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Thirty-Three Photography in Virginia Beach is a full-time photographer and wedding specialist (nearly 400 weddings), and a Couple's Choice award winner 10yrs in a row! Brian's experience as a photojournalist and documentary photographer gets you those candid photos and he's known for his love of 'nerd' weddings. From small beach weddings to formal Greek/Catholic weddings, he's done it. His approach makes you feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera- during your FREE engagement session or on your big day!

Experience:

Brian is a full-time photographer. He has photographed nearly 400 weddings spanning along the east coast and as far away as California and Mexico. One look at his website and you'll see he's shot with The Marine Corps on day and night training ops, with firefighters in live fire training scenarios, vert ramps with pro skaters, legendary musicians, international locales, and more. He is popular for his unique 'nerd wedding' edits, incorporating couples' love for Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, dinosaurs, Harry Potter, and more. Brian has forged a level of experience and professionalism, which truly sets him apart from other wedding photographers. Brian's unique skill set merges perfectly with wedding photography and his couples' reviews echo that!

Services Offered

Dedicated to providing professional photography services, Thirty-Three Photography schedules only one event per day. Additional services offered by this photographer include:

  • Additional hours
  • Custom graphics
  • Engagement shoot
  • High-resolution images
  • Multiple locations
  • Second shooter
  • Slideshow
  • Toning
  • Trash the dress
  • Wedding portraits

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$295

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Add'l Hours
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Toning
Digital Files
Proofs

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$2,295

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Add'l Hours
Custom Graphics
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Slideshow
Toning
Trash The Dress
Digital Files
Proofs
Save the Date

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Natural
Photojournalism

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Digital Files
Proofs
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5.0 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
226 Reviews
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94% Recommended by couples
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Brian Callan of Thirty-Three Photography is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for wedding photography. He is praised for his professionalism, communication, and exceptional photography skills. Couples appreciate his ability to capture their personalities and create stunning images. Brian is described as attentive, organized, and accommodating, making the process enjoyable and stress-free. Reviewers also appreciate the extra touches, such as the flash drives and sneak peeks, that Brian provides. Overall, customers highly recommend hiring Brian for wedding photography.

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Brian Callan of Thirty-Three Photography is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for wedding photography. He is praised for his professionalism, communication, and exceptional photography skills. Couples appreciate his ability to capture their personalities and create stunning images. Brian is described as attentive, organized, and accommodating, making the process enjoyable and stress-free. Reviewers also appreciate the extra touches, such as the flash drives and sneak peeks, that Brian provides. Overall, customers highly recommend hiring Brian for wedding photography.

Liz
Liz W. Sent on 06/17/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Your search ends here, pick Thirty-Three Photography!!

I am outstandingly overwhelmed by the level of talent, professionalism, and quality that Brian Callan brought to capturing all the highlights of our wedding day, and I'm so thankful we chose Thirty-Three Photography in our wedding vendor search! If you hold any reservations or doubts on who to choose for your own special day, please know that Brian is literally THE MAN who will make it his goal to go above and beyond to memorialize your day in photos and slideshows and to make it seem so flawless and effortless (and we all know weddings are never either of these things)! From the very beginning, during the height of COVID, he sold himself and his love for capturing weddings, starting with a long phone conversation describing the different packages he offers, as well as sharing his love of photography and for capturing a moment of your own history, for you to hold on to and pass down to your many family members. He also sent me recommendations for other vendors I was still in need of, such as videographers, DJ's, etc, and I'm so glad I listened to his recommendations, as they all worked so seamlessly together! He answered all of our questions quickly, and his humor, enthusiasm, and love of photography was evident and welcomed. The turn-around time for receiving our engagement photos, and wedding flash drives (for my husband and I, PLUS both sets of parents) was crazy fast! He even sent us a link to see our wedding photos as he got each set of photos edited and done (within a week and a half of our wedding), which I never expected! He was so excited by a handful of photos, that he had already sent us four completed photos within days of our special day, and I was astounded at the level of quality these photos possessed while capturing our love and excitement! Thank you so much for your hard work and talent, as words can't begin to express the gratitude I have for Brian's dedication!
Susan
Susan P. Sent on 03/25/2024
5 out of 5 rating

From start to finish Thirty Three Photogaphy was easy to work with and provided excellent service.

I would totally recommend Brian Callan and Thirty Three Photogaphy. Easy to work with and wonderful final product. The only con is that all of the photos looked so good we had a hard time picking out our favorite photos...they were all our favorite photos! Quick turnaround also :-)
ShayDe
Shayde T. Sent on 02/09/2024
5 out of 5 rating

More than I could have asked for

The engagement and wedding photos were absolutely stunning. Brian is super professional and helped narrow down locations for the engagement shoot. He also has couples send inspo photos they’d like. You can be as interactive or as formal as you choose. Same went for the wedding shoot. It gives your bridesmaids and groomsmen more comfort when posing too. The photos from my wedding are something I will cherish for the rest of my life. Oh! And the flash drive he delivers the photos on is stunning. The entire experience with Brian was phenomenal start to finish. I haven’t had a chance to download my wedding photos, but feel free to look at the engagement photos.
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Rev. Cory Newell and Associates Rev. Cory Newell and Associates Wedding Officiants

Bryan is absolutely a gifted artist capturing the best shots and in super stealth ninja mode. I perform 500 weddings a year and usually see everything, but him, which is excellent with a photographer. He has a way that captures the moment perfectly and does wonders in natural light. The shots he shared with me are brilliantly beautiful. Book with him now, all of my couple's have loved him, so will you!

Acme DJs of Virginia Acme DJs of Virginia Wedding DJs

Brian is a great person and a great photographer. From the many weddings that I have done with Brian, he makes sure that all of your photo shots are taken. I know this personally because when we work together, him and I talk through the time line of events and we make sure that we are on the same page. If he needs to take his clients to have a sun set pose, for example, I will make sure that nothing was planned during the time line so he can do his work for his clients. It is important that the photographer and DJ are on the same page so issues don't conflict with one and other and all of those planned events are not missed for a perfect photo opportunity. I would strongly recommend for anyone to reach out to Brian and to see if he is available if you are in the market for a great photographer. He takes great pride in what he does. The pictures that I have seen really impress me. For the many photos that I have seen, I am like, "Wow, that is an awesome picture!" It just blows me away to see what he can do. Give Brian a call today and see what memories he can capture for you! These will be the memories you will be able to share with the many friends and family members and will last a life time for you.

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Thirty-Three Photography frequently asked questions

Thirty-Three Photography includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • Add'l Hours
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Toning
  • Digital Files
  • Proofs
Thirty-Three Photography includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • Add'l Hours
  • Custom Graphics
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Slideshow
  • Toning
  • Trash The Dress
  • Digital Files
  • Proofs
  • Save the Date
Thirty-Three Photography offers the following photography styles:
  • Contemporary
  • Natural
  • Photojournalism
Thirty-Three Photography offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Destination / Travel
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
  • Wedding Portraits
Thirty-Three Photography offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Digital Files
  • Proofs
Thirty-Three Photography is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.
Thirty-Three Photography currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion, 3 discount promotions, 1 offer promotion and 1 gift promotion for wedding services.

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