JOE + CHRISSY
After looking back on our wedding day and the photos you took for us, it was very obvious and evident to me how great of a job you did for us. There truly was no comparison!! From the way you took the photos, to the lighting you used, to the amount of time you chose to get the absolute perfect shot. Those moments we will have for a lifetime because of your hard work and diligence to get the perfect shots for us. I honestly can't thank you enough. And you not only take amazing pictures, but you treat each client with such love and respect. I still tell friends and family that you were one of the last people at the reception and I clearly remember you asking around 11 PM if we wanted more pictures taken. Most photographers leave so much earlier and I thank you for caring and capturing every moment. Thank you Brian for going above and beyond and for capturing moments that can never be replaced. You are a true talent and I will sing your praises to everyone who is looking for the perfect photographer. But more than that, you really are just an awesome guy!! Thanks again for everything!
ERIN + SCOTT
We hired Brian as our engagement and wedding photographer. He stated that he was used to urban/city photography in Des Moines, but when he came to (beyond) small town Iowa for us, he was more than willing to walk through dirt roads, bug filled fields, and sit in dusty old barns to get the rustic pictures we wanted for our engagement. We were SO uncomfortable getting our pictures taken, but he made us feel comfortable and natural. By the end we didn't want to stop! We LOVE our engagement photos and use them for everything. We cannot wait to have him with us on our wedding day, and that's how it should be!
NICK + STEPHANIE
If you're looking to hire a photographer, stop looking. Brian Davis is who you should choose. Even looking further would be doing yourself a disservice. If you need some further convincing, however, feel free to keep reading.
A simple glance at Brian's portfolio immediately shows what he is capable of with a camera. His work is not just a collection of photographs – it is a body of art. He doesn't just snap away – he crafts images that tell a story and capture emotion. Don't think of him as merely a "wedding photographer." Rather, he is an artist. I say that as the biggest compliment possible. My wife and I were speechless when we received his photographs from our wedding day. Instead of just stagnant documentations of different events, he was able to re-tell the story of that day in a series of images. He captured the important things, big and small, that others would have missed. If you want your pictures to have life and tell a story beyond their aesthetic beauty, Brian is the photographer for you.
But, the real reason you should hire Brian Davis is for what he brings beyond his artistic ability. Simply put, he is an amazing guy that will bring life to any event. We didn't know Brian when we met him, but now feel like he is a close friend! He was an absolute godsend on our wedding day. Instead of just being a photographer standing on the sidelines, he engaged with people and as a part of our experience. It felt like he was a part of our wedding party! He brought such energy and enthusiasm. Furthermore, he is dedicated to his craft. Brian was busy taking pictures on our wedding day before I was even out of bed and didn't leave the reception until everything was being torn down! In fact, the only people to leave after him were myself, my wife, and our parents. He's not busy checking his watch all night – he is focused on capturing every last moment.
Brian is truly a pleasure to work with. He is flexible and eager to please. He is there to serve and does everything to make sure your day goes smoothly – even if that means trying to calm down the bride all morning! He doesn't let a moment go by uncaptured yet still feels like a friend who is just along for the ride.
It's hard for me to express my gratitude and appreciation for Brian in one simple review. Thanks to him, we have a beautiful story documenting the joy we felt on our big day. He brought so much to the wedding and left us with such wonderful memories. We will never forget the gift he gave us.
EMILY + JOSH
Brian is immensely talented, professional, and personable. Not only did he capture everything we hoped he would on our wedding day (and more), but he worked with us leading up to the event, going through our timeline and our needs to make sure we had enough time budgeted to make the day as seamless as possible. He went above and beyond the call of duty, and we were truly blown away by the beautiful photos and moments he captured. It seemed as if he was everywhere the day of from the pictures he took, yet he managed to capture these moments unobtrusively. He was quick to respond and was in touch consistently through the planning process, which made him very easy to work with. We have not had a single complaint about our experience working with him, and he comes highly recommended!
ALEX + MACKENZIE
If you're looking for nature-esque, romantic photos for your engagement and wedding photos, you need to go with Brian Davis. Choosing him as our photographer was one of the greatest decisions we made in our entire wedding. He is punctual, professional, fun, flexible, brilliant, and tenured in the art of wedding photography. He absolutely knows what he's doing and puts in diligent research before your big day for ideas to take your wedding photos to the next level. Brian quickly transitioned from being our wedding photographer to being our friend. I cannot say enough great things about him, and I can guarantee that you will be elated with the quality and care that was put into staging, creating, capturing, and printing your wedding photos. Bottom line — choose Brian Davis.
CHERRY + MATT
Trust Brian to capture your wedding day! As a wedding photographer myself, I knew I needed someone talented, but also someone who would give us a great experience. Brian did just that! He is talented, experienced, and very creative. And most importantly, gives you a fun and relaxed experience. My husband and I have never been professionally photographed before we worked with Brian. I'm comfortable in front of the camera and my husband, you tell him what to do and he will do it. But, Brian knew who to direct us where it felt natural and romantic! If I could work with Brian again, I would! I highly recommend him!
MELISSA + JAKE
We chose him as our wedding photographer based on his amazing online portfolio, but we did not know how key he was going to be to our whole wedding day – start to finish. What originally attracted me to his photography was how he captured emotion and the stories he was able to tell through his work. We wanted more candid, documentary-type photos and he did not disappoint. Our photos are beyond beautiful and we would not trade them for the world.
Brian captured every moment in a brilliant way. Not posed or cheesy, but smart, thoughtful, stunning photography. The added bonus is that he is an awesome person. He was extremely professional yet laid-back/flexible, and we had a great time cracking jokes and laughing with him. We received so many comments from our family and friends that the photographer was 'AWESOME'.
He was very efficient with the bridal party and family formal photos (much appreciated by everyone), and savvy while capturing the candid shots. We recommend Brian to absolutely everyone, and some guests all the way from Boston want to fly him out to work with him. He is the real deal and we consider ourselves insanely lucky to have worked with him.
I may or may not have cried at the end of the night when we parted ways – that sums it up!
LAUREN + JEFF
We got engaged and then a month later moved out of state, so I quickly had to meet with vendors and photographers to nail down all our important people before moving. Brian was actually referred to us by multiple people and photographers. For me, that was all I needed to be convinced that he would be marvelous to work with. Heck, even if you look at his portfolio you'll be sold! It is truly remarkable how talented he is at capturing memories and moments that are so special. As the bride and groom, it's fun to look back and see moments he captured that you may have missed or forgotten about (due to having too much fun).
One thing I loved about Brian was his sense of humor and ability to calm my nerves with such ease. He was truly a delight to have around on our chaotically wonderful special day. Another thing that I loved about Brian is that he has ninja skills like you wouldn't believe. As the day went on, I noticed that he would disappear and reappear out of nowhere. I especially noticed this at the ceremony and reception. It always made me laugh because he would just pop out of nowhere and say something funny. Even our guests commented on how it was nice he wasn't an annoying photographer who was in the way the entire day. Instead, he was just one of us who just happened to be capturing beautiful photos.
Brian Davis is fun/easy to work with, laid-back, creative, talented, and truly just a joy to talk to. As my mom said, he was the best wedding (photographer) decision we made.
ALEXANDRA + COREY
Brian was amazing to work with. We knew after we met him in person that he was the photographer that we wanted to hire. He was always very responsive to emails and helped out a lot with planning our wedding day timeline. We had hired a videographer and Brian worked very well with him. We received nothing but compliments from guests on Brian's professionalism. We absolutely love our pictures from both our engagement session & wedding. He captured our day beautifully. Even though he didn't have a second shooter, I'm amazed at the amount of pictures he got at the ceremony & reception. The pictures were turned around in a timely manner, both from the engagement session & Wedding. We also had him put together a photo album. We absolutely love it and was worth every penny. The photographs look beautiful printed out (not that they don't on the computer screen!) and we're so glad we will have these photos forever.
PAIGE + ANDREW
Brian definitely has talent! We are so happy we had Brian do our photography for our wedding. He went above and beyond to help capture our wedding day just perfectly from early in the morning until late into the night. Brian is very professional, yet so easy to work with and down to earth. It is SO nice to be able to have the rights to all your pictures afterwards, as well as not to have the photography studio's name stamped on all the photos – very hard to find that these days. Brian rocks at what he does and we are so thankful that we had him for our day!
KENDRA + JEFF
We searched for our wedding photographer right after getting engaged for our wedding in less than six months. I stumbled across Brian's website during my Google searches and fell in love with some of the weddings on his site. I just kept going back to his work. My fiance caught on to this trend and finally said, "Stop looking and email him already!" So I did.
From day 1, Brian was very easy to talk to and incredibly responsive. His pricing and contract were very straightforward and we had everything squared away within a week or two. We spoke prior to the wedding to iron out details, but didn't meet in person until the big day. I was never worried – it was obvious he could talk to anyone, and I felt completely comfortable with him. I arrived at the reception site at 8 am on the wedding day, and he was already there, ready to go. He immediately immersed himself with everyone. I felt like I was talking to someone I'd known for years. He would update me where we were at on time and crack a few jokes here and there to make sure we were all still laughing.. He was at four different locations in the morning hours alone, delivered a card to my fiance for me, and ultimately decided which necklace I should wear minutes before Jeff and I saw each other. Brian = Awesome.
Our wedding was in November, and there was a winter weather advisory that day, but I never heard a single complaint from Brian – who was actually shooting in a short-sleeved polo. He was efficient with group shots, patient with getting everyone where they needed to be, and even stepped aside to let family members take their own pictures from time to time. Formal shots were over before I knew it and we were off to a winter wonderland for a few outdoor shots before the ceremony. Between the two personal attendants, falling snow (and temperatures), and forcing ourselves to be as natural as possible while being photographed, I've never laughed so hard. Taking photos with Brian (and the two comedians in the background) was by far one of the best parts of the day.
Brian was professional during the entire day and stayed until the very end! We were so incredibly happy with his dedication that day and knew he was one part of the wedding we'd actually done right. Brian's communication even after the wedding remained top-notch. He would update me with timelines and answer any questions I had. He captured our entire day so perfectly, and we are so thankful for his talent. We've had so many family members and friends comment on how great Brian was, asking how we knew him or where on Earth we found him! We would recommend Brian to anyone – he truly is the whole package.
CASSIE + JEFF
From the moment my wife and I met Brian, We knew instantly that he would be the one to capture the most important day of our lives. His personality, ease to work with, and his dedication to our wedding and engagement photos was amazing! He actually went the extra mile to set up a fire pit on the banks of Saylorville Lake, including s'mores! At one point, he stood on a floating dock just to get a shot – I will never forget that. The day of our wedding, Brian was there first thing and was one of the last people to leave that evening. I had many guests ask me if he was family or a friend that was also a photographer. I would ask them why and every single person said, "He was so natural with everyone, he is truly amazing!" I do not really know if there are enough good words that express my feelings of gratitude towards Brian. He is truly a master of his craft!