The name West Rose is inspired from the most joyous, love-filled person we have ever known. Our mom, a woman who taught us to love people well and then love them some more. She was born and raised in California, her middle name is Rose, and passed away too young from breast cancer. We feel so blessed to honor her name and spirit within our company values and keep living like our mom did — giving you more than what you came here for.
With us, you get our best. We value building relationships and serving them well. Being recorded on camera is one of the most vulnerable and intimate things a person can do. It exposes who you are…and within those moments it’s the real, raw, down to earth moments that make our job worth it. We believe being real and honest with you builds that trust. And when you trust us, you can be your most confident self. That’s where the magic happens.
We both received our bachelor’s degrees in graphic design, but our heartstrings were always pulled towards something more. We loved how easily photography captures emotion and feelings and freezes moments in time. After a few years doing freelance graphic design and photography, we decided to pursue photographing weddings together!
We are both married and planned our weddings ourselves (Our first mistake— Hello stress). Brandie’s other mistakes were not making enough time for portraits and not hiring a videographer.
Today, using our own life experience as motivation, we do everything possible to ensure our couples don’t miss those special moments as we did.
“Brandie and Emily went above and beyond even helping me plan my wedding timeline. The photos turned out so vibrant and amazing.”
We do what we do because we love people. Plain and simple. We crave connection, creativity, and serving others with our time and talents. We know personally how important it is to have photos and film you can enjoy forever and how important it is to have someone you can trust by your side so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your day. When you’ve been married for 15 years and are distracted because #life, you’ll be able to look back and relive the best day of your lives. And you’ll be reminded of the love and vows you made to each other on this day.
Brandie started her photography career when she was five years old. She started with a disposable camera, young and excited to take her very first photos of the trees, grass, siblings, and neighbors. In high school, she upgraded and learned to use a film camera. In college, she earned her degree in graphic design while taking digital and film photography classes. While designing in the corporate world, she continued to take photos, learned the art of flash photography, and how to create and capture flat lays. She soon realized what she craved was the joy that comes with connecting with clients on a deeper level. So, in 2017, she decided to pursue photography full-time.
Brandie’s art is influenced by her down-to-earth approach to life; finding inspiration in things that bring her joy and push her creative limits. For Brandie, it happens to be helping clients find their confidence because confidence leads to trust and trust leads to great photos.
Emily's passion for photography sparked while studying graphic design in Greece. You know the feeling when you experience something new or you travel somewhere you've never been. You instantly want to take out your phone and capture that moment so you never forget it. That is the feeling that sparked a love for capturing special moments, people and places for her. Photography became a huge part of her life while finishing school and learning to navigate grief. She finds joy in capturing others' stories through her perspective. Designing and photographing for marketing firms is also something she enjoys alongside weddings.
Emily’s art is influenced by people, culture, and relationships. She believes there is something unique and interesting about every person, place, and experience that deserves to be captured.
We work well together and feed off each other creatively. In turn, you can feel confident that your gallery and films will look cohesive and timeless.
Not only do we work well together, but we are always getting compliments from other vendors. That’s because when you hire us to be a part of your team, we go in knowing there is a common goal of making this your best day ever. And having vendors on your side with the common purpose of serving you is what you, ultimately, deserve.
We pay attention to detail. And we won’t settle for less. Cinematic style makes your film stand out and one you want to watch for decades to come. We combine variety with efficiency so you can party with your friends and hug your family without having to spend all day being directed in front of a camera.
We are here to tell your story—making sure we are part of your day by capturing the finer moments: the tears that roll down your check when dad sees you for the first time, hearing your spouse gasp as you down down the aisle, and everyone cheering for you as you make your grand entrance to the reception.
For us, winging it is not an option. We have the knowledge and equipment needed to capture what you have envisioned. Every location is different and we always come prepared with the right tools to give you the highest quality photo & film. Before each wedding we plan, collaborate, and think through the weather, lighting, and locations. After 7 years of weddings we know exactly what is needed for any situation.
Bugs don't scare us. We often have to pick them out of the tulle in our brides' dresses in the summer (yes, even spiders)!
We love good vibes and high energy and under no circumstance will we pass up a song with you on the dance floor.
We love to travel! We were born in Utah and lived there for the first part of our childhood. We will never pass up the opportunity to travel for your wedding & engagement session.