My name is Brian Batista Bettencourt (3B), I’m a Toronto-based documentary photographer. Before I started shooting weddings 3 years ago I used to work as a full-time photojournalist for clients such as the Globe and Mail Toronto Star. My experiences from working in these fast-paced creative environments has proven to be invaluable in my artistic pursuits and given me important creative tools to become a well-rounded storyteller.
No matter what I shoot as a photographer there will always be small traces of my creative self within the photographs. I always hope to achieve empathy and a sense of nostalgia through my images. A combination of documentary and fine art, cinematic and editorial, all elements influenced by my creative and personal experiences.
Photographing weddings provides me with a unique opportunity to combine my outside artistic influences with my storytelling abilities. Art has always played a large role in my life, music and visual arts especially. My entire childhood and adolescence can be embodied by various album art from my cassette tapes and vinyl.
Having been a professional photographer for nearly a decade now I have countless images of myself and my loved ones. I get sentimental going through my old photographs and realizing how fleeting life can be, and how fortunate I am that I have these memories of beloved people and cherished moments long forgotten. That’s the feeling I hope to pass on to your future selves through tangible memories.