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Brovado Weddings

Minneapolis , MN
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2409 Lyndale Ave S, 202
Minneapolis, MN 55405 US (map)

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612-242-8655

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ABOUT US

I fell in love with photography in 1999 when I took a point and shoot camera to Peru on a missionary trip. It was then that I knew my future would include photography in some way.
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I fell in love with photography in 1999 when I took a point and shoot camera to Peru on a missionary trip. It was then that I knew my future would include photography in some way.

I purchased better camera equipment and went to Africa in 2001. My experience there was life changing, and the images I took — breathtaking. The more I began traveling on mission trips, the more camera equipment I began to bring with me. My missionary work began to shift toward photojournalism as I spent additional time in third-world countries.

When I was married in 2006, my wife and I had a terrible experience with our “professional” wedding photographer; leaving us with only15 acceptable, and only a few really good useable images. We were not alone. After talking with some of our recently married friends, we discovered they shared our bad experience. It was then that I realized that I could offer above and beyond what any other wedding photographer could provide. This is when BROVADO WEDDINGS was born.

To date, I have traveled to more than 15 countries on photojournalism trips. The skills that I have developed as an international photojournalist – shooting in stressful, difficult, and demanding situations – is one of the many reasons my wedding photography is outstanding. I shoot to tell a story. The images I capture are designed to be timeless, and evoke the very same emotions that were felt on the day of the wedding.

Wedding photojournalism is a passion of mine, and I pray that you never let your future history go un-captured…

~Preston Palmer, Wedding Photographer and International Photojournalist. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, One Event/Day, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

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Anna
Wedding:
8/25/2016
5.0/5.0
Pictures were one of the most important things for me during wedding planning. Preston has been an absolute dream to work with. His pictures are gorgeous and he has an artistic flair that I looking for in a photographer. He is so easy to work with and quickly puts you at ease for pictures. Our engagement pictures are absolutely stunning and even my fiancé is happy we did them. Bravado designed a guest book with those pictures and it is truly a piece of art that we will be able to display for years to come. Bravado also helped design our save the date/invitations. It took a lot of stress out of all the planning that goes along with a wedding. Due to a family illness we actually had to move our wedding up significantly. Preston was there to photograph the small civil ceremony with only about a week notice. He went above and beyond every step of the way. Thankfully my family is well and we are busy planning our original destination wedding in Montana. I also did a boudoir session. For any bride even slightly considering this, do it! The whole session was amazing. Preston showed me the pictures as we went through the session and quickly put me at ease. The pictures were stunning and I know my groom will absolutely love this surprise on our wedding day. You will not be disappointed with anything when working with Bravado!
Pictures were one of the most important things for me during wedding planning. Preston has been an absolute dream to work Read more...
Pictures were one of the most important things for me during wedding planning. Preston has been an absolute dream to work with. His pictures are gorgeous and he has an artistic flair that I looking for in a photographer. He is so easy to work with and quickly puts you at ease for pictures. Our engagement pictures are absolutely stunning and even my fiancé is happy we did them. Bravado designed a guest book with those pictures and it is truly a piece of art that we will be able to display for years to come. Bravado also helped design our save the date/invitations. It took a lot of stress out of all the planning that goes along with a wedding. Due to a family illness we actually had to move our wedding up significantly. Preston was there to photograph the small civil ceremony with only about a week notice. He went above and beyond every step of the way. Thankfully my family is well and we are busy planning our original destination wedding in Montana. I also did a boudoir session. For any bride even slightly considering this, do it! The whole session was amazing. Preston showed me the pictures as we went through the session and quickly put me at ease. The pictures were stunning and I know my groom will absolutely love this surprise on our wedding day. You will not be disappointed with anything when working with Bravado! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Preston, Rachel, and Brooke were absolutely amazing!! My husband and I can't say enough about the care, professionalism, charisma, and joy that they brought to our day. They were on time, enthusiastic, and amazing despite it raining all day for our ceremony and taking pictures outside! Our guests and bridal party noticed and commented to us on how impressed they were with Preston and his team! Photography is really important on your wedding day and it is so valuable to be able to have a photographer and team that you can truly trust. Preston and his team were so dedicated and on point all day from getting ready in the morning to the reception late at night and it was amazing! If we had to make this decision again we would choose Preston and his team in a heart beat can't wait to work with them in the future!!!
Preston, Rachel, and Brooke were absolutely amazing!! My husband and I can't say enough about the care, professionalism, Read more...
Preston, Rachel, and Brooke were absolutely amazing!! My husband and I can't say enough about the care, professionalism, charisma, and joy that they brought to our day. They were on time, enthusiastic, and amazing despite it raining all day for our ceremony and taking pictures outside! Our guests and bridal party noticed and commented to us on how impressed they were with Preston and his team! Photography is really important on your wedding day and it is so valuable to be able to have a photographer and team that you can truly trust. Preston and his team were so dedicated and on point all day from getting ready in the morning to the reception late at night and it was amazing! If we had to make this decision again we would choose Preston and his team in a heart beat can't wait to work with them in the future!!! Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
4/23/2016
5.0/5.0
There is one word that describes working with Preston and Liz with Brovado Weddings - AMAZING!

We have had two engagement sessions with Preston. We just had so much fun at the first while we were in Hawaii that we just had to go again back home in Minnesota! The best part about working with Preston is that it is like working with a really good friend. To work with someone so genuine, kind and talented is truly an honor.

I have to be honest. I was nervous before our photo sessions because these photos can sometimes feel cheesy and not real. This was not the case with our photos. I feel that our photos are really representative of who we are as a couple. From rocky cliffs overlooking the ocean, to railroad tracks and lake docks, our photos are truly unique, not to mention adventurous! So Fun!. Preston put us completely at ease and it was great because we kept forgetting there was a camera there!

We are so excited and feel so honored that Preston will be there with us on our wedding day capturing all the beautiful moments of what will be one of the most important days of our lives.

Cheers to more of life's little (and BIG) adventures!
There is one word that describes working with Preston and Liz with Brovado Weddings - AMAZING!

We have had two Read more...
There is one word that describes working with Preston and Liz with Brovado Weddings - AMAZING!

We have had two engagement sessions with Preston. We just had so much fun at the first while we were in Hawaii that we just had to go again back home in Minnesota! The best part about working with Preston is that it is like working with a really good friend. To work with someone so genuine, kind and talented is truly an honor.

I have to be honest. I was nervous before our photo sessions because these photos can sometimes feel cheesy and not real. This was not the case with our photos. I feel that our photos are really representative of who we are as a couple. From rocky cliffs overlooking the ocean, to railroad tracks and lake docks, our photos are truly unique, not to mention adventurous! So Fun!. Preston put us completely at ease and it was great because we kept forgetting there was a camera there!

We are so excited and feel so honored that Preston will be there with us on our wedding day capturing all the beautiful moments of what will be one of the most important days of our lives.

Cheers to more of life's little (and BIG) adventures! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
As all of the other reviews have stated, working with Preston and his staff is nothing short of AMAZING. My fiance and I knew that we wanted to hire Preston before we even got engaged because he shot my sister-in-law's wedding in 2010 and she has the most gorgeous photos I have ever seen. Our photography was our "splurge" item and we got exactly what we paid for, absolutely stunning photos. It truly is an investment that is well worth it, After the day has passed, you will always have your photos and you want them to be perfect. I will admit, I was skeptical at first, I mean, I had friends who had good photos and paid less, BUT I've never looked at their pictures and said "WOW", which is what I say whenever I see any of Preston's work (not just our pictures either!!) We have been told by multiple people that our photographs belong in magazines and on pinterest boards, which was extremely flattering and we owe it all to Preston and his team.

Another thing to note, Preston provides so much more than just photos, he provides an experience unlike any other. He is great about answering questions, keeping you in the loop and working diligently to get your engagement and wedding photos to you quickly. He is also wonderful when it comes to getting shots you want AND shots that are much more artistic and different than anything you have ever seen. None of the photo shoots felt weird, cheesy or forced, which was awesome! Preston is also great at getting shots of everyone at the reception, not just the wedding party, which I really didn't expect but am super thankful for! We have friends asking for his info because they were so impressed by him and his team and want him to do their family photos! We really appreciate Preston and his team, and all of the work they put into capturing the best day of our lives and can't wait to work with them in the future!
As all of the other reviews have stated, working with Preston and his staff is nothing short of AMAZING. My fiance and I Read more...
As all of the other reviews have stated, working with Preston and his staff is nothing short of AMAZING. My fiance and I knew that we wanted to hire Preston before we even got engaged because he shot my sister-in-law's wedding in 2010 and she has the most gorgeous photos I have ever seen. Our photography was our "splurge" item and we got exactly what we paid for, absolutely stunning photos. It truly is an investment that is well worth it, After the day has passed, you will always have your photos and you want them to be perfect. I will admit, I was skeptical at first, I mean, I had friends who had good photos and paid less, BUT I've never looked at their pictures and said "WOW", which is what I say whenever I see any of Preston's work (not just our pictures either!!) We have been told by multiple people that our photographs belong in magazines and on pinterest boards, which was extremely flattering and we owe it all to Preston and his team.

Another thing to note, Preston provides so much more than just photos, he provides an experience unlike any other. He is great about answering questions, keeping you in the loop and working diligently to get your engagement and wedding photos to you quickly. He is also wonderful when it comes to getting shots you want AND shots that are much more artistic and different than anything you have ever seen. None of the photo shoots felt weird, cheesy or forced, which was awesome! Preston is also great at getting shots of everyone at the reception, not just the wedding party, which I really didn't expect but am super thankful for! We have friends asking for his info because they were so impressed by him and his team and want him to do their family photos! We really appreciate Preston and his team, and all of the work they put into capturing the best day of our lives and can't wait to work with them in the future! Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
8/7/2015
5.0/5.0
We just had our engagement photos with Preston a few weeks ago. It was great! I came up with the place, the classic spot of the Stone Arch Bridge, and he knew exactly where to go to get great shots! I now wish I would have picked a different spot just because I do realize how many other people usually pick that same spot... poor Preston, always having to shoot to the same spot. But, with that being said, he did a GREAT job of making our engagement pictures not look like anyone else's. Ours still turned out unique and artistic, just the way I wanted them and my number one requirement for a photographer. A solid photographer was my number one request for our wedding events, and we got one!

Now, my fiance on the other hand, was not looking forward to taking pictures, and a wedding photographer was on the bottom of his list. He thought we could have just anyone take our pictures... some boys, I tell ya! Well, you know what they say, happy wife, happy life! I got my way, so my fiance had to come along for pictures. He was really glad he did because he had a FANTASTIC time and raved about it for days after. Him and Preston hit it off right away! We had soooooooo much fun! Preston knew exactly where to take us, how to direct us for each shot, keep us laughing and in high spirits the whole time. My fiance and I are both very excited to take more pictures for our wedding and work with Preston again! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer with a great personality and a wonderfully artistic eye. As you can see from his work, Preston does a great job of getting a mix of landscape shots and close up shots of you and still manages to frame the shots just right and pack them full of colors and contrasts. All of which, in my mind, make up perfect pictures!
We just had our engagement photos with Preston a few weeks ago. It was great! I came up with the place, the classic spot Read more...
We just had our engagement photos with Preston a few weeks ago. It was great! I came up with the place, the classic spot of the Stone Arch Bridge, and he knew exactly where to go to get great shots! I now wish I would have picked a different spot just because I do realize how many other people usually pick that same spot... poor Preston, always having to shoot to the same spot. But, with that being said, he did a GREAT job of making our engagement pictures not look like anyone else's. Ours still turned out unique and artistic, just the way I wanted them and my number one requirement for a photographer. A solid photographer was my number one request for our wedding events, and we got one!

Now, my fiance on the other hand, was not looking forward to taking pictures, and a wedding photographer was on the bottom of his list. He thought we could have just anyone take our pictures... some boys, I tell ya! Well, you know what they say, happy wife, happy life! I got my way, so my fiance had to come along for pictures. He was really glad he did because he had a FANTASTIC time and raved about it for days after. Him and Preston hit it off right away! We had soooooooo much fun! Preston knew exactly where to take us, how to direct us for each shot, keep us laughing and in high spirits the whole time. My fiance and I are both very excited to take more pictures for our wedding and work with Preston again! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer with a great personality and a wonderfully artistic eye. As you can see from his work, Preston does a great job of getting a mix of landscape shots and close up shots of you and still manages to frame the shots just right and pack them full of colors and contrasts. All of which, in my mind, make up perfect pictures! Read less
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Hend
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
I can’t say enough amazing things about working with Preston. He was super easy to work with and very flexible. Immediately when we sat down to meet him, we felt comfortable with his down to earth personality. We told him we wanted our wedding photos to appear fun and natural- nothing too staged and he immediately understood what we were looking for. We loved that he allowed us to customize our photography-wedding package and tailor it more to our needs, which other people were not willing to do. We ended up working with Preston at our engagement party and on our wedding day. He made an extra effort to captured special moments for us at our engagement party that we would not have otherwise had.
On my wedding day, Preston made the biggest difference. He came early with his team, scoped out my venue and was familiar with the most gorgeous surrounding areas for amazing pictures both inside and outdoors. Preston made us feel so comfortable from the beginning. He gave us advice to just have fun with our day. Initially, we thought we were going to be exhausted from pictures and it was going to end up looking posed and forced. But, thinking back, I never had to fake a smile. We took Preston’s advice and had fun! More importantly, it felt like we were taking pictures with our friend, not someone we hired. Preston used his creativity to set us up for the most amazing pictures with incredible scenery and we laughed throughout all of our photos. Preston made sure my husband and I were taken care of- he came prepared with water and small snacks, which really came in handy!! They went above and beyond our expectations!
The Brovado team was so organized, worked seamlessly with everyone involved and helped make our day totally stress free! I am so lucky to be able to say I wouldn’t have changed anything about my wedding day, and I know I have Preston and his team to thank for so much of that! If you are debating about Brovado, I would recommend choosing them!
I can’t say enough amazing things about working with Preston. He was super easy to work with and very flexible. Read more...
I can’t say enough amazing things about working with Preston. He was super easy to work with and very flexible. Immediately when we sat down to meet him, we felt comfortable with his down to earth personality. We told him we wanted our wedding photos to appear fun and natural- nothing too staged and he immediately understood what we were looking for. We loved that he allowed us to customize our photography-wedding package and tailor it more to our needs, which other people were not willing to do. We ended up working with Preston at our engagement party and on our wedding day. He made an extra effort to captured special moments for us at our engagement party that we would not have otherwise had.
On my wedding day, Preston made the biggest difference. He came early with his team, scoped out my venue and was familiar with the most gorgeous surrounding areas for amazing pictures both inside and outdoors. Preston made us feel so comfortable from the beginning. He gave us advice to just have fun with our day. Initially, we thought we were going to be exhausted from pictures and it was going to end up looking posed and forced. But, thinking back, I never had to fake a smile. We took Preston’s advice and had fun! More importantly, it felt like we were taking pictures with our friend, not someone we hired. Preston used his creativity to set us up for the most amazing pictures with incredible scenery and we laughed throughout all of our photos. Preston made sure my husband and I were taken care of- he came prepared with water and small snacks, which really came in handy!! They went above and beyond our expectations!
The Brovado team was so organized, worked seamlessly with everyone involved and helped make our day totally stress free! I am so lucky to be able to say I wouldn’t have changed anything about my wedding day, and I know I have Preston and his team to thank for so much of that! If you are debating about Brovado, I would recommend choosing them! Read less
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Colin
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Photos - incredible
Fun to work with - yes yes yes
Great team of professionals - yes sir
Help planning the big day - more than we ever expected
Quality of albums etc - unbelievable

Can't say enough about the job Preston and Rachel did on our big day, they were absolutely a blast to work with and sincerely were a big part of the entire day running as smoothly as it actually did. Our pictures turned out incredibly well not only through our biased opinion but proven through the huge amount of compliments we received from everyone who has had a chance to look at the shots from that day.

While they were a huge part of an incredible day, I have to applaud them just as much for everything they did before the day and after it was all over! Our engagement photos not only looked amazing but were a blast to take with Preston. in addition the planning support from Jeff and the Brovado team was crucial to things running smoothly. Following the wedding, the Brovado team turned our pictures and album around super quickly and the quality of everything was nothing short of outstanding. Liz also helped us design awesome thank you's that (while the idea of writing them is daunting), we can not wait to send out to everyone!

I speak for myself and my wife when I say we couldn't be happier with our decision to work with Brovado.
Photos - incredible
Fun to work with - yes yes yes
Great team of professionals - yes sir
Help planning the big Read more...
Photos - incredible
Fun to work with - yes yes yes
Great team of professionals - yes sir
Help planning the big day - more than we ever expected
Quality of albums etc - unbelievable

Can't say enough about the job Preston and Rachel did on our big day, they were absolutely a blast to work with and sincerely were a big part of the entire day running as smoothly as it actually did. Our pictures turned out incredibly well not only through our biased opinion but proven through the huge amount of compliments we received from everyone who has had a chance to look at the shots from that day.

While they were a huge part of an incredible day, I have to applaud them just as much for everything they did before the day and after it was all over! Our engagement photos not only looked amazing but were a blast to take with Preston. in addition the planning support from Jeff and the Brovado team was crucial to things running smoothly. Following the wedding, the Brovado team turned our pictures and album around super quickly and the quality of everything was nothing short of outstanding. Liz also helped us design awesome thank you's that (while the idea of writing them is daunting), we can not wait to send out to everyone!

I speak for myself and my wife when I say we couldn't be happier with our decision to work with Brovado. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Preston is an amazing photographer, and his work will perfectly capture your wedding day. His main priorities are the bride and groom and taking the best photos. Details are important, and he has an exceptional vision for amazing photos. Investing in photography for your wedding day is very important, and Brovado Wedding Photography will exceed your expectations and immortalize your special day.
Preston is an amazing photographer, and his work will perfectly capture your wedding day. His main priorities are the Read more...
Preston is an amazing photographer, and his work will perfectly capture your wedding day. His main priorities are the bride and groom and taking the best photos. Details are important, and he has an exceptional vision for amazing photos. Investing in photography for your wedding day is very important, and Brovado Wedding Photography will exceed your expectations and immortalize your special day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Preston and his crew are incredible. Everything about Brovado Weddings is world-class! We hired Preston as our photographer and from our first meeting we knew we were in good hands.

Services we bought: Engagement photos, wedding invites, wedding photography and videography, photo booth, wedding video and wedding album.

Preston and Liz helped us design our invites and thank you cards. They turned out amazing. We got so many compliment on them. Our wedding album came with a small defect and Preston went to bat for us and got us a brand new one for free. He accepts nothing but the highest quality for his customers.

The day of our wedding his entire team was early, set up and ready to go. They were so fun to work with and by the end of the day they felt like part of our family. Preston has this sixth sense about him where he have this ability to be in the right spots at the right time to not only get the perfect photo but to capture the emotion of what is happening. He has a passion for quality and exceeding expectations.

Looking back on our big day my wife and I both agreed that it was by far the best money we spent on our wedding. The number one question or comment we got after was "Wow, who did you hire as the photographer?" "They were unbelievable!"

Because of Preston and Liz and the whole Brovado crew, my wife and I are able to re-live our wedding for years to come.
Preston and his crew are incredible. Everything about Brovado Weddings is world-class! We hired Preston as our Read more...
Preston and his crew are incredible. Everything about Brovado Weddings is world-class! We hired Preston as our photographer and from our first meeting we knew we were in good hands.

Services we bought: Engagement photos, wedding invites, wedding photography and videography, photo booth, wedding video and wedding album.

Preston and Liz helped us design our invites and thank you cards. They turned out amazing. We got so many compliment on them. Our wedding album came with a small defect and Preston went to bat for us and got us a brand new one for free. He accepts nothing but the highest quality for his customers.

The day of our wedding his entire team was early, set up and ready to go. They were so fun to work with and by the end of the day they felt like part of our family. Preston has this sixth sense about him where he have this ability to be in the right spots at the right time to not only get the perfect photo but to capture the emotion of what is happening. He has a passion for quality and exceeding expectations.

Looking back on our big day my wife and I both agreed that it was by far the best money we spent on our wedding. The number one question or comment we got after was "Wow, who did you hire as the photographer?" "They were unbelievable!"

Because of Preston and Liz and the whole Brovado crew, my wife and I are able to re-live our wedding for years to come. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
PRESTON IS AMAZING!!! The Brovado Weddings team is the perfect wedding photography company for anyone! He originally shot our engagement photos, and then our wedding! He was super flexible and honestly just always made sure that I was doing okay. The bride and groom are his main priority, and he will do anything to make sure they are having the most perfect day. He's kind of a planner, emotional caretaker, family consultant, and photographer all-in-one. I would highly recommend them to everyone!!
PRESTON IS AMAZING!!! The Brovado Weddings team is the perfect wedding photography company for anyone! He originally shot Read more...
PRESTON IS AMAZING!!! The Brovado Weddings team is the perfect wedding photography company for anyone! He originally shot our engagement photos, and then our wedding! He was super flexible and honestly just always made sure that I was doing okay. The bride and groom are his main priority, and he will do anything to make sure they are having the most perfect day. He's kind of a planner, emotional caretaker, family consultant, and photographer all-in-one. I would highly recommend them to everyone!! Read less
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