“You are a truly gifted photographer. The shots and video are just spectacular. Thanks for doing such a great job.” – John Cooper (Photo and video for Bruce Springsteen Tour)

Brian A. Petersen uses top of the line professional equipment to make sure every detail of your portrait session is covered with artistic beauty and professional reliability. Personal references are available and feel free to contact any client you see in various photo galleries.

Video is also possible for these sessions and contact Brian for more info. See samples on the video page.

Here is what is included with every portrait session (portrait, engagement, family photos, and senior portraits):

Brian hosts and initial consultation to discuss the location, style, and preferences for the photo session. This is most often in person, but you can chat on the phone, email, or video chat with your favorite service.

Brian typically takes photos at a local park or wherever is comfortable for you in the later afternoon before sunset. Other locations may include: your home, the beach, studios, fields, theme park, or your favorite location. Brian also accepts sessions with extensive or international travel.

A photos session lasts for about an hour to take traditional and creative poses. Other poses are also welcome and feel free to offer suggestions.

At least 60 full res images from the photo session are guaranteed and are delivered within two weeks after the session with a web link and a physical flash drive. Each photo is processed to ensure the best quality as possibly. Brian can also print photos and frame them based on your preferences. Select photos are posted from the shoot on his blog and social media sites so that you can share with your friends.

Brian provides a basic contract and requests a deposit to sate the date for your event. That is normally covered during the initial consultation.

Some clients bring props or changes of clothes for the session. Some ideas or items that people bring are: a nice blanket to sit on, furniture, matching clothes, or flowers. Brian has industry connections to provide props and furniture for high end photo shoots if you have any specific desires.

Portrait packages start at $350 total for the photo shoot and digital photos.


Brian A Petersen

About Brian A Petersen:

Brian A Petersen has become a premier photographer and videographer based in the Southern California region in the United States. Whether he is photographing Coldplay or the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, covering humanitarian issues in Nepal, shooting a wedding in Orange County, or documenting the orphan crisis in Romania, Brian provides professionalism with years of experience with photography, video, and media distribution. His work has been widely published in local and international web and print outlets.

Brian’s media and photography has been published by or his clients include: Coldplay, CNN, Waves, UCLA, the United Nations Millennium Campaign Organization, the Surrey Museum in British Columbia, Berklee College of Music, DesignarĂ© Fashion Magazine, the Academy of Ancient Music in London, Hard Rock Cafe, Mix for the Masters, Together for Adoption, folks at the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Eddie Kramer Archives, Grace EV Free, Biola University, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Joni Eareckson Tada and Friends, O.C. Register, Oxygene Media, Gearslutz, and Church Production Magazine. His work has also been seen on greeting cards, music albums, museum programs in Canada, tour guide photos in London, logos in the Middle East, backstage at the Grammy Awards, and billboards in Hollywood and Asia. Brian’s web gallery views on Flickr total at over 1.6 million views and his work is published regularly through non profit organizations. His photos and videos published on the Waves site has over 500,000 visitors per month.

Brian is currently accepting photography and media assignments both locally and globally.

These photos look amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. You do SUCH great work. -Sara E.


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