Brumley & Wells

Colorado Photographer

Brumley & Wells

Colorado Photographer

Jacob has a passion for medium format film and loves using natural light to compose simple, elegant, and timeless photographs with an acute awareness of detail, color, and movement. He's created original content for SONY, CMTV, Ethnographic Media, VOW, Magnolia Rouge, and more, and his images have been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Rangefinder, Brides, The Knot, UK Weddings, Glamour, Sweet Violet Bride, My Wedding, Inspire Weddings, Signature Weddings, Ditt Burlip, Belle Lumiere, as well as Once Wed, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Sparrow, Weddings Chicks, Ruffled, and elsewhere. He loves capturing the unique personalities and relationships of each couple in a way that can be presented in a collection of emotional, magazine-worthy images.


Interview

IF I HAVE A FREE SUNDAY I WOULD SPEND IT…I try to spend any downtime I have with family and friends. The most difficult part of my journey is the effort it takes to develop and maintain a strong sense of community amidst the excitement of new faces and a life on the road.

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS…I've had some pretty thrilling experiences in my travels - chasing monkeys through the jungle to retrieve bags of stollen film, being detained by military personnel in Egypt, driving through old landmine fields in the West Bank near the Jordan river, sneaking on to trains, chasing down a thief in Portugal to retrieve my wife's stollen phone, boating up the Amazon river and climbing bug-infested trees in order to get the right shot, and on and on. I can't imagine picking a most memorable. 

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS… Iran

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS… I love fostering and developing lasting relationships with couples, fellow vendors, and other photographers in the industry. 

IF I DIDN’T DO THIS FOR A JOB I WOULD BE… If I wasn't a photographer, I'd still have to work in the visual arts as a film maker, graphic designer, illustrator, or painter. 

IF I COULD GIVE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IT WOULD BE... embrace the journey. Being engaged should be fun. Planning your wedding should be exciting and fresh. If you feel stressed and overwhelmed, take a break and imagine yourself surrounded by the people you love. That's what it's about.

I LOVE WHERE I LIVE BECAUSE… I love living in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The pace of life allows me the room I need to slowdown and breath and the relaxation I need to continue traveling. There's a sense of community here that keeps me grounded are reminds me to embrace my roots, a humble life found in rural communities. 

IF I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE… I feel so fortunate, because I have been able to choose to live where I want to, in the mountains of Colorado. It's home, and I can't imagine it any other way.

MY FAVOURITE MOVIE IS? Shawshank Redemption. 

MOST MEMORABLE MEAL I’VE EVER EATEN WAS… Vietnamese mystery dishes in remote villages.

THE PETS I OWN ARE… my wife and I own a pair of doves. I've learned a lot from them, actually. They aren't incredibly affectionate and their brains are no bigger than a small pebble. Needless to say, they're not very smart. All that aside, however, they are beautiful creatures, and they remember to sing every morning when the sun comes up, something we could all learn to do.