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Elicia Bryan Photography

"I could not be happier with my wedding photos. I'm a very particular visual artist and was looking for someone with an incredible eye who took unexpected shots - and Elicia nailed it."

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Travel Policy

Travel inspires me and I'm so lucky that my business keeps me traveling all over the world. I have two weekend rates, one for local weddings and one for travel weddings, and since I like to make things as easy as possible for my couples, I will arrange all the accommodations myself making sure I always arrive at least one day prior to the wedding in order to scout for portrait locations. I have a couple of bucket list places, so in 2016 I'm offering a special rate of $2,000 to couples getting married in Australia, New Zealand, Europe or Bali. Includes travel!

Describe your business in 1-3 short sentences.

I like to take as much cheese out of wedding photography as possible. Focusing on the real moments, my goal is to help you remember what your wedding day felt like when you look at your photos later on, not just what it looked like. On your wedding day, I truly believe that the people and relationships that surround you are the most important thing, so I put a strong emphasis on capturing the spirit of that in an artistic way.

Why do you want to work with APW Couples?

You guys are truly the best.

APW talks a lot about ditching tradition for tradition’s sake and doing what makes sense to YOU. That’s the stuff I live for. Doing things because they make sense to you, and not because it’s what’s expected. That’s the stuff that gives me butterflies and feeds my creative spirit. Seeing people live their lives on their own terms is why I get out of bed in the morning and hustle every day. I want to be a part of that.

Describe your artistic approach to weddings?

I have a two part approach. Most of the day, I like to artfully document moments as they naturally unfold in front of me. Then, when it comes time for the portraits, I’ll put you in some great light before I gently guide you so that your photos look as natural as possible and never stiff or cliché.

Love your lover and I’ll photograph that. Feel every moment of this fleeting day and soak it all in, because as cliché as it sounds, this really is an incredible day where you’re going to be surrounded and overwhelmed by love and well, what other opportunities in life do you have to feel like that? I’ll give you a lot of support and encouragement and guidance when you need it, but the most important thing for me is that you enjoy the heck out of your wedding day while I photograph you enjoying it. That’s a “formula” for natural story-telling images if there ever was one.

What are your non-work-related hobbies?

Travel, reading photography books, going to museums, going to improv comedy shows (my husband is an improvisor – think Whose Line is it Anyway?)

What’s your favorite movie?

Hands down About Time, with Labyrinth, Across the Universe and Forrest Gump as runners-up.

If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?

Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games by Of Montreal

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