RAVES + REVIEWS

Here’s what some of my clients are saying (and yes, that’s their own punctuation!). Note that I underline key aspects of my service — because I think my end product stands for itself.  See what others say about actually working with me on set, on location, or at their wedding, and know that I take as much pride in the service I deliver as I do in the images I create for you  :)

BP3_2920“Hey Brian, Thanks again for the shoot, I had a good time and learned a lot from you. I absolutely love the photos! You did a better job than I could have ever imagined in capturing a professional image while still allowing my personality to shine through! If anyone I know ever needs a photographer I will emphatically recommend you! These photos were worth every penny! You crushed it! Thanks again! I hope we meet again in the future..”   ~Trenton, portraits 

  “Brian was great to work with for our engagement pictures. He really takes the time to make sure you get fantastic photos! He worked with us on going to two different locations in Indianapolis for the photos, even though they were far apart. What’s awesome is that nobody’s pictures look exactly alike, like other photographers that use the same poses and places over and over. My fiance and I got really unique pictures that capture us as a couple and what we like to do together. I have thanked and thanked the coworker who recommended him, and I’ve started recommending him to my friends around Indianapolis and Lafayette who are getting engaged!”  ~Kasey & Stephen
Jen headshot -4958  “I flipped when I saw these – they are so amazing! Last time I was this happy about a photo of me was my wedding photos…6 years ago. Please let me know if you ever need a testimonial or anything. You really did go above and beyond my already high expectations. Thank you!!!”  ~Jen, headshot session
  “I met Brian while doing a make-up portfolio photoshoot. I was extremely nervous (as I had never done anything like that before), but Brian was great to work with. He’s very patient and easy to work with. He has amazing talent with composition and lighting and I am proud to say I’ve learned a lot from him as a photographer myself! I greatly admire his work! You won’t regret hiring him for any type of occasion!”  ~Carissa
   “From the moment we got engaged, we knew that finding the right photographer to document our special day was a bigger priority than just about anything else … yes, even the dress! There is so much planning involved, so much money and effort spent on an event that lasts for one day (that goes by in warp speed, by the way), and we wanted to make a good decision about the person we entrusted to preserve our memories. In researching photographers, we were turned off by some of the photographers in Indy and Chicago who offered very skimpy base packages that cost around $5,000-$7,000, excluding extras like engagement shoots, prints, books, travel fees, etc. And then we stumbled upon Brian Powell’s website and were absolutely blown away by his stunning photographs. They are vibrant, emotional, diverse, creative, and completely capture the energy of each moment. Not only is he located right here in Lafayette, but his pricing (all published on his website) was reasonable and within our budget. And we were totally comfortable working with him from the outset. He’s very technically savvy and never hesitated to try new things, which resulted in some exceptionally beautiful photographs. His assistant Andy also did a fabulous job with the photo booth, which was an absolute smash at our wedding! To sum up, we could not be happier with the way our photos turned out. Looking at them is just like re-living the day. Thank you, Brian, we are so grateful!”  ~Andrea and Mike
 “Brian… you truly outdid yourself!!! These are ALL amazing. Literally tearing up looking at all of them. Absolutely beautiful!” ~Emily 
 “Honestly couldn’t have asked for anything better! Brian delivered outstanding results for not only a fashion shoot, but a bonus set of headshots as well! I absolutely LOVED working with him and can’t wait to again. He’s professional, a blast to work with, and great with pricing! Seriously recommend him to any and all–he even dealt with my last minute decision making and covered for MY mistakes!”  ~Emily M.
  “Wow – the pix are FABULOUS!!!  Thanks so much for fitting us in – Maggie had a blast :)”   ~Connie L.
   “Brian shot our engagement photos last month, and my fiancé and I are beyond thrilled with the results. One of my best friends had Brian as her wedding photographer late last year, so I was already familiar with his amazing talent, but my engagement photos were still even more gorgeous than I imagined. Not only is Brian a true artist who creates stunning, otherworldly images, but he is friendly, professional, and a pleasure to be around. Although it was cold outside and could have been a less than fun experience, my fiancé and I had a blast working with Brian! It is also important to mention his communication is always very timely and responsive, which I appreciate since we are located two or three hours away. I absolutely cannot wait for Brian to photograph my nuptials next year. I feel 200% confident and excited about my future wedding photos.. except I have a problem now: I can’t decide which engagement photo to use for our save the dates! We love too many of them to pick just one!”    ~Lauren H.
  “Brian is phenomenal! He takes my amateur art and makes it look professional! He shot my sculptures last year and then they got featured in a magazine. So of course he is my designated photographer now. He just did another shoot on Monday. He is incredibly talented and I highly recommend him.”  ~Sandy
  “Brian was the photographer for my wedding this past May. I told him when he *hand delivered* our picture DVDs that I will recommend him to anyone I know who ever gets married, and I meant it. The pictures came out better than I could have ever imagined. Brian was there for every part of the process, and he caught things that I didn’t even notice! He has an incredible eye for detail. Not only were the pictures spectacular, but also Brian was a pleasure to work with. He was available to be contacted any time we had questions. He was very upfront about our package, and we didn’t run into any hidden fees or unexpected expenses. Brian went above and beyond my expectations. He met us at our desired picture site weeks before the wedding to get ideas. He also came to our rehearsal so that he would be prepared. Another thing that impressed me about Brian was his presence at the wedding. He was virtually unnoticeable! He managed to get incredible shots without disrupting the ceremony whatsoever. On top of all this, Brian is an incredibly nice guy and was awesome to work with. My husband and I really feel like we made a personal connection with him, and if I had it to do all over again, I would hire Brian in a heartbeat.”  ~Samantha & Chris
   “Brian was super nice and very helpful with our photo shoot. He was very professional and helped with any and all questions we had, and even offered some great advice for not only our pictures but our company as well. He has many versatile abilities and cool effects as well. My favorite part of the shoot was his instantaneous viewing of the photos as he was taking them which you could view on a very nice iPad screen. If I were you, I would go to Brian for any of your media needs!”  ~Joe C., Kickr skateboards

  “I just wanted to say thank you again for everything!! The pictures are absolutely amazing! You went above and beyond any expectation that I had! Can’t wait to work with you again! Merry Christmas!!!”  ~Abby R.

 “My sister and I both got married this past year. My sister got engaged first and she looked at various photography places in the area before she decided to go with Brian. Her first shoot was her engagement pictures and they turned out amazing! I got engaged while I lived in California and my husband and I both wanted to get married in our home state of Indiana. Knowing that my sister had looked around and after seeing her engagement pictures, I knew that Brian would be a great choice. He not only took great pictures for both of our weddings, but also was great to work with especially over such a long distance. Brian answered all of my questions honestly and was a bargain for the quality of pictures that he takes. After our wedding, I had a hard time deciding which pictures I wanted for my album as so many looked great! Brian captured every moment of our wedding perfectly and I could not have asked for a better photographer and person in general to work with on my special day.   ~Karli and Griffin.

 “Brian, our wedding pictures are absolutely AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for being so artistic with the images! We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer, although you were so kind that we felt like you were a part of our family! All of our family and friends that have seen the pictures love them soooo much! I’ll be recommending you to all of my friends =) Thanks again Brian!”  ~Firouzeh and Craig

 “It is never easy to satisfy clients with photography. I have used stock photography in design and layout for more than 10 years and haven’t seen or worked with images as good as what Brian has produced for me. Quality, creativity and scheduling are top notch. With Brian you are always a very important client of his and you get exceptional value for your money.”  ~Todd Peterson, lead designer, Gridiron Comm.

 “Thank you very much!! I am soooo happy with all of the pics you guys took they are all amazing! We couldn’t be happier with the way everything turned out! You guys gave as great memories of our most special day!! Thank you again!!” ~Eva P.

  “My wife and I hired Brian to shoot our wedding a couple of weeks ago. We lived out of the area where we were having the wedding. Brian worked with us over Skype and email. He is a great guy and a very talented photographer. He came to our rehearsal to scope out everything. The day of the wedding, before the ceremony, he and his assistant (who was lovely) met me and my wife at our separate hotels to photograph us getting ready. At the ceremony, he took pictures from every angle you could imagine without even being noticed. There are some shots that he took that are AMAZING, and I could even remember him being right there photographing us. He also when with us to a couple locations to do some shots after the ceremony. At the reception he took great photos. Overall, the experience working with Brian was wonderful. If you have to choose a photographer for any occasion, including weddings, he is your man. You will not be disappointed with his work.”  ~Jon & Rhonda

  “‘And on the eighth day, God gave Brian Powell a camera.’   That’s a direct quote from my new husband!! Thank you for preserving our memories in such a spectacular way!!”   ~Andrea & Michael

 “I can’t say it enough, I appreciate all your work so much, from getting down on the dirty, wet ground in a garage for the perfect shot to finishing my photos very quickly to just the great quality of the images. I’m seriously impressed and grateful.” ~Steve S.

  “We had Brian take our engagement and wedding photos and he really did a beautiful job! … Brian is so easy to work with and really does a beautiful job taking pictures. When I look back at our wedding photos it’s a chance to see the story of that day and even see some things I missed because I was so busy. He did an excellent job taking pictures of everything: … I also appreciated that he made a point to stop by our rehearsal so that he would know the plan for the ceremony and be able to position himself in the best locations to capture our day. Brian is very laid back and very easy to work with. You won’t regret choosing him!”  ~Breanna & Nathan

 “Brian.. you are extremely talented. Your attention to details and unique creativity in capturing our wedding was impeccable. It’s nice to work with someone who delivers more than promised. Your professionalism and fun personality made the day!! Bob & I are extremely grateful and happy with your work.. THANKS”  ~Lisa W.

  “Everyone loves the photos you shot for both photo shoots. You did a great job! Thank you again for doing these photo shoots for Riley. The Whitaker family emailed us about how wonderful you were during the photo shoot. Thanks again! Hopefully we will be able to work again.”  ~David B., Riley Children’s Hospital

 “Love love love the pics!! You did such a wonderful job of capturing Julia’s personality in the photos. I couldn’t be more pleased! We can’t wait to display your talent around the house and share the pictures with the family! Thanks again!”  ~Tennille W.

 “Got my pics in the mail today – wow they turned out fantastic! You did a wonderful job, the pics turned out great, and the company that printed them were fast!! The metallic photos are amazing! Thanks again so much! We look forward to working with you again!!” ~Tennille W.

 “I absolutely loved your photography! Bhavini and David’s day was captured so well. Emotions, expressions, colors…Every aspect of the frames were beautiful. I love your balance of figure and ground…the ratio of empty space versus full space and just the silhouettes and lines that your photographs embody. Breathtakingly beautiful! I wasn’t there, but I feel like I was…Continue the beautiful work….Look forward to seeing much more! Bravo!”  ~Preeti S.

 “After we booked BP we weren’t going to have to worry about anything concerning pictures. He was there for everything during our three day celebration. He captured the emotion of our wedding perfectly, and was never in the way. Both our families were impressed with his kindness and professionalism. After the wedding our pictures were available to purchase very soon and looked incredible. He answered any questions we had immediately and was very flexible with our requests and crazy wedding schedule. Thanks BP!”  ~David H.

 “Brian!! I have never felt more beautiful! you are a great photographer! thank you!!”  ~Amber M.

 “We are so enjoying the pictures. Every time I look at them I feel like I did that weekend. You captured the emotions at each event. My family told me they have been hooking the computer up to the TV every night and watching slideshows of your pictures! They also keep telling me how kind and patient you were–you fit right into all the fun! :) Thank you for wonderful pictures and for being so easy to work with.”  ~Bhavini

  “Hi Brian, I just wanted to let you know that I am at a loss for words at these pictures of my mom and my family. I love them more than anything and they are so genuine and describe those days so well for me. It is a memory I will have forever thanks to you. Again, thanks for doing this for my family. I know we are all forever grateful.” ~Katie

“Thank you SO much Brian! I LOVE the pictures. You did an amazing job capturing our big day! These will be the pictures we frame and show our kids down the road. Thanks again for photographing all the details that will help us remember as much possible about the most special day of our lives! Thanks again for everything!” ~Sally B.

 “Brian is very professional, laid back, and great to work with. He really puts a lot of effort into getting the best shots and takes pride in his work. We are so lucky to have Brian as our wedding photographer. I am sure that we will have many beautiful photos to treasure from our wedding day. We have worked with Brian for our engagement photo shoot. I opted for a January shoot because I was pregnant and didn’t want to be showing too much! Brian and his assistant toughed out the cold weather all day (took us to 3 different locations around the Lafayette area) and even invited us back the next day for more studio shots. He was super sweet and left his car running so we wouldn’t get too cold. The photos are so beautiful and natural, not awkward or too posey. I definitely will use Brian as a photographer when our little one is born and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer that is a little more unique. He is so talented, and even had the digital photos to us within a week even though we told him no rush. I have worked with several other photographers in the area, and Brian definitely stands out from the crowd!”   ~Nicci M.

 “We LOVE our pictures! Brian did a wonderful job and we couldn’t be happier! We are getting so many compliments! Thank you! :)”   ~Danielle L.

 “My first encounter with Brian was at the Purdue Annual Fashion Show. He was very professional while still coming across warm and personable. Later we worked together again shooting for a freerunning shoe advertisement for FiveTen. Amazingly, he was able to capture our extremely quick movements while maintaining an artistic style that accurately portrayed our feeling of flight. He never gave up on a shot and did whatever it took to get just what we were looking for. He is such a well rounded photographer; I can’t wait to shoot with him again.  ~Matthew B., Team Momenta

 “Brian- You were absolutely amazing! Thanks for being at our rehearsal and coaching us through the wedding reception and getting some truly artistic shots! Everyone has been talking about your photos! You did a fantastic job capturing “moments” and providing a true documentation of our wedding while grasping all of the beauty at the same time. We couldn’t be happier! THANK YOU!”  ~Sierra and Wes

  “My husband and I loved working with Brian. Our photos turned out just the way we wanted them to and they really captured our personalities. We didn’t want anything that was too “canned” and Brian did a great job of listening to what we wanted and delivering a beautiful product. He was also great about keeping in contact and getting our engagement and wedding photos to us in a timely manner. We would highly recommend him.”   ~Brianna and RJ

 “I worked with Brian recently on a very last minute shoot. He scouted the location, set up, did light tests, worked really well with my models and put them at ease even with the very cold weather! I highly recommend him! I am a fashion design student and I just had an interview and got great feedback from the Abercrombie associates about his photographic work. They really liked it. I hear back from them on my job status in a few weeks and I know that if I get it, I can certainly credit Brian’s photography for helping with that! He was really great to work with, very professional, gave me the images way faster than he needed to. Thank you!!!!”  ~Selena Marie

 “Brian took our wedding day photos…and was with us all day! He has an amazing viewpoint and captured things that day, that my husband and I didn’t even know happened! He’s an extremely talented and gifted photographer and we would highly recommend him… Thanks Brian – your “eye” captured the whole day beautifully!”‎  ~Peggy and Michael

 “Brian, really great photos of Wes for his senior pictures. You were wonderful to work with, and helped make Wes feel at ease. Anyone looking for a highly skilled photographer, with on-the-spot creativity and very friendly too, should contact Brian Powell!”   ~Brent L.

 “We could not have been happier with Brian. We had so many beautiful photos that we couldn’t pick a favorite. We’ve been difficult clients: our engagement shoot took place during Indiana winter, our newborn pooed in his studio, and we required him to haul his equipment to many different locations in the sweltering heat for our wedding. Despite all that, he was still very laid back and professional, and never once complained. I have looked at my wedding photos hundreds of times and I never get bored of them. Brian and his assistant did a wonderful job of capturing memories. Brian really went the extra mile to make sure we would get perfect photos. I highly recommend Brian for any couple who wants wedding photography that is unique and photo journalistic. People are STILL talking about how wonderful our wedding photos are.”  ~Nicci and Kyle (and Isla!) 

 “BRIAN!! The pictures are SO AMAZING!…they look fantastic in my portfolio and I have already gotten so many great compliments on them during my interviews! Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with you!..lets work together again sometime soon!…thanks again, fabulous work! :)”   ~Anne A.

 “Brian, sorry this is so belated, but Andrés and I wanted to thank you for the great work you did on our wedding day. It was very important to us to have the pictures from the ceremony, but it was also important that the guests focus on the sacrament taking place and not on the photographer… you managed to deliver on… both! It’s so hard to find someone who can pull off the artistic aspect and balance it with true reverence for the occasion and the space. Thank you so much! We are *very* grateful for all the work you’ve done!” ~Christina and Andrés

 “Brian, Thank you for hanging in with us through all of the change of wedding dates.  We are both glad you were able to be our photographer and we love how all of the pictures turned out.  We also love the canvas of the beach scene / sun set…It is our favorite picture. Thanks again for everything” ~Jill and Chris

 

 “The best decision my husband and I made (well aside from getting married, of course) was hiring Brian as our wedding photographer. Brian not only took phenomenal engagement and wedding pictures for us, he also worked with my husband and I to get to know us as a couple so that he could produce the best images that truly captured our quirky personalities. We left Brian’s house feeling more like friends than clients. The work that Brian does is not just on the days he’s taking photos of you, there was constant communication for weeks before the engagement shoot up until months after the wedding is over! Don’t let a price tag scare you away, these are the memories you want to have captured perfectly forever, and when you look at how much time he pours into his work you’ll be surprised- and maybe even feel a bit guilty- of how great of a deal you are getting with him. He went above and beyond in the customer service department, and even gave us the option of a photo album or iPad (come on, how many photographers have you seen with that option!? Believe me around here he is the only one who is SO easy to work with to give you EXACTLY what you want)… Add that to the best-decision ever list! I personally love the fact that he NEVER puts his watermark on a picture, you truly get exactly what he says you will. Not to mention our wedding was in October and he had all of our pictures and iPad to us before Thanksgiving so we could show our family and friends. We are eternally grateful to him for that and all he did for us before, after and during our big day!”  ~Liz and Phil

 “I again wanted to thank you for the AMAZING job that you did photographing our tiny dancer! I know that it wasn’t easy with her moving around so much but you were able to capture so many beautiful images.  That is actually the problem, we ordered some larger pictures but want to print them all out.  ~Samantha

 “If you are need of a GREAT photographer for your event. I HIGHLY recommend Brian Powell. He captured moments I had forgotten and those I will NEVER forget. Thanks, Brian!!”   ~Judy, mother of the bride

 

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  1. If you are need of a GREAT photographer for your event. I HIGHLY recommend Brian Powell. He captured moments I had forgotten and those I will NEVER forget. Thanks, Brian!

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