Branaman Wedding Photography was founded by James and Julie Branaman, husband and wife photojournalists based in St. Petersburg, Florida. James and Jules both hold degrees from the acclaimed photojournalism program at Western Kentucky University. That's where they first met, and they've been together ever since. James also has a degree in Art, but don't worry, he likes photos that are in focus and promises not to get too "Artsy" while documenting your wedding (unless you want him to).
James and Jules have 16 years of photography experience between them and along with working on documentary projects around the world, they have photographed brides in 10 states and Puerto Rico!
Along with running a wedding photography business, James is a freelance photojournalist working on commercial and editorial projects in Florida and abroad, and a web designer wannabe. Jules is the managing photographer for 83 Degrees, an online magazine in Tampa Bay.
They can often be found hiking and kayaking in Florida and beyond, as they are both outdoor sports junkies who love to travel. Feel free to contact them with questions, comments, or if you'd just like to say hi.
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Lisa · Married on 06/20/2015
What can I say about James and Jules? They are simply AMAZING!! Not only did they photograph our engagement photos, but they also captured our special wedding day. They both went above and beyond to guarantee that all of the moments and memories were captured. Their photos aren't just "professional" but they are truly magical! Above all, these two were not only professional in the way they conducted each photo session, but they were easy-going and eager to make sure we were satisfied. Photos are the most special way to grasp the love and exciting moments on your special day and they honestly did that for my husband and I. We are so incredibly thankful and blessed that we had both James and Jules a part of our wedding day!!!
Chad · Married on 09/10/2011
James and Jule's experience as photojournalists allowed them to adjust to our non-traditional wedding, which included multiple settings, and capture our event in a natural way. They documented our day from sunrise to sunset, capturing the unique nature of our intimate affair. People who couldn't be at the wedding got a true depiction of what it was like because James and Jules did more than take photographs -- they told the story. You can look at our gallery and follow the narrative all the way through. Yes, the images are stunning, with excellent framing, lighting and composition. But most importantly, they tell our story, for which we'll always be grateful.
Nora · Married on 03/19/2011
Branaman Photography is perfect. They shot our beach resort wedding in March and we really could not have been more satisfied or thrilled with their service and work.
Even though we liked them so much we wished they were at our wedding as guests, Julie and James were somehow in the background and completely non-intrusive, all the while getting really intimate shots.They captured all the special moments from our wedding and made some really interesting and beautiful shots using light and color. We didn't want so many posed group shots, and they masterfully led our complicated family and wedding party through a graceful and quick portrait session.
One of our favorite memories from our wedding was after the ceremony and receiving line when James and Jules strategically whisked us away from the crowd at the appointed moment for photos on the beach at sunset. We were finally away from the crowd - married! - and were able to relax together for a few minutes before the party started, and it is so awesome that we have have great shots from then.
We met with several photographers before settling on this fabulous team, and they were easy to work with, trustworthy and dependable, and captured our wedding perfectly! I absolutely recommend Branaman Photography for any couple who wants beautiful, thoughtful photojournalism documentation of a wedding.
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Branaman Wedding Photography are delightful to work with and their photography is fabulous!