brady bates (@bradybatesphotography) — let’s experience this together
virginia + oregon based | travel welcomed
booking intimate weddings & elopements
brienne and john rented out this amazing airbnb in the woods and it was to die f
brienne and john rented out this amazing airbnb in the woods and it was to die for! we danced around the living eating pizza and shooting. we then decided last minute to catch the sunset together, so we ran up to the top of the mountain beside the house and squeezed in a beautiful sunset. these are the summer nights i live for with good people.
17.04.2019 23:25:18
Next month i’ve going to Iceland with these two for their wedding and I am so so
Next month i’ve going to Iceland with these two for their wedding and I am so so so excited to celebrate with them!! Who’s traveling somewhere cool this year? Where are you going? 🙋🏻‍♂️🌌
12.04.2019 00:50:52
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Although shoots like this were a blast, i’m loving this warm weather. It’s final
Although shoots like this were a blast, i’m loving this warm weather. It’s finally spring here in Virginia!!
10.04.2019 22:52:04
don’t be fooled, it was actually like 17 degrees and we had to keep running back
don’t be fooled, it was actually like 17 degrees and we had to keep running back to the car to eat cookies and warm up. i’m so happy it’s finally spring! what’s your favorite season and why?
06.04.2019 23:32:16
so excited for more summer nights in the mountains watching the sunset!
so excited for more summer nights in the mountains watching the sunset!...more
06.04.2019 01:31:41
can we take a moment to appreciate todays beautiful weather here in virginia? to
can we take a moment to appreciate todays beautiful weather here in virginia? today I wandered around downtown richmond and photographed some exciting new things for the @humanrightscampaign , and spent the afternoon at my favorite park overlooking the city! it was such a refreshing + relaxing day. what did you do?
05.04.2019 00:26:33
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It’s been a little while since I've shared my face on here, so today’s the day!
It’s been a little while since I've shared my face on here, so today’s the day! ~*Hey guys, what’s up, it’s Brady and welcome back to my channel. Let’s jump into the fun facts!*~⁣⁣ ⁣ 1. Thats right, I use to be a YouTuber. I took it super seriously and it was literally my entire life in middle school. I filmed 2-3 times a week and would upload videos to my 1,500+ subscribers. I was apart of several collab channels, sold merch and was partnered… why did I ever stop?⁣⁣ -⁣⁣ 2. I am a 7 on the Enneagram test and it’s the most obvious thing ever. I am always looking for somewhere to go or something to do. Life is so short, go live it and don’t wait.⁣⁣ -⁣⁣ 3. I’m 19 years old and went full time with my photography business a little over a year ago. It was the best decision I’ve ever made. I'm forever grateful for all the support.⁣⁣ -⁣⁣ 4. One of my favorite places to be is in the mountains. I find so much joy and peace hiking and being surrounded by nature. ⁣⁣ -⁣⁣ 5. I’m currently learning sign language and it’s my new favorite hobby! Learning ASL has always been on my bucket list and it feels so good to learn a different language!⁣⁣ ⁣ Welp, that's all for today. Thanks for reading! Make sure to like, comment and turn on my notifications. 😉 ⁣⁣
03.04.2019 23:04:24
had the best weekend getting back into the groove of shooting! I photographed on
had the best weekend getting back into the groove of shooting! I photographed one of my couples that will be getting married very soon, a senior and did some product photography. It felt so refreshing to get creative and hang out with these amazing people. If you need me this week I’ll be behind my computer editing away and drinking lots of coffee. now all I need is some warm weather! 🌿⠀
03.04.2019 00:25:32
i looked through some old galleries last night and was reminded how blessed i am
i looked through some old galleries last night and was reminded how blessed i am to do what i love every single day. i am so thankful for this community of creatives, and most importantly the incredible couples who trust me to photograph their wedding / elopement. i’m feeling so excited for some upcoming trips and i cannot wait to create more!
26.03.2019 19:45:39
im so so so excited to share this session on the blog tomorrow morning with lily
im so so so excited to share this session on the blog tomorrow morning with lily and josh! we ran around horseshoe bend at sunrise, explored antelope canyon and visited lake powell all in one day. disclaimer: it’s a long blog post including the entire road trip!
22.03.2019 00:44:19
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this photo might still be one of my favorite shots, this little critter smelt th
this photo might still be one of my favorite shots, this little critter smelt the wildflowers and crawled right up to hang out for a minute. i'm beyond excited for warmer weather and more time in the outdoors. what are your fun summer plans?
21.03.2019 01:02:34
lately monday’s have been my favorite day of the week. I feel as though its a fr
lately monday’s have been my favorite day of the week. I feel as though its a fresh start and motivates me to be super productive and get everything done. although, by wednesday I’m usually riding the struggle bus and say “I’ll just start next week” or “next week ill be more consistent and get it all done.” I feel as though I have to be productive every second of the day to accomplish an extreme amount of work to feel purposeful. I make my “to-do lists” way too long and honestly, they’re unrealistic. Does anyone else do the same thing? I forget that being “busy” and being “purposeful” with my time are two COMPLETELY different things. running a business can be stressful. It’s easy to fall into the mindset that working = being successful and that’s not the case. remember to enjoy the little things because life’s so short.
18.03.2019 15:30:29
spent last night catching up on work and trying to figure out this thing called
spent last night catching up on work and trying to figure out this thing called taxes? i don’t know, it’s all over my head. i finally organized my quickbooks and updated my honeybook account! if you are interested in purchasing either let me know, i have some coupon codes!! they have both saved my life when it comes to money and organization and anyone can benefit from them!
15.03.2019 16:06:21
⁣waking up at 5am to see the sunrise over horseshoe bend was more than worth it.
⁣waking up at 5am to see the sunrise over horseshoe bend was more than worth it. lily and josh drove 6 hours to meet us for an early morning session in page, arizona. it was such an incredible experience that added so much more excitement to our trip. after running around the bend watching the sunrise, we ate omelets from the only diner open, explored lower antelope canyon and finished the rest of the day at lake powell (I may or may not have had my first encounter with quicksand here). lily and josh, you two are troopers for coming all this way to hang with us and explore. ⁣⁣⁣——— it was so hard to choose only one photo to post, so keep your eyes open for a blog post coming real soon!
13.03.2019 00:48:49
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⁣earlier today I walked into barnes and noble and for the first time ever I saw
⁣earlier today I walked into barnes and noble and for the first time ever I saw the @togetherjournal magazine sitting on the shelf… being sold. there’s no exact way to describe how thrilling it felt grabbing the last few copies left and flipping through them in the store. seeing peyton’s and my name and photos in a physical print copy was so exhilarating and humbling. thank you so much @togetherjournal for featuring peyton’s and my work. i’ve said it before and i'll say it again, photographing this intimate wedding was a dream. forever thankful for our friendship @peytoncurry
28.02.2019 23:58:41
had such a great time taking in boston these last 2 days exploring the city and
had such a great time taking in boston these last 2 days exploring the city and seeing @quinnxcii with @jordanpyle11 . also had the chance to grab coffee with bryson from @thewonglens - thanks for hanging with me and creating such a great experience!
27.02.2019 23:08:37
oh, how i love washington state and this beautiful wedding on top of colchuck la
oh, how i love washington state and this beautiful wedding on top of colchuck lake...more
25.02.2019 15:25:39
⁣i'm currently on my 3rd cup of coffee and I think I might have carpal tunnel...
⁣i'm currently on my 3rd cup of coffee and I think I might have carpal tunnel... I've been sitting at my desk nonstop working on projects and planning some last minute trips! I am headed to boston for a few days next week and then road tripping out west a few days after. my sister and I are hitting nevada, arizona and utah, it's going to be non-stop but i'm stoked! I have had so many of these places on my bucket list for years and cannot wait to see them in person.⠀ ------⠀ have you ever explored these states? do you have any recommendations or advice? ⠀
20.02.2019 19:28:30
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