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Our-Wedding-Photographer.com

New Albany , PA

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RR2 Box 205 - 2A, P.O. Box 242
New Albany, PA US 18833 (map)

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ABOUT US

A self-described romantic, Brett Szemple is pursuing his lifelong passion for photography by capturing decisive moments as a wedding photographer. He earned a BFA from New Jersey City... Read more
A self-described romantic, Brett Szemple is pursuing his lifelong passion for photography by capturing decisive moments as a wedding photographer. He earned a BFA from New Jersey City University in 2006. He also attended the acclaimed Missouri School of Photojournalism Workshop. He continues to master his art and push the creative boundaries within several professional communities and organizations.

Underlying Brett’s artwork is his belief that photography sustains our memories and revitalizes our emotions, which keeps them alive. A great wedding photographer is an unobtrusive keen observer of people, one who sees subtlety and nuance, one that makes expressive heartfelt images while blending in seamlessly. Brett believes every wedding is a profoundly significant pivotal point, a time-honored ritual in the lives of two people. His approach cumulatively pieces together the magic of each moment to reflect the story of two lives brought together by love.

Brett’s creative fusion utilizes elements of photojournalism, fashion and traditional photography. His style is said to be contemporary, edgy, sophisticated, and dynamic with an editorial feel. His coverage is responsive and comprehensive. The imagery is distinctive, energetic, fun, spontaneous and timeless treasures. A perfect combination suited for wedding photography; whether it’s an elaborate affair or an intimate cocktail party. In the words of Alexia, a former client, “Brett, you brilliantly immortalized slivers of time, frozen yet fluid, raw yet refined.” Henri Cartier-Bresson has said, “the decisive moment, it is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organization of forms which gives that event its proper expression.” Brett has made this his photographic philosophy.

When Brett is not behind the camera collaborating with couples to document their wedding, he is creating clay and metal sculptures as well as pursuing other fine-art endeavors. Brett lives with his wife and two children on an old country farm in north central Pennsylvania. His home serves as an artist retreat to both accomplished and aspiring artists in all genres. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Kkav11
Wedding:
12/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Brett was absolutely AMAZING on my wedding day. He was very creative with the variety of shots he took. He also seemed to be everywhere! He was always in the background no matter where we were on the dance floor and was able to capture the most candid and entertaining action shots. He was able to capture so many “little moments” that we had with each other, as well as our family and friends throughout my entire wedding day. It was so fun to look back on the wide variety of pictures that were taken! Brett is an amazing professional, and we were MORE than pleased with his work. A friend referred Brett to us, and he far exceeded any expectations we had. We’ve also referred him to our friends, who will be utilizing his services at their wedding in June, 2010! A great quote from one of our guests was that Brett was “like paparazzi…he is somehow able to be everywhere & never miss a shot”! I recommend Brett to anyone, and I would challenge you to find someone better. He offers the best deal and high-quality work of anyone I’ve seen.

Thank you Brett!
Kristin & Bill Kavanaugh
Brett was absolutely AMAZING on my wedding day. He was very creative with the variety of shots he took. He also seemed to Read more...
Brett was absolutely AMAZING on my wedding day. He was very creative with the variety of shots he took. He also seemed to be everywhere! He was always in the background no matter where we were on the dance floor and was able to capture the most candid and entertaining action shots. He was able to capture so many “little moments” that we had with each other, as well as our family and friends throughout my entire wedding day. It was so fun to look back on the wide variety of pictures that were taken! Brett is an amazing professional, and we were MORE than pleased with his work. A friend referred Brett to us, and he far exceeded any expectations we had. We’ve also referred him to our friends, who will be utilizing his services at their wedding in June, 2010! A great quote from one of our guests was that Brett was “like paparazzi…he is somehow able to be everywhere & never miss a shot”! I recommend Brett to anyone, and I would challenge you to find someone better. He offers the best deal and high-quality work of anyone I’ve seen.

Thank you Brett!
Kristin & Bill Kavanaugh Read less
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jacqueline
Wedding:
9/25/2009
5.0/5.0
I had the PLEASURE of working with Brett at my best friend's wedding. Being a makeup artist and former media producer, I truly appreciated the talent and professionalism that Brett brought to the table. I would absolutely recommend him to ANYONE wanting top notch service and results.

Not only was Brett a pleasure to work with in person, but the final product was second to none. The photos that my dear friends received were absolutely breath-taking. Brett captured their personalities perfectly along and paired them with his gorgeous shot compositions.

He gets an A+ in my book!

Jacqueline Menconi
Makeup Artist
www.flawlessbyjm.com
I had the PLEASURE of working with Brett at my best friend's wedding. Being a makeup artist and former media producer, I Read more...
I had the PLEASURE of working with Brett at my best friend's wedding. Being a makeup artist and former media producer, I truly appreciated the talent and professionalism that Brett brought to the table. I would absolutely recommend him to ANYONE wanting top notch service and results.

Not only was Brett a pleasure to work with in person, but the final product was second to none. The photos that my dear friends received were absolutely breath-taking. Brett captured their personalities perfectly along and paired them with his gorgeous shot compositions.

He gets an A+ in my book!

Jacqueline Menconi
Makeup Artist
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ROSEANN
Wedding:
9/13/2009
5.0/5.0
WE USED BRETT FOR OUR WEDDING LAST YEAR. IT WAS A SECOND MARRIAGE FOR BOTH OF US. HE CAPTURED NOT ONLY OUR HAPPINESS THAT DAY BUT ALSO THE HAPPINESS ON THE FACES OF OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. HE TRULY IS AN ARTIST,YOU WILL SEE HIS YEARS OF EXPIERENCE IN JUST ONE OF HIS PHOTOGRAPHS.BEST OF LUCK TO ALL OF YOU! ROSEANN PUCCIARELLI
WE USED BRETT FOR OUR WEDDING LAST YEAR. IT WAS A SECOND MARRIAGE FOR BOTH OF US. HE CAPTURED NOT ONLY OUR HAPPINESS THAT Read more...
WE USED BRETT FOR OUR WEDDING LAST YEAR. IT WAS A SECOND MARRIAGE FOR BOTH OF US. HE CAPTURED NOT ONLY OUR HAPPINESS THAT DAY BUT ALSO THE HAPPINESS ON THE FACES OF OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. HE TRULY IS AN ARTIST,YOU WILL SEE HIS YEARS OF EXPIERENCE IN JUST ONE OF HIS PHOTOGRAPHS.BEST OF LUCK TO ALL OF YOU! ROSEANN PUCCIARELLI Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Brett travelled to Maine for my wedding this summer and was nothing short of AMAZING - snapping photos for 3 days (rehearsal dinner, wedding day, and day after shoot), not to mention it was like 100 degrees which didn't stop Brett one bit. He did not miss a single minute of our day, and we got thousands of pictures very shortly after the big day. I would 100% hire Brett again in a heartbeat if I had it to do over. Couldn't have found a better photographer, hands down THE BEST!
Brett travelled to Maine for my wedding this summer and was nothing short of AMAZING - snapping photos for 3 days Read more...
Brett travelled to Maine for my wedding this summer and was nothing short of AMAZING - snapping photos for 3 days (rehearsal dinner, wedding day, and day after shoot), not to mention it was like 100 degrees which didn't stop Brett one bit. He did not miss a single minute of our day, and we got thousands of pictures very shortly after the big day. I would 100% hire Brett again in a heartbeat if I had it to do over. Couldn't have found a better photographer, hands down THE BEST! Read less
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Ilana R
Wedding:
7/26/2009
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have been happier with Brett. Through all the madness of planning a wedding Brett made the whole process so simple. Since we live on Long Island and have very hectic work schedules our contact was through phone calls and e-mail. Brett was on top of everything and always made sure to get back to us right away. Unlike all our other vendors Brett wasn't pushy, he didn't try to sell us every service under the sun. He gave us our options and made sure to explain everything step by step. He made sure to find out exactly what we wanted out of our photos. The day of the wedding his demeanor was so calming and unpretentious. He even jumped right in to help with the boutonnieres. In the end the photos were gorgeous! Every single detail was captured. After the wedding we received so many compliments from our family and friends about how he made them feel like they were a special part of the wedding too.
We couldn't have been happier with Brett. Through all the madness of planning a wedding Brett made the whole process so Read more...
We couldn't have been happier with Brett. Through all the madness of planning a wedding Brett made the whole process so simple. Since we live on Long Island and have very hectic work schedules our contact was through phone calls and e-mail. Brett was on top of everything and always made sure to get back to us right away. Unlike all our other vendors Brett wasn't pushy, he didn't try to sell us every service under the sun. He gave us our options and made sure to explain everything step by step. He made sure to find out exactly what we wanted out of our photos. The day of the wedding his demeanor was so calming and unpretentious. He even jumped right in to help with the boutonnieres. In the end the photos were gorgeous! Every single detail was captured. After the wedding we received so many compliments from our family and friends about how he made them feel like they were a special part of the wedding too. Read less
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karen
Wedding:
6/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Brett did an amazing job as our wedding photographer- we would recommend him to any bride or groom to be. Our wedding was in South Carolina and was the perfect backdrop for family memories that Brett captured beautifully. Brett not only assisted us by making photography suggestions, he also allowed us the freedom and flexibility to ad-lib when needed. The quality and quantity of photos provided to us were amazing.
Thank you Brett!
Karen & Douglas
Brett did an amazing job as our wedding photographer- we would recommend him to any bride or groom to be. Our wedding was Read more...
Brett did an amazing job as our wedding photographer- we would recommend him to any bride or groom to be. Our wedding was in South Carolina and was the perfect backdrop for family memories that Brett captured beautifully. Brett not only assisted us by making photography suggestions, he also allowed us the freedom and flexibility to ad-lib when needed. The quality and quantity of photos provided to us were amazing.
Thank you Brett!
Karen & Douglas Read less
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hippophant
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
My husband and I looked everywhere for a photographer for our wedding we finally found out about Brett. His work was beautiful and so creative and his prices amazing for his work. We live in Washington state, which is on the other side of the US from Brett, and he was willing to fly here for our wedding. Hearing horror stories of brides having their photographer never show up or never receiving their pictures, we were naturally scared that, 'what if he doesn't show up?'. We wrote Brett back and forth and asked questions and asked for references and in the end, we felt completely comfortable that he was legit.
Having Brett as our wedding photographer was the best decision we made for our wedding! He is very courteous, polite, and on time; he was at the wedding site before I was! He captured every moment and memory of our day; things I would have never even thought to get a picture of. A quote from one of our friends at the wedding "He was a mad shutter fool!" :)
He has such talent and is so creative in his work. His work is worth way more than what he asks. I recommend him to anyone since I know you won't be able to find a better photographer out there!
My husband and I looked everywhere for a photographer for our wedding we finally found out about Brett. His work was Read more...
My husband and I looked everywhere for a photographer for our wedding we finally found out about Brett. His work was beautiful and so creative and his prices amazing for his work. We live in Washington state, which is on the other side of the US from Brett, and he was willing to fly here for our wedding. Hearing horror stories of brides having their photographer never show up or never receiving their pictures, we were naturally scared that, 'what if he doesn't show up?'. We wrote Brett back and forth and asked questions and asked for references and in the end, we felt completely comfortable that he was legit.
Having Brett as our wedding photographer was the best decision we made for our wedding! He is very courteous, polite, and on time; he was at the wedding site before I was! He captured every moment and memory of our day; things I would have never even thought to get a picture of. A quote from one of our friends at the wedding "He was a mad shutter fool!" :)
He has such talent and is so creative in his work. His work is worth way more than what he asks. I recommend him to anyone since I know you won't be able to find a better photographer out there! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
We could not have been more thrilled with Bretts work! He was wonderful to work with and the pictures he took are gorgeous. Not only did he take all of the images we had requested but he was also very helpful in providing us with ideas for photos (locations, poses etc.) Communication was excellent in the weeks leading up to the ceremony and he was always quick to respond to any questions we had. How he managed to capture so many intimate moments so unobtrusively we will never know but we are incredibly pleased with his work. Brett is both easygoing and incredibly professional. He is a very talented photographer and I would highly recommend his services, I feel lucky that we found him for our wedding!
We could not have been more thrilled with Bretts work! He was wonderful to work with and the pictures he took are Read more...
We could not have been more thrilled with Bretts work! He was wonderful to work with and the pictures he took are gorgeous. Not only did he take all of the images we had requested but he was also very helpful in providing us with ideas for photos (locations, poses etc.) Communication was excellent in the weeks leading up to the ceremony and he was always quick to respond to any questions we had. How he managed to capture so many intimate moments so unobtrusively we will never know but we are incredibly pleased with his work. Brett is both easygoing and incredibly professional. He is a very talented photographer and I would highly recommend his services, I feel lucky that we found him for our wedding! Read less
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ryanjen2008
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Brett is truly a professional. His approach, attitude, vision, and talent are unparallelled. He is affordable, reliable, and painless to work with. A great guy who I have recommended to many other friends and family members. Do not hesitate to book him for your next event.

Thanks Brett for everything. Its been a fun year seeing you at so many our friend's and family's weddings/events.

Ryan & Jen Nolan
Brett is truly a professional. His approach, attitude, vision, and talent are unparallelled. He is affordable, reliable, Read more...
Brett is truly a professional. His approach, attitude, vision, and talent are unparallelled. He is affordable, reliable, and painless to work with. A great guy who I have recommended to many other friends and family members. Do not hesitate to book him for your next event.

Thanks Brett for everything. Its been a fun year seeing you at so many our friend's and family's weddings/events.

Ryan & Jen Nolan Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
9/13/2008
5.0/5.0
When my husband & I decided to do a Trash the Dress photo session we choose Brett as our photographer. He was wonderful to work with! He made us both feel at ease & not nervous in the least. He also worked with us using our ideas & his to create one-of-a-kind photographs. After the session was over, he kept in touch with us to be sure we were happy with the pictures & how the day went. We received our pictures very quickly & couldn't have been happier with them!! Brett is definitely an A++ photographer & we are so happy that we had the chance to work with him!
When my husband & I decided to do a Trash the Dress photo session we choose Brett as our photographer. He was wonderful to Read more...
When my husband & I decided to do a Trash the Dress photo session we choose Brett as our photographer. He was wonderful to work with! He made us both feel at ease & not nervous in the least. He also worked with us using our ideas & his to create one-of-a-kind photographs. After the session was over, he kept in touch with us to be sure we were happy with the pictures & how the day went. We received our pictures very quickly & couldn't have been happier with them!! Brett is definitely an A++ photographer & we are so happy that we had the chance to work with him! Read less
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