You Have To Love What You Do, To Make It Worth Doing!

Hi There! Its me, Bryan. Here are a few fun facts about me...

  • What was your favorite camera as a kid?
  • I would have to say, and as cheesy as it is, the Polaroid I-zone. It was a fun camera to capture everything and anything. You would pull this narrow piece of film out from the body and stick it on anything.
  • What do I like to shoot other than weddings?
  • Lighthouses, Nature, Animals, Night life, traveling and taking photos of different cultures.
  • What are some of your hobbies outside of taking Photos?
  • I enjoy being outside doing fun and adventurous things. Fitness is important to me, keeping my body and spirit healthy and in shape is what I try to achieve. I am a huge fan of traveling, visiting new places, experiencing new cultures and eating their food. I love to garden and to watch them cultivate; Harvesting my own crops and making things fresh- there is nothing better than that, as they say "seed to table". I am a family man and enjoy spending time with the people that I love. I enjoy watching movies, listening to music, playing soccer, watching baseball & football and going to all sporting events.
  • What are you favorite teams?
  • Football- The New England Patriots.
  • Baseball- Ask me when we are on your amazing photo shoot.
  • Who is your favorite Singer?
  • I am a swifty fan, Yes I'm talking about Taylor Swift. But I enjoy all music genres, especially country.
  • What is your favorite movie?
  • There is a lot of movies I could say that I love, but “The Wizard Of Oz” is my all-time favorite.
  • What is the most adventurous thing you have done?
  • I went skydiving- twice.
  • What is your favorite thing to eat?
  • Ice-cream, Cookies and Pizza.


When & Why did I Choose This Profession?

I believe I was given this gift for a reason, when I was younger I always had some sort of camera with me. I had a SLR 35mm, point and shoot 35mm, original polaroid, polaroid I-zone instant pocket camera, a disposable camera and at the moment a DSLR Nikon. I remember when I was in the 8th grade we went to New York City and Ellis Island. On our boat ride to Ellis Island you could see the New York City skyline. It was amazing, specially with the Twin Towers, I didn’t hesitate to snap that fantastic view. Ever since 9/11 I can look back at that photo and remember that moment in time, I can still remember admiring those two huge identical buildings. I believe that photographs are gift from our past selves and I want to share this philosophy with my potential clients. I want my clients to be able to look back and relive that moment, just as I did when I was in the 8th grade.  


Where Did The Name B-raps Originate From?

My name, Bryan Raposa. When I was in middle school my friend Stephanie started to call me B-raps. I had many nicknames, but this one stuck out more than others. When deciding to start my own business I didn’t want to be generic like everyone else, I wanted to be different and unique. This is why I decided to name my business, B-raps Studios.


How did you get into Weddings?

My good friend Steve, from high school got engaged right after we graduated in 2004 to a wonderful and beautiful lady, Mae. I had just purchased a professional DSLR and wanted to do their engagement shoot as a present for them. My first ever location with a professional Nikon camera was at Beavertail, in Jamestown. From that day on I feel in love with capturing people's chemistry together and what makes them a fantastic couple!

Who Inspires Me?

My clients do! Getting amazing reviews from past clients and knowing that my work is being acknowledged and adored. That inspires me to keep doing what I love to do. I feel very humbled when others share my work and want to work with me. For someone to take the time, even if its 2 seconds, to share or show love to my artistic ability is greatly treasured.   

Testimonials

“Bryan was a phenomenal photographer! Our guests loved working with, felt comfortable and Bryan was really aware of our needs and desires for the photography of the wedding. He took the time to go over themes and other photos we liked before the wedding, was very responsive through the planning process, and on the day of, captured all of the perfect moments without making it seem like we were posing for photos for too long. We highly recommend B-Raps Studios for all couples!”

“It was an absolute honor to have Bryan as one of the wedding photographers! I wouldn't have had it any other way! Bryan was so amazing to work with, and it felt so comfortable to work with him! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. You will NOT be disappointed”

“From the engagement session to our wedding day; we had nothing but great experiences working with Bryan. He was patient with us and our large wedding party and he kept a stress free vibe going which helped us enjoy our wedding !!

Bryan was able to capture our young children smiling and in the same direction, I might add!
We truly had an amazing wedding and much of that was because of Bryan.
Great job and great results.
Thank you!”

“One of the best decisions we made for our wedding was deciding to use B-Raps Studios for both our Engagement Photos as well as for our Wedding Photos. Bryan went above and beyond to make our wedding day exceptional. He had ideas for both our Engagement Photos and our Wedding Photos that perfectly captured the look and theme of what we wanted to capture for our wedding. Bill and I also both felt very comfortable working with him and it was a really fun experience overall.”

“My Husband and I first met Bryan at a wedding expo. From the moment we met him I could tell he was going to capture our day. He was kind, and understood our vision. Bryan is an artist and has a great eye. He was able to capture everything about our special day in a way that will keep the memories fresh in our minds forever. He captured the little moments with our friends and family that we missed, because we were busy celebrating the best night of our life...”