Brian Eden Photography

Brooklyn, NY

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

As a photojournalist and storytelling style photographer, you won't get the typical posed, carefully arranged, typical stock photography looking shots. I like to capture life as it happens - as real and in the moment as possible. Whether that's portraits, food or architecture, I try to bring life, vibrance and a unique perspective to every shot.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Photography is a bit of a super power - it makes you see and appreciate the world differently, because it gives you the ability to actually stop time and preserve those special moments that otherwise would have come and gone in a fraction of a second. A photographer named Chris Orwig said, "the camera is about savoring life. It savors those moments that otherwise would have just slipped away."

Location

Brooklyn, NY 11231

Background check

Complete

Years in business

6

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

9

Reviews

12 Reviews
  • S. M. Feb 23, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent work. Highly professional and courteous.
  • Steve T. Oct 20, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Brian was quick with his quote and happy to guide and answer questions he's probably had a thousand times. On the day he was everywhere we needed him to be but I hardly noticed him - sign of a great photographer. We didn't want "traditional" photos and Brian clearly understood what we were after for the day. The quality of his photos, his flexibility and overall style of photography was perfect for us and all of our friends love the photos. Thanks for making our day Brian - you were fantastic. Steve & Nick From London, England
  • Lynn H. Sep 12, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    We hired Brian through Thumbtack to photograph our sons rehearsal dinner aboard the Atlatis. Being from out of state, Thumbtack was able to introduce us to photographers available to do the job. After looking at everyone's portfolio's, we selected Brian. We loved what he did with lighting, capturing candid's, and black and whites. He did not disappoint. The pictures are amazing. I highly recommend Brian for your event and thank you for capturing our special night. L&M Hoffman
  • Danielle B. Aug 26, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Brian Eden photographed my parent's surprise 35th Wedding Anniversary party on Saturday, August 16th, 2014 at the F&J Pine Restaurant in the Bronx. I found Brian Eden through Thumbtack and I never had a doubt in my mind that he was going to be an amazing photographer for my parent's special day. He went above and beyond to make this day special for my parents. He even was able to capture them getting out of the car to go into the restaurant. He was on time and very professional and the photographs came out absolutely beautiful! If you pick Brian for your event, you will not be sorry! He is amazing!! Thank you again Brian for capturing such special moments that they will treasure forever.
    Brian E. Aug 26, 2014

    Thanks for the kind words Danielle! It was such a pleasure meeting you and spending the day with your family!

  • Katrina M. Aug 4, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Great Experience with Brian. He fully covered my event and really showed the personality of his subjects. This was especially important as this was an event for dogs and their owners. His response time was very impressive, getting all of the photos to me by the next morning.
    Brian E. Aug 4, 2014

    Thanks so much Katrina! I loved helping out at the event. Thanks again for the opportunity!

  • Tamara A. Jun 16, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Brian was awesome to work with, he was prompt, professional and very helpful. He provided suggestions for locations, and when he was taking the pictures you didnt even notice him. Thamk you so much for making my daughters day one to remember. Look forward to working with you at the next milestone.
    Brian E. Aug 4, 2014

    Thanks so much Tamara! Hope you guys enjoy the photos and I look forward to the next big event!

  • Pia M. Jun 15, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Brian Eden is a wonderful and talented photographer. He captured our photos in such a beautiful way. We are so grateful to have such fond memories of family and friends . Brian is a wonderful person and fit right in. He will be doing all our photos from now on.
    Brian E. Jun 16, 2014

    Thanks for the kind words, Pia. It was a pleasure working with you and your family - I look forward to the next event!

  • Erin F. Jun 2, 2014
    Brian was excellent! Photos were beautiful, he was attentive to our goals and came back with more than we could have hoped for. It was a great balance of photos we'll use in our PR and for our staff/attendees to enjoy!
    Brian E. Jun 16, 2014

    Thanks so much Erin! I really appreciate the opportunity to help out!

  • Sherry K. Jun 2, 2014
    Brian Eden was the photographer for the Aviva group of the Greater Washington Area Chapter of Hadassah. Over 200 members attended the 40th anniversary celebration in Rockville, MD. As chair, I was pleased to see Brian arrive early, take initiative to photograph all essential aspects of the event, follow through on photo list I compiled and even take great pictures of the various food stations. His photographs were creative (event was held in an art gallery so lots of interesting and clever shots) rather than staged and sent to our Chapter office the following week for use on our website. Hadassah invited him back to photograph our Installation. My only complaint? He's moved to New York!
    Brian E. Jun 16, 2014

    Thanks Sherry! I really appreciate it.

  • Kari L. Jun 2, 2014
    Brian took pictures at two very special events for me - my wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner and a group run the morning of my wedding. He did a wonderful job capturing all of the special moments - and always making sure he was in the right place at the right time to get the shot. I also love the small details he captured - his stealthy candid photos are reminiscent of his beautiful street photography, but so much more special with people I know and love. I would recommend Brian to anybody!
    Brian E. Jun 16, 2014

    Thanks Kari! I really appreciate the opportunity to help you remember your special day!

  • Annette D. Jun 2, 2014
    He is awesome! Took great family pictures and beautiful pictures of my daughter. He knows how to capture every moment.
    Brian E. Jun 16, 2014

    Thanks so much Annette! Loved working with you guys on the portraits - I'm so glad you're happy with how everything turned out!

  • Shoshanna L. May 30, 2014
    Brian was absolutely wonderful to work with. His photo's of our daughter's naming came out so beautiful. He did an amazing job capturing our entire event from the family, speeches, and even my 2 month old's expressions. We will definitely use him again for events in the future!
    Brian E. Jun 16, 2014

    Thanks so much Shosh! Glad you guys liked the photos and I'm looking forward to the upcoming pony ride party.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Photography techniques and camera and software technology is constantly changing. We can do things now that were impossible even five years ago. So it's definitely necessary to keep up with all of the changes in the industry. Luckily, there is a ton of educational resources online. Aside from keeping up with blogs and trade publications, I subscribe to KelbyOne, which is a education and video tutorial site run by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
My favorite recent project was a job that I found through Thumbtack - a pre-prom portrait session in Central Park. I showed up imagining my own awkward prom images. You know the kind - guy standing behind the girl, hand on her hip, blue backdrop, fake potted plant, awkward adolescence in full effect. So it was great to get outside and redefine what pre-prom photos could be. Instead of shooting it like a posed prom shoot, I approached the job like I was shooting a wedding. I put the clients in the most flattering light and let them just be themselves, joke around and have fun with each other. You can see the difference it made in the photos. Even the posed stuff feels more natural and comfortable.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Pay attention to a photographer's portfolio of images. You should be able to get a sense of the photographer, their style and the images they're going to create for you by looking through the photos they've shared.