Meet Vermont Wedding Photographer B. Farnum Photography

Are you currently looking for a Vermont wedding photographer for your special day? Brian of B. Farnum Photography may be just who you’ve been looking for! This Vermont-born artist has an undeniable talent for capturing the enchanting moments of a couple’s wedding day through his captivating imagery. With an exceptional eye for detail and a genuine passion for storytelling, Brian has become a highly sought-after wedding photographers in the Green Mountain State. We recently sat down with Brian to learn more about how he got into wedding photography and his creative process. Continue reading to learn more about Brian and his work!

How did you get into wedding photography?

So, you’re wondering how I got into wedding photography? Picture this: I bought my first digital camera and instantly got hooked on capturing people’s expressions and moments. It’s like having a backstage pass to life’s little dramas! Then, a friend popped the question (no, not to me) and asked if I’d photograph their wedding.
 
After that first gig, it was like a light bulb moment – a really bright one. I realized I could be part of the happiest day of a couple’s journey, witnessing all the smiles, tears, and funky dance moves. And you know what? I haven’t stopped since. Being a wedding photographer is like being a happiness detective, and I absolutely love it!
 

How would you describe your photography style? 

Focused around clear subjects set against softly out-of-focus backdrops, a technique that accentuates the emotional depth and intimacy of each photograph. The colors in my photographs are true to life, mirroring the genuine atmosphere of your special day without relying on artificial alterations. Composition is an art form for me, and I am constantly striving to compose each photograph in a manner that is not only visually striking but also holds a deeper significance.

What inspires your work?

Light! Let’s chat about this superstar. It’s the secret ingredient in my photography recipe. I’m always on a mission, to capture that elusive beam darting through the leaves or a playful shadow pattern lurking in the background. Light isn’t just an element; it’s the headline act in every shot. The goal? To ensure the light isn’t just present, but it’s having a blast in the frame. It’s all about coaxing, tweaking, and sometimes coaxing that light into crafting something spectacular. It’s not just taking photos; it’s an epic quest in light-wrangling!
 

Any special tips for couples for choosing/working with a wedding photographer?

No matter what photographer you’re looking to work with, don’t forget to check if your wedding photography package includes an engagement session!  It’s like a warm-up exercise before the big game. Having this session is like a rehearsal dinner for smiles and poses. It seriously ramps up the comfort factor. By the time the wedding day rolls around, everyone’s more relaxed, more themselves. It turns the “Say cheese” moments into genuine “We’re having the time of our lives” smiles. Trust me, it’s a game-changer!

What’s your favorite moment during a wedding?

The first dance. Absolute favorite moment of the day! It’s like the emotional jackpot for a wedding photographer. You’ve got the couple lost in their own world, swaying to their favorite tune. And me? I’m over there, sneakily dabbing away a tear while clicking away. It’s all about those feels! Capturing these moments isn’t just about getting a good shot; it’s about bottling up a little bit of magic. Photography is more than an art; it’s an emotion-catcher.
 

What’s your favorite thing to do in VT? / Local spot to visit? Etc.

Kayaking and hiking, now that’s my jam! There’s something about paddling through serene waters or trekking up a trail, camera in hand, that just hits the spot. And getting lost in the woods with my lens? That’s my time machine right there. Hours vanish like minutes when I’m out there, snapping away in nature’s playground.
 
If you weren’t a wedding photographer what would you do?
 
I would be doing something within the arts. I would be working at a non-profit getting funding to increase arts education.

What’s a fun fact about yourself?

I was a balloon decorator in the 90’s. (Yep, it’s a thing!) I love to dance, and may even have a trophy from a dance competition.
 
Thanks, Brian! View more of Brian’s beautiful work by visiting his profile in our Vendor Guide.

Best of 2023: Furry Friends

Today we’re brining you one of our favorite categories in our Best of 2023 series. It’s fluffy, furry, and filled with an enormous amount of aww-factor. Yes, we’re talking about that adorable element of your big day – animals! From dapper dogs to sweet felines and even animals from the farm, this category is stacked with four legged friends that made celebrations extraordinarily un-fur-gettable!

But the excitement doesn’t end there! After you’ve seen our picks, it’s over to you to vote for your favorite in our Readers Choice Award below. 

Cockapoo Cuddles

This adorable cockapoo, Walter, loved being a special part of his parent’s big day at Weatherhead Hollow. What a dapper dog!
 
Photo: Anne Taylor Photography

Pawsome on Camera

These sweet pooches were ready for their close up! Perfectly groomed and all smiles on their parent’s big day, they made sure to work every angle.
 

Radiant Ring Bearer

Have you ever seen a cuter ring bearer? Nigel took his role very seriously when his humans tied the knot at Soule House & Carriage Barn.We’re melting over his sweet smile and leash adorned with colorful flowers.
 
Photo: Sincerely Liz Photography 

First Look Sealed with a Kiss

This couple’s first look was made extra special with the incorporation of their dog. There’s no bigger stamp of approval than a smooch from your pooch!
 

Something Borrowed, Something Chewed

For couples who want to incorporate their furry friend into their special day, but may not be able to physically bring them- look no further! This beautiful cake baked by the couple’s dear friend, included their dog sneakily taking a bite out of tier two. We also love that the couple included polaroids of themselves during their first look to adorn the top!
 
Photo: K. Lenox Photography, Venue: Sugarbush Resort, Florals: A School House Garden

The Flower Pup

You’ve heard of a flower girl but what about a flower pup?! This proud girl’s smile says it all: “my parents are getting married today!”
 

Feline Fine

We’ve officially found the most purrrfect ring bearer! Wedding planner I Dews Design & Events made sure to incorporate Ives not only into the ceremony but also throughout the event’s decor.
 
Photo: Markella Kyprios Photo

Pawsitively Adorable

Spotted: the happiest pup ever! From the itty-bitty tuxedo and bow tie combo to a beaming grin, we’re melting at how cute this dog is.
 

Falling in Puppy Love

This couple’s gorgeous wedding day was made extra special with the incorporation of their smiling corgi, Murray! We love how his bowtie perfectly matches the bride’s bouquet.
 

Party Animal

A true Vermont photobomb! This sweet cow from Landgoes Farm couldn’t resist popping into this couple’s wedding photoshoot.
 

Un-fur-gettable Love

You, me, and dog makes three! You can feel the love radiate from this photo. Cuddles and kisses from your owners, what could be better?
 

Until Fetch Do Us Part

On their special day, the couple’s beloved dog was overwhelmed with joy, its excitement manifesting in endless running about. The furry bundle of energy simply couldn’t stay still as it echoed its owners’ elation.
 

Dressed to the K9s

This charming German Shepherd is all dolled up, sporting a neat tuxedo for his owner’s special wedding day. His loving eyes and huge smile show that he was a cherished part of this celebration!
 
Photo: Coryn Kiefer Photography, Venue: Inn at Grace Farm, Florals: Tipsy Tulip Designs

Fur-ever Love

This stunning photograph of the happy couple, surrounded by lush green grass and basking in the warm glow of the sun, is made all the more special by the presence of their beloved four-legged bestie!
 

Colossal Canine

Felix, the colossal canine of affection, stood impeccably groomed and donning his finest attire, during his parent’s big day. (Not pictured: a champagne dog toy for toasting his owners)
 

Dapper Dynamic Duo

Dynamic duo, Damion and Dyson, couldn’t contain their excitement at their parent’s wedding. This may be the most adorable (and stylish!) case of the zoomies we have ever seen.
 

Sweet Smooch

A little dog with a whole lot of love to give! What better way to mark fur-ever as husband and wife than with a smooch from your favorite four legged friend?
 

Readers Choice Awards

Now that you’ve seen our picks for the best Vermont furry friends in 2023, it’s time for you to vote! We’ll share your top picks for each category at the end of the month.

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