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Brian Phillips Photography

Boston , MA
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Boston, MA 02451 US (map)

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617-821-1084

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As one of the leading documentary-style wedding photographers in New England, Brian regularly photograph weddings across the region and beyond. He uses a super low key approach... Read more
As one of the leading documentary-style wedding photographers in New England, Brian regularly photograph weddings across the region and beyond. He uses a super low key approach throughout the day and attention to every detail is never overlooked. After the wedding, the images can be laid out into amazing custom and contemporary flush mounted wedding albums.


Brian's many accolades include, "Boston’s Best Photographer" by The Improper Bostonian magazine in 2009 and Best of Boston® in 2008 for "Best Wedding Photography" by Boston magazine. He has also been rated a top pick by local brides in The Knot Best of Weddings magazine for 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013 and has placed among the top 15 wedding photographers in the world in one of the Wedding Photojournalist Associations’ annual photography competitions.



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Alexandra
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Brian from our initial meeting. He was professional, yet easy going. He made me feel very at ease from the beginning. And if that wasn't enough, when he did our engagement photos I couldn't have been happier. I knew we had chosen the right photographer. The photos were beautiful despite the fact that my fiancé and I were freezing mid-fall. Brian met us in the South End and working quickly and efficiently. You would have never known how chilly it was from looking at our beautiful photos.

Our wedding day was the opposite. End of September is traditionally cool in Boston, but not for us! It was 82, much warmer than we had anticipated. Despite that, it ended up being perfect for our outdoor photos (post ceremony) on the water at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Brian was efficient in getting everyone together for our posed photos. He eagerly obliged us by taking pictures of my husband and I on my step-fathers boat. He was able to catch the moment perfectly. A mix of us being silly, posing titanic style on the front of the boat, with some beautiful more serious ones. The sun was setting as we made our way to the reception, but not before Brian captured it and us on the docks beautifully.

Brian made his way around the reception with the help of his amazing assistant Roxanna. I barely knew he was there! There are some amazing candid pictures of my husband and I, our friends and family. Looking through the pictures was like reliving the night all over again. It was by far the happiest day of my life and Brian couldn't have done a better job capturing it. His shots are breathtaking and he really has an eye for seeing things in a special way. Tears come to my eyes when I look at any of our pictures from our wedding day. There's truly not a bad one in the 1,673 shots he and Roxanna took. One of my favorite things was the fact that they both have some many great shots of us from different angles and lighting. Who needs a videographer!
I loved working with Brian from our initial meeting. He was professional, yet easy going. He made me feel very at ease Read more...
I loved working with Brian from our initial meeting. He was professional, yet easy going. He made me feel very at ease from the beginning. And if that wasn't enough, when he did our engagement photos I couldn't have been happier. I knew we had chosen the right photographer. The photos were beautiful despite the fact that my fiancé and I were freezing mid-fall. Brian met us in the South End and working quickly and efficiently. You would have never known how chilly it was from looking at our beautiful photos.

Our wedding day was the opposite. End of September is traditionally cool in Boston, but not for us! It was 82, much warmer than we had anticipated. Despite that, it ended up being perfect for our outdoor photos (post ceremony) on the water at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Brian was efficient in getting everyone together for our posed photos. He eagerly obliged us by taking pictures of my husband and I on my step-fathers boat. He was able to catch the moment perfectly. A mix of us being silly, posing titanic style on the front of the boat, with some beautiful more serious ones. The sun was setting as we made our way to the reception, but not before Brian captured it and us on the docks beautifully.

Brian made his way around the reception with the help of his amazing assistant Roxanna. I barely knew he was there! There are some amazing candid pictures of my husband and I, our friends and family. Looking through the pictures was like reliving the night all over again. It was by far the happiest day of my life and Brian couldn't have done a better job capturing it. His shots are breathtaking and he really has an eye for seeing things in a special way. Tears come to my eyes when I look at any of our pictures from our wedding day. There's truly not a bad one in the 1,673 shots he and Roxanna took. One of my favorite things was the fact that they both have some many great shots of us from different angles and lighting. Who needs a videographer! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for the best two photographers in Boston, Brian and his wife, Maria, are it! Working with them on our special day was the best experience any bride could ask for! They are kind, patient and professional, yet know how to have fun and keep your day moving along, just how you envisioned!

We have a very large family and had a few formal shots with over 30 people, but that was no issue or hiccup for them. We were outside too, so lighting was a huge factor, but they made it work and our scenery is so gorgeous, it looks almost fake! We also had my 16 month old neice as our flower girl and she lit up in every photo because Brian & Maria have gorgeous kids of their own and know how to make all the little ones giggle :)

During our After Party, I received a few notifications on Instagram from Brian, he had uploaded a few photos to show us how magnificent our night really was, we were so grateful! Nothing's better than a sneak peak!

From the moment they both arrived to the spa where we were getting ready, to getting ready, to the first look, to ceremony and reception, we couldn't have asked for more. They kept us feeling at ease and not worrying about a single thing, which allowed us to smile and laugh all day long!

Thank you Brian & Maria, you are both so talented and we couldn't be happier with our entire experience!
If you are looking for the best two photographers in Boston, Brian and his wife, Maria, are it! Working with them on our Read more...
If you are looking for the best two photographers in Boston, Brian and his wife, Maria, are it! Working with them on our special day was the best experience any bride could ask for! They are kind, patient and professional, yet know how to have fun and keep your day moving along, just how you envisioned!

We have a very large family and had a few formal shots with over 30 people, but that was no issue or hiccup for them. We were outside too, so lighting was a huge factor, but they made it work and our scenery is so gorgeous, it looks almost fake! We also had my 16 month old neice as our flower girl and she lit up in every photo because Brian & Maria have gorgeous kids of their own and know how to make all the little ones giggle :)

During our After Party, I received a few notifications on Instagram from Brian, he had uploaded a few photos to show us how magnificent our night really was, we were so grateful! Nothing's better than a sneak peak!

From the moment they both arrived to the spa where we were getting ready, to getting ready, to the first look, to ceremony and reception, we couldn't have asked for more. They kept us feeling at ease and not worrying about a single thing, which allowed us to smile and laugh all day long!

Thank you Brian & Maria, you are both so talented and we couldn't be happier with our entire experience! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married last month at the Four Seasons and we were so fortunate to have Brian Phillips and fabulous his wife Maria share our special day with us. They captured all of the important moments thoroughly and artistically. They are such a talented and dynamic duo - I felt like they were everywhere yet nowhere at the same time. Meaning, they were completely unobtrusive in their photography. Both of them were constantly surveying the background to find the perfect angle, lighting and pose for each and every shot. Added bonus: Maria also came to fix all of the ladies' hair and men's bow-ties between each photo.

Brian is extremely easy-going, flexible, responsive, and nice. Within hours of the wedding, he texted me a handful of shots so I could share them at our brunch the next day (and to hold me over until the professional photos - all 1500+ of them! - would be ready just a few weeks later). My husband and I were very pleased with his quick turnaround time and of course the overall quality of his work. His documentary style is exactly what we wanted; he captured all of the great candid/reaction shots while also mastering the formals.

The Red Sox World Series Championship parade was on our wedding day and Brian was happy to incorporate a few of the Sox signs/banners we had in the bridal suite (and later in the Public Garden for photos).

We also did an engagement shoot with Brian in the fall and I had been worried about the weather not holding up for outdoor shots. Brian came up with some great back up options and we ended up getting beautiful photos at the Boston Public Library. Brian spent an extra 45 minutes with us and even drove us to our next vendor appointment. He truly goes ABOVE AND BEYOND!

I cannot say enough nice things about Brian and Maria. We loved you guys and are so happy we had an opportunity to work with you (and will definitely be hiring you again for family photos at some point!)
My husband and I got married last month at the Four Seasons and we were so fortunate to have Brian Phillips and fabulous Read more...
My husband and I got married last month at the Four Seasons and we were so fortunate to have Brian Phillips and fabulous his wife Maria share our special day with us. They captured all of the important moments thoroughly and artistically. They are such a talented and dynamic duo - I felt like they were everywhere yet nowhere at the same time. Meaning, they were completely unobtrusive in their photography. Both of them were constantly surveying the background to find the perfect angle, lighting and pose for each and every shot. Added bonus: Maria also came to fix all of the ladies' hair and men's bow-ties between each photo.

Brian is extremely easy-going, flexible, responsive, and nice. Within hours of the wedding, he texted me a handful of shots so I could share them at our brunch the next day (and to hold me over until the professional photos - all 1500+ of them! - would be ready just a few weeks later). My husband and I were very pleased with his quick turnaround time and of course the overall quality of his work. His documentary style is exactly what we wanted; he captured all of the great candid/reaction shots while also mastering the formals.

The Red Sox World Series Championship parade was on our wedding day and Brian was happy to incorporate a few of the Sox signs/banners we had in the bridal suite (and later in the Public Garden for photos).

We also did an engagement shoot with Brian in the fall and I had been worried about the weather not holding up for outdoor shots. Brian came up with some great back up options and we ended up getting beautiful photos at the Boston Public Library. Brian spent an extra 45 minutes with us and even drove us to our next vendor appointment. He truly goes ABOVE AND BEYOND!

I cannot say enough nice things about Brian and Maria. We loved you guys and are so happy we had an opportunity to work with you (and will definitely be hiring you again for family photos at some point!) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
It was an absolute joy working with Brian Phillips. Not only is he extremely easy going and flexible, but he is a truly gifted and talented professional. His work is amazing!

My husband and I had a blast with Brian during our engagement session in Boston! We asked Brian to use the photos for a guest book, which we used the day of our wedding and it came out great!

On the actual wedding day, Brian and his wife Maria teamed up together to photograph our wedding. Maria is just as lovely as Brian and they really compliment each other well. I felt so comfortable around both of them!

The wedding photos turned out beautiful! I couldn't be happier with the end product and know that I will look back at these photos with such fond memories. I can't say enough positive things about Brian Phillips Photography and strongly recommend him and his work!
It was an absolute joy working with Brian Phillips. Not only is he extremely easy going and flexible, but he is a truly Read more...
It was an absolute joy working with Brian Phillips. Not only is he extremely easy going and flexible, but he is a truly gifted and talented professional. His work is amazing!

My husband and I had a blast with Brian during our engagement session in Boston! We asked Brian to use the photos for a guest book, which we used the day of our wedding and it came out great!

On the actual wedding day, Brian and his wife Maria teamed up together to photograph our wedding. Maria is just as lovely as Brian and they really compliment each other well. I felt so comfortable around both of them!

The wedding photos turned out beautiful! I couldn't be happier with the end product and know that I will look back at these photos with such fond memories. I can't say enough positive things about Brian Phillips Photography and strongly recommend him and his work! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Brian was GREAT to work with from the very beginning. He truly stands out from all of the other photographers we’ve interviewed because of his easy-going personality, can-do attitude, and his ability to listen to a client’s vision and deliver it flawlessly. More importantly, Brian is passionate about his craft, responsive, highly efficient, and detail-oriented. No details were spared in the amazing posed and photojournalistic photographs he produced for us!

My husband (admittedly camera shy like my father-in-law) was really impressed by Brian’s relaxed and non-invasive style. He was able direct all of the posed shots with great ease and conversely was able to capture candid moments naturally and beautifully.

Overall, we are blessed and lucky to have had Brian and his assistant Julie as an important part of our special day. They were fun and comfortable to be around, and we really appreciate being able to relive the cherished moments of the day for many years to come through the beautiful story their pictures tell.

It does not come as a surprise to me that Brian has received so many accolades for his work and we give him our highest recommendation!
Brian was GREAT to work with from the very beginning. He truly stands out from all of the other photographers we’ve Read more...
Brian was GREAT to work with from the very beginning. He truly stands out from all of the other photographers we’ve interviewed because of his easy-going personality, can-do attitude, and his ability to listen to a client’s vision and deliver it flawlessly. More importantly, Brian is passionate about his craft, responsive, highly efficient, and detail-oriented. No details were spared in the amazing posed and photojournalistic photographs he produced for us!

My husband (admittedly camera shy like my father-in-law) was really impressed by Brian’s relaxed and non-invasive style. He was able direct all of the posed shots with great ease and conversely was able to capture candid moments naturally and beautifully.

Overall, we are blessed and lucky to have had Brian and his assistant Julie as an important part of our special day. They were fun and comfortable to be around, and we really appreciate being able to relive the cherished moments of the day for many years to come through the beautiful story their pictures tell.

It does not come as a surprise to me that Brian has received so many accolades for his work and we give him our highest recommendation! Read less
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Julie Lippert
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Brian and Maria did such an amazing job as photographers for our wedding. In addition to taking beautiful pictures, they were a joy to have at our celebration. We love our pictures and our album, and would highly recommend them to anyone!
Brian and Maria did such an amazing job as photographers for our wedding. In addition to taking beautiful pictures, they Read more...
Brian and Maria did such an amazing job as photographers for our wedding. In addition to taking beautiful pictures, they were a joy to have at our celebration. We love our pictures and our album, and would highly recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Lynne
Wedding:
1/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Brian and Maria are incredibly talented and a pleasure to work with. We loved the style of our wedding pictures and had such an easy time working with them. Their work is worth every penny!
Brian and Maria are incredibly talented and a pleasure to work with. We loved the style of our wedding pictures and had Read more...
Brian and Maria are incredibly talented and a pleasure to work with. We loved the style of our wedding pictures and had such an easy time working with them. Their work is worth every penny! Read less
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savariae
Wedding:
12/5/2008
5.0/5.0
Brian and Maria were awesome to work with throughout the process. Everything was very relaxed and they "blended" into the venue. The final result is stunning. They truly captured the feeling of the night.
Brian and Maria were awesome to work with throughout the process. Everything was very relaxed and they "blended" into the Read more...
Brian and Maria were awesome to work with throughout the process. Everything was very relaxed and they "blended" into the venue. The final result is stunning. They truly captured the feeling of the night. Read less
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amandafed
Wedding:
9/7/2008
5.0/5.0
I would recommend them to anyone!!!
I would recommend them to anyone!!!
I would recommend them to anyone!!! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
8/15/2008
5.0/5.0
Brian and Maria are a perfect team. They made my now husband and I feel so comfortable from the moment we met. Their friendly demeanor and down to earth attitude made our wedding day a blast. They somehow managed to capture every intimate moment of our day in such a way that you can "feel" the emotion through the photos. Our family and friends even commented on how Brian and Maria interacted with them all throughout our wedding and reception and continued to comment on how friendly and polite they were and they STILL did not miss any shots. They are an incredible couple with an incredible talent. Any bride who wants to relive her day through photography....they are your team. My husband and I honstly look at our photoalbum a couple of times a month and laugh at the memories every time. Thank you so much.
Brian and Maria are a perfect team. They made my now husband and I feel so comfortable from the moment we met. Their Read more...
Brian and Maria are a perfect team. They made my now husband and I feel so comfortable from the moment we met. Their friendly demeanor and down to earth attitude made our wedding day a blast. They somehow managed to capture every intimate moment of our day in such a way that you can "feel" the emotion through the photos. Our family and friends even commented on how Brian and Maria interacted with them all throughout our wedding and reception and continued to comment on how friendly and polite they were and they STILL did not miss any shots. They are an incredible couple with an incredible talent. Any bride who wants to relive her day through photography....they are your team. My husband and I honstly look at our photoalbum a couple of times a month and laugh at the memories every time. Thank you so much. Read less
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