. But if it still is something you're looking for, we have software that re-create some beautiful film and paper textures.
What type of equipment do you use? Do you have backup equipment? We use Pro Nikon SLR Cameras & lenses. We do have backup equipment if we need to use it.
How will you (and your assistants) be dressed? We wear black or dark outfits and in the summertime, we wear gray or lighter colors due to the heat.
What about a backup plan if you are unable to shoot my wedding for some reason? OGM YES! We always have a backup plan for the wedding day. We even go as far as have a Plan C. So you don’t that to wore about a thing.
Have you ever worked at my wedding venue before? If not, do you plan to check it out in advance? We have worked at many venues over the years. There are so many venues out there and plus destination weddings it almost impossible to have shot at every single one. BUT! We check it out in advance and look around to find the best spot to photograph your portraits and get our A, B,& even C Plan together.
What time will you arrive at the site? We show up 1hr before our start time to get settled at the venue and to see the set up of the day. We meet up with the coordinator to alert them that we have arrived.
If my event lasts longer than expected, will you stay? Is there an additional charge? If your wedding goes over time, we will alert you, and, if you what us to stay, and let you make the call if you what more photography. If you alert us 48 hours prior to your wedding that you need an extension, the charge is $250; less than that or on the day of the wedding it's $425 per hour.
Have you ever worked with my videographer? Coordinator? Venue manager? etc. There are a lot of wedding professionals out there. On your wedding day, we will introduce ourselves to them and work together as a team.
What information do you need from me before the wedding day? We will send you some documents several weeks before your wedding day to fill out if we haven't gotten it from your coordinator.
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What’s next? How do I book you? Email us and so we can talk about what your planning for your wedding day!
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"Thank you so much. Going to be hard to pick the ones we want. So many great photos to choose from. The two of you caught all the great moments and then some. We love all the pics. Again thank you both so much and the amazing work." - Jeremiah R.