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Brad Claypool Photography


The wedding day is really just a huge party, and I love getting to play a part in it. My goal is to take photographs that the bride, groom, family, and friends will cherish and allow them to relive that party for the rest of their lives.

The key to my approach is that I realize the wedding day is not at all about me or the photos I take. It’s about two people, in love, that want to remember the most important day of their life for years to come. Bringing out a couple’s natural chemistry is my favorite part of the job. I can pose people all day long, but when couples start organically interacting with each other, that’s when I get the photographs that will land on the fireplace mantle.

Whether you’re in Orange County or Timbuktu, Let’s chat!



My husband and I used Brad Claypool Photography for both our engagement photos and our wedding, and for several family photo sessions. We could not be happier with the quality of Brad’s work, his work ethic, and his personality. He is really professional, punctual, talented, and kind. I got so many compliments on how great he was the day of the wedding by all my bridesmaids and family. We could not have asked for more in all of our photos and we are always glad to refer our family and friends.
-Lexi Warren, Fresno, CA

Brad Claypool Photography is great! His work is amazing, and super quick turn around time. He is a nice guy and easy to get along with. You can definitely tell that he has experience and loves what he does. I would recommend using him for any photography needs you may have.
-Cheryl McDaniel, McKinney, TX

If you break the name Brad down, you get B-rad. He doesn’t have to be rad because he already is. I know, super cheesy, but its the truth. Brad Claypool is such an asset to any wedding! His positive attitude, bright smile, and accommodating demeanor are more than a bride can ask for.
He arrives early to ensure he can test lighting, etc. and he even researches the venues before the actual day to find great angles and backgrounds to best utilize your time on your big day!
For engagement photos, we brought our 5 year old son and he was amazing with him as well and captured his numerous facial expressions perfectly!
On the day of our wedding, even though we were running late, he remained calm and worked very quickly, and I didn’t even notice him for the most part! He blended well with the guests and interacted and joined the party in a way that made the guests feel comfortable with him! It was more than I could have ever asked for!
And the best part… I didn’t have to wait long for our photos! He actually delivered them before he estimated he’d be finished!
I get lost in my wedding and engagement photos every time I look at them because he captured the essence of our relationship.  He saved our memories perfectly.
After he did our wedding, I recommend him to everyone I know and he is doing my brother’s wedding and has already done a dear friend of mine’s wedding as well. I highly recommend Brad to be your photographer for life sessions, engagement sessions or your big day!THANKS again Brad!!!
-Kristen Baldwin, Brea, CA