Welcome To My Blog

Thank you for visiting my blog! The posts are short, sweet and to the point. Typically current photos I have taken that follow my professional and personal life. No long written paragraphs here for all of you short attention span readers. And I'm not that good of a writer anyways :-) I hope you gain a good idea of who I am thru my photography, my travels, and my humor posted here. Come back soon!


Christmas = Cuteness

This little guy makes me look GOOD! Everything came together so well in this Christmas card photoshoot. The red walls & couch, the dogs and their sweaters, the great tree with presents, and of course, is his outfit not awesome?! Seriously...HOW CUTE!!!

Opening Presents by Boston Kids Photographer Brian Phillips

TriTic by Brian Phillips

Boston Kids Photographer Brian Phillips

Present Time by Boston Photographer Brian Phillips

No child's photoshoot would be complete without the final meltdown shot. This was my actual last photo taken of our 30 minute shoot.

And...Break.. by Boston Photographer Brian Phillips

All Photos © 2008 www.BrianPhillipsPhoto.com


Santa, Is that really you???

Santa sighting on Boylston Street, downtown Boston, last Saturday.

Santaclaus by Brian Phillips

© 2008 www.BrianPhillipsPhoto.com


Some Winning Photos

Just placed 5th and 9th in the Wedding Photojournalist Assoc. quarterly contest. Definitely some stiff competition from all around the globe. Be sure to check out the winning photos as many are truly amazing!

5th Place photo taken at The Wequasett Inn on Cape Cod.
WPJA 5th Place Brian Phillips Wequasett Inn

And a 9th Place... Was such a 'Right Place at the Right Time' photo.
WPJA 9th Place Brian Phillips


Check It Out...

We just shot an independent fashion shoot where the concept was to photograph something a bit out of the ordinary and mostly to shoot for fun. We teamed up with a ton of great people including R&B singer Blu Cantrell, a native Rhode Islander :-).

Here are some pics from the shoot and I hope you enjoy :-).

Brian Phillips Ocean Mist

Brian Phillips Ocean Mist

Brian Phillips Ocean Mist

Brian Phillips Ocean Mist

Brian Phillips Ocean Mist

Brian Phillips Ocean Mist

Location: Ocean Mist Bar in Matunuck, RI.
Clothing: La Reine Bridal in Waltham, MA
Accesories: Elle Boston, Chestnut Hill, MA
Make-up: On Location NYC, Danielle Crugnale
Hair: Robert Jordan Salon, Wakefield, R.I.
Models:Sarah Loken and Blu Cantrell
Stylists & Coordination: Nicole Crugnale & Flavia Panaggio


My Poor Bills!

Today I photographed the New England Patriots / Buffalo Bills game for the Niagara Falls Gazette. The Pats defeated the once 5-1 Bills by a score of 20-10. Here are some of my images including a nice shot of myself ;-).

Brian Phillips

Cassel Eyes his pass.
Brian Phillips Matt Cassel

James Hardy's flying TD Catch!
Brian Phillips James Hardy

Cassel 1stQ TD run!
Brian Phillips Matt Cassel

Photo speaks for itself.
Brian Phillips Bill Belichick


Hailey on the Run!

While most of us today are concerned over the who will become the next President, some of us enjoyed a sunny November 4th election day afternoon without a care in the world, playing with her new puppy. Hailey and Max had a great time running all around the Paine Estate in Waltham, MA. Ohh to be young again!

Brian Phillips Paine Estate

Brian Phillips Paine Estate

Brian Phillips Paine Estate

Brian Phillips Paine Estate

Brian Phillips Paine Estate


Standing Out From the Crowd

Came across this fun shot last weekend. As a photographer, I am constantly shooting
during the wedding day. So when the Bride and Groom decided to peer thru the limo's sunroof, I had no choice but to shoot up at them. I think the expression on the brides face and the gently placed fingers on the edge of the sunroof opening helped make this picture work. What do you think? Leave a comment for me :-).

Brian Phillips Faneuil Hall

Outside shot of Bride and Groom taken by M.


Tempus Fugit

Time flies that is! Wow, since I last blogged in early September, this has probably been my busiest stretch of work, family, and friends, ever, IN LIFE!!! Every minute, day and night, I had something going on. Even when watching baseball, I was sitting on the couch editing an assigment on my laptop. And going forward another month, it doesn't let up much. So for now, here is a sampling of pictures shot over the past 45 days.

Faneuil Hall shoot for a State Room wedding.
Brian Phillips Faneuil Hall

Engagement Shoot in Watertown
Brian Phillips Engagement Session

Isn't he the cutest!
Brian Phillips

Engagment Session at Nashoba Vallely. Such a cool texture on the side of the barn!
Brian Phillips Nashoba Valley Engagement

My first bridal shots out on Boston's now completed Greenway. This was in front of the InterContinental Hotel where the wedding was held.
Brian Phillips Boston's Greenway


Nice Recovery

I am down in New York City with Maria shooting the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Maria actually got to shoot a little as I had her shoot some wide angle shots. Today we shot the Carolina Herrera show, Peter Som, and Luca Luca show for Wedding Style Magazine.

Going down Naomi Campbell style
Brian Phillips Peter Som

Maria's first Fashion Week Picture at the Peter Som show. Of course a little bit of good editing by yours truly and 'voila'... new superstar photographer!
Maria Peter Som

Carolina Herrera Show
Brian Phillips Carolina Herrera Show


Eagle Eyed

Just got back from a fantastic trip camping in Maine with our friends Ann & Steve. I have gone camping since I was little. Maria, well, not so much. And while she is finally getting the hang of living out of a tent for a few nights, she still found a way to get into town with Ann and go shopping while Steve and I were Kayaking on Rangeley Lake, lol.

Steve and I just before launching our Kayaks.
Camping in Maine

I spotted a Bald Eagle gliding above. What an amazing site to see in person!!!
Camping in Maine

Camping in Maine


Best of Boston !!!

Where do I begin??!! Last Friday I unexpectadely found out that I was awarded "Best of Boston" by Boston Magazine!!! I was totally caught off guard by this as winners are not supposed to find out until the big party (last night). This award has been part of the magazine since 1973! One winner per category and picked by the editors of the magazine. I am honored and very humbled by this. Especially to be listed listed side by side many many other amazing winners we all know and love :-). But I must give kudos to my new full-time assistant and wife Maria, who should have equal credit for this as well. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, to everyone who has in one shape or another helped, guided, believed, trusted in me. The list would just be way to long to write.

Brian Phillips Best of Boston 2008

Here are some pictures from last nights Best of Boston party at the Conley Shipping terminal in South Boston.

Brian Phillips Best of Boston 2008

Brian Phillips Best of Boston 2008

Brian Phillips Best of Boston 2008

Brian Phillips Best of Boston 2008

Brian Phillips Best of Boston 2008

Sunset at the Seaport

Shot this Boston Skyline Sunset last night from the Seaport Hotel Ballroom in the World Trade Center during a wedding reception we had there. No color enhancements were applied to this image. Just a bit of contrast and sharpening.

Brian Phillips Boston Seaport Sunset


Harvard Hall Ambience

What a chandelier!! While chandeliers are making a comeback these days in homes and even restaurants, the Ornate Silver Chandeliers in the Harvard Club on Commonwealth Ave. in Boston are just amazing.

This shot was taken this past June at an amazing wedding reception planned by Unique Weddings by Alexis.

Image Info: Handheld 1/20s at f/2. ISO 1250.


Grace Ormonde Shoot at the Liberty Hotel

Yesterday I had the fun privledge of shooting Bouquet shots at the Liberty Hotel for Wedding Style Magazine. If you haven't been to visit this hotel yet, it is definitely worth a quick peak inside, or better yet a drink at "Clink" or even dinner at "Alibi" restaurant. Sorry I can't show you any of the photos from the shoot, well not until they come out in print :-).

Brian Phillips Boston Seaport Sunset


Visiting Tootie & Bobo in San Diego!!!

We had a blast in San Diego visiting my baby brother Kevin (aka..Bobo) and his sweetheart Maeghan (aka..Tootie). San Diego is by far my favorite city in the good old U S of A. And now I have my brother living out there as he just moved a few months ago from Boston. So since my business allows me to travel and be on the road for long periods of time, you just may see me in SoCal quite a bit in my downtime :-). Actually, we are working on landing a few weddings out there as well.

Kevin lives in Little Italy (heart of downtown SD). Little Italy is surely no North End of Boston, but the food is great, the people friendly, and you can still get good pizza and canolis. And from Little Italy, you can easily walk to the beach, Balboa Park (the SD zoo is right there), the Gas Lamp District (Bars, Bars, and more Bars) and Petco Park. Petco park looked amazing. You can buy a park pass and sit in the sand in the outfield for like $8.00. So when you get a chance, visit SD and if you can get a room, stay at the Coronado Hotel!

Brian Phillips San Diego


Tying the Knot Vegas Style!!!

We just shot an absolutely amazing "50's retro chic" styled wedding out in Las Vegas. When photographers Kristin and Jared Spencer asked me to shoot their renewal of vows in Vegas I jumped at the opportunity. Some details of the day included a Vintage Red Cadillac, a Stephanie James Couture Dress, a reception at the Bellagio in front of the fountains, and even Blue Shoes for the groom. The day was super hot (over a 100 degrees) but that didn't stop anyone from having fun. More pictures to follow down the road.

Brian Phillips Weddings Destination Las Vegas

Brian Phillips Weddings Destination Las Vegas

Check out more photos on Stephanie James's blog at www.StephanieJamesCouture.com


Guthrie Castle Wedding | Scotland Wedding

I just finished the final editing of seven thousand seven hundred fifty nine photos taken over in Scotland and Holland. And six thousand of those were in Scotland and I figured the least I could do is share a few of the wedding shots :-). I am not a big "wedding blogger" as I like leaving those for the website, but a wedding at a Castle in Scotland only comes around every so often.

Our wedding took place at Guthrie Castle about an hour and a half north of Edinburgh in the Scottish countryside. Over 60 friends and family came from the States to see the awesome Bride and Groom get married!

Brian Phillips Weddings Destination Scotland

Brian Phillips Weddings Destination Scotland

Brian Phillips Weddings Destination Scotland

Brian Phillips Weddings Destination Scotland

Brian Phillips Weddings Destination Scotland

Brian Phillips Weddings Destination Scotland