Simply put, Brian is amazing! I have done shoots in the past and my fiancé has not, so he was a little skeptical about how an afternoon of engagement photos was going to go. Brian put him and us at ease right away, and it really showed in the finished product. He was cracking jokes from start to finish. Natural smiles were flowing and we got so many great shots. We’ve gotten so many compliments from our Christmas cards and now our save the dates. We’re pumped for what Brian will turn out of our wedding day. Cannot wait to see more!
Do not walk, but RUN to book Brian as your photographer! We had our engagement session with him on 1/3 and got our gallery of photos back today! 1 week… that is insane! The level of quality in the photos is everything we could have asked for and more. He has such a great eye for using the elements around him to help create beautiful work. Not only have we had a great experience thus far, but he came highly recommended by two of my friends as well.
We are stunned and so happy with our photos and we can’t wait for our wedding!!
I could not speak more highly about Brian with Brian Mullins Photography. He is incredibly professional and his experience is evident in his work. He always produces high quality photos with extreme attention to detail. Not only is his work amazing but he has an ability to create great relationships with those he is working with. Brian has photographed me for graduations and now as a bride and he always makes me feel comfortable in front of the camera. I could not recommend him more!!
Having Brian photograph our engagement and wedding was the second best decision we made! (Getting married being the first, of course!) We interviewed several photographers and what stood out the most to us is that Brian wanted to get to know us first so he could capture our personalities in photo. When we got our pictures back we relived the most beautiful days of our life all over again and it was amazing! He was able to capture some of the most memorable moments of our night without us even remembering he was even there taking the pictures. Him and his assistant were almost invisible yet they were everywhere. We will forever be able to look back and our beautiful photos and remember our wedding day through his impeccable work.
Brian takes beautiful photography for the magazine I work for. Our staff can always depend on him to pick up a job for us, and he is very flexible with our schedule, which we greatly appreciate. I highly recommend him for commercial and privateRead more “Brian takes beautiful photography for the magazine…”
Brian Mullins was an amazing photographer to work with for my daughter’s wedding and portrait. He’s extremely knowledgeable and has a high work ethic. He stands behind his work and if anything is not to your liking, he quickly looks into the matter and makes it right. He also loves to shoot photos that would be a little outside-of-the-box for some but are stunning as a final product! I could go on but just know that you are in very good hands with this photographer.
It takes a while to create an event that brings over 700 people together, and when it finally arrives you don’t want to miss a thing – but you cannot be everywhere at once. Entrusting Brian and Rebecca to capture not only the faces of our guests, but the spirit and energy of the event, was one of the best decisions we made. Our photographs were truly fantastic – beautiful and so full of life – and captured so many of the wonderful moments that I would have missed otherwise. And, they were a delight to work with! I highly recommend them.
Brian has been amazing to work with. He is easygoing and thoughtful, but his experience and expertise is obvious – which means he gets great shots quickly. He put us at ease so that our photos look relaxed and amazing, but he also helped with little details like how to fold a pocket square. He’s a pre-approved photographer at Duke Chapel, which means they trust him to follow the rules (so we didn’t have to worry) and he knew how to get all those amazing shots you want without being disruptive. He also managed to get the traditional shots our parents wanted as well as some more modern/artsy shots that we especially love. We got our gallery so quickly – with an incredible number of great shots to choose from, and we can’t wait for the book he’s preparing. Brian was probably the best hiring decision we made for our wedding and we highly recommend him.
Brian was by far one of the best choices we made for our wedding day. He was so helpful through the entire engagement process and made our wedding day even more perfect than we imagined. His photography is unique and captured the emotions on our special day. Brian is so much more than an amazing photographer, if you have the chance, hire him to be a part of your wedding day!
Brian is truly amazing!!! I am lacking of words to describe how happy we are when we saw the photos last week, certainly above and beyond our expectation while I was indeed confident that photos would be wonderful. Brian impressed us and our guests at the wedding by their professionalism and sincere enthusiasm. I particularly loved Brian’s sense of humor which made us feel so comfortable around him and be at ease when the shots were taken. My fiancé and I can pose awkward easily, but Brian has an eye for capturing moments in their pure form. I am amazed by the genuine moments he was able to freeze into photos. We will always have excellent reminders of that special day. We cannot thank them enough!!!
Bless Brian for the time and patience he showed my family and me when selecting our photographer! Obviously photography is something you want spend time selecting, because those are the memories that will last forever. Brian answered our questions thoroughly and patiently, smiling every second. He was so approachable and easy to talk to. He was also incredibly funny, which took the awkwardness away when it came time for taking the engagement photos. He has an open door policy, and always made himself available to respond to emails, phone calls, and in person visits. We didn’t have to lay out a detailed list of the shots we wanted – he just understands what you need and does it. He anticipates what you want. Our photos weren’t those cheesy staged pictures that you often see. They were candid shots of us having the time of our lives. They were amazing! The lighting was incredible as well. Most of our reception was in really dark light, but the photos turned out so crisp and clear. Even with the glow sticks that we pulled out later in the evening. He is truly talented! We received our photos just four short weeks after the wedding. In the meantime, he sent us “sneak peaks” to get us excited about what was to come. I’d highly recommend Brian. You won’t be disappointed!
Anyone who has ever planned a large event knows that the only thing to expect is the unexpected. Hiring Brian felt like hiring a photographer, a crazy-relative-whisperer, a bodyguard, a venue manager, and a comedian all at once. He knew the Duke Chapel inside and out (including a LOT of unusual rules and requirements) and he brought his signature sense of calm and humor to every aspect of the day. He was able to capture all the shots I wanted and many that I didn’t even think were possible! And he was so incredibly patient with me as I procrastinated on finishing my wedding book. If you’re looking for someone steady, calm, and immensely capable to be a part of your big day, I can’t recommend him enough.
I’ve been looking at the photos all day. I’m at happy hour right now and cannot stop looking at at them! LOL. I am so seriously overwhelmed because they are ALL my favorite! My Mom has been crying while she goes thru them. You are the best, like, literally, the best and i’m racking my brain trying to figure out which one is going to win an award! My dad texted me and said “wtf, those are effing amazing photos”. You were the best wedding splurge ever!
Holy sh*t! Those are some awesome pictures! You are f*cking amazing!!! We love you! You have clearly been working hard and these pics will keep us ooing and awing for a while so take your time and get back to me. Thanks again for everything from the bottom of our hearts. And what a sweet blog you wrote about us. We’re glad our church had some light for you! It is definitely true what they say- you really CAN walk on water when it comes to wedding photography!
I highly recommend Brian Mullins Photography! Brian and his assistant really captured the day, from pre-ceremony pictures of the bride and her maids, walking in with her Dad, the vows exchanged, speeches, cake cutting, to the celebratory dancing that went on all night long. You can see the joy shared in all the pictures. Thank you again Brian for capturing such joy!
Oh my gosh!!!! Brian I cannot say enough about your work!!!! Erika shared with me the password and I am so blown away with the photos that you took…simply amazing!!! You can believe that I will be passing your name and number around here in Winston Salem and the Medical Center !!! And I’m sure you will still be around when my two decide to tie the knot!!!!
From the very beginning of our wedding planning, I knew the wedding photography was going to be one of the most important vendors to research and secure. After picking our venue in Beaufort, NC, the research began! The challenge lies in finding someone you trust enough to capture the most important day of a couples life. There aren’t too many photographers in the Beaufort area, so I opened my search to Raleigh NC and luckily found Brian through a family member who had worked with him at the Umstead Hotel. I heard nothing but positive remarks and feedback – so I called with the hope that he would be available and part of our Day.
From the moment I spoke to Brian, I immediately felt at ease. He was extremely positive, excited about the opportunity to work with us, and immediately made us feel as if we were the only couple he was working with. He helped us create a package that fit our needs and helped us understand the possibilities of what our day could be like with his eyes behind the camera. He showed us his most recent weddings and the creative options we could be part of. His preparation was extremely organized – which is what a bride looks for when trusting their wedding photography to someone.
Needless to say, our Wedding Day didn’t disappoint, and neither did Brian. Even though Brian had never seen the location, he took the venue/location head on, and captured the most amazing shots and moments from the beginning to the very end of the event. It was almost like he wasn’t even there once the ceremony and reception began. It was one of the most magical moments/experiences of my life and he captured it all – on his own!
The pictures were delivered to us extremely quickly. We weren’t even back from our Honeymoon yet – and the link was active on his website. We were stunned with how beautiful they all were. Everyone still continues to be blown away when they see our pictures. I feel so lucky to have had Brian tell our wedding story. He went above and beyond in every way. Any bride would be lucky to have him as their Photographer.
Bless Brian for the time and patience he showed my family and me when selecting our photographer! Obviously photography is something you want spend time selecting, because those are the memories that will last forever. Brian answered our questions thoroughly and patiently, smiling every second. He was so approachable and easy to talk to. He was also incredibly funny, which took the awkwardness away when it came time for taking the engagement photos.
He has an open door policy, and always made himself available to respond to emails, phone calls, and in person visits. We didn’t have to lay out a detailed list of the shots we wanted – he just understands what you need and does it. He anticipates what you want. Our photos weren’t those cheesy staged pictures that you often see. They were candid shots of us having the time of our lives. They were amazing! The lighting was incredible as well. Most of our reception was in really dark light, but the photos turned out so crisp and clear. Even with the glow sticks that we pulled out later in the evening. He is truly talented! We received our photos just four short weeks after the wedding. In the meantime, he sent us “sneak peaks” to get us excited about what was to come. I’d highly recommend Brian. You won’t be disappointed!
Brian is not only an exceptional photographer, but a wonderful human being. You can see for yourself that his pictures are phenomenal. But what truly sets Brian apart is his ability to make the situation of handling family members and taking pictures fun. The engagement session was so much fun – and the pictures were incredible. The wedding family group shots were fun, too. He knows how to do this, and is good at keeping everything under control. I cannot recommend him enough. I walked away from it all knowing that the pictures would be gorgeous, and I had nothing to worry about.
My husband and I worked with Brian for our wedding on 3/8/2015, and we honestly couldn’t be happier! When I first met with Brian, we clicked instantly and even went on a 30 minute tangent about an engineering problem (since I’m an engineer at Duke and he was an electrical engineer before he switched to photography!)! :) Brian took our engagement pictures in July of 2014, and he helped us to relax and be natural/cute/romantic without worrying about him taking pictures of us! The pictures turned out beautifully, and we had several on display at the reception! Brian made the planning process easy for us, which we definitely appreciated! On the wedding day, Brian and Jenn Aan were organized and made sure to get the pictures on our wish list! We had a lot of fun working with them! It made us feel really reassured to know that Brian and Jenn had worked at Duke Chapel before and so they could make sure to get plenty of pictures in the limited time we were allowed at the Chapel! They also were there to get pictures of the fun and dancing at the reception, and they did a great job getting pictures of everyone having a blast! I honestly cannot wait to see the pictures once they’re ready! Brian posted one picture of us as a preview on FaceBook, and it was so beautiful! I don’t think you can tell, but Jenn was holding my veil to get the “blowing in the wind” look! She also helped us feel less awkward since in some pictures we were kissing with her like right there haha (thanks Jenn!) I also really appreciated Jenn and Brian’s attention to detail! Brian must have gotten some cool pictures of the dress in the Chapel parlor with, and Jenn helped a lot to keep the guys’ jackets from rising up their arms! And both Brian and Jenn are so nice; I was not worried at all about if they would do a good job or get the pics I wanted because I knew they would if I asked! Brian’s familiarity with the Chapel also helped us make sure we were in the right place at the right time! I also remember during the engagement picture session that Brian knew a lot about optics and cameras. He was explaining how the light intensity and angle etc. all worked together to affect the lighting in the picture, and he also explained how to best position the camera, us, etc. to get the best lighting! (I may have enjoyed it more because I’m an engineer and working with medical imaging and therefore optics!) Overall, I can’t say enough to fully capture just how good of a photographer and person that Brian is, and I am so excited to see the wedding pictures when they’re ready! :) Thanks so much Brian and Jenn!!!
Brian photographed my wedding and I couldn’t be happier with the results. It was an investment, yes, but it was easily one of the most important parts of my wedding plan, and I know I chose wisely. He brought two assistants along and captured the posed photos and spontaneous moments over the course of the day. His reception photography was particularly impressive–he photographed us in low lighting, so he used external flash to avoid blurry photos, but the end results looked as crisp and clear and not overblown as those from earlier in the day. The man clearly knows his stuff and handled capturing our special moments in all sorts of lighting. Plus, I got high-res copies of my images so I could share and print accordingly.
Brian, thank you so so so much for being our wedding photographer! I just finished looking through the whole gallery twice and I had so much fun reliving the day. You perfectly captured our personalities and the feel of the day; I am so very thankful for your talent!!!Read more “I am so very thankful for your talent!!!”
My husband and I met Brian a year before our wedding, which we were planning from around 400 miles away. After having to reschedule our first meeting (i was a bit under the weather on the way back from a different wedding down south;-), we finally got to sit down and chat with Brian and see what amazing work he did first hand. I’d seen his photo’s online, and really liked his work, the artistic images that also captured the people and the FUN. That was the thing that struck me about Brian, all his photos were active, you could see the party through his eyes and see what a good time the people were having. I knew that was the kind of view i wanted of my wedding, and also knew that he could fit in with our rowdy friends!!
Brian was easy to contact through the phone and email after we had signed the contract, and we continued to stay in touch and plan from afar. Brian did SUCH an AMAZING job the whole day, from running between the two rooms to get pictures of both groups getting ready, to making sure we had water, bustling my dress, and trying to teach me the wobble. Everything they did made the day what it was all the while capturing special moments that i will cherish forever. I cant thank them enough, but i will try – SO THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, and I hope to see you when i’m in the area again!!!!!
We LOVED working with Brian!! Our wedding pictures turned out so beautiful (I knew they would because Brian also did my Bridal Portraits!)!! Brian Mullins Photography is everything we were looking for in wedding photography:
– Fun personality
– Easy to work with
– Personable, very approachable
– A good photograph director – helpful for all of us newbie brides who have never done this before!
– Takes amazing shots without being in the way of the fun
– a lot of our photos were great moments where I don’t even remember seeing him there!
– Very handy with flash – all of our after wedding photos of the bridal party were outside at night. I was worried about this at first that the pictures might not look as good, but I was SO WRONG! Brian and his flash work wonders and our pictures are simply stunning! Overall – 5 STARS to Brian Mullins Photography. I would always recommend him for any occasion!!
After doing tons of research, pouring over portfolios, and interviewing a number of perspective photographers, we made the (smart) decision to go with Brian. His work is just stunning! I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of his photographs, and the fact that he could deliver amazing results in both natural and low light. I was not impressed with the number of photographers I came across with trendy, hipster, washed-out photos. Brian’s work was refreshing–his photos were classic, and strong, something I knew I could look at and still love in 50 years. Working with him was a blast. They make you laugh and feel comfortable. Brian knows how to pose your body so that you look your best. When we were reviewing our photos, several times I had to ask him if he had retouched them to make me look thinner, and he hadn’t. Our photos were such a hit that my brother-in-law and his amateur photographer fiancé (now wife) hired Brian for their wedding too. We cannot recommend Brian enough! We are captivated by our photos.
You are amazing and so are your photos! I cannot tell you enough how much we appreciate all your help and company on the day of our wedding. The photos are beautiful and we could not be happier. It’s so exciting to see them on the blog! Thank youRead more “You are amazing and so are your photos!”
One Brian Mullins, famed photographer of the Raleigh Triangle area, has done it again! With skill and sheer mastery of both setting and sensuality involved in weddings and other romantic environs he has deftly captured perfect moments–again and again and again. Our wedding will never be the same! So you want a mental picture of how good this man is at his craft?! Five Google Stars are NO MATCH for the quality of Mullins’ creations.
If you could taste a picture–nay, a masterpiece–then kings would line up for each decadent concoction! Opening your closet to find fourteen singing-dancing monkeys would be less rare than finding a bad photograph by said artisan. In short, deciding to INVITE Mullins to shoot your event is exactly the same as deciding whether to live at a six star hotel or spend the night in a cardboard box with the hobos under an I-40 overpass: there is no choice. You just hire Brian and hope the hobos who didn’t make the same choice don’t resent you for it.
The wedding album is absolutely amazing, everyone I show it to loves all the photos, the layout and quality. I’m so excited to have such beautiful pictures to help remember all the details of our big day. We both highly recommend Brian to anyone considering him forRead more “I’m so excited to have such beautiful pictures…”
Brian and his team were absolutely fabulous to work with. They not only put me, the bride, at ease, but, all of my guests. They were fun, yet professional, and an absolute joy to work with! I will miss the friendship that we have formed, while workingRead more “I will miss the friendship that we have formed…”
After a horrible experience with another photographer pulling out of our arrangement mere weeks before our wedding, I frantically sent out emails asking photographers if they were available and could work with the budget and custom package I had set up previously. Brian came to the rescue! He got in our engagement photos, despite my crazy travel schedule, and got the pictures back to us lickity split so we could print some out to display at the wedding. I was able to pickup my wedding pictures 2 weeks later! Awesome! And was able to view pictures on the online gallery before that. The downside I had was that I only have 1 picture of me with a guest, where you can actually see their face. All the other guests disappear into the background or it’s a picture of my face and the back of their head as I’m talking/hugging them. Brian is literally an older version of my husband, so personalities meshed fabulously. We had so much fun goofing around, and were able to get a lot of unexpectedly wonderful photos. I am so proud to display these pictures in my home.
Brian and his team were absolutely phenomenal to work with. Brian helped me and my husband plan from over 500 miles away and was always easy to get a hold of by phone or email. Brian accomodated meeting with us when we were in town briefly, and the wedding day he was fabulous. He got all the shots without being seen somehow, and they even went above and beyond by helping bustle my dress, hold flowers, get us drinks and anything else we needed! They are a wonderful team, easy going and fit perfectly with our ideal day!! Would recommend him to everyone!!
Brian Mullins was our wedding photographer, and we were absolutely thrilled with him. He was easy to communicate with, very professional, fun to be around, and the photos were breathtaking! The pictures were were just gorgeous, and far exceeded my expectations! Every interaction with him wasRead more “and the photos were breathtaking!”
Brian Mullins!…Amazing! ….the photography you captured has very part of the night and more! You have an amazing talent that is passioned by every detail displayed in your photos. You have a way of endearing yourself to your clients and becoming part of the family. It was a pleasure having you in our family for a short time, but we will have the pictures forever, thank you. Enjoyed the beach and the Oceanic…what an adventure all of this became….weather challenges, acts of God, wonderful family and friends that surprised us with their presence and help!
We thank you for being such a big part of it and leaving such beautiful wedding photos that certainly touch our soul.
After an extensive search and comparison of 20+ leading North Carolina wedding photographers, Brian’s work kept jumping out at me. His photos had the “in the moment” artistic and photojournalistic style that I was looking for, coupled with top-quality crisp and well-framed shots. After our initial phone call, it was clear to me this guy was not only a stellar photographer, but that he knew the ins-and-outs of shooting a wedding. And, his easy-going manner and sense of humor told me that he’d be great to work with during the busy time to come. Throughout the wedding planning process, the wedding day, and afterwards, Brian maintained a superior level of customer service. He accommodated all of my requests and ideas, made great suggestions, and was exceptionally responsive. Oh, and our pictures…wow! The results certainly speak for themselves.
Brian was incredible to work with! He took such amazing pictures. My husband and I loved going through our pictures, the best part is he captured so many wonderful moments, but we don’t remember him in the middle of the action. He is incredibly professional. He works great with not only the bride & bridesmaids; but also the groom and groomsmen. Our guys had tons of fun working with him. We can’t thank him enough!!
Brian Mullins is a true professional. He listens, he cares, he doesn’t miss anything. We hired Brian for our daughter’s wedding and there is not one thing we would change…well worth every penny. His attention to detail and professionalism are beyond measure. The pictures we received are priceless, absolutely gorgeous! Brian’s dedication to getting everything right shines through, and his personal touches do not go unnoticed. We feel like he is now a dear friend, we love him!
I have gotten so many fantastic comments about the bridal portraits and how they turned out. My wedding designer saw some of the pics and picked me as the feature bride for the design. Another photographer that I have worked with before on some pet projects and boudoir saw them and thought they were incredible. Great job!