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Bryan's Photography Is One of Albuquerque's Most Trusted Photography Studios

By Pamela Sosnowski

When he was in the eighth grade, Bryan Spurlock learned how to make a pinhole camera in art class, sparking a lifelong interest in photography. Today he is at the helm of his own Albuquerque-based business, Bryan's Photography, capturing life's moments including engagements, weddings, family portraits, and more.

"We base our art off of our clients' personalities and things or events that are most important to them," Spurlock said. "Then, we turn their thoughts, likes, events, and most importantly their personalities into photos they will cherish for life. We start studying our clients the day they come into our consultation room i.e. the way they talk to each other, the way they sit next to each other, how they look at each other, how they hold hands or not and more."

The photography studio is one of the oldest and most trusted ones in the Rio Rancho area, and has won several awards including Wedding Wire's Couples' Choice award in 2016. The staff has covered all kinds of special events including birthdays, bar mitzvahs, maternity shoots and more. They also shoot the gamut of commercial photography from professional headshots to architecture and corporate events. If one needs a DJ for an event to be photographed, they are partnered with DN&G Entertainment, a local provider of DJ services, and they can also provide a ten-foot tall backdrop that can accommodate up to 20 people.

Another specialty is boudoir photography, in which the subject poses in sexy lingerie or clothing of their choice. Boudoir photo sessions are becoming more popular as women enjoy giving a set of the professionally taken photographs to their partner as a gift, often bound together in an album. They're also a great way for a woman to boost her confidence in herself. Bryan's Photography is no stranger to the world of modeling, and has helped models build their portfolio and also covered local fashion shows and events.

The business also occasionally offers its services for free at special events, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico, capturing events for several years. They also work with the Albuquerque Police Department and local schools as a way of giving back to the community.

Although it may be tempting to "hire" a friend to take photos of an occasion and save some money, Spurlock offers a few compelling reasons why hiring a professionally trained photographer is the best route.

"Certified professional photographers know how to achieve great results, every time," he said. "You get a strong collection of images that tell your story, not a few lucky snapshots, and you will work with someone who knows how to produce a quality image under any circumstances. CPPs are more than picture takers. They are students of art, lighting, posing, fashion and even interior design."

Bryan's Photography is open every day but Sundays, and offers flexible pricing options depending upon a customer's needs for a session. The best part of his job according to Spurlock is the satisfaction his services bring to his clients.

"An art teacher that I had in the eigth grade that taught me how to make and use a pinhole camera and to capture what is important to someone else," he said. "Today, 38 years later of being a pro, it's simply watching our clients smile when they see what we capture for them."

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