Meet the photographer

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Brooks Mcfadden

I’m a traveling wedding photographer from Rexburg, Idaho with a burning passion to capture people’s stories and eat pizza like there’s no tomorrow.

I graduated with a Bachelors in Photography and Media Design in 2018. In addition to my education, I’ve gathered 8 years of photography experience shooting portraits and weddings near and far. 

However, I don’t pride myself in qualifications or skill. I pride myself in bringing out people’s confidence, so they don’t just look good, but feel good.

Being born with Bell’s Palsey, I hid my crooked smile from cameras. I considered myself a happy, go-lucky kind of guy, but as a result of hiding my face, there are maybe a handful of photos of me from high school. Ironically, this fear led me to hide behind the camera, where I started my photography journey and discovered I wasn’t the only one who felt this way.

With this new perspective, I found other people playing this same game of hide-and-seek—whether the reason was body image issues, lack of confidence, awkward smiles, or anything and everything under the sun.

Whatever the reason may be, I’ve made it my goal to ensure no one has to feel that way in front of my camera. There’s lots of smiles, laughs, and even smolders in my shoots (you heard that last one right), because I believe everyone deserves to not only look good, but feel good in front of or away from the camera.

my APPROACH…

My approach to photography is focused on capturing your story and documenting your love for each other. I totally understand that being in front of the camera can be daunting, so my goal in every shoot is to start with the couple doing simple poses and loosening them up to just have fun. It makes for authentic smiles, love, and memories. 

WHERE I WORK…

I provide wedding and portrait photography mainly in the Rexburg, Idaho Falls, and Pocatello area. I also travel for weddings in the Salt Lake City, Utah area, and in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

While I’m stationed in good ole Idaho, wedding photography has brought me from the Midwest to the West Coast. (ex: Nauvoo, Illinois; Seattle, Washington area; Portland, Oregon area).

MY STYLE…

I absolutely love the look of film, with it’s natural ability to make ink on paper come to life. For this reason, I imitate this look with my photos providing true, yet dreamy colors with a classic look. My work involves both semi-posed and candid shots, providing you with a variety of authentic photos.


A few favorites

  • TV Show: Community

  • Food: Pizza

  • Bands/Musicians: Switchfoot, Ed Sheeran, James Arthur, Jack’s Mannequin/Andrew McMahon

  • Song: Dark Blue by Jack’s Mannequin | Little Wonders by Rob Thomas

  • Place I’ve Lived: Fortuna, CA

  • Movie: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

  • Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.2

  • Color: Blue

  • Book: Les Miserables & Harry Potter

  • Hikes: Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone; Uncle Tom’s Trail in Yellowstone; Alaska Basin Trail in Alta, Wy; Darby Windcave in Driggs, ID

  • Place to visit: Redwoods in Northern California

PHOTO BUCKET LIST

  1. Shoot in a vineyard ✅

  2. Big Sur Elopement

  3. Trip to Iceland

  4. Bridals on the beach

  5. Travel outside of the U.S. ✅

  6. Shoot alongside the Missisippi River ✅

  7. Hawaii Wedding

  8. Shoot in three states in three days ✅

  9. Teach a Photography Workshop ✅

  10. Photograph the Northern Lights

  11. Street Photography in New York City

  12. Shoot with a medium format film camera

  13. A week of shooting in Italy

  14. Visit Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada

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