The story of a photographer
It was my senior year of high school when I got my first DSLR camera. I had been dabbling into video production for a little while and started taking photos with my VX 2100 video camera, when my parents decided that the classic 6.3 Megapixel Canon 300d was a great HS graduation gift. Some images that were created with that camera prove that what matters more than the tool, is the one using the tool!
After a year and a half of cinema and video production at Bob Jones University, I decided to switch directions and focus more on still photos, leading me a photography school that also taught video courses where I was able to refine my skills in both fields even more. Since graduating from Hallmark Institute of Photography in 2012, I've been a "I shoot everything" kind of photographer, dabbling into portraiture, products, family, pets, and much more. Wedding photography has been an incredibly exciting endeavor, especially since I came into the industry with zero knowledge of weddings. Now over seven years in, I shoot over 35 weddings a year and love every second of it, and am getting more commercial clients each year for both photography and video work.
My background in videography allows me to evenly split my work between videography and still photography. I absolutely love being able to serve my clients with photography and video, occasionally providing both for the same event.
So who am I? Well, I love fitness, travel, coffee, great food, art, DIYing literally everything, chasing adrenaline, and all kinds of music. Like most full-time creatives, I'm a left brain artist trying to run a business. It's a balancing act! I'm grateful for the years I've had and so excited to see what the years to come have in store. Some of my goals moving forward are to expand to a multiple-shooter format, and expand into a larger studio space so I can shoot more commercial client work during the week and weddings on the weekends.
If you've made it this far, thank you for reading! Please check out the portfolios, videos, and send me an email on the Contact page if I can be of any service to you.
-Brian @ Brian Keith Media
“Brian Keith Media is the best! Brian is a great photographer; he is easy to work with and very personable. We have been lucky enough to work with Brian for our engagement photos, wedding photos/video, and our son's baby/family shoot. These were all very special moments that Brian captured for us - beautiful memories for a lifetime!”