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Meet Bryan Hudson of Bryan Hudson Photography in North Los Angeles

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bryan Hudson.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Bryan. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Brief would be a little hard but I guess the short and sweet of how I got started into weddings was me being unhappy with the photographers we hired for our wedding and instead of making a big deal out it. I just busted my ass for a couple years learning and burning through cameras. Once I felt confident I could provide a good eye for moments and a good client relationship I jumped right in. Every day I learn something new it seems and it’s a great humbling experience that keep me chasing.

As for getting started in photography in general that’s a whole other story filled with intrigue and adventure hahaha, I totally kid. In high school I took a class ( when film was still king ) and it was pretty rad. I have a fine art background and found that being able to ” catch ” the moments as opposed to creating them with paint was a really cool challenge. I ended up focusing on skateboarding instead for 15yrs and when I was forced to to quit due to a leg injury I didn’t know what to do with myself. Eventually a couple of my childhood friends and I started a small skateboard company but didn’t want the headache of all the overhead so I picked up the camera and became our photographer and graphic designer hahaha. I was taking pictures at a friends wedding ( as a guest ) and they really liked them so the door to confidence cracked open which led me to other types of shoots at first. Families, portraits, maternity…pretty much whatever I could get my hands on. It really wasn’t until my own wedding rolled around though that I hunkered down and focused on exactly what it was I wanted to pursue, weddings.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Definitely not a smooth road haha. I mean it hasn’t been sleeping in my car behind a grocery store type of rough but for a very long time I was juggling two full time jobs, a marriage, two children and to top it all off a typical LA commute from The Valley to Santa Ana…every…single..day. The cumulative of those has definitely been the hardest struggle. Things have smoothed out a bit since ditching the other job and commute though haha. Now the struggle is will we eat this month or how am I going to swing these bills type of dilemma hahaha. Especially for weddings you have a hot and cold season so it’s all about sandbagging and trying to find a plan b and c to specialize in to make ends meet. Which is why around these months you see a lot of family photography and engagement shoots going on.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Bryan Hudson Photography – what should we know?
I am a wedding photographer and I tell your story with creativity, grace, and fun.

Born and raised in Orange County, my first few years in photography was spent in action sports and family. It wasn’t until my own wedding that I decided to dive in to the awesome world of wedding photography. I am known for being one of those people you think you’ve known for years and at the same time not know I’m even documenting the time. I’m most proud of the fact that I am self taught. I was never good in school but very good when it comes to failing hahaha. I’m proud that through all of my failures they have led me down a path to success without compromising the truth behind why I love photography. I couldn’t begin to tell you what sets me apart from the hundreds and thousands of others, lets hang out, have a beer and figure it out. I’m way more interested in your life hahaha.

I look for a sense of defiance and fortitude in my work while capturing who you are. I don’t want you to simply remember your wedding day, I want you to relive it.

Currently living in North LA County, a husband of 9 years, father of two for 5 years and a love for my profession unwavering that began 10 years ago.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
Everyone deserves credit. From those that held me down to those that lifted me up. I wouldn’t be in this particular spot in life if it weren’t a cumulative effort of everyone I’ve interacted with.

Failure deserves credit because without that I wouldn’t learn. My wife and kids deserve credit for putting up with my super long edit sessions and being away on weekends.

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