Joshua picked up his grandfather's camera at the age of 13 and hasn't put it down. Although his home is in New York, his photography and filmmaking have taken him from Hawaii to Venice, photographing all sizes of weddings. After a career in magazine and newspaper journalism (shooting assignments for Apple, National Geographic and Sports Illustrated), he began shooting weddings 10 years ago continues to love his work. He appreciates the opportunity he is given to create meaningful artwork that could end up on your grandmother's mantle, a blog, or in a leather-bound album passed down to future generations.
His unobtrusive and warm personality enables his couples to be themselves and enjoy their day with friends and family without being stressed out by a pushy photographer with a flash in their face. Most recently, Joshua has started making short wedding films for his clients. What's that? You hate wedding videos? Oh he did too, until Canon released a camera that enabled his video to look as good as his stills. Click on the Wedding Films link to see for yourself.
Joshua's photography is driven by real interactions and moments he observes on your wedding day. He doesn't rely on trick lenses or gimmicks in Photoshop to make boring compositions interesting. He finds emotion, light and color in that order and translates them into a beautiful record of one of the most important events in a couple's life. His experience as a photojournalist enables him to capture these photographs in high pressure and dynamic environments.
Please contact Joshua today to discuss your photography or video and tell him a little about your wedding.
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38 Reviews for Joshua Brown Photography
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Terence Liu · Married on 09/18/2019
My (now) wife and I had an elopement with Joshua, his wife Rebecca and videographer Jessica at the Glynwood Farm last September. We met at the farm, exchanged greetings and started to pick out a site for the ceremony. We completed the ceremony with Joshua and Jessica blending into the surroundings without obtrusion. Afterwards, we started walking and driving around to find scenes to capture. It was smooth because Joshua knew this farm very well. He was succinct and effective at giving instructions for posing without getting in the way. He made very good use of the environment around us to great effect, with minimal intervention and staging, and brought out genuine emotions. His photography is natural and serene. We finished the scenes just a bit under 3 hours, and it was very nice for him to drive with us back to Beacon to snap a few more pictures, quite a few of which became our favorites. Jessica did our videography and album design. She was quiet and attentive. We iterated over a few versions of each during the post-processing, and the results came out really well. I really liked ending up choosing a minimal set of ~70 photos out of 300 to fit in 60 pages, per their suggestion. It was hard, but every photo came out splendidly large, rich and detailed. Jessica was also able to use my pre-recorded song as the background soundtrack to fit in the final video, and adjusted the rhythm of the scene changes off of that. It just came out to be a really unique piece, closer to our hearts than any other generic production.Sent on 12/09/2019
It was overall a really pleasant experience having them being part of our special day and working with them through the process. For couples intending to plan out their own elopements, remember to plan it like a bigger wedding, go over those checklists beforehand, meet and greet the officiant in person, be prepared to get overwhelmed, and Joshua with his team will do an excellent job at capturing those sentimental moments! You’ll love how they come out.
Gina · Married on 04/12/2019
Money Well Spent
I am ecstatic that we chose Joshua to shoot our wedding this past weekend in the Catskills. He is the ideal vendor: calm, organized, communicative and professional. When I was running around the week before our wedding, I scheduled calls with all of our vendors to make sure we had everything we needed and everyone else had a laundry list of things for me - except Joshua. You can rest assured that he's got everything covered which is such a relief when planning a wedding.Sent on 09/10/2019
We loved that he's not a fan of corny group shots and loved the "broody" tone of his photos which is why we booked him. But after viewing the first round of photos he gave to us from our wedding I see there is so much more - he found pockets of light and areas of our venue that I would have walked right past. Some of the photos I was skeptical about during the shoot (like standing in an outcropping of ferns) are my favorite. I was also shocked to get the first wave of photos two days after our wedding. They were everything I had hoped for and they aren't even retouched yet. Also looking through the crowd shots - I think he managed to capture every single one of our guests in a meaningful way. I am so impressed with the moments he caught on film and the happy expressions he captured on everyone's faces.
I also appreciated that as the night was ending, he checked in with me to see if there was anything else I wanted captured. I felt like he really cared that we got everything we were hoping for out of working with him.
I can't recommend him enough - Thank you so much for capturing our special day.
Alicia · Married on 08/04/2018
Joshua was the best decision that we made for our wedding. Out of all the vendors we selected, he was the best. Quick and efficient with his photography and never in your face but yet the photos were amazing! His ability to capture the happiness of the day in photos is incredible. The photos were ready incredibly fast after the event. I could not recommend him more!Sent on 08/24/2018
Working with Joshua Brown Photography was a pleasure! Joshua was very professional yet easy going and comfortable. The photographs that he took were timeless, natural and simply beautiful! I would highly recommend him anyone looking for a wedding photographer