Brady's Photography

Modesto, CA

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Hello + Welcome Richard Brady is a Central Valley based wedding photographer offering Specialist Wedding, Engagement, Professional Slideshows, Special Events, Etc. Photography to, Modesto and much of Central California. A graduate student of one of the largest Photography Schools since 1910 New York Institute of Photography (NYIP) I do a Meet & Greet set up time in advance of their wedding to get to know them a bit and go over their wedding on what kind of style they are looking for. I want my clients to be comfortable with me and knowing that when they leave we have a very good relationship and knowing that they hired the right photographer.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Seeing my clients and all the guests be very happy, (making it fun) it makes me feel good about the day
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Modesto, CA 95357

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29 Reviews
  • Susan B. Jul 2, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    We hired Richard for our wedding in June. We loved working with Richard. He made sure that we got all the pictures that I wanted and they all turned out fantastic. His assistant is really awesome, also his daughter. She really made me feel comfortable and made sure my hair, veil and dress were in the right position. Very easy going and very nice, does fantastic work.
  • Debbie G. Mar 19, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent and Professional
    Richard Brady and his son captured the beauty, the humor, and the magic in every moment of our wedding day. A very professional & personable photography and videography team. Richard was very prompt with sending the pictures, presentation, and video to me. I highly recommend Brady Photography. Thanks so much Richard!
  • Liza Q. Jan 4, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    "If you want a great photographer go with Brady's Photography"
    “Richard Brady and His Daughter Jennifer are fantastic photographers! They captured the energy and fun and laughter of our wedding day, seeing the photos we re-lived the day and saw so much that we had missed, it was amazing. Right from our first meeting Richard made us feel completely comfortable and showed genuine interest in our ideas and plans for the big day. The Engagement/family photo shoot was the perfect way for us to get comfortable with the camera, laugh a lot and helped us see what works best for us. His wife Debby was also there and helped us out. She is such a sweet caring lady. Most importantly of all we absolutely LOVE our wedding photos, they capture so many special memories. We will treasure them forever. Thank you Richard, Jennifer , and Debby, we cannot recommend you highly enough. Such innovative and inspirational photographers.”
  • Debbie A. Jul 29, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    The whole experience working with Richard and his son was amazing! They knew how to make the whole process feel very relaxed and, as a result, the product turned out beautiful and natural. I love that he took the time to come out to the venue for our rehearsal dinner and get a feel for the place and take some photos. There an awesome addition to photos of the wedding! He came knowing what photos he was going to have us take, which really kept the whole process moving... and was open for taking a few that we suggested. It was very timely in how they worked and because of this everything went as scheduled! As I stated, the photos turned out beautiful and I could not be more happy with them... and excited to have them up in the house! I would hire them again for any type of future event! Truly wonderful experience, thank you so much for helping to make our special day beautiful! :) Brittany M.
  • Kerby K. May 22, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Amazing. He did a great job I am so happy with all of it Richard and his daughter both were easy to work with and just made our day perfect.
  • Linda M. Apr 23, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard and his team did a wonderful job on my son's wedding photography. The photos are highly professional, with both natural and portrait type photos. He went above and beyond. We couldn't be more pleased with the ways things went at the wedding and the service after. The photos are beautiful! I highly recommend Brady's Photography!
  • Nicole B. Feb 22, 2016
    My husband and I love our wedding pictures, reception pictures, and engagement pictures! We got married in California, but are out of the state attending college right now, so Richard was very flexible and was willing to work with our schedules. He took our engagement pictures with help from his daughter, and photographed our wedding and reception alone. He was able to get amazing photos (both professionally posed and candid) that captured the happiness and hilarity of the best day of our lives. :) Richard and his daughter were very professional and easy to work with, they made taking the pictures so much fun!
  • Sarah B. Nov 22, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard and his son photographed my wedding in October 2015 at the Rivermill in French Camp. He did a great job, the pictures are lovely!
  • Shai G. Sep 7, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard made us feel comfortable, took a lot of photos, great ideas for poses. As the wedding was only a few days ago, we don't have photos yet. However, we're sure they'll be great!
  • Danielle G. Aug 18, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    We hired Richard to photograph our wedding ceremony and reception. From our first meeting, he was friendly, professional and great to work with. The day of the wedding, he worked quickly and efficiently, with his wife acting as his assistant, to get some great photographs of the wedding party and family before and after the ceremony. During the ceremony and reception he captured some lovely photos and we didn't even notice him. Great job, great value, and we are very much looking forward to the lovely albums he put together.
  • Ashley T. Jun 13, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard and his daughter are amazing people! Very professional and so fun! Turn around time was amazing I receivedy photos in a week! And the pictures were outstanding beyond my expectations! They captured everything I asked for! I highly recommend him! You will not be disappointed I promise!
  • Portia S. Jun 9, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
  • Kimberly S. Jun 5, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    My husband and I had a great experience with Brady's photography for our wedding. He came early to the wedding and stayed late. The pictures and slideshow were amazing. He was very professional as well. He edited and provided us with the pictures very quickly! Thank you!
  • Samantha B. May 28, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard and his daughter were wonderful photographers! They showed up early, were extremely pleasant and professional and took beautiful photos. We are very pleased and highly recommend him!
  • Lauren Q. May 27, 2015
    Very professional, set up quickly and note cards with poses to make setting up a shot very easy. Willing to take what ever shots we wanted and got out photos to us quickly. The final photos turned out fantastic and couldn't be happier!
  • Jennifer B. Feb 23, 2015
    Richard did an amazing job in capturing the special moments of our newborn daughter at the hospital and for her first photos. I had selected several poses and outfits that I wanted to capture in a picture and showed him and the end result was even better than I imagined. The pictures and moments delivered in the end were above and beyond what we expected and the professionalism of the prints are spot on!!!!!
  • Riley P. Jan 30, 2015
    My wife and I got married in November and we had hired Richard as our photographer. Our wedding party was very large and crazy but Richard some how managed to take amazing photos. The price was very affordable and I would highly recommend his services. Actually, we liked him so much that we decided to hire him to take our family photos in January. Two thumbs up!
  • James C. Oct 21, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard did a great job of making us feel at ease and had some very creative shots as well. He showed up early and stayed til the very end. The DVD slideshow was top of the line! He really captured our special day! Would definitely recommend him to our friends!
  • Sara B. Jul 9, 2014
    Wedding Photography
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  • Angela N. Jun 5, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    We booked Richard to shoot our wedding on May 10, 2014. We are very fortunate to have the wonderful moments that Richard captured to cheerish forever! He was professional, friendly and made everyone feel at ease, especially me, the nervous bride! Thank you Richard! See you at our anniversary!
  • Geraldine G. Jan 14, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard Brady is very professional. He was at my event on time and took great pictures. He captured all very special moments of my husbands 50th surprise birthday party. I would highly recommend him and definitely use him again in my future events.
  • Abies I. Dec 8, 2013
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Everything was great, he was there at the party on time.
  • Denise G. Oct 24, 2013
    Richard was very professional to work with He took some great pictures I would highly recommend him for any upcoming events you might have..
  • Lisa T. Oct 19, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
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  • Mike E. Sep 23, 2013
    Richard was very professional and easy to work with. His pictures turned out GREAT and I would recommend him to anyone.
  • Renee M. Sep 15, 2013
    We were blessed to have had Richard do our wedding reception photos. He took lots of candid shots (you didn't even know he was there), some videos, and took pictures of our guests against a special back ground. We were very pleased with the result. He even surprised us with a DVD of the our wedding photos and video which happened in Vegas prior to the reception and the reception that he attended. He was very professional. I have seen other pictures he has taken of children and engagement photos and they were just darling. He is very creative and has a good eye.
  • Cochelle C. Sep 3, 2013
    I hired RIcard Brady to take both candid pictures and portraits at our corporate event. He did a fabulous job, everyone LOVED it.
  • Laury C. Sep 3, 2013
    Richard provided excellent service while creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that made the photo shoot more comfortable. Richard took the time needed to set up the equipment and make appropriate adjustments to capture the correct focus and exposure needed for the difficult shot/setting I requested. Overall very happy with the results and working with Richard.
  • Thomas G. Aug 31, 2013
    Great. Super. Outstanding.


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I do a Meet & Greet set up time in advance of their wedding to get to know them a bit and go over their wedding on what kind of style they are looking for.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Complete a 3 year course in professional photography from New York Institute of Photography (NYIP)
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My Grandfather was a photographer I took after him and his passion I have his cameras on display now a family-owned business
What types of customers have you worked with?
Offering Specialist Wedding, Engagement, Professional Slideshows, Graduations, Special Events, Sports Events Etc.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask the photographer Does he/she have a plan, do you have a assistant to help you out. What kind of equipment do you have.