About Brian

virginia wedding and senior photographer brian claryWell this is me, lol. I was born and raised in Midlothian, Virginia, went to Midlothian High School, and after living in lots of places (Richmond, Harrisonburg, Nashville, Virginia Beach, etc.) I am back in Midlothian, and absolutely love it. So rather than give you a huge wall of text to read here, I am going to give you some trivia bullets about myself, and hopefully that lets you get to know me a little bit :)

  • Favorite TV show EVER is ‘Lost’ – I even name my cameras after characters from the show.
  • My dog’s name is Maddie, a terrier I adopted from a local shelter. She’s 9yo, about 28lbs, and totally awesome.
  • I have an older sister, and a niece that I adore
  • I graduated with a Psychology degree from James Madison University
  • I used to be a Project Manager in an IT Department (that was a whole ‘nother life lol)
  • I LOVE running (you can often find me at Midlothian Mines Park,, Maymont, or Rockwood)
  • I LOVE going to the gym (I love lifting weights)
  • I lost 107lbs in 2016, and have kept it off, yes!
  • I also manage a camera store when I’m not photographing weddings and seniors
  • I’m very easygoing and ‘down to earth’ lol
  • I love music like Sara Watkins, Nickel Creek, Radiohead, Edward Sharpe, etc.
  • My overall approach to my photography is that I believe every single image is critically important, and I take it all very personally. That being said, I am not a photographer who friends you on Facebook, or infringes on your personal life, etc. I recognize that I am a professional, and there to do a job. So while we have a great time, laugh a lot, and you get amazing photos, I believe you are hiring me to create gorgeous images. And yes, I do make a lot of friends along the way, but I don’t believe in forcing those relationships.

This is my doglet Maddie (Madison):

 

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