i drink instant coffee....don't judge

 

Sulpher Ridge hike - Alberta

the wind here was so fierce the gust

were almost strong enough to knock you down!

I believe in telling stories
Not just shooting pictures

 

Welcome. I’m glad you’re here. I’m Brian. I am a wedding & portrait photographer based in St. Louis. I love to travel so I am also down for destination weddings/elopements. For the past 15 years I have been documenting important moments in the lives of amazing humans. This is my passion & the fact it has also become my livelihood is like living the best dream.

 

I absolutely love being an artist & I see each shoot as an opportunity to tell a story. My style is documentary. I try to capture people being real. So don’t expect a lot of formal posing when we shoot. I want to create authentic pictures. Interacting with my clients & focusing on their relationships is key to achieving that. Together we will create a visual record of real moments for you to look back on. Photographs should make you smile & remember the best times. Isn’t that the point of getting your picture taken?

 

Let's chat. Message me btr@brianthomasrickey.com

or call 618-610-2282

4 Random Things About Me

 

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I’ve been told so many times that I look like Iron

Man it’s gone straight to my head...literally! I even get asked by people if they can take their picture with me. I don’t charge! Yes this is me in the helmet. Yes it lights up. Yes it makes sounds. Yes I also have an LED arc light reactor that sticks to my chest.

-02-

In a galaxy far far away history was my life. I've studied & taught it for what seems forever. This was one of the favorite parts of my life. There are books stashed everywhere around here. Fun fact: I have a lot of former students ask me to shoot their weddings. Those days are extra special

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I love to take insanely long road trips. I've driven to Alaska twice! My longest road trip was 11,299 miles! I typically drive with no set path. Sometimes I end up in the most unexpected places. For example: this picture was taken in Stewart BC. I had no idea of what I would find when I decided to go there. I simply decided to turn right instead of going to Vancouver at one point in my trip. I discovered Hyder Alaska as well. Imagine the middle of nowhere, this is far from that! Hence I have a tattoo that reads 'not all those who wander are lost'.

-04-

By far my favorite thing in the world to do is hike. I've been blessed to have had the opportunity to travel to so many amazing places. I prefer to hike on mountains. The colder the better! The more snow & ice the happier I am. The reason I take so many road trips is to hike. I think my all time favorite memory is drinking glacier water from a hike in Banff National Park. I was on a mountain top and had the entire place to myself. This was my view. To get here I had to go over a ridge which had snow that was above my waist! It was too soft to walk on and I had no snow shoes. That was fun!

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