Hi! My name is Brad MacMillan and I am the owner and operator of Brad in YYC Photos. It’s nice to meet you!
Born in BC and raised in small town Alberta, growing up I learned a great deal about life from the people around me. How to be kind to others and the importance of treating people the way I would want to be treated were important lessons I picked up on quickly. I bring this approach with me to the start of every session. I want to treat you as if you were one of my neighbours in my small town, because that’s how I view my sessions. You’re visiting my small town, and I'm happy you're here.
Ever since I first got my hands on my mom’s camera in grade 9 I’ve been passionate about photography. From school trips to Ontario to visiting my parents on the east cost to fighting wildland fires from a helicopter, I’m rarely without a camera.
My photography career began in landscapes, I enjoyed how they allowed me to look at a scene as a whole and decide how best to tell a story. I eventually moved on to portraits and discovered how much I loved capturing candid shots. When a photo shows full, genuine emotion that instantly connects the viewer with the moment it’s something special. I have invested in some of the best portrait lenses available so I can capture all the smiles, all the tears, all the little details that make a memory worth remembering.
When I’m not photographing weddings or editing images you’re likely to find me hiking in the mountains or diving in a lake. I like to keep myself busy. I often pick up an extra job just to fill my time. From working construction to driving a tow truck to fire fighting, I’m always willing to try something new. I actually enjoy hard work and long days.
I’m simple and I like it like that. No need to make things complicated. I do whatever it takes to get the job done, and I love it. I have no quite in me.