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Brightwell Photography

Beckley , WV

LOCATION

348 North Kanawha St.
Beckley, WV US 25801 (map)
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ABOUT US

I have been a professional photographer for over 1/2 of my life and during this time, I have captured hundreds of weddings. After college, my career began at the Greenbrier Resort in... Read more
I have been a professional photographer for over 1/2 of my life and during this time, I have captured hundreds of weddings. After college, my career began at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV. I love what I do and you can see this in my work. Each bride is different and I strive to be creative but also flexible. Let me combine my talents as a fine portrait photographer and my photo-journalistic style to record your special day! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
yes, with the choice of my 3rd package
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
absolutely, all kinds of lighting
Is your media preference film or digital?
all digital
How many photographers do you work with?
I work alone
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
yes, in the flesh, you hire Steve Brightwell; you get Steve Brightwell
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
never more than one on the same day
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
cameras, lenses, lighting
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
full day, after the contracted time is hourly
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
$100 each additional hour
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
just the meal break if allowed
Do you charge for travel?
depends where, not so much in-state but more than 2 hours away, yes
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
4 to 6 weeks
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
4x6 prints
How long can the client keep the proofs?
forever, part of the package
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
I retain the copyright but I give permission to reproduce for personal use but not for publication
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
digital files
Will images be available for viewing online?
yes, I post them when complete
What kind of albums do you offer?
depends on the packages, several kinds plus mothers' books
When will the client get the final album?
4 to 8 weeks

REVIEWS

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Jeanne
Wedding:
6/19/2013
5.0/5.0
For full disclosure he is a friend but our coordinator said he was wonderful and very easy to work with and everyone thinks our wedding looks more expensive than it was. The photos were natural as we asked but still LOVELY
For full disclosure he is a friend but our coordinator said he was wonderful and very easy to work with and everyone Read more...
For full disclosure he is a friend but our coordinator said he was wonderful and very easy to work with and everyone thinks our wedding looks more expensive than it was. The photos were natural as we asked but still LOVELY Read less
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Cate
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Steve was absolutely amazing! He was excellent to capture the uniqueness of our wedding and had very creative ideas for photos. We were more than pleased to have him photograph our special day. The photos turned out beautiful! Steve's friendliness and helpfulness make him an absolute gem in the photography business. We will be using his services again for special events and family photos!
Steve was absolutely amazing! He was excellent to capture the uniqueness of our wedding and had very creative ideas for Read more...
Steve was absolutely amazing! He was excellent to capture the uniqueness of our wedding and had very creative ideas for photos. We were more than pleased to have him photograph our special day. The photos turned out beautiful! Steve's friendliness and helpfulness make him an absolute gem in the photography business. We will be using his services again for special events and family photos! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
From the initial contact to the finished product, Mr. Steve Brightwell is most excellent. He was a joy to be around, and everyone loved him and his work.
From the initial contact to the finished product, Mr. Steve Brightwell is most excellent. He was a joy to be around, and Read more...
From the initial contact to the finished product, Mr. Steve Brightwell is most excellent. He was a joy to be around, and everyone loved him and his work. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Wonderful pictures!! Wonderful customer service!! Top Shelf!! Would use again....very pleased!! Great pictures....just all around great!
Wonderful pictures!! Wonderful customer service!! Top Shelf!! Would use again....very pleased!! Great pictures....just all Read more...
Wonderful pictures!! Wonderful customer service!! Top Shelf!! Would use again....very pleased!! Great pictures....just all around great! Read less
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Brandis
Wedding:
3/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Steve did an amazing job, and our pictures are BEAUTIFUL! He was super-friendly and laid back, which fit in with our group nicely. He had a great sense of humor, and our kids loved posing for him. He was a pleasure to work with, and his quality of work is excellent! I would HIGHLY recommend him for ANY occasion.

~Branden and Brandis Hillard
Married March 27,2013 at
The New River Gorge, Lansing, WV
Steve did an amazing job, and our pictures are BEAUTIFUL! He was super-friendly and laid back, which fit in with our group Read more...
Steve did an amazing job, and our pictures are BEAUTIFUL! He was super-friendly and laid back, which fit in with our group nicely. He had a great sense of humor, and our kids loved posing for him. He was a pleasure to work with, and his quality of work is excellent! I would HIGHLY recommend him for ANY occasion.

~Branden and Brandis Hillard
Married March 27,2013 at
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We cannot express to you how grateful we are for all that you have done in helping us capture our special day. The detail and quality of Steve’s work is impeccable! We were very pleased with your professionalism and the amount of photos you took, and all the time you have spent with us. Not to mention, introducing us to other sites close to the Babcock National Park.
We have memories we will treasure for a lifetime, Thanks Steve!
We cannot express to you how grateful we are for all that you have done in helping us capture our special day. The detail Read more...
We cannot express to you how grateful we are for all that you have done in helping us capture our special day. The detail and quality of Steve’s work is impeccable! We were very pleased with your professionalism and the amount of photos you took, and all the time you have spent with us. Not to mention, introducing us to other sites close to the Babcock National Park.
We have memories we will treasure for a lifetime, Thanks Steve! Read less
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Tammy
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
WOW! We knew Steve would take amazing shots, but these are beyond our expectations. We are so thankful to have him as our photographer. He is very professional and makes everyone feel at ease. You don't even know he is there during the ceremony. His willingness to work with us and our location outdoors was just fantastic. His work is proof that Steve loves what he does. He captures more than just a great shot, he truly captures the emotion of the wedding day as well.
We cannot thank him enough!
WOW! We knew Steve would take amazing shots, but these are beyond our expectations. We are so thankful to have him as our Read more...
WOW! We knew Steve would take amazing shots, but these are beyond our expectations. We are so thankful to have him as our photographer. He is very professional and makes everyone feel at ease. You don't even know he is there during the ceremony. His willingness to work with us and our location outdoors was just fantastic. His work is proof that Steve loves what he does. He captures more than just a great shot, he truly captures the emotion of the wedding day as well.
We cannot thank him enough! Read less
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chelsea
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for a better or more talented photographer! Steve Brightwell exceeded our expectations. His professionalism and attentiveness to our needs made him a dream to work with. He captured every moment of our rehearsal, wedding, & reception. We LOVE our wedding photos!
We could not have asked for a better or more talented photographer! Steve Brightwell exceeded our expectations. His Read more...
We could not have asked for a better or more talented photographer! Steve Brightwell exceeded our expectations. His professionalism and attentiveness to our needs made him a dream to work with. He captured every moment of our rehearsal, wedding, & reception. We LOVE our wedding photos! Read less
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blair
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Steve did a wonderful job; I was more than pleased with his photos and the album he made for my wedding. I would defiantly recommend him to anyone that wants to capture a special time. He was fun to work with and he just did an outstanding job, my husband and I were very happy.
Steve did a wonderful job; I was more than pleased with his photos and the album he made for my wedding. I would defiantly Read more...
Steve did a wonderful job; I was more than pleased with his photos and the album he made for my wedding. I would defiantly recommend him to anyone that wants to capture a special time. He was fun to work with and he just did an outstanding job, my husband and I were very happy. Read less
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Whittney
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Steve did a great job and his photographs will give us wonderful memories to look back on for years to come.
Steve did a great job and his photographs will give us wonderful memories to look back on for years to come.
Steve did a great job and his photographs will give us wonderful memories to look back on for years to come. Read less
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Amelia
Wedding:
11/11/2011
4.5/5.0
Steve was an amazing photographer. I got exactly what I wanted out of the pictures and he was fun to work with. There's this one picture where I'm making a weirdo face and he was like go for it, and it's one if my favorites. I would definitely recommend Brightwell photography to anyone needing pictures done. He does beautiful pictures for any occasion. He did my wedding, senior pictures, and photos of my son. They all turned out beautifully.
Steve was an amazing photographer. I got exactly what I wanted out of the pictures and he was fun to work with. There's Read more...
Steve was an amazing photographer. I got exactly what I wanted out of the pictures and he was fun to work with. There's this one picture where I'm making a weirdo face and he was like go for it, and it's one if my favorites. I would definitely recommend Brightwell photography to anyone needing pictures done. He does beautiful pictures for any occasion. He did my wedding, senior pictures, and photos of my son. They all turned out beautifully. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Steve was a pleasure to work with! The pictures were breathtaking and we couldn't be happier with the results. Would absolutely recommend him!!
Steve was a pleasure to work with! The pictures were breathtaking and we couldn't be happier with the results. Would Read more...
Steve was a pleasure to work with! The pictures were breathtaking and we couldn't be happier with the results. Would absolutely recommend him!! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Steve Brightwell was a wonderful photographer!! Would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat. He is very flexible and responsive. I felt horrible because we were so crunched for time and I was so busy that I was afraid he wouldn't get enough pictures. But he had done his own thing while I was busy with family and he caught every moment possible. Absolutely beautiful pictures and an amazing italian wedding album. I love being able to relive my wedding day!!
Steve Brightwell was a wonderful photographer!! Would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat. He is very flexible and Read more...
Steve Brightwell was a wonderful photographer!! Would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat. He is very flexible and responsive. I felt horrible because we were so crunched for time and I was so busy that I was afraid he wouldn't get enough pictures. But he had done his own thing while I was busy with family and he caught every moment possible. Absolutely beautiful pictures and an amazing italian wedding album. I love being able to relive my wedding day!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
My wedding pictures are amazing. Steve did a great job at capturing memories. The coffee table album is incredible and definitely worth purchasing.
My wedding pictures are amazing. Steve did a great job at capturing memories. The coffee table album is incredible and Read more...
My wedding pictures are amazing. Steve did a great job at capturing memories. The coffee table album is incredible and definitely worth purchasing. Read less
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Adrienne
Wedding:
6/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Steve is very willing to design his schedule around you. He is very creative and produces beautiful layouts. He goes above and beyond to ensure that you receive the highest quality photographs.
Steve is very willing to design his schedule around you. He is very creative and produces beautiful layouts. He goes above Read more...
Steve is very willing to design his schedule around you. He is very creative and produces beautiful layouts. He goes above and beyond to ensure that you receive the highest quality photographs. Read less
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MELINDA
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.8/5.0
STEVE DID A WONDERFUL JOB OF TRACI'S WEDDING AND CREATED AN ALBUM FULL OF MEMORIES FOR US TO ENJOY.
STEVE DID A WONDERFUL JOB OF TRACI'S WEDDING AND CREATED AN ALBUM FULL OF MEMORIES FOR US TO ENJOY.
STEVE DID A WONDERFUL JOB OF TRACI'S WEDDING AND CREATED AN ALBUM FULL OF MEMORIES FOR US TO ENJOY. Read less
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Traci
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Steve is an amazing person to work with. He has awesome ideas for every picture. Steve met with my family and I to discuss the wedding in advance and to show us his work, he is so professional yet easy to talk to. You can tell by the beautiful pictures he takes that he has a lot of experience in so many areas. I would highly recommend Steve for any occasion requiring pictures!
Steve is an amazing person to work with. He has awesome ideas for every picture. Steve met with my family and I to discuss Read more...
Steve is an amazing person to work with. He has awesome ideas for every picture. Steve met with my family and I to discuss the wedding in advance and to show us his work, he is so professional yet easy to talk to. You can tell by the beautiful pictures he takes that he has a lot of experience in so many areas. I would highly recommend Steve for any occasion requiring pictures! Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Steve was EXTREMELY helpful and willing to bend over backwards to ensure everything turned out perfect. Our wedding albums blew me away, I could not believe how beautiful they were. I would (and have) recommended him to everyone. Not only is he a true professional but he has an amazing personality that makes him a true pleasure to work with.
Steve was EXTREMELY helpful and willing to bend over backwards to ensure everything turned out perfect. Our wedding albums Read more...
Steve was EXTREMELY helpful and willing to bend over backwards to ensure everything turned out perfect. Our wedding albums blew me away, I could not believe how beautiful they were. I would (and have) recommended him to everyone. Not only is he a true professional but he has an amazing personality that makes him a true pleasure to work with. Read less
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jmeadows2004
Wedding:
5/31/2011
5.0/5.0
An excellent photographer and very creative!!!
An excellent photographer and very creative!!!
An excellent photographer and very creative!!! Read less
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Tanisha Hughes
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Steve did an amazing job with the photos. He was very unobtrusive but still got great shots. He is worth every penny you will spend. He is a pleasant person and very easy to work with. Tell him what you want and he will do it. I recommend this photographer to anyone and everyone.
Steve did an amazing job with the photos. He was very unobtrusive but still got great shots. He is worth every penny you Read more...
Steve did an amazing job with the photos. He was very unobtrusive but still got great shots. He is worth every penny you will spend. He is a pleasant person and very easy to work with. Tell him what you want and he will do it. I recommend this photographer to anyone and everyone. Read less
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renee
Wedding:
4/16/2011
4.5/5.0
Steve was uber professional & attentive to my wishes during my wedding & reception...The guests enjoyed him & all had positive remarks! I look forward to taking our engagement photos which we decided to do after the wedding & he was very accommodating with doing it that way....Great Photographer!
Steve was uber professional & attentive to my wishes during my wedding & reception...The guests enjoyed him & all had Read more...
Steve was uber professional & attentive to my wishes during my wedding & reception...The guests enjoyed him & all had positive remarks! I look forward to taking our engagement photos which we decided to do after the wedding & he was very accommodating with doing it that way....Great Photographer! Read less
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LindseyAshley
Wedding:
1/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Steve did a WONDERFUL job photographing my wedding! He does amazing work; he made my dream come true. His prices are very reasonable for the exceptional quality of his work. He is also a blessing to work with. I would recommend Brightwell Photography to anyone!
Steve did a WONDERFUL job photographing my wedding! He does amazing work; he made my dream come true. His prices are very Read more...
Steve did a WONDERFUL job photographing my wedding! He does amazing work; he made my dream come true. His prices are very reasonable for the exceptional quality of his work. He is also a blessing to work with. I would recommend Brightwell Photography to anyone! Read less
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sherrywinant
Wedding:
12/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Thank you for the wonderful protraits and excellent service!
Thank you for the wonderful protraits and excellent service!
Thank you for the wonderful protraits and excellent service! Read less
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Benjamin Hatfield, Esq.
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
I typically would not give anyone straight 5's on any type of quantifiable review. Then again Steve Brightwell is not a typical photographer either. My wife and I were incredibly worried when picking a photographer because we had heard all the horror stories. I can tell you from our experience that not a single one is true with Steve. He listened to my wife's imput and even took a list of her "must have photos". He was incredibly flexible and would communicate on the phone, in writing, and through email. Additionally, it seemed like no time before our pictures were back. There is no waiting game with Steve, he keeps you informed and his timelines are always accurate. If you want great quality photos and do not want to have to constantly worry about whether you will get them, I suggest you go with Steve. He was a true professional and I would reccomend him to anyone.

Benjamin Hatfield
I typically would not give anyone straight 5's on any type of quantifiable review. Then again Steve Brightwell is not a Read more...
I typically would not give anyone straight 5's on any type of quantifiable review. Then again Steve Brightwell is not a typical photographer either. My wife and I were incredibly worried when picking a photographer because we had heard all the horror stories. I can tell you from our experience that not a single one is true with Steve. He listened to my wife's imput and even took a list of her "must have photos". He was incredibly flexible and would communicate on the phone, in writing, and through email. Additionally, it seemed like no time before our pictures were back. There is no waiting game with Steve, he keeps you informed and his timelines are always accurate. If you want great quality photos and do not want to have to constantly worry about whether you will get them, I suggest you go with Steve. He was a true professional and I would reccomend him to anyone.

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Mrs. Smith
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Steve Brightwell's pictures were great. They captured the spirit of the day, of us, of our love, of the beautiful surroundings, and I was so pleased to see that so many of them were casual, real moment pictures which is exactly what I had asked for. The formal and posed ones were great too, and his ideas of where to pose us really showed the best parts of both locations we were at. Steve was nice, informal, and never in the way - he got great pics without having to interrupt anything or anyone and often without even being noticed. He made sure to get all the important family members in the casual pictures, including one child who really didn't want to be caught on camera (he got some great pics of her in the end without her realizing). Steve was also one of the most affordable photographers I found in the area, and the quality of his work was far ahead of many others' websites I checked out who charged much more. My husband and I are totally satisfied and pleased with Steve's work. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Steve Brightwell's pictures were great. They captured the spirit of the day, of us, of our love, of the beautiful Read more...
Steve Brightwell's pictures were great. They captured the spirit of the day, of us, of our love, of the beautiful surroundings, and I was so pleased to see that so many of them were casual, real moment pictures which is exactly what I had asked for. The formal and posed ones were great too, and his ideas of where to pose us really showed the best parts of both locations we were at. Steve was nice, informal, and never in the way - he got great pics without having to interrupt anything or anyone and often without even being noticed. He made sure to get all the important family members in the casual pictures, including one child who really didn't want to be caught on camera (he got some great pics of her in the end without her realizing). Steve was also one of the most affordable photographers I found in the area, and the quality of his work was far ahead of many others' websites I checked out who charged much more. My husband and I are totally satisfied and pleased with Steve's work. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Read less
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Tanya
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
I have had the experience of working with Steve on two weddings and on both occassions he was timely, professional, extremely flexible and intuned to what the couple wanted. Steve, in my opinion, is the best photographer in the area and I would reccommend him highly.
I have had the experience of working with Steve on two weddings and on both occassions he was timely, professional, Read more...
I have had the experience of working with Steve on two weddings and on both occassions he was timely, professional, extremely flexible and intuned to what the couple wanted. Steve, in my opinion, is the best photographer in the area and I would reccommend him highly. Read less
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Beeps3219
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Brightwell Photography did a fabulous job on our engagement and wedding photos. Steve really goes above and beyond to make your special day everything you've dreamed of and more. He was able to turn our vision into reality and captured amazing memories for us. We will always cherish our wedding photos and are thankful for such great quality photos to look back on. I would definitely recommend Brightwell Photography to any bride!
Brightwell Photography did a fabulous job on our engagement and wedding photos. Steve really goes above and beyond to make Read more...
Brightwell Photography did a fabulous job on our engagement and wedding photos. Steve really goes above and beyond to make your special day everything you've dreamed of and more. He was able to turn our vision into reality and captured amazing memories for us. We will always cherish our wedding photos and are thankful for such great quality photos to look back on. I would definitely recommend Brightwell Photography to any bride! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Brightwell Photography was an excellent choice for our wedding. He was great to work with, very friendly, personable, and very professional. The quality of the pictures were wonderful and the wedding album we recieved was absolutely beautiful. We were so pleased. I could not imagine having anyone else. He captured everything from the ceremony to us driving away! He even got some great action shots of our friends and family throughout the wedding. I would highly recommend Brightwell Photography for any occassion. He did an excellent job with our wedding and we were very pleased!
Brightwell Photography was an excellent choice for our wedding. He was great to work with, very friendly, personable, and Read more...
Brightwell Photography was an excellent choice for our wedding. He was great to work with, very friendly, personable, and very professional. The quality of the pictures were wonderful and the wedding album we recieved was absolutely beautiful. We were so pleased. I could not imagine having anyone else. He captured everything from the ceremony to us driving away! He even got some great action shots of our friends and family throughout the wedding. I would highly recommend Brightwell Photography for any occassion. He did an excellent job with our wedding and we were very pleased! Read less
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kvance85
Wedding:
7/24/2010
4.9/5.0
Outstanding pictures and great quality. Has lots of options to choose from and ordering them off the website is quite inexpensive and easy!
Outstanding pictures and great quality. Has lots of options to choose from and ordering them off the website is quite Read more...
Outstanding pictures and great quality. Has lots of options to choose from and ordering them off the website is quite inexpensive and easy! Read less
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Crystal Williams
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
We had the pleasure of having Steve Brightwell do the photography for our daughter's wedding. We had checked with other photographers and our pictures could not be any better. Mr. Brightwell is very professional but really fit in with our family and friends. He showed up early and was one of the last ones to leave. He always answered his phone or returned my phone calls right away. Our picutres are beautiful! He took all the picutres that we asked plus great background pictures. We also purchased the leather book. There are no words to explain how beautiful it is. It is just priceless. There were no grey areas. Everything was exactly as he said. We would recommned Mr. Brightwell 110%.
We had the pleasure of having Steve Brightwell do the photography for our daughter's wedding. We had checked with other Read more...
We had the pleasure of having Steve Brightwell do the photography for our daughter's wedding. We had checked with other photographers and our pictures could not be any better. Mr. Brightwell is very professional but really fit in with our family and friends. He showed up early and was one of the last ones to leave. He always answered his phone or returned my phone calls right away. Our picutres are beautiful! He took all the picutres that we asked plus great background pictures. We also purchased the leather book. There are no words to explain how beautiful it is. It is just priceless. There were no grey areas. Everything was exactly as he said. We would recommned Mr. Brightwell 110%. Read less
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Myra
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Steve provided photography service that was both professional and creative. The photos and the presentation of them provided my husband and I with a wonderful representation of our special day. I would highly recommend Steve to anyone looking for a photographer.
Steve provided photography service that was both professional and creative. The photos and the presentation of them Read more...
Steve provided photography service that was both professional and creative. The photos and the presentation of them provided my husband and I with a wonderful representation of our special day. I would highly recommend Steve to anyone looking for a photographer. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Steve Brightwell was an amazing, highly talented wedding photographer! He captured every great moment and I have the photos to prove it! Steve blended right in with the rest of the crowd during the wedding ceremony and reception. He is affordable and the quality of his work is top notch! He is very creative, professional, energetic and a lot of fun! He takes pride in what he does! The photo albums were absolutely breathtaking! Steve was well prepared and had plenty of film to make sure he captured every moment. I received my wedding pictures in a timely manner and his website is well organized and easy to follow so that you are able to view your wedding photos at any time! I am so pleased and 110% satisfied with my wedding pictures!
Steve Brightwell was an amazing, highly talented wedding photographer! He captured every great moment and I have the Read more...
Steve Brightwell was an amazing, highly talented wedding photographer! He captured every great moment and I have the photos to prove it! Steve blended right in with the rest of the crowd during the wedding ceremony and reception. He is affordable and the quality of his work is top notch! He is very creative, professional, energetic and a lot of fun! He takes pride in what he does! The photo albums were absolutely breathtaking! Steve was well prepared and had plenty of film to make sure he captured every moment. I received my wedding pictures in a timely manner and his website is well organized and easy to follow so that you are able to view your wedding photos at any time! I am so pleased and 110% satisfied with my wedding pictures! Read less
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Shannon03
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Steve was very easy to work with and took great pictures of my wedding. I highly recommend him to anyone getting married in the Beckley area.
Steve was very easy to work with and took great pictures of my wedding. I highly recommend him to anyone getting married Read more...
Steve was very easy to work with and took great pictures of my wedding. I highly recommend him to anyone getting married in the Beckley area. Read less
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Cindy & Bob
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Steve did a great job with our wedding. His eye for the "perfect" shot is amazing. He really captured the love that flowed between my husband and I and my friends and family have commented on that over and over. The candid shots at the reception were great and really captured the fun, especially for the kids.
He had taken photos at Glade Springs Resort before and knew where to go for some beautiful shots. The pictures are just beautiful! Bravo Steve!
Steve did a great job with our wedding. His eye for the "perfect" shot is amazing. He really captured the love that flowed Read more...
Steve did a great job with our wedding. His eye for the "perfect" shot is amazing. He really captured the love that flowed between my husband and I and my friends and family have commented on that over and over. The candid shots at the reception were great and really captured the fun, especially for the kids.
He had taken photos at Glade Springs Resort before and knew where to go for some beautiful shots. The pictures are just beautiful! Bravo Steve! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
11/21/2009
5.0/5.0
He has a wonderful personality that makes you feel at ease on your wedding day.
He has a wonderful personality that makes you feel at ease on your wedding day.
He has a wonderful personality that makes you feel at ease on your wedding day. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Steve's creative and laid back personality allows him to capture shots of your very special day. He is great to work with!
Steve's creative and laid back personality allows him to capture shots of your very special day. He is great to work with! Read more...
Steve's creative and laid back personality allows him to capture shots of your very special day. He is great to work with! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Steve Brightwell was consistently responsive in all communications. Without solicitation from others, we received complimentary feedback regarding his professional demeanor and pleasant disposition. He was personable, engaging, focused, and has an incredible eye. Our photos were beautiful and he was able to capture many unique shots. I highly recommend him without reservation.
Steve Brightwell was consistently responsive in all communications. Without solicitation from others, we received Read more...
Steve Brightwell was consistently responsive in all communications. Without solicitation from others, we received complimentary feedback regarding his professional demeanor and pleasant disposition. He was personable, engaging, focused, and has an incredible eye. Our photos were beautiful and he was able to capture many unique shots. I highly recommend him without reservation. Read less
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AshleyM
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Steve with Brightwell Photography provided excellent service during our wedding reception. The pictures we received were a wonderful quality and he even had them organized and arranged in a lovely wedding album. He was a fabulous photographer to work with and I highly recommend him to anyone, espcially a bride who wants one less worry on her special day. Steve handled things beautifully, that process which I've heard is a pain was a breeze.
Steve with Brightwell Photography provided excellent service during our wedding reception. The pictures we received were a Read more...
Steve with Brightwell Photography provided excellent service during our wedding reception. The pictures we received were a wonderful quality and he even had them organized and arranged in a lovely wedding album. He was a fabulous photographer to work with and I highly recommend him to anyone, espcially a bride who wants one less worry on her special day. Steve handled things beautifully, that process which I've heard is a pain was a breeze. Read less
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KatharinePayne
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
I believe the best photographers are those who can capture a beautiful moment on film without imposing on that moment. In other words, simply creating beautiful photographs by capturing beautiful moments as they happen. We couldn't have been more pleased with our wedding photographer, Steve Brightwell, who epitomized the essence of a professional, gracious and unassuming photographer. Steve allowed my husband and I to enjoy our wedding day while still taking beautiful pictures to memorialize that special time for us. I've heard the horror stories of brides hiring photographers who literally require them to "reenact" certain moments such as the first kiss, the bouquet toss, etc. which is such a shame as it really does impose on the special moment which should be about the couple rather than about recreating a perfect moment, which consequentially becomes quite imperfect because the photographer could not capture it the first time. So, thank you Steve for not only giving us beautiful pictures to forever remember our wedding day, but also for your ability to capture those pictures while allowing us to truly experience each and every beautiful moment!
I believe the best photographers are those who can capture a beautiful moment on film without imposing on that moment. In Read more...
I believe the best photographers are those who can capture a beautiful moment on film without imposing on that moment. In other words, simply creating beautiful photographs by capturing beautiful moments as they happen. We couldn't have been more pleased with our wedding photographer, Steve Brightwell, who epitomized the essence of a professional, gracious and unassuming photographer. Steve allowed my husband and I to enjoy our wedding day while still taking beautiful pictures to memorialize that special time for us. I've heard the horror stories of brides hiring photographers who literally require them to "reenact" certain moments such as the first kiss, the bouquet toss, etc. which is such a shame as it really does impose on the special moment which should be about the couple rather than about recreating a perfect moment, which consequentially becomes quite imperfect because the photographer could not capture it the first time. So, thank you Steve for not only giving us beautiful pictures to forever remember our wedding day, but also for your ability to capture those pictures while allowing us to truly experience each and every beautiful moment! Read less
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kenneth_hatcher
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Steve Brightwell went out of his way for our wedding! It's great when you find a photographer that's more concerned about the quality of work than the paycheck received. We had a very lerge wedding party and Steve was very patient with all the distractions that were going on with family and friends. Steve went out of his way to capture the essence of special moments beyond that of the bride and groom (thats my wife and me!). Thanks to Steve, my wife and I have memories to last a lifetime!

One story about Steve Brightwell's work quality. At our wedding he captured a picture of a family friend and her husband who has been going through serious illness. She never thought that she would ever be able to dance with her husband again. On our wedding day, he took a picture that would be forever in her heart by capturing a photograph of them dancing during the anniversary dance. She now has a picture to cherious of them together and his amazing courage of overcoming his illness.

Had Steve Brightwell not ivested the time and effort beyond what he was contracted for, that moment, and many of ours never would have been captured. Thanks Steve for all you do!
Steve Brightwell went out of his way for our wedding! It's great when you find a photographer that's more concerned about Read more...
Steve Brightwell went out of his way for our wedding! It's great when you find a photographer that's more concerned about the quality of work than the paycheck received. We had a very lerge wedding party and Steve was very patient with all the distractions that were going on with family and friends. Steve went out of his way to capture the essence of special moments beyond that of the bride and groom (thats my wife and me!). Thanks to Steve, my wife and I have memories to last a lifetime!

One story about Steve Brightwell's work quality. At our wedding he captured a picture of a family friend and her husband who has been going through serious illness. She never thought that she would ever be able to dance with her husband again. On our wedding day, he took a picture that would be forever in her heart by capturing a photograph of them dancing during the anniversary dance. She now has a picture to cherious of them together and his amazing courage of overcoming his illness.

Had Steve Brightwell not ivested the time and effort beyond what he was contracted for, that moment, and many of ours never would have been captured. Thanks Steve for all you do! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
7/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Steve did a fantastic job with our wedding. Our pictures are gorgeous and perfectly captured the moment. I would highly recommend him.
Steve did a fantastic job with our wedding. Our pictures are gorgeous and perfectly captured the moment. I would highly Read more...
Steve did a fantastic job with our wedding. Our pictures are gorgeous and perfectly captured the moment. I would highly recommend him. Read less
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bethanyjo19
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
I spent a lot of time selecting a photographer. I called multiple photographers and asked lots of questions. We decided to go with Steve because he had beautiful pictures on his site, great credentials (he�s worked for the governor and West Virginia State Legislator), and he offered a disc with rights as part of his package. It was very important to us to have unlimited access to our photos. I highly recommend it because paying ten dollars for each photo you want will get very pricey!

Steve showed up early and got wonderful pictures of the mountain we were getting married on. He came and took creative and fun pictures as we got ready. Once we got to our wedding site, he photographed our guests and groomsmen. All of my pictures turned out so wonderfully. He captured all the things I wanted him too, but my favorite shots were the ones he decided to take on the spot. He not only got our traditional shots, but he also took some really artistic photos of our site, the vintage Triumph we left in, and some of the things I had worked really hard on. Once we got to the reception, he took tons of photos that I will cherish forever.

Steve�s wonderful work continued after the wedding. He was able to edit things out of my pictures and add special effects to them to make them extra special. I was so surprised how they turned out.

I was so excited and impressed when I received my photo album and my discs. They came beautifully packaged. The album was filled with hundreds of great photos and the discs were very professional looking and came in a really nice case with a release statement.

Steve was always available to answer my questions (and I had PLENTY of them!) by phone or email. He never acted like I was bothering him and he was open to all my suggestions. He was very professional, but he was also fun, never stuffy, and he fit right in with our family and friends. Everyone enjoyed having him there because he was very sociable. We got WAY MORE than we expected and it was well worth the money. He didn�t get hung up on the time we agreed to or the amount of pictures he had agreed to take .Once it�s all over, you really only have the photos and it�s worth it to get someone really good to take them. I am very pleased we decided to go with Steve. It was an absolute pleasure to work with him!
I spent a lot of time selecting a photographer. I called multiple photographers and asked lots of questions. We decided to Read more...
I spent a lot of time selecting a photographer. I called multiple photographers and asked lots of questions. We decided to go with Steve because he had beautiful pictures on his site, great credentials (he�s worked for the governor and West Virginia State Legislator), and he offered a disc with rights as part of his package. It was very important to us to have unlimited access to our photos. I highly recommend it because paying ten dollars for each photo you want will get very pricey!

Steve showed up early and got wonderful pictures of the mountain we were getting married on. He came and took creative and fun pictures as we got ready. Once we got to our wedding site, he photographed our guests and groomsmen. All of my pictures turned out so wonderfully. He captured all the things I wanted him too, but my favorite shots were the ones he decided to take on the spot. He not only got our traditional shots, but he also took some really artistic photos of our site, the vintage Triumph we left in, and some of the things I had worked really hard on. Once we got to the reception, he took tons of photos that I will cherish forever.

Steve�s wonderful work continued after the wedding. He was able to edit things out of my pictures and add special effects to them to make them extra special. I was so surprised how they turned out.

I was so excited and impressed when I received my photo album and my discs. They came beautifully packaged. The album was filled with hundreds of great photos and the discs were very professional looking and came in a really nice case with a release statement.

Steve was always available to answer my questions (and I had PLENTY of them!) by phone or email. He never acted like I was bothering him and he was open to all my suggestions. He was very professional, but he was also fun, never stuffy, and he fit right in with our family and friends. Everyone enjoyed having him there because he was very sociable. We got WAY MORE than we expected and it was well worth the money. He didn�t get hung up on the time we agreed to or the amount of pictures he had agreed to take .Once it�s all over, you really only have the photos and it�s worth it to get someone really good to take them. I am very pleased we decided to go with Steve. It was an absolute pleasure to work with him! Read less
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Jenna1234
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
Great photographer!! Captured many special moments of our special day, and very easy to work with! Would recommend to anyone!!
Great photographer!! Captured many special moments of our special day, and very easy to work with! Would recommend to Read more...
Great photographer!! Captured many special moments of our special day, and very easy to work with! Would recommend to anyone!! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
He did a really great job on my son's wedding. The photographer made things very comfortable and things ran smooth.
He did a really great job on my son's wedding. The photographer made things very comfortable and things ran smooth.
He did a really great job on my son's wedding. The photographer made things very comfortable and things ran smooth. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Steve Brightwell is wonderful!! I could not have asked for better pictures! It is hard to even decide which pictures to put in frames because all of the pictures are amazing. Steve is very friendly and professional. My wedding party continues to comment on how much fun they had with Steve! I highly recommend Steve Brightwell to anyone!
Steve Brightwell is wonderful!! I could not have asked for better pictures! It is hard to even decide which pictures to Read more...
Steve Brightwell is wonderful!! I could not have asked for better pictures! It is hard to even decide which pictures to put in frames because all of the pictures are amazing. Steve is very friendly and professional. My wedding party continues to comment on how much fun they had with Steve! I highly recommend Steve Brightwell to anyone! Read less
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Nida
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
I have had the honor of hosting 3 weddings for family and friends at our farm that Steve Brightwell (Brightwell Photography) photgraphed. He is an exceptional photographer. The pictures are unusual and beautiful for each setting. Mr. Brightwell has an eye for seeing the beauty of an old barn, or a stone set of steps, or a patch of pumpkins that seemingly makes a bride look even more beautiful, if that's possible. Mr. Brightwell has the most incredible personality, he is so easy to work with and everyone just enjoys having him as a guest at the wedding. Certainly Mr. Brightwell is very talented and it show in his work but most of all, he is exactly what a bride needs on "the big day" to make everything "look as good as it really was that day"!
I have had the honor of hosting 3 weddings for family and friends at our farm that Steve Brightwell (Brightwell Read more...
I have had the honor of hosting 3 weddings for family and friends at our farm that Steve Brightwell (Brightwell Photography) photgraphed. He is an exceptional photographer. The pictures are unusual and beautiful for each setting. Mr. Brightwell has an eye for seeing the beauty of an old barn, or a stone set of steps, or a patch of pumpkins that seemingly makes a bride look even more beautiful, if that's possible. Mr. Brightwell has the most incredible personality, he is so easy to work with and everyone just enjoys having him as a guest at the wedding. Certainly Mr. Brightwell is very talented and it show in his work but most of all, he is exactly what a bride needs on "the big day" to make everything "look as good as it really was that day"! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
5/16/2009
4.7/5.0
Steve is friendly and easy to work with! The photos turned out beautifully. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Steve is friendly and easy to work with! The photos turned out beautifully. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Steve is friendly and easy to work with! The photos turned out beautifully. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. Read less
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Rikki Knight-Westfall
Wedding:
1/3/2009
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Brightwell Photography. I am a photographer myself, so selecting a photographer to do my wedding was not an easy task. There is no doubt that I made the right decision…. Steve was awesome! He traveled 2 hours to my wedding. He showed up the night of the rehearsal and stayed until the very end of the reception. He was extremely friendly and accommodating in every way. It was if he was a long-time family friend ( which I now feel he is). Most importantly, his pictures were amazing!
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I would highly recommend Brightwell Photography. I am a photographer myself, so selecting a photographer to do my wedding was not an easy task. There is no doubt that I made the right decision…. Steve was awesome! He traveled 2 hours to my wedding. He showed up the night of the rehearsal and stayed until the very end of the reception. He was extremely friendly and accommodating in every way. It was if he was a long-time family friend ( which I now feel he is). Most importantly, his pictures were amazing! Read less
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Christy
Wedding:
12/13/2008
5.0/5.0
Steve is excellent to work with. He's very professional and very accomodating. He took excellent photos and put together a wonderful photo albumn for us. His video was excellent as well. I highly recommend Steve. You won't be disappointed. He's the best in the business.
Steve is excellent to work with. He's very professional and very accomodating. He took excellent photos and put together a Read more...
Steve is excellent to work with. He's very professional and very accomodating. He took excellent photos and put together a wonderful photo albumn for us. His video was excellent as well. I highly recommend Steve. You won't be disappointed. He's the best in the business. Read less
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BReed
Wedding:
10/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Brightwell Photography was wonderful we were very pleased with the quality of our wedding pictures! Steve Brightwell was very professional and really went the extra mile by staying longer than planned to capture all of our reception, which we really appreciated! I would highly recommend his service!
Brightwell Photography was wonderful we were very pleased with the quality of our wedding pictures! Steve Brightwell was Read more...
Brightwell Photography was wonderful we were very pleased with the quality of our wedding pictures! Steve Brightwell was very professional and really went the extra mile by staying longer than planned to capture all of our reception, which we really appreciated! I would highly recommend his service! Read less
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Kevin
Wedding:
8/16/2008
5.0/5.0
Steve did an absolutely AWESOME job on our wedding photography!! He was very professional, friendly, and talented. He took his time to take all the various shots we wanted with our family and wedding party, and was quick to put everyone at ease and make the photography session fun rather than a chore (as has been the case in other weddings I've been involved in using other photographers). I would HIGHLY recommend him for any function as you are sure to be very pleased with the images he captures. Some of my very favorite shots he presented to us were of my wife and I when we had no idea he was still shooting!! Steve is just AMAZING!!
Steve did an absolutely AWESOME job on our wedding photography!! He was very professional, friendly, and talented. He took Read more...
Steve did an absolutely AWESOME job on our wedding photography!! He was very professional, friendly, and talented. He took his time to take all the various shots we wanted with our family and wedding party, and was quick to put everyone at ease and make the photography session fun rather than a chore (as has been the case in other weddings I've been involved in using other photographers). I would HIGHLY recommend him for any function as you are sure to be very pleased with the images he captures. Some of my very favorite shots he presented to us were of my wife and I when we had no idea he was still shooting!! Steve is just AMAZING!! Read less
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EH
Wedding:
8/3/2008
5.0/5.0
Mr. Brightwell was very professional yet very easy to talk with about our
wishes for the wedding and reception photographs. The quality of the photos was excellent and his prices were more than reasonable for the product we received. I have and will continue to recommended Mr. Brightwell to friends and associates.
Mr. Brightwell was very professional yet very easy to talk with about our
wishes for the wedding and reception Read more...
Mr. Brightwell was very professional yet very easy to talk with about our
wishes for the wedding and reception photographs. The quality of the photos was excellent and his prices were more than reasonable for the product we received. I have and will continue to recommended Mr. Brightwell to friends and associates. Read less
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rachelyon
Wedding:
7/12/2008
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Steve for his photography services. My husband and I both really enjoyed working with him. Steve was recommended to us by my sister-in-law, whose wedding he photographed a few years before. I fell in love with her photo's. He was very personable and easy to work with. I felt completely comfortable with him and was extremely happy with our photo's. Any bride would be lucky to work with him!
I highly recommend Steve for his photography services. My husband and I both really enjoyed working with him. Steve was Read more...
I highly recommend Steve for his photography services. My husband and I both really enjoyed working with him. Steve was recommended to us by my sister-in-law, whose wedding he photographed a few years before. I fell in love with her photo's. He was very personable and easy to work with. I felt completely comfortable with him and was extremely happy with our photo's. Any bride would be lucky to work with him! Read less
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jml531
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Steve is an amazingly talented photographer. He was great to work with and I would recommend him to anyone. He not only did my wedding, but my sister's as well and we were both very happy with him. His prices are fair and very worth it because he gives you all the prints and the rights to them, so you don't have to pick a package and can make the number of prints in any size you want of any pictures. I didn't see any other photographer in the southern WV area that did this, which I found to be a big bonus. Should the occasion arise for me to need a professional photographer, I will definitely call Steve Brightwell first.
Steve is an amazingly talented photographer. He was great to work with and I would recommend him to anyone. He not only Read more...
Steve is an amazingly talented photographer. He was great to work with and I would recommend him to anyone. He not only did my wedding, but my sister's as well and we were both very happy with him. His prices are fair and very worth it because he gives you all the prints and the rights to them, so you don't have to pick a package and can make the number of prints in any size you want of any pictures. I didn't see any other photographer in the southern WV area that did this, which I found to be a big bonus. Should the occasion arise for me to need a professional photographer, I will definitely call Steve Brightwell first. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
12/3/2007
5.0/5.0
Steve Brightwell is an excellent photographer. He pays attention to detail and has
what it takes to capture a memory.
I would recommend Steve for not only weddings, but any special event.
Steve Brightwell is an excellent photographer. He pays attention to detail and has
what it takes to capture a Read more...
Steve Brightwell is an excellent photographer. He pays attention to detail and has
what it takes to capture a memory.
I would recommend Steve for not only weddings, but any special event. Read less
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karen
Wedding:
11/10/2007
5.0/5.0
Great to work with ,made everyone feel at ease! Loved my pictures.Great value for the cost.
Great to work with ,made everyone feel at ease! Loved my pictures.Great value for the cost.
Great to work with ,made everyone feel at ease! Loved my pictures.Great value for the cost. Read less
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Meredith
Wedding:
10/6/2007
5.0/5.0
Steve was wonderful to work with! He was accomodating to our requests and did a thorough job. We both have large families and he was patient and gave good suggestions during our family photo time. The pictures turned out beautifully and we will treasure them forever! Thanks Steve!!!
Steve was wonderful to work with! He was accomodating to our requests and did a thorough job. We both have large families Read more...
Steve was wonderful to work with! He was accomodating to our requests and did a thorough job. We both have large families and he was patient and gave good suggestions during our family photo time. The pictures turned out beautifully and we will treasure them forever! Thanks Steve!!! Read less
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Tess
Wedding:
8/4/2007
5.0/5.0
Steve is a great photographer! He did our photos for our engagement announcements and wedding. He is a friendly guy, easy to get along with and catches those great natural (un-posed) moments as well. He worked with our wedding planner and knew where people/ great pictures would be. He is worth every penny and I would recommend him for any of your photography needs!
Steve is a great photographer! He did our photos for our engagement announcements and wedding. He is a friendly guy, easy Read more...
Steve is a great photographer! He did our photos for our engagement announcements and wedding. He is a friendly guy, easy to get along with and catches those great natural (un-posed) moments as well. He worked with our wedding planner and knew where people/ great pictures would be. He is worth every penny and I would recommend him for any of your photography needs! Read less
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JA
Wedding:
7/24/2007
4.4/5.0
Steve did a great job for us!
Steve did a great job for us!
Steve did a great job for us! Read less
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Courtny
Wedding:
6/15/2007
5.0/5.0
You were wonderful and our pictures were better than we could've asked for. You did all things that we asked and we appreciate it :)
You were wonderful and our pictures were better than we could've asked for. You did all things that we asked and we Read more...
You were wonderful and our pictures were better than we could've asked for. You did all things that we asked and we appreciate it :) Read less
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J&C
Wedding:
6/9/2007
5.0/5.0
Steve Brightwell was very professional and knowledgeable of his role as a wedding photographer. He used his experience to capture all of our special moments throughout our wedding day. We were very pleased with the picture content and quality. His good nature and kindness was comforting to us and we would highly recommend him.
Steve Brightwell was very professional and knowledgeable of his role as a wedding photographer. He used his experience to Read more...
Steve Brightwell was very professional and knowledgeable of his role as a wedding photographer. He used his experience to capture all of our special moments throughout our wedding day. We were very pleased with the picture content and quality. His good nature and kindness was comforting to us and we would highly recommend him. Read less
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Brent
Wedding:
4/28/2007
5.0/5.0
We told Steve to shoot anything he ever wanted to shoot at a wedding; Just do whatever you feel. He not only followed his own instincts instead of just the standard "wedding shots" but our favorite pictures are one-of-a-kind shots that you just don't see everyday. Fantastic job!
We told Steve to shoot anything he ever wanted to shoot at a wedding; Just do whatever you feel. He not only followed his Read more...
We told Steve to shoot anything he ever wanted to shoot at a wedding; Just do whatever you feel. He not only followed his own instincts instead of just the standard "wedding shots" but our favorite pictures are one-of-a-kind shots that you just don't see everyday. Fantastic job! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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swoodard
Wedding:
4/28/2007
5.0/5.0
Mr. Brightwell is an extremely professional and accessible individual. He maintained a positive and engaging attitude throughout our wedding process, at our rehearsal and at our wedding and reception. We received beautiful and artistic photographs that commemorated our wedding and focused on the style we requested. He is an amazingly talented photographer and we were blessed to have him as a part of our special day!
Mr. Brightwell is an extremely professional and accessible individual. He maintained a positive and engaging attitude Read more...
Mr. Brightwell is an extremely professional and accessible individual. He maintained a positive and engaging attitude throughout our wedding process, at our rehearsal and at our wedding and reception. We received beautiful and artistic photographs that commemorated our wedding and focused on the style we requested. He is an amazingly talented photographer and we were blessed to have him as a part of our special day! Read less
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Joanna
Wedding:
10/14/2006
5.0/5.0
We used Steve for our engagement pics as well and even our first christmas!
We used Steve for our engagement pics as well and even our first christmas!
We used Steve for our engagement pics as well and even our first christmas! Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
7/24/2006
5.0/5.0
We hired Steve for our daughters wedding. He did a wonderful job. It could not have been any better. He did everything he said he would plus more. I would highly recommend him.
We hired Steve for our daughters wedding. He did a wonderful job. It could not have been any better. He did everything he Read more...
We hired Steve for our daughters wedding. He did a wonderful job. It could not have been any better. He did everything he said he would plus more. I would highly recommend him. Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
7/22/2006
5.0/5.0
Steve was amazing!!! We enjoy our photographs everyday!!! I have continued to use him for all of our photography needs!!
Steve was amazing!!! We enjoy our photographs everyday!!! I have continued to use him for all of our photography needs!!
Steve was amazing!!! We enjoy our photographs everyday!!! I have continued to use him for all of our photography needs!! Read less
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marykaygirl
Wedding:
9/17/2005
5.0/5.0
Steve shot our wedding photos almost 5 years ago. He got great shots at the church and the reception. He was the best value we found and his photography quality was exceptional. It is my understanding that his clientele has grew quite a bit since we used him, so book early!
Steve shot our wedding photos almost 5 years ago. He got great shots at the church and the reception. He was the best Read more...
Steve shot our wedding photos almost 5 years ago. He got great shots at the church and the reception. He was the best value we found and his photography quality was exceptional. It is my understanding that his clientele has grew quite a bit since we used him, so book early! Read less
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mrtrent
Wedding:
7/17/2005
5.0/5.0
Having Brightwell Photography at our wedding was one of the decisions we made. Steve was very responsive to what we were looking for. The ideas that were used in our wedding shots were outstanding. Steve came up with shots that we never would have thought of. The final product was prompt and done in an extremely profesional manner. Thanks again Brightwell photography for wonderful memories we can share for years to come.
Having Brightwell Photography at our wedding was one of the decisions we made. Steve was very responsive to what we were Read more...
Having Brightwell Photography at our wedding was one of the decisions we made. Steve was very responsive to what we were looking for. The ideas that were used in our wedding shots were outstanding. Steve came up with shots that we never would have thought of. The final product was prompt and done in an extremely profesional manner. Thanks again Brightwell photography for wonderful memories we can share for years to come. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
6/25/2005
5.0/5.0
Steve Brightwell is a great photographer. He did an amazing job photographing my wedding. He had a great attitude, very patient, was very social to me, the wedding party and all of my guests. He blended right in with everyone. He is very receptive to ideas and suggestions of poses from the bride, groom, family or whoever had a certain pose for a picture in mind. I received my photos in a short amount of time and were very pleased with all of them. You can tell that he definitely enjoys what he does. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that needed to find a photographer and would definitely use him again.
Steve Brightwell is a great photographer. He did an amazing job photographing my wedding. He had a great attitude, very Read more...
Steve Brightwell is a great photographer. He did an amazing job photographing my wedding. He had a great attitude, very patient, was very social to me, the wedding party and all of my guests. He blended right in with everyone. He is very receptive to ideas and suggestions of poses from the bride, groom, family or whoever had a certain pose for a picture in mind. I received my photos in a short amount of time and were very pleased with all of them. You can tell that he definitely enjoys what he does. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that needed to find a photographer and would definitely use him again. Read less
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Nick
Wedding:
6/10/2005
5.0/5.0
Steve Brightwell is an outstanding photographer. He sees amazing shots like most don't and captures it to perfection. Our wedding will always be extra special because of his skill and expertise, professionalism, but down to earth and friend-like attitude that he carries. He wants capture your special day like it was his own. If you have a special occasion, make sure you contact Steve Brightwell of Brightwell Photography today!
Steve Brightwell is an outstanding photographer. He sees amazing shots like most don't and captures it to perfection. Our Read more...
Steve Brightwell is an outstanding photographer. He sees amazing shots like most don't and captures it to perfection. Our wedding will always be extra special because of his skill and expertise, professionalism, but down to earth and friend-like attitude that he carries. He wants capture your special day like it was his own. If you have a special occasion, make sure you contact Steve Brightwell of Brightwell Photography today! Read less
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Sandra
Wedding:
3/26/2005
5.0/5.0
Steve provided the photography for my daughter's wedding and captured absolutely gorgeous pictures. Not only was he creative in photographing pictures, but he was professional, easy to work with, took his time, and everyone enjoyed being around him.
I would highly recommend Steve for any event where photography is needed. He has the unique ability to bring a picture to life and it will be a lifetime memory for everyone!
Steve provided the photography for my daughter's wedding and captured absolutely gorgeous pictures. Not only was he Read more...
Steve provided the photography for my daughter's wedding and captured absolutely gorgeous pictures. Not only was he creative in photographing pictures, but he was professional, easy to work with, took his time, and everyone enjoyed being around him.
I would highly recommend Steve for any event where photography is needed. He has the unique ability to bring a picture to life and it will be a lifetime memory for everyone! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/1/2004
5.0/5.0
Steve provided excellent service and added a very personal touch to our special day. He immediately put my husband an me at ease and captured very natural shots. His rate was very fair and competitive with other vendors, but the attention and care we received surpassed our expectations.
Steve provided excellent service and added a very personal touch to our special day. He immediately put my husband an me Read more...
Steve provided excellent service and added a very personal touch to our special day. He immediately put my husband an me at ease and captured very natural shots. His rate was very fair and competitive with other vendors, but the attention and care we received surpassed our expectations. Read less
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Luke
Wedding:
8/21/2004
5.0/5.0
Steve provides that rare combination of fun, professionalism, and subtlety. He knows when to "let the moment happen" and when to take the opportunity to catch a special memory on film. When you look at some of your photos you sometimes can't recall that Steve was even there it's so organic. His arranged poses and care in portraiture are recognizable in the great finished product. Steve's skill goes far beyond weddings, being familiar with much of his artistic and commercial work I can say he would be a great hire for any photography needs.
Steve provides that rare combination of fun, professionalism, and subtlety. He knows when to "let the moment happen" and Read more...
Steve provides that rare combination of fun, professionalism, and subtlety. He knows when to "let the moment happen" and when to take the opportunity to catch a special memory on film. When you look at some of your photos you sometimes can't recall that Steve was even there it's so organic. His arranged poses and care in portraiture are recognizable in the great finished product. Steve's skill goes far beyond weddings, being familiar with much of his artistic and commercial work I can say he would be a great hire for any photography needs. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
9/13/2003
5.0/5.0
Steve Brightwell was an excellent photographer that I would highly recommend to any future bride on her wedding day! He really takes the time to ensure that he gets as many different shots as possible, as well as trying to take as many creative poses as possible. He obviously enjoys what he does and wants the bride and groom to have the best possible wedding album.
Steve Brightwell was an excellent photographer that I would highly recommend to any future bride on her wedding day! He Read more...
Steve Brightwell was an excellent photographer that I would highly recommend to any future bride on her wedding day! He really takes the time to ensure that he gets as many different shots as possible, as well as trying to take as many creative poses as possible. He obviously enjoys what he does and wants the bride and groom to have the best possible wedding album. Read less
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Misti
Wedding:
9/29/2001
5.0/5.0
Mr. Brightwell is extremely professional, friendly, timely, and does fabulous work. We were very pleased with his services. We would highly recommend him.
Mr. Brightwell is extremely professional, friendly, timely, and does fabulous work. We were very pleased with his Read more...
Mr. Brightwell is extremely professional, friendly, timely, and does fabulous work. We were very pleased with his services. We would highly recommend him. Read less
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dw
Wedding:
5/8/1999
5.0/5.0
Steve did a wonderful job photographing our wedding. On a day when everything has to be "just right," Steve's levels of professionalism, acumen, and experience cannot be surpassed by anyone. We recognize that there are many photographers out there, but in our opinion, Steve is peerless.
Steve did a wonderful job photographing our wedding. On a day when everything has to be "just right," Steve's levels of Read more...
Steve did a wonderful job photographing our wedding. On a day when everything has to be "just right," Steve's levels of professionalism, acumen, and experience cannot be surpassed by anyone. We recognize that there are many photographers out there, but in our opinion, Steve is peerless. Read less
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