| Brian Farnum | Lead Photographer | Owner | @ B. Farnum Photography |
Brian Farnum of B. Farnum Photography
I’m Brian Farnum. I am a Wedding and Portrait photographer based in Bristol, Vermont. I'm a Vermont native who moved from southern Vermont where I lived until last April (2021). Being raised in Vermont has taught me how to work hard to achieve my goals. It’s a pretty close-knit community.
You have to always be kind and friendly, and you really can’t judge a book by its cover because you never know where your next job will come from. More doors have been opened for me by someone who had a greater influence than I ever thought.
I’ve been drawn to it since I was a teenager taking photos for the high school yearbook, manually cropping the photographs, and scanning in the pages since digital cameras were not that common in the late ’90s.
What I learned about selecting and taking photographs was that I generally had 24 chances to capture moments (analog photography) that really made an impact, these images would be viewed by my classmates family, and friends for decades after we have graduated.
I fell in love with black and white film, removing color from the photographs seemed to create a more mood and emotion that does capture a portrait or a wedding in an authentic and timeless way.
I'm wanting to dust off my film cameras and shoot an entire wedding with film. Yes, I did say it. It would require a client who really wants to spend the time and not be rushed in their bridal or wedding portraits. I want to make sure that everything is set correctly and going to turn out as I expect it to.
I won't have the crutch of looking at the back of the camera to see how the expression or if I need to tweak the exposure just a little to make the photograph a little more interesting. I want the best for my couples so I will be practicing and using a digital light meter to ensure that the quality is what my clients expect from me.
Who knew that all of this design and layout work would prove to be useful when I’m thinking about the most important photos from a wedding and designing a couple's wedding album. Helping build my view and style to create an amazing heirloom for my couples.
I love the fine artworks of Dali, Van Gogh, Botticelli, Pollock, and Basquiat. As for my photographic influences, I am moved by the works of Philippe Halsman, Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Dorothea Lange. I love visiting a gallery or attending a studio workshop session on photography.
I think learning about what makes a profound and moving composition is something that everyone can learn to improve upon. It's not simply clicking the shutter of the camera, it's the reason behind why you're capturing what moves me to do so.
As a member of the Vermont Professional Photographers and Professional Photographers of America, I'm working on my certification to be a certified professional photographer. I am trying to always stay educated so that I'm best prepared to know what to expect as the photography industry, the wedding industry, and portrait styles might be evolving as the months pass us by. I want to stay as current as possible by always being true to my vision and style.
Vermont has a natural beauty and is perfect for an on location shoot, I love working outdoors using a lake, a mountain top, or trail as a backdrop. Sometimes and most often the special places that we will travel to in an engagement or family photo session help me better tell and share your love with the portraits that we will create together.
As a wedding photographer in Vermont being able to pivot on a moment's notice is vital to making sure that family and wedding guests don't feel as if they're being pushed around for photos at your wedding. Working with people and knowing how to react and calm people down is just another one of the hidden bonuses of working with me.
Believe it or not, Vermont wedding photographers do work well with each other I'm part of a referral network for those seeking a wedding photographer in Vermont it really helps when I'm already booked for a wedding.
I know the photography style and who will make sure that they do their absolute best to create beautiful wedding images for the couples I refer to the group. It also helps make sure that I know that the photographers are available for you, it can be a process of booking a wedding photographer for your wedding. If I'm already booked on your wedding day, please ask I would be happy to help guide you in finding a wedding photographer who is available.
You can contact me by phone, email, or text all are fine with me. Head over to our contact page to fill out the contact form.