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Brovado Weddings

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With a name like Brovado, you wouldn’t expect anything less-than-grand. World-renowned photographer Preston Palmer delivers, using his background as a photojournalist to tell the story of your wedding with elegance and ease. Considered one of the best wedding photographers in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and throughout Minnesota, Preston has worked as a professional wedding photographer since 2005.

One look at his stunning wedding photography and you will see why there is a high demand for Preston from clients nationwide. Brides marvel at his ability to reflect the authentic emotions of their big day; even posed shots seem candid as he captures the intimate beauty of each moment. Preston is valued not only for his breathtaking wedding and engagement photography, he is also known for his warm, friendly personality and his unique ability to put clients, their families, and their wedding guests at ease.

His wedding photography services include beautiful and uniquely designed wedding albums that are handmade and printed in Italy. Wedding clients also enjoy exclusive, lifetime access to photography services for maternity photography, family portraits, newborn photos, and more. Adventurous brides even hire him to shoot their boudoir photography as well.

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Becky, said on
We Love Brovado! I have photographed several weddings myself as well as worked with other wedding photographers, and I understand the skill, energy, and personality required to make it an enjoyable success. Bravado’s website demonstrates his skill and creative eye, but what it does not reveal is his ability to command an audience and make the process FUN and inspired for everyone involved. Preston Palmer is a guy you want on your team. When the schedule is shifted or a curveball is thrown, he effortlessly and happily turns it in to an opportunity. When his subjects are less than elegant, he uncovers and captures the charm. A true photographic alchemist. Thanks, Preston!
Bethany, said on
I honestly don’t think that my sister’s wedding would have been as much fun without Preston as the photographer. He took on every challenge of the day and kept a smile on his face the whole time – even from behind the camera!  His stamina to be heavily involved throughout the whole day without so much as a single break was incredible!  I am VERY jealous of my sister’s wedding pictures!  Preston is the best wedding photographer you could ever imagine!
Brianne, said on
Recently I was part of the wedding party at a wedding where Preston was the photographer and I was beyond impressed. He made everyone feel at ease, he captured every moment, his energy was contagious, and he was creative and flexible with the location of taking pictures when it began raining. I have been a part of many weddings, and he is by far the best wedding photographer I have ever seen! Choose Brovado Wedding Photography and you definitely will not regret it!
Valerie, said on
I found Preston on Facebook and I knew he was going to be my wedding photographer. Every time I would look through his wedding photos, I just felt excited for the people in the photos. Some made me laugh and some made me cry. They convey the emotion of the event and are exciting to look at. Every image is a memory. I live in North Dakota and I just wasn’t satisfied with what I was finding here. I couldn’t wait to meet Preston and get started. Preston took our engagement pictures, wedding pictures and “trash the dress” pictures and he spent the whole day with us on these events so that no moment went by without his attention. I look forward to doing many more photo sessions with him over the years. We had so much fun on our wedding day, I never even got stressed and I was able to laugh at the little problems that did occur. I owe all of that to Preston and the crew he brought with him. The people he works with are just a blast to be with and their photos are amazing. I have the best wedding album and yes, my friends are jealous. If I could show you how beautiful it is and the quality of it I would. It was worth every penny. When we trashed my dress the County Sheriff showed up and I was afraid we were going to be sent away from our chosen location. Preston handled the whole situation like a true professional and was prepared to deal with whatever came our way. We had a great time getting wet and dirty and I wish I could do it again.
Meghan, said on
I can’t begin to thank you enough for everything you did for us! I’ve had many people come up to me saying how impressed they were with you and your team, not to mention how our AMAZING WEDDING PICTURES turned out! Thank you SO much! I wish we were getting married again so we could work together again! PS. You definitely know how to make a bride feel like a PRINCESS!!!
Andrea, said on
Absolutely Breathtaking Photography!!! Once I got engaged I started looking online for MN wedding photographers right away. I wanted to have the best wedding photographer around capture our special day so we would have amazing wedding pictures to look at for years to come…and I found him!!! Last year Preston did our engagement and wedding photo’s and just recently he did our family photo’s. Every picture he has taken has turned out PERFECT! We are still getting compliments from people who have seen our photo’s, and it has been over a year! We will definatly be using Preston for years to come. He is a very fun, down to earth, passionate, and outgoing guy to be around. He makes the whole process fun and exciting. If anyone is looking for a photographer…he is your guy! I promise, you will NOT be disappointed!
Krystal, said on
If you are searching for the best wedding photographer – look no further! Preston Palmer is it! We had already booked a wedding photographer in Nebraska where we were getting married, so we were just looking for someone to take our engagement pictures in Minneapolis. Luckily we found Preston and had an incredible experience. We were blown away by the photos he delivered – so much so that we knew we had to fly him (well he flew himself, literally, in his plane) to Nebraska for our wedding day. Without Preston, the wedding day would have not been the same. He made everyone feel at ease and kept the day running smooth. Words cannot express how amazingly talented he is. He was more than just a wedding photographer. To this day our family and friends still talk about how fun he made the day and how awesome the pictures turned out. No one does weddings better than Preston Palmer.
Kjerstin, said on
We can’t say how happy we are with our wedding AND engagement photos from Brovado Weddings. Preston went above and beyond to make sure we got the pictures we wanted and to make us feel comfortable in the process. We got married in January and he came to the wedding more prepared than anyone in our wedding party with hand warmers, wool socks and everything we could need to be comfortable in the cold weather. We decided that the one area we wanted to invest most in for our wedding was the photography – and it was worth every penny. If you want to capture your special day with pictures you will keep forever, we would HIGHLY recommend Preston Palmer. And if you’re really up for an adventure, ask him about his aerobatic flying skills! He took us for a ride of a lifetime!
Brittany, said on
The thing that I appreciate and absolutely love about working with Preston is that he makes sure that the bride knows she is the focus for him. He asks if you need water, and even if you say no, he makes you drink water. He yells at the stupid groomsmen when the bride looks like she’s getting upset. He takes care of the bride. He’s almost a second personal assistant. He’s pretty great!!
Kari, said on
There are no words to explain how WONDERFUL Brovado Weddings was. From the engagement session to the Rehearsal Dinner, the Wedding day and Reception. The gang was there when I woke up that morning until we left the reception. Everyone from Brovado weddings was absolutely awesome. We can not explain and express how much Thanks we have to them and for them for capturing absolutely everything on our wedding day. We would recommend them in a heartbeat. We were not disappointed with anything, everything we wanted was captured!
Iriana, said on
After our engagement, one of the most important things to find right away was our wedding photographer. Photographs last a lifetime, so selecting the right photographer to capture my special moments was crucial. One meeting with Preston was all we needed to know him and his team would be our wedding photographer(s) and be there to capture a lifetime of memories for us; his creativity and the way he captures the beauty of a single moment – we knew he was the one who was going to bring out the best in our wedding! The personality of the whole team, their professionalism, and their amazing talent speaks for itself. Don’t hesitate on booking Brovado Wedding Photography for your engagement shoot and wedding, you won’t regret it!
Kelly, said on
We could not be more pleased with our Brovado relationship. Preston and his team are friendly, smart, savvy, funny, enthusiastic, professional, personable, highly talented, and exceptionally good looking (you know you want a good looking photo team running around at your event). I was so impressed with Brovado’s online portfolio that I began an immediate campaign to work with him for our Glensheen Mansion Wedding in Duluth Minnesota. Their ability to capture and powerfully showcase emotion, once in a lifetime moments, and environmental elements and influences is unmatched. Preston’s presence and confidence at our wedding added immensely to the positive energy, calm feelings, and on-the-spot troubleshooting (dress fixes, warm gloves, mints, etc.), not to mention his ability to wrangle everyone into order during family formals! Our wedding photos turned out amazingly (as we expected) and our friends and family are all very impressed with the results (and I think a bit jealous of how awesome we look). Working with Brovado was the best choices we could have made for our wedding and we look forward to continuing our relationship into the future.
Abby, said on
Its hard to explain in words how amazing Preston and his team were on our wedding day! Not only did he make me force fluids (which I was too nervous to remember myself), help me with my veil, keep my crazy relatives at bay, he even gave me tips on how to use the ladies room in my very big dress. He and his very friendly and amazing team made things go smoothly and got us pictures we would never have had without him. No one tells you how tough it is to stand for photos when you are nervous and overwhelmed. I will admit I got hot and crabby… but his team knew what I needed and we got the job done. Preston and his team made me feel beautiful for the first time, in a very long time. I will never forget their kindness. And I am incredibly thankful that we trusted our memories to Preston and his team. From the bottom of our hearts.. Thank you! Love John and Abby
Maria, said on
Preston – You guys were absolutely AWESOME! You made our day so special and our wedding photos were just as advertised. Truly ARTWORK! You guys rocked! Thanks for making our day PERFECT!
Mike, said on
Preston, I just wanted to thank you again for everything you have have done for my new wife Brittany Anderson and myself. I wanted to let you know I am still hearing compliments and great things about your team and your pictures. A ton of people said you were great the day of, fun to work with, very friendly and nice, and now seeing some of your work people love your pictures and your work. So again I wanted to say you and your team is amazing and thank you so much!
Shire, said on
You made the day, for us, absolutely amazing. My fear of photographs is still here, however, you were able to relax and calm me down. I can’t thank you enough for that. My sister-in-law, and brother-in-law, both commented on how personable and professional you were. They were both blown away-verbatim. I said in my text I would recommend you to anyone having a wedding/big event. It’s the absolute truth.
Kayla, said on
Preston is simply amazing. Not only is he a spectacular photographer, but he is so personable, detailed, and thoughtful. He makes sure you have all the photos you want of your special day and has great vision for making stunning photos. The one aspect I recommend investing in for your wedding is your photographer because you can carry the photos with you throughout the years–plus photos help to keep the day alive in your memory. Preston and Brovado Photography will exceed your expectations with this.
Jennie, said on
We just had our engagement photos with Preston a few weeks ago. It was great! I came up with the place, the classic spot of the Stone Arch Bridge, and he knew exactly where to go to get great shots! I now wish I would have picked a different spot just because I do realize how many other people usually pick that same spot… poor Preston, always having to shoot to the same spot. But, with that being said, he did a GREAT job of making our engagement pictures not look like anyone else’s. Ours still turned out unique and artistic, just the way I wanted them and my number one requirement for a photographer. A solid photographer was my number one request for our wedding events, and we got one! Now, my fiance on the other hand, was not looking forward to taking pictures, and a wedding photographer was on the bottom of his list. He thought we could have just anyone take our pictures… some boys, I tell ya! Well, you know what they say, happy wife, happy life! I got my way, so my fiance had to come along for pictures. He was really glad he did because he had a FANTASTIC time and raved about it for days after. Him and Preston hit it off right away! We had soooooooo much fun! Preston knew exactly where to take us, how to direct us for each shot, keep us laughing and in high spirits the whole time. My fiance and I are both very excited to take more pictures for our wedding and work with Preston again! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer with a great personality and a wonderfully artistic eye. As you can see from his work, Preston does a great job of getting a mix of landscape shots and close up shots of you and still manages to frame the shots just right and pack them full of colors and contrasts. All of which, in my mind, make up perfect pictures!
Lesley, said on
We cannot express how amazed we are with you. You were the only one that was taking care of us the whole day. Mat and I could not have done it without you.
Hend, said on
I can’t say enough amazing things about working with Preston. He was super easy to work with and very flexible. Immediately when we sat down to meet him, we felt comfortable with his down to earth personality. We told him we wanted our wedding photos to appear fun and natural- nothing too staged and he immediately understood what we were looking for. We loved that he allowed us to customize our photography-wedding package and tailor it more to our needs, which other people were not willing to do. We ended up working with Preston at our engagement party and on our wedding day. He made an extra effort to captured special moments for us at our engagement party that we would not have otherwise had. On my wedding day, Preston made the biggest difference. He came early with his team, scoped out my venue and was familiar with the most gorgeous surrounding areas for amazing pictures both inside and outdoors. Preston made us feel so comfortable from the beginning. He gave us advice to just have fun with our day. Initially, we thought we were going to be exhausted from pictures and it was going to end up looking posed and forced. But, thinking back, I never had to fake a smile. We took Preston’s advice and had fun! More importantly, it felt like we were taking pictures with our friend, not someone we hired. Preston used his creativity to set us up for the most amazing pictures with incredible scenery and we laughed throughout all of our photos. Preston made sure my husband and I were taken care of- he came prepared with water and small snacks, which really came in handy!! They went above and beyond our expectations! The Brovado team was so organized, worked seamlessly with everyone involved and helped make our day totally stress free! I am so lucky to be able to say I wouldn’t have changed anything about my wedding day, and I know I have Preston and his team to thank for so much of that! If you are debating about Brovado, I would recommend choosing them!
Jaime, said on
Preston and his team were amazing. Our engagement and wedding photos are stunning. His team also handled some difficult parent situations with ease and worked well with the children in our wedding party. I would hire him again in a heartbeat and truly felt taken care of as a friend and someone he cared about. No cookie cutter photography here! Hire Brovado - you will not be disappointed and your photos will be amazing! I would recommend him again in a heartbeat.
Brittany, said on
PRESTON IS AMAZING!!! The Brovado Weddings team is the perfect wedding photography company for anyone! He originally shot our engagement photos, and then our wedding! He was super flexible and honestly just always made sure that I was doing okay. The bride and groom are his main priority, and he will do anything to make sure they are having the most perfect day. He's kind of a planner, emotional caretaker, family consultant, and photographer all-in-one. I would highly recommend them to everyone!!
Shanna, said on
Just look at any of Preston's work and it says it all. His skill and talent completely blew me away. His Wedding photography is absolutely extraordinary. When I saw his photojournalist work on his blog I knew this was the ONLY photographer I wanted to hire. His work rivals the gorgeous photographic art only found in National Geographic. To be able to find a photographer with such incredible talent, that specializes in weddings is truly amazing. Our wedding was on a beach and the weather that day was nothing short of incredible. This only added to Preston's creative abilities. Preston was able to capture ASTONISHING photos with the unbelievable weather. Preston will capture your memories the way they were meant to be. Compare his work to any other Wedding photographer and you will know why.
Emily, said on
Preston—Thanks you so much for being such an important part of our day! It was a great experience and you really helped Eric and I enjoy our wedding even more! I never expected it to be so much fun! The photos you took BLEW all of my expectations away!!!!! Also, thanks for helping Eric relax and get over his nervousness!
Paul, said on
WOW! I knew that you were good, but I was shocked at how well these photos turned out! Preston, you really out did yourself on this one. It would be hard to top this job! Your eye for the moment and understanding of your surroundings translates to breath taking shots. I was looking for some nice wedding pictures to have to show to my kids one day, but what I got was art… art that could be displayed in a museum! I was impressed with your professionalism and how easy you made it for Becca and I. Whenever I need professional photos for any reason I will be calling you up. My brother and I will also be using your services for our future music and press packages for our music production group, the Black Irishmen. Words can really not express our gratitude for what you gave to my wife and I. Thank you, thank you, and thank you!

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