Meet the Photographer: Justin Brown, The Happy Bloom

by Maggie Harney


Justin Brown

Owner & Photographer

The Happy Bloom 

We chatted with the photographer behind our Fall/Winter 2017-2018 cover about capturing magic moments, the power of happiness and the perfection behind a great laugh. 

What do you love about photographing weddings?

There is an exciting privilege about being a wedding photographer. You get a glimpse into the wedding day that not one other person gets. When the bride and groom are sharing their first quiet moments together as husband and wife, I get to be a part of that. Being able to document these quiet, intimate moments is such an honor and privilege that I’m just so thankful for.

Favorite wedding photo memory?

Traveling around downtown with a large wedding party on a busy Saturday can be quite tough, logistically. This year we were able to get an entire wedding party of almost 20 people ALL at Wormsloe. Having such a great group of people, all smiling and laughing underneath those gorgeous oak trees was just PHENOMENAL. I’ll never forget it!

Your secret for great pictures?

Laughter. You can pose and direct until the sun goes down but ultimately, a happy couple laughing and smiling with their friends and family will ALWAYS produce beautiful photos. Guaranteed.


 For more of Justin’s photos from the cover wedding, check out our Fall/Winter 2017-2018 issue