If y'all don't already know our longtime partner Dustin Cantrell, it's time you did. He's one of our most popular offbeat photographers who travels the world (often for your weddings!), captures intimate couples' portraits, champions printed photos (yessss), delivers some of our most favorite chill and gorgeous weddings, and just generally rocks our socks as one of the most talented photographers around.
I wanted to share a few of my favorite shots from his weddings as I truly think his work speaks volumes about how he's able to capture moments you never see otherwise, emotions you thought you wouldn't be able to relive, and looks of love that will make you weep all over again. It's genius.
So if you're thinking of hiring this bi-coastal photographer for your wedding, DO IT. And don't worry if he's not in your neck of the woods, he's likely traveling between San Francisco, New York, Seattle, and globally, and he can easily stop by your wedding and, you know, capture every moment of awesomeness in ways you never thought possible. Oh, and bonus: you can snag a discount by namedropping Offbeat Bride when you get in touch! Keep scrolling for those details…
Let's see some of this magic first, shall we?
Two ladies + that golden light through the trees = brilliant, frameable shot.
How does one conjure up this richly-colored sunset that casts you in full silhouette? I don't know, but Dustin does and I just want a version for myself.
You can't fake these emotions and Dustin will glide right in to catch 'em without you even knowing. And then you have THIS tear-jerker for life.
And not all photographers do these beautiful, intimate portraits with couples. But if you want to try it, Dustin is the one who bring out truly raw and real shots like this one.
Here's a quick review to show you how much love there is for Dustin
“Dustin was recommended to us by a friend and we are certainly grateful for the recommendation. Dustin was great to work with from the beginning. He was laid back but very professional and extremely responsive. He was able to offer a good number of galleries to preview from prior weddings and it helped us know that we liked his style. What attracted me to his pictures are that they are very candid and sort of documentary. That was what I was hoping for, a great documentation of a very special day. Once we decided to work with Dustin he was very easy to work with. He provided regular check-ins and requested information on how we wanted the day to run and what we were looking for from the photographer. He was as easy to work with on the day of the event as in the planning phase. Dustin and his assistant were phenomenal at getting great shots while never being intrusive towards us or our guests. It was also fun to have the photographers be genuinely excited about the day and capturing special moments. In three weeks we received over 1000 images. Looking back on those images has made us and our families so happy. If anything the hard part is trying to pick out the best of the best because they are all good. If you like Dustin’s style you will not be disappointed in anything that he does for you.”
Oh! And that discount if you're rocking a Friday or Sunday
Offbeat reader promotion:
Special offer: 10% off Friday and Sunday weddings (excluding Labor Day weekend dates).
Mention Offbeat Bride to get the deal. Offer expires October 21st, 2018.
And that one time he captured the true bliss of a dance right during peak celebratory moment. Damn, give me these shots! If you're looking for a photographer, don't stop yourself from just seeing if Dustin is available on your wedding date. Chances are he can be in your area so it doesn't hurt to say hello. Get in touch, see if you vibe, and then be blown away by what he can deliver.