BD Creative Images' primary goal is to collect and preserve cherished memories. The photographer, Brant Squirrel, captures those memories in stylistic images that employ unique angles and postproduction editing to create one-of-a-kind pictures. He works closely with families, kids, couples, and moms-to-be during shoots to ensure he adds the exact right polish to each image. Family pets can even get in on the action with pet portraiture. His skills can also be applied to special events such as birthdays and wedding receptions. Those celebrations can be enlivened with by including one of the company's photo booths, replete with a photographer, assistant, and studio lighting.
Signature service: Social Photo Tour and Bar Hop
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Pro Tip: Bring a camera you are comfortable using. Dress for weather. Two people can share a camera.
Q&A with the Owner-operator
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
Sunday Social Photo Tours meet at a predetermined bar or restaurant to check in, mingle and enjoy some light fare.
They then move outdoors on a walking tour around Baltimore neighborhoods, stopping at 5-6 photo spots and 3-4 bars or restaurants. Along the way, the instructor/tour guide explains tips to take better photos. Venues provide drink specials.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I have been working in the special event industry for over 10 years. I took up photography about 4 years ago as a hobby.
Starting a photography/photo booth/photo tour company was a logical step.
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