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A very kind thank you to all of my photography clients – none of this would be possible without you.  Reflecting on my experiences with all the incredible couples I have had the honor of working with over the years has shown me that it’s you, and your wonderfully supportive words that keep this wedding photographer energized and passionate.  It’s been a privilege to take part in the beautiful and amazing moments with each and every bride and groom, their family and their friends.  The relationship I have formed with each one of you is truly the best part of what I do.  Thank you for your encouraging words.  You are the ones who make BROVADO one of the best wedding photographers in Minnesota.   Sincerely,  ~Preston Palmer.

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING

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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!
Hend, Bride.

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We cannot express how amazed we are with you. You were the only one that was taking care of us the whole day. Mat and I could not have done it without you.
Lesley, Bride.

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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!
Jennie Thomas, Bride.

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Preston is simply amazing. Not only is he a spectacular photographer, but he is so personable, detailed, and thoughtful. He makes sure you have all the photos you want of your special day and has great vision for making stunning photos. The one aspect I recommend investing in for your wedding is your photographer because you can carry the photos with you throughout the years–plus photos help to keep the day alive in your memory. Preston and Brovado Photography will exceed your expectations with this.
Kayla Popova, Bride.

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You made the day, for us, absolutely amazing. My fear of photographs is still here, however, you were able to relax and calm me down. I can’t thank you enough for that. My sister-in-law, and brother-in-law, both commented on how personable and professional you were. They were both blown away-verbatim. I said in my text I would recommend you to anyone having a wedding/big event. It’s the absolute truth.
Shire McCabe, Bride.

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Preston, I just wanted to thank you again for everything you have have done for my new wife Brittany Anderson and myself. I wanted to let you know I am still hearing compliments and great things about your team and your pictures. A ton of people said you were great the day of, fun to work with, very friendly and nice, and now seeing some of your work people love your pictures and your work. So again I wanted to say you and your team is amazing and thank you so much!
Mike Anderson, Groom.

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Preston – You guys were absolutely AWESOME! You made our day so special and our wedding photos were just as advertised. Truly ARTWORK! You guys rocked! Thanks for making our day PERFECT!
Maria Ryan, Bride.

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Brovado is the studio name for Preston and his wife who does a lot of the photo editing. I used him for my wedding last year after interviewing more than a dozen reputable photographers in the Twin Cities and never once did I regret my decision! Leading up to the wedding he was accountable, available and accommodating. We were able to rely on his expertise and judgement any time we didn’t have the energy or experience to make a decision regarding the photography. When we did have ideas or preferences, he provided great suggestions to help us refine them. Picking a photographer to shadow you on your wedding day is no small task, but he was a welcome addition to one of the most important days in my life. And the results were stunning. His eye for style and ability to capture a genuine moment is really amazing. If you like his style, there is simply not a better person or photographer to work with.
Brady, Groom.

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Its hard to explain in words how amazing Preston and his team were on our wedding day! Not only did he make me force fluids (which I was too nervous to remember myself), help me with my veil, keep my crazy relatives at bay, he even gave me tips on how to use the ladies room in my very big dress. He and his very friendly and amazing team made things go smoothly and got us pictures we would never have had without him. No one tells you how tough it is to stand for photos when you are nervous and overwhelmed. I will admit I got hot and crabby… but his team knew what I needed and we got the job done. Preston and his team made me feel beautiful for the first time, in a very long time. I will never forget their kindness. And I am incredibly thankful that we trusted our memories to Preston and his team. From the bottom of our hearts.. Thank you! Love John and Abby

Abby Decker, Bride.

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We could not be more pleased with our Brovado relationship. Preston and his team are friendly, smart, savvy, funny, enthusiastic, professional, personable, highly talented, and exceptionally good looking (you know you want a good looking photo team running around at your event). I was so impressed with Brovado’s online portfolio that I began an immediate campaign to work with him for our Glensheen Mansion Wedding in Duluth Minnesota. Their ability to capture and powerfully showcase emotion, once in a lifetime moments, and environmental elements and influences is unmatched. Preston’s presence and confidence at our wedding added immensely to the positive energy, calm feelings, and on-the-spot troubleshooting (dress fixes, warm gloves, mints, etc.), not to mention his ability to wrangle everyone into order during family formals! Our wedding photos turned out amazingly (as we expected) and our friends and family are all very impressed with the results (and I think a bit jealous of how awesome we look). Working with Brovado was the best choices we could have made for our wedding and we look forward to continuing our relationship into the future.

Kelly Erbach, Bride.

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After our engagement, one of the most important things to find right away was our wedding photographer. Photographs last a lifetime, so selecting the right photographer to capture my special moments was crucial. One meeting with Preston was all we needed to know him and his team would be our wedding photographer(s) and be there to capture a lifetime of memories for us; his creativity and the way he captures the beauty of a single moment – we knew he was the one who was going to bring out the best in our wedding! The personality of the whole team, their professionalism, and their amazing talent speaks for itself. Don’t hesitate on booking Brovado Wedding Photography for your engagement shoot and wedding, you won’t regret it!

Iriana Arias, Bride.

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There are no words to explain how WONDERFUL Brovado Weddings was. From the engagement session to the Rehearsal Dinner, the Wedding day and Reception. The gang was there when I woke up that morning until we left the reception. Everyone from Brovado weddings was absolutely awesome. We can not explain and express how much Thanks we have to them and for them for capturing absolutely everything on our wedding day. We would recommend them in a heartbeat. We were not disappointed with anything, everything we wanted was captured!

–  Kari M, Bride.

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The thing that I appreciate and absolutely love about working with Preston is that he makes sure that the bride knows she is the focus for him. He asks if you need water, and even if you say no, he makes you drink water. He yells at the stupid groomsmen when the bride looks like she’s getting upset. He takes care of the bride. He’s almost a second personal assistant. He’s pretty great!!

–          Brittany M, Bride.

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We can’t say how happy we are with our wedding AND engagement photos from Brovado Weddings. Preston went above and beyond to make sure we got the pictures we wanted and to make us feel comfortable in the process. We got married in January and he came to the wedding more prepared than anyone in our wedding party with hand warmers, wool socks and everything we could need to be comfortable in the cold weather. We decided that the one area we wanted to invest most in for our wedding was the photography – and it was worth every penny. If you want to capture your special day with pictures you will keep forever, we would HIGHLY recommend Preston Palmer. And if you’re really up for an adventure, ask him about his aerobatic flying skills! He took us for a ride of a lifetime!

–          Kjerstin Gehrtz, Bride.

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If you are searching for the best wedding photographer – look no further! Preston Palmer is it! We had already booked a wedding photographer in Nebraska where we were getting married, so we were just looking for someone to take our engagement pictures in Minneapolis. Luckily we found Preston and had an incredible experience. We were blown away by the photos he delivered – so much so that we knew we had to fly him (well he flew himself, literally, in his plane) to Nebraska for our wedding day. Without Preston, the wedding day would have not been the same. He made everyone feel at ease and kept the day running smooth. Words cannot express how amazingly talented he is. He was more than just a wedding photographer. To this day our family and friends still talk about how fun he made the day and how awesome the pictures turned out. No one does weddings better than Preston Palmer.

–          Krystal Ford, Bride.

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Absolutely Breathtaking Photography!!! Once I got engaged I started looking online for MN wedding photographers right away. I wanted to have the best wedding photographer around capture our special day so we would have amazing wedding pictures to look at for years to come…and I found him!!! Last year Preston did our engagement and wedding photo’s and just recently he did our family photo’s. Every picture he has taken has turned out PERFECT! We are still getting compliments from people who have seen our photo’s, and it has been over a year! We will definatly be using Preston for years to come. He is a very fun, down to earth, passionate, and outgoing guy to be around. He makes the whole process fun and exciting. If anyone is looking for a photographer…he is your guy! I promise, you will NOT be disappointed!

–          Andrea, Bride.

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I can’t begin to thank you enough for everything you did for us! I’ve had many people come up to me saying how impressed they were with you and your team, not to mention how our AMAZING WEDDING PICTURES turned out! Thank you SO much! I wish we were getting married again so we could work together again!

PS. You definitely know how to make a bride feel like a PRINCESS!!!

–          Meghan K, Bride.

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I found Preston on Facebook and I knew he was going to be my wedding photographer. Every time I would look through his wedding photos, I just felt excited for the people in the photos. Some made me laugh and some made me cry. They convey the emotion of the event and are exciting to look at. Every image is a memory. I live in North Dakota and I just wasn’t satisfied with what I was finding here. I couldn’t wait to meet Preston and get started. Preston took our engagement pictures, wedding pictures and “trash the dress” pictures and he spent the whole day with us on these events so that no moment went by without his attention. I look forward to doing many more photo sessions with him over the years. We had so much fun on our wedding day, I never even got stressed and I was able to laugh at the little problems that did occur. I owe all of that to Preston and the crew he brought with him. The people he works with are just a blast to be with and their photos are amazing. I have the best wedding album and yes, my friends are jealous. If I could show you how beautiful it is and the quality of it I would. It was worth every penny. When we trashed my dress the County Sheriff showed up and I was afraid we were going to be sent away from our chosen location. Preston handled the whole situation like a true professional and was prepared to deal with whatever came our way. We had a great time getting wet and dirty and I wish I could do it again.

–          Valerie Bluemle, Bride.

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Recently I was part of the wedding party at a wedding where Preston was the photographer and I was beyond impressed. He made everyone feel at ease, he captured every moment, his energy was contagious, and he was creative and flexible with the location of taking pictures when it began raining. I have been a part of many weddings, and he is by far the best wedding photographer I have ever seen! Choose Brovado Wedding Photography and you definitely will not regret it!

–          Brianne, Bridal Party.

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I honestly don’t think that my sister’s wedding would have been as much fun without Preston as the photographer. He took on every challenge of the day and kept a smile on his face the whole time – even from behind the camera!  His stamina to be heavily involved throughout the whole day without so much as a single break was incredible!  I am VERY jealous of my sister’s wedding pictures!  Preston is the best wedding photographer you could ever imagine!

–          Bethany Handell, Sister of Bride

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Preston is the best!  As the mother of the bride, I cannot say enough of Preston’s artistic ability, professionalism, absolute charm, and beautiful wedding photography. Preston is a true artist when it comes to capturing life at its pinnacle moments. Brovado Wedding Photography has recorded Lyndsay and Amin’s engagement and wedding day as a true highlight in their lives and of their families. We will carry these memories forever. Thank you Preston for your unique ability to record life as it happens!

–          Mother of the Bride (Lyndsay and Amin’s wedding)

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We Love Brovado! I have photographed several weddings myself as well as worked with other wedding photographers, and I understand the skill, energy, and personality required to make it an enjoyable success. Bravado’s website demonstrates his skill and creative eye, but what it does not reveal is his ability to command an audience and make the process FUN and inspired for everyone involved.  Preston Palmer is a guy you want on your team. When the schedule is shifted or a curveball is thrown, he effortlessly and happily turns it in to an opportunity. When his subjects are less than elegant, he uncovers and captures the charm. A true photographic alchemist.  Thanks, Preston!

–          Becky, Bride.

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EXTRAORDINARY!!!!! A wedding is the most important day in a couple’s life, and I can honestly say that ours was a dream come true. The way that Preston captured our greatest moments is truly amazing. As we went through all of our wedding pictures, it felt like we were there doing it all over again! Preston made us feel so comfortable right from the start, and we now consider him a great friend of ours!! We had blast with him, and feel like we’ve known him for years! We got so many compliments on how fun he was, not too mention some AMAZING keepsakes!!! We love his unconventional style, his creative thinking and eye for a good shot!! His work is unlike anything I’ve ever seen, and I would HIGHLY recommend BROVADO!!! You can tell his work is superb just by looking at it, but you won’t truly know how extraordinary he is until you work with him! Thanks again Preston for giving us something to relive our wedding with anytime we want!!! You’re the best!!! I’d give you ten stars if I could!!

–          Krystina LeClair, Bride.

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Nothing but the BEST! My fiancé and I were engaged for a little over a year. That gave me plenty of time to talk to lots of different people about what they wish they’d done/done differently. Not kidding, EVERYONE I asked told me they wished they had either sought out a better photographer or budgeted more money for photography. That made sense to me because, and I know this sounds cheesy, but the event only lasts one day but I’ll have the pictures forever.  So… I started looking at brochures I’d gotten at various wedding fairs, looking at websites online, etc, etc, etc. and came up with a list of photographers I was interested in. Anxious to get the ball rolling, I set up an appointment with a woman from a nationwide wedding photography company. My mom and I met with her on a Saturday morning at a local coffee shop and were BLOWN away.  She showed us fairytale images, luxurious coffee table albums and a variety of photography packages to choose from. This company was unique in that they have an inventory of photographers and assigns a couple about 100 days before the event based on how they respond to a series of 100 or so different images. We were sold. We checked photography off the To-Do list and moved onto other big decisions. But, when the 100 day countdown came around and we were assigned a photographer, Nick and I panicked. Our photographer’s portfolio was far less enticing than the beautiful pictures we saw in the model albums. Sure, we’d have a gorgeous coffee table album, the image rights and more… but the pictures themselves wouldn’t be anything special. We immediately asked for a reassignment and were met with resistance, more quizzes, etc. So I said, nope, forget it and requested a refund. I’d been told by too many people that I should NOT “settle” on just any photographer… SO… the search began, again. I searched site after site. And with only three months until a June wedding, I was quite discouraged. I can’t remember where I found Preston except that it was on a website that simply listed a TON of wedding photographers in the area and I started from the top. Yep, I went through them all. If the listing had a link to a website, I checked it out. Of all the inquires I sent, I’d liked Brovado’s the most. So imagine my excitement when one of the two responses I received was from Preston, just an hour later! Brovado’s website felt so unique, and not your average “(first-name last-name) Photography”. The website had a modern feel with TONS of stunning wedding pictures. And they were all so unique! It was clear that this guy was in the right field. Preston sent me some information, explained that he was in Hawaii and asked if we’d like to set up an interview via phone. Within the next day or so, he called and spoke with Nick, myself and my mom. We made the decision while still on the phone with him and sent in our deposit! I am SO glad we didn’t settle. The nationwide consultant did a great job on selling us on the amenities, but the image quality just wasn’t anywhere close to what we’d wanted. And now that the Big Day is over, we are SO glad we went with Brovado Weddings! The day was a BLAST and we’ll get to remember it forever with these wonderful wedding photos! The biggest problem we ran into with Preston was choosing our favorites… There are SO many! We’ve literally got over 300 saved in our favorites folder and have no idea how we’re going to narrow it down when it’s time to print! …A great problem to have! Preston was so easy to work with and was so enthusiastic about getting THE shot. He even climbed part of a water tower… and when that didn’t get him high enough, he started climbing the outside of the cage! Psh, not to mention he came to photograph the rehearsal dinner! I’m sure anyone else would be hard-pressed to find someone who does that! I took the advice everyone gave me really seriously. I remember it being such a shock to me that everyone regretted the same thing! I am so glad we chose Brovado Weddings!

–          Katie, Bride.

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Brovado Made My Day!!! I planned my Minneapolis wedding from my home in California so I was completely at the mercy of my vendors… which is why I loved Brovado Weddings and Preston. He ALWAYS called or emailed me back within the same day with the answers I asked for. There were no hidden costs or extras…. just great wedding photography from an awesome guy. On my wedding day he was on time, prepared, and fit right in with all of my friends and family (which was super important to me).   I’m super shy but he made me feel really comfortable… and was my only vendor that really made me feel like the bride on my special day. His calm demeanor, sense of humor and abilities made all of us feel at ease. I feel like he really captured the spirit of my friends, family and wedding day, which really was the most important thing to me. My unmarried bridesmaids are saving his info for their wedding days 🙂 I would highly recommend choosing Brovado Weddings…. you will not be sorry.

–          Jay & Abby, Bride and Groom.

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Brovado is AMAZING! Dear Future Brides, Selecting a wedding photographer to capture your special day is one of most important decisions you will ever make, and when you choose Brovado Weddings you will be making the right decision. From the first meeting I knew Preston had the skill and knowledge to get the job done. I was amazed at his large portfolio of photographs from around the world, and I knew photographing for my late night, winter wedding would be no problem for him. He worked amazingly well with my camera-shy husband and actually made him feel comfortable enough to be himself – which was really shown in our beautiful wedding pictures. On our wedding day, Preston was everywhere capturing moments I don’t even remember! He made me feel like a supermodel, photographing non-intrusively as I prepared with my family and girlfriends. It was a once in a lifetime experience! Throughout the day, we took pictures in several locations and they turned out marvelously – I have received dozens of compliments on the wedding pictures, and his overwhelming ability to photograph the special moments that only a true expert could capture. I look back at my wedding and engagement photos and feel like I am there, back at my big day, and that is more than I could have ever dreamed of. Make the investment, work with Preston and his fantastic, first-class team, and you will not be disappointed like so many other brides. I strongly recommend Preston to ANY and ALL of my friends and future brides out there because of his amazing skill set, and his ability to truly get the job done right. Best of luck as you embark on your wedding day journey, and do yourself a favor. Hire Preston and mark “hire photographer” off your list. You, your future husband and your family will be thanking you for years to come! Thank you Preston!

–           KDMMM, Bride.

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Minnesota’s BEST wedding photographer!! I have never seen anything like Preston Palmer’s Photography. Photographers are trained to see the best lighting situations, and capture special moments. Preston’s skill is far beyond this. His creative eye and acute sense of details is so unique that only he can predict how each decision will create a visual masterpiece. He has a dynamic and outgoing personality that makes his clients feel comfortable in front of the camera. Even if you are timid, Preston will help you through it and you will find courage you never knew you had! The best part is that the results of the photos will be more than you ever expected!! His clients really trust him, and are always grateful for their experience. BROVADO’s customer service is so great that most Brides feel like they have also hired a wedding planner and counselor. He knows all the ropes of weddings, and has perfected the timing of the photos to capture everything without getting in the way or wasting time. Just take a look through his work, it will speak for itself.  Imagine what his style could bring to your dreams of wedding photography.

–          Angela Livieri, Photographer.

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Satisfaction! I have been to many weddings in my life. The photographers were always very technical, demanding, bossy, and arrogant. To my surprise and delight, Preston Palmer was none of those things. He was polite, guiding, fun, patient, and very professional. It was a joy to work with Preston. His passion for wedding photography is demonstrated through his great skill at capturing a moment in time. Preston went above and beyond to get great shots for his client. He was open to suggestion and never missed an opportunity to snap a picture. It was as if he had eyes in the back of his head, he was everywhere at once. He didn’t miss a beat. Preston’s ability to read the emotions of everyone during the wedding allowed him to take the most meaningful and beautiful pictures. His pictures show every feeling and detail to perfection. Preston is a wonderful man and very talented photographer. I highly recommend using Brovado Wedding Photography if you want tangible memories that are timeless, and service that is incomparable.

–          Michelle DeMaso , Bridal Party.

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Where do I start?!?! Preston is the BEST at everything! Wedding Photography, editing, designing, he can do it all!! Having Preston as our photographer was the best decision we made about our wedding!!  Our engagement photo shoot was incredible, our save the dates that he designed were amazing, I LOVED our wedding invitations (also designed by him)! He is sooo much more than just a wedding photographer; he captures the feelings and emotions of the day!! And not just the bride and groom, he captures EVERYTHING! I can’t even describe how thankful I am that he was there to document our special day!! Oh and to make it even better, he flew his OWN PLANE from Minnesota to our wedding pictures in rural Idaho (population 400) and he brought another photographer and videographer who were also amazing!! I still get comments from the guests at our wedding about how great our photographers were!!  If you are looking for the best wedding photographer, Brovado Weddings is it!!!

–          Kari Engelstad – Bride.

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Well like my wife said… WOW! I knew that you were good, but I was shocked at how well our wedding photos turned out!  Preston, you really outdid yourself on this one. It would be hard to top this job! Your eye for the moment and understanding of your surroundings translates to breathtaking shots. I was looking for some nice wedding pictures to have to show to my kids one day, but what I got was art… art that could be displayed in a museum!  I was impressed with your professionalism and how easy you made it for Becca and I. Whenever I need professional photos for any reason I will be calling you up. My brother and I will also be using your services for our future music and press packages for our music production group, the Black Irishmen. Words can really not express our gratitude for what you gave to my wife and me.  Thank you, thank you, and thank you!

–          Paul Campbell, Groom.

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By the way, as the father of the bride, I have to tell you that Ann & I both think that you are just incredible!  I was visiting with some friends in Wisconsin last week (they have a daughter who just graduated from HS) and I told them how blown away Ann & I were by you, your staff, your professionalism, and the wedding pictures! I would recommend you to anyone who is serious about getting the best.  As a side note, you probably don’t charge enough for the level at which you perform.  Ann & I wish you all the best in the years to come, and we look forward to seeing you when you come back to photograph Abbey again!

–          Daniel Fencl – Father of Bride.

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I first met Preston while jointly photographing an event and immediately his magnetic personality was apparent. Months later I had the pleasure of assisting him during a wedding on Maui. Looking at his portfolio it is clear that he is one of the top wedding photographers in the business and his method, precision, planning and personality set him apart and beyond. Extremely hard working and world-class at his craft. Highly recommended.

–          Aaron Feinberg, Master Photographer.

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I first met Preston on a forum talking about cameras. I saw his post and it stuck out, something out of the ordinary. I sent him a message and lo and behold, 4 months later I end up shooting with him at a wedding. Not only is this guy a wise business leader, he’s also a great photographer. I studied under Preston as an apprentice and have increased my knowledge ten-fold, in a business sense and as a photographer. His interaction with his clients is outstanding, as is his love for making the people in his life successful. If you’re thinking about hiring him as your wedding photographer, there is no choice, you need to! If you’re thinking about learning from a professional photographer, there is no choice, you need to!

–          Kurt Stevens, Wedding Photographer.

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I have been working with Brovado Weddings for many years and I would not hesitate to refer the most demanding of clients to him. If you want ‘the’ wedding photographer who will bring out your best while managing the most amazing, hectic day of your life, Brovado should be at the top of your list. Brovado Weddings is simply one of the BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN MINNESOTA, and in the Midwest.

–          Kevin Caldwell, Wedding Photographer.

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Preston took my best friend’s wedding photos in 2010 and we absolutely had the best time with him! Everyone enjoyed the laid-back approach he brought to our photo shoots and we really appreciated how he took the time to incorporate the goofy antics from the wild bunch that we were! (case in point, snapping shots of a groomsman jogging behind a “hot” female runner on the Stone Arch Bridge, while in full wedding attire – hilarious!) I think his unique sense of style and great energy really made that day special, not just for the bride and groom, but for those of us who were lucky to be a part of it.  FANTASTIC WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER!

–          Hannah, Bridal Party.

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Our daughter has known Preston since the summer of 2001 when they were both on a mission trip to Botswana for a month.  Preston really impressed her with his photojournalism back then & she has stayed in touch with him over the years.  When Kari found out that Preston was doing wedding photography she always knew that she would love to have him take pictures at her wedding some day, if possible. Soon after Kari & Tyler got engaged in 2010 she contacted Preston about her wedding date and it was the only date he had open for the entire summer of 2011. Needless to say our daughter was very excited & knew it was meant to be to have Preston be their wedding photographer. Preston puts such passion, creativity & enthusiasm into his work & he is such a pleasure to be around. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.  Preston has such a way to help the whole wedding party relax & enjoy the entire picture taking process. He made the day really fun for everybody involved. It was an outdoor wedding & the weather was fine in the morning but a front moved in & it was starting to drizzle just before the ceremony but our daughter was able to keep her cool, I think partly because Preston was sooo excited about the photos of all of the umbrellas etc. The rain didn’t ruin the day; it just put an interesting twist to it & made for some very unique photos. Whenever we saw something cute or photo-worthy throughout the wedding day, we would look at Preston & he would say “I already got it”. That happened many times throughout the day. He has such an eye for things & is truly an artist. Thanks so much Preston, for the professional, creative & passionate work you did for our daughter’s wedding day!!!

–          Char, Mother of Bride.

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If Preston Palmer was listed in Webster’s Dictionary, this is how the definition would read: Preston Palmer (pres’.tun pal’.mur) n. the most exceptional, talented, amazing, creative, brilliant, resourceful, perceptive, skilled, phenomenal, remarkable, outstanding, imaginative, gifted, and innovative wedding photographer to ever walk the face of the earth. Thanks, Preston, for capturing these once in a lifetime memories for us!!

–          Koanne, Mother of Bride.

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Watching Preston work is an experience itself, the way he interacts with everyone and makes them feel comfortable and forget about the camera so the most natural pictures are produced. He is by far the best Wedding Photographer in Minnesota and you would be silly not to have him and his team on your special day.

–          Nathan Ashby, Photographer.

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Preston shot my sister’s wedding last year, and now he shot my aunt’s wedding! I absolutely LOVE Preston and his gang. They were all fun and exciting. The morning after my aunt’s wedding Preston asked to do a photo shoot with my boyfriend and me. It was so fun! ALL the photographers are hilarious and know how to make you smile. These photographers are by far my favorite, and even though i’m 17 now, someday they will definitely be my wedding photographer!! 🙂

–          Abbey Hermansen, Bridal Party/Brides Sister

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So Happy! Preston is the BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER in the business! He’s incredibly talented and professional with TONS of experience! He was so easy to work with and made my fiancee and I feel so relaxed. Our engagement photos turned out better than we could have imagined! We can’t wait for the wedding photos. Thanks Preston!

–          Alex, Groom.

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Bye bye nerves! Preston—Thanks you so much for being such an important part of our day! It was a great experience and you really helped Eric and I enjoy our wedding even more! I never expected it to be so much fun! The wedding photos you took BLEW all of my expectations away!!!!! Also, thanks for helping Eric relax and get over his nervousness!

–           Emily Wagner , Bride.

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Our wedding pictures look like they cut them out of Vogue! …we are convinced we chose the right photographer for our wedding!  Preston has a creative and unique vision for wedding photography that is unmatched by anything we have ever seen.  The entire experience was fun and exciting.  Preston went above and beyond to make sure the wedding and engagement photography was more than we expected.  Brovado is a company of excellence and it shows in the pictures!!!!

–          Christal and Eric, Bride and Groom.

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The wedding pictures are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!  The boxcar shot on the railroad where I’m running to catch it- is TO DIE FOR!!! -surely that could win some award!!!

–          Kelly, Bride.

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We absolutely love Preston! His work is amazing, and unlike anything I have ever seen! Our engagement pictures looked so natural; he really knows how to capture the moment. We are so excited for our wedding, and we are so confident that the wedding pictures he takes will show just how happy we are as a couple. Not only is he professional, but he’s lots of fun to work with too, and he makes you look great on film!! Thanks Preston!!

–          Krystina Kusmisz, Bride.

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Preston made things so fun for us. He stepped in when he needed to and tried to get each and every magical shot he could without stressing us out. We really enjoyed our time with just him and the two of us before the ceremony. We laughed a lot, and just really enjoyed ourselves. When it mattered, Preston was very discreet and we didn’t even realize he was capturing everything from all angles. He took control but also really listened to what we wanted. We loved working with Preston and love our wedding photos!

–          Lindsay Nemzek, Bride.

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You know our son! As the mother of the groom, I was very pleased with the professional manner both Preston and his assistant exhibited at our son’s wedding. They were constantly photographing the entire day, but never in an obtrusive way. The pictures turned out wonderful! They captured so many emotions felt by everyone on that special day. We had never seen our son happier and we’ll always be able to relive the feelings by looking back at these beautiful wedding photos. Thank you for being part of our celebration.

–          Mother of the Groom.

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Preston was great!!! He is awesome at making the bride and groom feel comfortable. He is able to be everywhere yet interfere with nothing. His attention to detail is unmatched and his pictures prove it. Thanks Preston!!! Our wedding photographs are amazing!!!!

–          Matt Benson, Groom.

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Works of Art! One word, AMAZING!!! I can’t believe how many amazing wedding photos we got! All my friends and family can’t stop talking about how wonderful they turned out. Preston knew exactly how to work with the natural surroundings and lighting. He made us feel so comfortable. The photos look like works of art out of a high end bridal magazine. Every bride wants to look amazing in her photo album and Preston superseded my expectations. As a result we can’t narrow down our favorite 3 to hang in our family room…we are down to 12! If you are looking for the BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, someone with natural talent, who can produce works of art for your memories and loves what he does, Preston is the guy. You will not be disappointed!

–          Aje Rank, Bride.

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As a groom I can say I was not least bit excited to be taking photos all day. But to my surprise Preston made it really fun! Preston and his assistant were so easy going it was not what I expected. He thought outside the box and kept us moving and doing all kinds of poses that turned out awesome. My groomsmen action photos are so cool! And Preston, thanks for that cheek hair trick I still use it to this day LOL.

–          Josh Rank, Groom.

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GORGEOUS Wedding Portraits!!AMAZING!!! Preston did such an amazing job with our wedding and engagement photos! I knew I wanted a more photojournalistic approach to our wedding pictures vs. the traditional portraits. Preston exceeded my expectations. He made my husband and I feel very relaxed and comfortable while taking our pictures. Our wedding day went very smoothly and part of that was because we had a reliable, energetic photographer. Thank you so much Preston you work is gorgeous and looks like it should be in a magazine!!!

–          Laura Simon, Bride.

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Absolutely THE BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER! Our experience with Preston was absolutely amazing and the engagement pictures were breathtaking! I have had so many people compliment me on how unique and awesome our engagement photos are. Preston has an amazing eye for photography, and his ideas are endless. I can’t thank him enough for the memories he captured!

–          Joni, Bride.

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AMAZING! Preston is the most fantastic wedding photographer I have ever seen! I knew his work was good when I booked with him, and when I saw my engagement photos I was in AWE! Thanks Preston!!!! I am looking forward to my wedding!!!!!

–          Elizabeth, Bride.

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Brovado Weddings shot my 2005 outdoor wedding at my family’s summer home. The natural lighting was beautiful and Preston took incredible shots of the wedding party up against the backdrop of the Mississippi River. When it came time to shoot photos of just us, Preston made the experience relaxed and easy – my husband does not like getting his picture taken but Preston set him at ease. The entire day and night of the wedding was captured perfectly and I didn’t even know about most of the shots he took until he shared the photos with me later – it was like a delayed wedding gift! Since our wedding, we’ve had Brovado Weddings take extended family photos that turned out wonderfully for a family that normally takes bad pictures! Preston’s photos of my wedding and family will be on the walls of our home forever and I look forward to having him photograph all the milestones in my life.

–          Kris Busch, Bride.

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Having Preston Palmer as our wedding photographer made our day so much more special because he was fun, professional, energetic, talented, and most important of all, made us feel very comfortable with each other. I cannot imagine how our wedding photo-session-experience would have been without him. I already LOVED our engagement pictures, which I treasure so much. That’s when I got even more excited to have him as our wedding photographer. I wish I could get married again, to the same guy of course, I would totally choose Preston to be our wedding photographer again!!!! He is so easy to work with and makes sure you are O.K. at all times. I LOVE OUR WEDDING PICTURES and got so many compliments on them, I am simply impressed!!!! “When you respond to something because it’s so beautiful, you are really looking at the soul of the person who made it” (Alice Walker). Thank you Preston and Nate for making our day so wonderful and giving us AMAZING, ABSOLUTELY STUNNING and BEAUTIFUL wedding pictures to remember it by!!!!!

–          Lisa Wachter – Bride.

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Preston is an amazing wedding photographer!  His work is exceptional – his eye for detail is unlike any other.  Thanks Preston, for turning our special day into moments captured that will last a lifetime.

–          Melissa Hinnant – Bride.

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Beautiful Memories! Just look at any of Preston’s work and it says it all. His skill and talent completely blew me away. His Wedding photography is absolutely extraordinary. When I saw his photojournalist work on his blog I knew this was the ONLY wedding photographer I wanted to hire. His work rivals the gorgeous photographic art only found in National Geographic. To be able to find a photographer with such incredible talent that specializes in wedding photography is truly amazing. Our wedding was on a beach and the weather that day was nothing short of incredible. This only added to Preston’s creative abilities. Preston was able to capture ASTONISHING wedding photos with the unbelievable weather. Preston will capture your memories the way they were meant to be. Compare his work to any other Wedding photographer and you will know why.

–          Shanna Timmerman – Bride.

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INCREDIBLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER! We had such a great experience working with Preston. The engagement photos could not have gone any better.  I am blown away… Preston has captured such beautiful pictures that we will cherish for years to come. Preston is amazing at what he does and I would recommend him to anyone in need of truly wonderful wedding photos, and a truly wonderful wedding photographer! Thank you so much for your incredible work. I cannot wait for the wedding and to see the beautiful work come alive once again.

–          Rachael, Bride.

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Preston took my Brother’s wedding pictures and he was amazing! He was fun, professional and didn’t miss a single shot. Preston had an entire crew with him and each person was always busy capturing everything. I cannot wait to see all the wedding pictures. Preston did Ryan and Courts engagement pictures also, so there was a comfort in having him so involved in the big day. I cannot say enough good things about him and his team; I would totally recommend BROVADO Weddings to anyone!! Great Job Preston!!

–          Jamie – Bridal Party.

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Just wanted to say THANK YOU for the AMAZING engagement photos!!  We loved them and really enjoyed taking them!! Everyone that has seen them LOVES them also. Would recommend you to EVERYONE I KNOW!!! Thanks so much!!

–          Monika Pitts – Bride to be.

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Preston-
Thank you for being such a talented photographer! Our wedding photos are amazing! We had high expectations and you delivered.  Your style and attention to detail really show thru in every photo. We have gotten so many wonderful comments from those that have viewed the wedding photos.  It’s so hard to pick a favorite because they are all so awesome! Thanks again for capturing our special day!

–          Kelly & Ryan, Bride and Groom.

 

I was recently in a wedding that Preston and his Amazing team shot for and I was completely blown away.  Everything from their interaction with the wedding party and guests to the finished project was done with sincere care and skill. They were there to capture those rare moments that are really the memories you hold on to. I have never been in a wedding were you felt so at ease and natural with the photographers. Thank you so much Preston, for making the experience so great!

–          Kelley , Bridal Party.

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I could not have asked for more from a wedding photographer. The wedding pictures you took were more amazing than I could have every imagined. I am in complete awe with the moments you captured, moments I will look back on for the rest of my life. There was not an emotion that went un-photographed. Your talent is truly one of a kind.

–          Jennae Olson, Bride.

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WOW! Our wedding photos really are spectacular! We are so pleased to show them off. You were so great with us, all I can say is… totally relaxed. You made us both have fun, and I appreciate all the candid shots that capture our goofiness. I love the effects you’ve added. These really are beautiful photos! I can’t wait to get some framed for our new home!

–          Becca Clark, Bride.

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THANK YOU for the AMAZING WEDDING PHOTOS!  I LOVE them.  I don’t normally use caps, but they are AMAZING!  Thanks for making us look so good!

–          Barbara, Bride.

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Great wedding photos! I would use Preston again in a second. The best vender we had!

–          Chauncey Ellefsen, Groom.

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Preston is amazing!!! Best photographer in MN!

–          Erin Gerrits, Bride.

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Preston did a great job. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a first class wedding photographer! He was prompt, creative and his pictures speak for themselves!

–          Ryan Bahr, Groom.

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Great Wedding Pictures and Great customer service! Preston is very easy to work with and made the event fun! I would recommend him to anyone!

–          Ashley Stodola, Bride.

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Preston recently took our engagement pictures and wedding pictures and both my wife and I couldn’t be happier! Preston has great ideas and always full of energy! I would recommend BROVADO Weddings to anyone getting married or anyone looking for amazing pictures and an amazing Wedding Photographer!

–          Tyler Bruns , Groom.

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Preston Palmer is amazing!  A stunning wedding photographer and a blast to be around.  We interviewed five top wedding photographers and BROVADO Weddings won us over with quality and value and customer service. He spent the whole day with us and captured many touching moments that will be treasured for generations.

–          J&M, Bride and Groom.

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It was a great day made even better by Brovado Weddings!  Preston did an outstanding job starting with the party bus all the way until the last dance (very long day)!

–          Jeffrey Smithers, Groom.

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I had the pleasure of working with Preston and his crew at my cousin’s wedding this summer. I first saw some of the engagement pictures on Facebook and was absolutely amazed. It wasn’t until the day of the wedding that I got to meet Preston and work with his team. They truly were a pleasure to work with, and were the nicest photographers that I’ve ever worked with. Highly recommended!

–          Zach, Bridal Party.

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Couldn’t be happier! Obviously there are a lot of wedding photographers out there to choose from for your wedding. After looking at many different options we chose to bring Preston from Minneapolis to Chicago for our wedding. We had very high expectations for him and he met and exceeded them. Our pictures turned out excellent and he was very easy to work with. Having the engagement shoot made us feel at ease at the wedding and that allowed the best possible moments to be captured. He is both friendly and professional while he works and we couldn’t have asked for more. Thanks a lot Preston!

–          Krystina LeClair, Bride.

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Amazing! My friend hired Preston for her wedding and we just got a sneak peak of the photos and I LOVE them! Not only is he a talented photographer but he added so much to my friends wedding day! He was so much fun and come to find out, the engagement pictures that my friend had on her save the dates were also taken by him and the were so unique and amazing! If I could do my wedding over again, I would have wanted Preston taking my wedding photos. Hands down, he is great at what he does and will not disappoint! Check out his Facebook page for more of his work.

–          Lindsey, Bridal Party.

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