Design Aglow's Wedding Week 2015: Meet Tyler Branch

It’s bittersweet, but like all good things Wedding Week 2015 has to come to an end. To conclude our roundup of the most inspirational wedding photographers in the industry, we’re thrilled to have Tyler Branch with us.

And, if you haven’t entered the Design Aglow Wedding Week 2015 Image Contest yet, you only have through Sunday (@ midnight PST)! Submit your three most creative wedding (or engagement) images now on Facebook and Instagram using hashtag #WeddingWeek2015. You’ll be entered to win one of three Design Aglow shopping sprees. (Click here for more info.)


Tell us a little about yourself, where you live and how you got started in photography.
My name's Tyler Branch. I'm 28 years old and live in Huntington Beach, California. Eight years ago I fell in love and married a girl named Katie. Today we now have two beautiful babies who have changed our lives forever. My journey in photography began when I was in high school and was required to take an art course. I had no idea it would turn into what it is today.



How do you describe your style?
It's hard for me to put a label on the style. Truthfully it's because I'm not entirely sure, and also because it's always changing. How I was shooting years ago is different than it is today.



What or who really inspires you?
If I'm totally honest? God. Anytime I'm blown away by anything visually, whether it be landscape or light, it's always speaking to me of something far greater than just a pretty picture.



What are your top 3 tips for photographing weddings?
Firstly, be yourself. My biggest challenge is just to be genuine in the way I shoot and handle my clients. It's pretty amazing what happens when you just be you, and let the facades go. Secondly, shoot from your heart. Whatever stirs something in you, shoot that. These will be where your best images come from. In my opinion, the greatest photographers are those with the biggest hearts. Finally, don't give up. Keep doing what you’re passionate about and the results will follow.

To see more of Tyler's work, visit him at tylerbranch.com.




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