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Why do you see yourself as being Modern, Vintage, Classic, or Eclectic?

An heirloom veil, a perfectly chipped tea cup, a stained, handwritten family recipe, mama's pearls .. These are just a few treasures that make our hearts skip a beat. Naturally, our love of heirloom has inspired our photography to be timeless, full of light and beautiful color.

What is your favorite wedding detail you've ever seen or created?

The small details and touches that each couple incorporates into their day. Soft kisses captured. Emotional moments.

What is your favorite store or brand?

A shopping spree at Ruche and Anthropologie would pretty much make our day! :)

What advice do you have for a newly engaged bride?

Pour your heart even more into your marriage and relationship, than you do on your big day. Invest in the thing that are timeless and have the longest life span.

What is your favorite thing about weddings?

Two people, surrounded by family and friends who are there to support them - there is so much strength in community, and weddings are a beautiful story about a community of people coming together as a family and agreeing to support this couple. It's a beautiful sight.

What qualities do you possess that enable you to work well with brides and grooms?

We are marriage encouragers. The most important thing to us about a wedding is not only capturing beautiful images, but being a part of the story of marriage that is told. We love to give our couples' little surprises and gifts along the way and will always go the extra mile to make sure they have the day of their dreams.

What steps do you take to ensure that your clients will have amazing wedding days when working with you?

Communication is key, so in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding, we'll keep in touch with you, going over your wedding day timeline, discussing timing for portraits, and assisting in any way we can. We focus on telling your love story through the entire collection of images from your wedding. Capturing passionate and artistic portraits of you and your love is also one of our top priorities.

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16 responses to Live View Studios

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  1. Hannah Hsu

    Live View Studios photographed our October wedding and engagement session, and we could not be happier with the service they provided! Brent and Anna by far surpassed our expectations, from our “welcome to the family” basket at our first meeting to our last skype session. They did an amazing job capturing our wedding and many of the small details we were too busy to see on our special day. They helped us feel so natural and at ease in front of the camera. All of our pictures captured perfectly how much in love we are! Working with Brent and Anna was by far the best part of planning our wedding and we will cherish these pictures for years to come. We would recommend Live View Studios to anyone looking for a wedding photographer…. they are the best!!

  2. Caitlen Masters

    Who is Live View Studios you ask? Well they are Anna and Brent, the professional and compassionate duo behind the cameras and light reflectors. My husband Tommy and I were lucky enough to win a giveaway where Live View Studios in conjunction with Heart Love Weddings would photograph our wedding, engagement pictures and even the rehearsal for FREE. And that wasn’t even the best part. We were beside ourselves with the news of our win but the icing on the cake was Brent and Anna’s total dedication to our wedding festivities from start to finish. We met with them sometime in the Fall just for a getting-to-know-you session and 3 1/2 hours later we knew we were in the right hands. Brent and Anna had prepared a welcome basket for us filled with things that were unique to us, some dog treats, some Irish liquor and sweets. It was so personal and thoughtful. We met with Live View Studios in our hometown of Charlotte for our engagement pictures. We were looking for an urban feel because our wedding would take place in the middle of the North Carolina Mountains. Brent and Anna nailed it with capturing our love and laughter. We had a lot of laughs because we aren’t particularly used to photo shoots. Brent and Anna didn’t pressure us or make us feel out of place. They were extremely encouraging and helpful throughout the entire session. Leading up to our big day we had multiple emails and a few face-times. Brent and Anna were extremely resourceful, organized and wanted to go over every detail. This was an enormous compliment to their work-ethic considering we had WON this contest. Another photographer may have put us on the back burner but not Live View Studios. Brent and Anna treated us with the same dedication they share with each couple they represent. I sent Brent some of my favorite poses before the weekend, just a few, and I’m so glad I did. They were able to recreate the pictures with their own artistic touch making them authentic to our big day. Live View Studios is a wonderful team whose dedication goes above and beyond what most vendors put forth during a wedding. You can rest assured that they will be there to guide you through the entire process and are eager to explore the uniqueness and love that you share as a couple.

  3. Chris & Kristen Foster

    Kristen and I were so excited to have Brent and Anna as our photographers after a recommendation from a friend whose wedding I was in. They surpassed any expectations we had, not only with professionalism of always timely doing what they said they were going to do, but also with the phenomenal pictures we now have as a result of choosing to work with them. We had a beautiful wedding and they absolutely captured our favorite parts, and even helped us see things I think we were too busy to actually notice the night of the wedding.

  4. Anna Rose

    My now-husband and I had an absolutely phenomenal experience with Brent and Anna of Live View Studios. From our first meeting, we got such a sense of friendliness and capability–not to mention were given a professional, adorable, and personalized list of services right off the bat. From our engagement photos to my bridal portraits, to our wedding day, there was no suggestion or idea that we shared with Brent and Anna that they were not willing to accommodate. We had so much fun collaborating with them via email and Pinterest for ideas for all of our photography, and they were more than open to our visions–and helped out tremendously by suggesting their own visions! They were 100% willing to work with our yellow lab, Cooper as well. It was very important to me to have Cooper in our engagement photos as well as my bridal portraits, and they were excited at the idea and worked with us all the way! They have great direction during the shoots and we got great pics!Most importantly, our photos turned out amazingly. We got dozens of compliments on all of our photos. My dad–who is a landscape photographer by hobby–was especially impressed, both with their vision, talent, and packages offered (since he was the one paying!). He has commented numerous times about how talented they are and is so happy with the outcome. Live View Studios also let us customize a package to fit our needs.

    If you are in the market for excellent photographers with a current eye and endless talent, look no further than Brent and Anna. Gorgeous photos with a natural and warm aesthetic, modern twist, and endless possibilities…not to mention a totally personalized touch and an experience that makes the client sure that they are important and are a priority! It was truly a gift working with Live View Studios!

    (facebook): We had an amazing experience with Live View Studios! We consider ourselves so fortunate having had the chance to work with Brent and Anna. Our engagement photos and wedding photos, as well as my bridal portraits are all gorgeous and exactly what we wanted. They are truly talented visionaries in the field of wedding and fashion photography! We would (and have!) highly recommend them to anyone in need of great photographers with a beautiful, natural, and warm aesthetic and a creative eye! Thank you Brent & Anna!!

  5. Kaitlyn Phipps

    We loved working with Brent and Anna. From our first skype appointment where we met them, to our last skype appointment where they shared our wedding images with us digitally it was so exciting. Brent and Anna are clearly in love and their marriage works so well in their business. Anna is super creative and warm and encouraging throughout the entire process (and as a bride it was awesome to have someone just smiling at me all throughout the wedding day) and Brent is technically very skilled behind the camera and fun and gets the shot quickly. They really allow you room to be yourselves during both the engagement and the wedding. They both really love on you a lot from the moment you inquire to even after you’re married; it feels much more like hanging out with friends than with wedding professionals. We loved our experience with them and all the fun little gifts they gave throughout the process! Live View Studios is truly wonderful!

  6. Molly Allred

    Live View Studios did an AMAZING job with our wedding in Linville, NC. We were very pleased with everything. Brent and Anna are some of the nicest people you will ever meet!! I would HIGHLY recommend them!!

  7. Brad Johnson

    Brent and Anna truly did an amazing job on our wedding photography. They were patient, kind, understanding, and excited to be photographing our wedding. They took great pictures, and we are very satisfied with ALL of our wedding pictures. We were very lucky to have had Brent and Anna photograph our wedding (and our beautiful engagement session), and we HIGHLY recommend Live View Studios to any person or couple that wants beautiful pictures taken of their special moments. Brent and Anna are easy to work with, flexible, and take great pictures (not to mention excellent editing skills).

  8. Elise (a Bride)

    Brent and Anna are an amazing husband-wife team! From the first time we corresponded with them, we could tell they loved their jobs and were warm and friendly people that you want to be around. They graciously invited us into their home to meet for the first time and discuss how they shoot weddings to ensure they were a good fit for us. Anna and Brent do an amazing job of telling the story of who you are as a couple and this was reflected for us both in our engagement session and our wedding photos. They use light beautifully and make you feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. When we suggested to Brent and Anna that we would like to do our engagement shoot at a B&B they were just as excited as us to shoot at a new venue. Interestingly enough, our wedding venue (The Angus Barn) is very popular and I have seen many friends and acquaintances photos their- but I felt that ours were unique and did not feel repetitive of other couples who have been married at the Angus Barn. Throughout the planning process, Brent and Anna sent us various reminders that they were excited for us to start our journey into marriage and also excited to be our friends. We received several goody bags with the most lovely hand-written notes that were fun reminders that we had truly picked the most lovely and personable photographers out there! If you choose to use Brent and Anna you will not only have lovely pictures from your wedding, but you will also be treated with courtesy and warmth throughout the whole process. My husband (!!!) and I whole-heartedly recommend Live View Studios!

  9. Julia S (a Bride)

    Brent was absolutely fantastic to work with. From the moment I contacted him, he responded to every email and question I had within 24 hours. He accommodated our extremely busy and unpredictable schedule to set up an initial meeting. My husband and I are not the biggest fans of getting our picture taken and Brent made us feel at ease and comfortable during our wedding photos. The pictures from our wedding are absolutely beautiful, and above and beyond what we ever expected! There are so many pictures capturing fun moments during the reception that I didn’t even see him taking!! We have had compliment after compliment regarding the pictures. I love that Brent does digital as well as film (so rare to find!!)

    Overall, our experience with Live View Studios was fantastic; I would recommend them to anyone wanting good quality photography wit ha personal touch!!

  10. Katie (a Bride)

    Live View Studios photographed our Durham, NC wedding in June and our engagement session in October. Brent was absolutely wonderful to work with. He is professional, thoughtful, and an extremely talented artist. Our wedding day was very hot and Brent was very accommodating in terms of getting great pictures without us overheating. We are incredibly happy with our pictures and will cherish them for many years to come. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for anyone that wants high quality and beautiful pictures taken for their wedding or for any other special event!

  11. Mary Grace W. (a Bride)

    We absolutely loved having Brent of Live View Studios as the photographer for our wedding on May 21. Brent and Anna are a sweet partnership and we have thoroughly enjoyed doing business with them. Our experience the day of the wedding was nothing but positive – from start to finish Brent and his second-shooter Kevyn were professional, flexible, and the perfect addition to the day. After getting the photos back I couldn’t be more pleased – every one is a beautiful piece of art and a special way to re-live the memories of the day. I can’t wait to get our photo book from them in a few weeks – that’s another thing that Live View Studios does well: gifts! From Christmas to wedding gifts, they generously give both of their talents and beautiful heirloom treasures that will be in our family for years to come. I would highly recommend Brent to anyone in the North Carolina area looking for a fine art film photographer who deeply cares for his work, family, and clients.

  12. Molly Ashbaugh (a Bride)

    We just received all our wedding photos from our October wedding and cannot believe how great they turned out. We are in love with all of them! Brent did an amazing job and really captured the mood and personality of our wedding and our guests. The lighting was perfect, and I am obsessed with all the film shots. They are timeless elegance and I can’t stop looking at them over and over again. Thanks again Brent – you are truly talented!

  13. Dez Joslin (a Bride)

    Captured our day perfectly! The pictures are absolutely stunning and Brent and his team made us feel so natural in the moment. Not to mention we put him through an outdoor ceremony in the middle of December. =o) He was a trooper and captured the personality and feel of our wedding in every shot.

  14. Ariel (a Bride)

    Live View shot our wedding at Pippin Hill in September. Brent is passionate about photography and is a real artist who goes above and beyond in his work. The detail shots of my wedding were beyond beautiful, and I am so happy I have them to invoke memories of that happy day. The wedding album is absolutely gorgeous and definitely captures a strong sense of place and emotion. He also did a great job working in shots that we had requested.

    I really enjoyed having him shoot our wedding because Brent valued getting to know us and making us feel comfortable. He sent us a lot of “extras” that made us feel really special, and it’s clear that he genuinely cares, not only about the final product, but also about the people he’s working with. My husband and I are both lawyers, so we are pretty detail-focused and have high expectations. Brent certainly exceeded them all. We couldn’t recommend Brent and Live View Studios more! Thank you Brent and Live View — you guys are the best.

  15. Caroline Pelletier (a Bride)

    Considering how important the day was for us, there wasn’t any doubt that a photographer would be on the top of the list for expenditures. We’ve heard the advice from everyone, and its true, the day truly does fly by. We wanted someone we could trust, without having to worry if they “got the shot.” Brent got the shot and then some. His images are beautifully composed and artful while also being natural. He was perfectly at ease and always held his composure which helped us relax and enjoy the day. Aside from the beautiful images, Brent is a straight up pro. He scouted the place beforehand. Kept in touch with us throughout the entire process. Provided a beautiful gallery for our images, to make it easy to download and share with family. Sent cool mailers and little surprises throughout. Basically an above and beyond experience more then what we could have hoped for. We can’t thank Brent and Live View Studios enough for the memories and heirloom images. It was an honor to have him capture the day and to call him a friend.

  16. Trudy (a Bride)

    Other than the spouse, our photographer was by far the best decision we made for our wedding day! Since the photos are the only thing you really get to keep from your wedding, they were our top priority and Brent far exceeded our expectations. I was also looking for someone who shoots in both film and digital and he does both! Brent is incredibly talented and able to create beauty and intimacy from seemingly mundane scenes. He also has such a fine attention for detail, reflected in his photographs and the way he interacted with us. I appreciated how he kept us updated throughout the process and was always just a calm, relaxed presence throughout the busy-ness of the wedding day. Can’t say enough good things about Live View Studios; if high quality wedding photos are a priority for you, this is it.

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