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Film Photographer of the Year 2019 - Belle Lumiere Magazine

Weddings, Editorial and Portrait Works

Award winning film photographer telling no two stories the same

Weddings & Couples

Brian D Smith is a published wedding photographer based in Charleston, South Carolina and Northern Michigan. He uses film to tell love stories, inspired by classical portraiture, cinematic light, and candid moments. Every wedding is a unique story waiting to be told. He specializes in weddings, bridal, boudoir and elopements.

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Editorial & Portraiture

Brian D Smith offers creative planning, direction and execution for editorial style portraiture, branding, and events. His editorial work has an artistic and cinematic presence, with no two results alike. Every project is a unique opportunity to express the character and individuality of his subject or client.

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About the Photographer

Telling my story and yours - forever learning, forever exploring.

Brian D Smith is an award winning, published wedding, portrait and editorial photographer based in Charleston, South Carolina and Northern Michigan, servicing anywhere and everywhere in the world. He has a passion for travel and capturing his professional and personal life on film. His work focuses heavily on storytelling and accenting the unique and beautiful qualities of his subjects. In his wedding and portrait work he loves soft, elegant and refined portraiture but, equally so, gritty imperfection. His commercial and fashion editorials play like stills from a movie, with a strong emphasis on storytelling. Brian's work is not influenced by trends, but rather by what inspires him artistically and the qualities of his subjects that makes them and their story unique. His client's aren't looking for the mainstream and appreciate the bold and interesting. His work could be described as inspired, romantic and fashionable, influenced by his desire to create something so deeply personal that it far transcends a profession.

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"People are complex, so too should be the imagery that tells their story." I like to think, in the most humble of ways, that my photography is not like the mainstream. My journey in photography is unlike anyone else's and I would like my work to reflect the same. I left a prior career to pursue photography out of a desire to express myself through art and pursue something that was deeply fulfilling.

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Film Photographer of the Year 2019 - Belle Lumiere Magazine

"I'm so thrilled to announce that I was named Film Photographer of the Year by Belle Lumiere Magazine, one of my favorite and most respected wedding publications. It was an honor to even be nominated by my peers, but to win was truly rewarding. It's amazing to be in the company of the previous winners, many of which are some of the industry's most revered names. Thank you Belle Lumiere Magazine, and to all of my peers for supporting and voting for me!"

Belle Lumiere Summer Image Winner 2019 - Emerging Film Photographer

"This double exposure image from a bridal boudoir editorial was selected as the winning image for Belle Lumiere Magazine's summer film image contest under the category of Emerging Film Photographer - meaning I have been shooting film for less than two years. To have such an honor, so early in my career was a thrill. Thank you Belle Lumiere for the honor and for the acknowledgement of an image that will forever be one of my favorites."

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