New portfolio site coming soon. Visit my blog to see some of my recent work.

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SoCal & St. Louis based Destination Wedding Photographer

I’m currently in the process of having a new portfolio site built, but you can see some of my recent work on my blog and you can find out more about me and the services I offer below.” ~ Becker

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My Style in 100 words:

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My goal at your wedding is to show up as if I were an old friend with a fancy camera. It helps me blend in and be a part of your day, allowing me to comfortably capture my signature “relaxed portraits & real moments” (with some amazing details sprinkled in). Most of the images taken are of the events of the day... as they unfold, and moments as they naturally occur. And when it’s time for the “posed pictures”, my specialty is helping you relax in front of the camera. I promise not to turn your wedding into a photo shoot.

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About [ b ]

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“Relax... I’m a professional”

Ever since picking up an SLR camera and developing my own film during my high school photo class back in '89, I have been in love with photography.

I knew right away that I was meant to be a professional photographer and started my business at the ripe old age of 16. 

Right out of high school... I started shooting actor’s head shots and model’s portfolios. While that whole Hollywood scene wasn’t for me... I did learn how to see light and find the right angles to make people look their absolute best in photos.

Now I'll bring that experience to your wedding portraits!

  • My gift is making you comfortable in front of my camera... that’s why I am known for my signature style of “Relaxed Portraits” and I can promise you that you’ll be Guaranteed Gorgeous!
  • I’ll find the good light, I’ll shoot you from the right angle, and I’ll put you at ease. I’ll get your real smile and capture the real youor perhaps a slightly better looking version of yourself!
  • You want a photographer that will create images you will cherish for the rest of your lives. I want clients who will trust me to do just that!

Here’s a little more about me:

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This was my first business card given to me a high school graduation gift back in ‘91. After taking a few photo classes, then doing the school newspaper and yearbook, I was hooked on photography and it’s been in my blood ever since.

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I don’t have any kids of my own (yet), but I try to be super uncle to my sister’s kids Caden & Addison. They are the coolest kids ever. Cade is like my mini me and Addy is just precious. I love them both so much!

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I moonlight as a wannabe semi professional poker player. I’ve played on the WSOP Main Event twice, but even if I win the multi-million dollar first prize some day, I will still be a wedding photographer.

Photo by Nick Adams

I look forward to Burning Man every year. If you don't know what it is... it’s hard to explain but think extreme camping meets a crazy party in the middle of BFE. I love the creative energy, the free spirits & the overall vibe. The photo ops are one of a kind as well!

Photo by Joe Photo

In November of 2010, I shot at wedding at the Bellagio and got my photo with Elvis. When I saw it, I almost died as I hadn’t realized how much weight I'd gained. I was pushing 300 pounds so I immediately decided that it was time to start leading a healthier lifestyle.

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Now I keep to a fairly strict a paleo lifestyle with the occasional cheat day. I also do crossfit 3 or 4 days a week when I’m not traveling. I’ve dropped 70 pounds and kept most of it off for 3+ years. I recently kicked my Diet Dr. Pepper addiction as well.

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My girlfriend Ashley is also an incredibly talented photographer from St. Louis. We met at a photo convention. She is the best thing that has ever happened to me and I feel like the luckiest guy in the world. It’s awesome when we get to shoot together!

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I love to travel (who doesn’t?). I’ve shot weddings all over the world and even when I am not “working”, my camera is always close by. I also love Instagram and I share my iPhone images often. You can follow my adventures at @thebecker.

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Back in 2008, my [ b ] logo turned 10 years old and my graphic designer painted this to celebrate a decade of the brand. I’m quite proud of what it stands for and I am so thankful to the hundreds of couples who have trusted me to document their days.

Rates & Info

Here’s what you can expect when you hire me to shoot your wedding:

  • You will get images that you will absolutely love and cherish for the rest of your lives and we’ll have a fun time doing it!
  • You get the stress free comfort of knowing you hired a professional who is dedicated to making sure you are Guaranteed Gorgeous! Most of my past brides have told me that the images I’ve taken of them are the best photos that they’ve ever had made of themselves.
  • You’ll actually get to enjoy your wedding. I promise not to turn your wedding day into a photo shoot. My quick and casual style ensures your guests won’t be waiting for hours after the ceremony for you to make an appearance and you’ll actually be able to try some of the hand passed Hors d'oeuvres during your cocktail hour.
  • You get my years of experience, my heart & soul and my passion for outstanding photography. I’ll also be sure to bring my huge smile and positive attitude to your wedding.
  • You get tons of photos to choose from (usually over 1,000). The biggest complaint I get from my customers is... “Becker, there are too many awesome photos!” – I think that’s a good problem to have.
  • But don’t worry... you’ll also receive outstanding customer service and help with designing your album. Once your wedding is over, our job has really just begun. For every hour we’re at your wedding, we spend 6-8 hours in the office editing your photos, designing your album(s) & taking good care of you.
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ALL of my packages include online proofing as well as a copy of the high resolution files.

Most of my packages also include:

  • An Engagement Session
  • A Second Photographer
  • A Leather Bound Album

Coverage begins around $5000* and I am available to shoot anywhere in the world.

Just fill out the form below and I’ll be happy to send you more information including a detailed price list.

* I do have off season and non Saturday pricing available too. Just ask.

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ALL of my packages come with a copy of the High Resolution Files. Depending on which package you choose, the files are available via digital download, on a USB thumb drive, or delivered on His & Her iPads.

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I take as much pride in building your leather bound album as I do in shooting your photos in the first place. After all, the images are what last long after the food has been eaten, the flowers have wilted and the band has played. 

Become a client

If you’re looking for a photographer who will capture Relaxed Portraits & Real Moments in a fun and unobtrusive manner... look no further! 

I’d love the opportunity to chat about your wedding plans and help you cross one more item off of your wedding to do list.

Simply fill out this form and I’ll be happy to provide you with more information and a detailed price list.

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