Minneapolis Wedding Photographer, Preston Palmer

I fell in love with photography when I took a simple point and shoot camera to Peru in 1999. After that trip, 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 brought back impressed everyone who saw them. I realized that I had a gift. The more I traveled overseas, the better I became at predicting interactions between people, and the faster I was at capturing those moments on film. What started as a hobby quickly became a passion as I traveled to some of the most dangerous and remote third world countries on earth. I learned to shoot quickly during times of economic conflict, and to build trust with indigenous tribal people, sometimes for months before revealing my camera to them, in order to capture their true essence on film. I was forged as a photographer in desolate and dangerous places, and I even had the rare opportunity to learn from an esteemed National Geographic photographer and international photojournalist. I learned to document interactions that were unprompted, unscripted, and unrepeatable for all of time. Capturing a momentary glance between forbidden lovers, the mix of joy and sadness as a tribal chief watched his only daughter marry into a far off tribe… Stopping instances in time, and having the ability to share rare and beautiful human emotions with others during my travels to over 22 countries became the driving force and passion that launched me into full time wedding photography.

After shooting my first wedding in Minnesota, I realized that the skills I had developed overseas translated directly to the art of wedding photography. I knew I could offer a style and experience to my clients that is difficult to find in the wedding photography industry. So in 2006, Brovado Weddings was born.

Capturing who you are, with all your smiles and tears, and allowing those emotions to come naturally without making you pose is what makes my wedding photography and your experience so unique. On your wedding day your cheeks should hurt from laughing with your friends and family, not from faking a smile for your photographer. Our time together on the most wonderful day of your life will flow form one moment to the next without hesitation, moving naturally, like a beautiful dance. Your wedding day will be full of special memories. I’m here to capture those touching, fleeting moments, those tears of happiness and joy, and give them back to you. My mission is to capture the essence of you, your family and guests, in such a way that the smallest details and the joyful emotions of the day will rush back to you, even when you open your wedding album to show your grandchildren. I want your legacy to live on in beautiful, timeless pieces of art, for you and your family — for all time.

It is my wish that you never let your future history go un-captured…

~Preston Palmer.