About Me



I am an all day, every day wedding photographer. When I’m not shooting, I’m thinking about images, my craft, the process and how I can make the most memorable and enduring photographs possible. I am also a photographic educator, teaching studio lighting, history of photography, Photoshop and Lightroom, and fundamentals of photography to students of the Visual Arts Center in Old Towne Portsmouth. I am the father of two wonderful children and I am always photographing them of course. Before I got into wedding photography I was in the US Army, photographing the V Corps and 76th Army Band in tours through Iraq and Germany. I have photographed for several newspapers including the Virginian-Pilot and my commercial photographs have been published on book covers and in numerous advertising campaigns for companies like Chrysler Motors, Maxim Magazine, Snow Business UK, Bank of America, The Republican Party of Virginia, Harley-Davidson, and the Norwegian Tourism Board.

In 2007, I chose to focus my career on wedding photography because of the unique opportunity it presents to connect with people in a meaningful and fulfilling way. Wedding photographers need to be technically minded. We’re out there juggling a whole orchestra of equipment on location in changing light. We need to have a backup for every camera and lens we use and backups for those too. We deal with thousands of images every weekend and we can not afford to lose a single one. Wedding photographers need to stress every detail and plan for every contingency. We need to be early arriving and never late to a deadline. These things come naturally to me and I pride myself in being a consummate professional, but there is still more required of us.

Wedding photographers need to see the artistry in every moment. We’re fast on our feet but we also need to notice when the mood is slow and contemplative. We look for the ways poetry can be written with light and shape. We delve into the personality and imagination of our clients and emerge with photographs that exceed expectations. This is why I am a wedding photographer. This is why I get excited by every ceremony for which I am fortunate enough to be a part.



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  • Bryan Myhr is an outstanding photographer. He did not hesitate when we asked him to drive 10 hours to shoot our wedding in Pennsylvania. He is passionate about his work and it shows. He will do whatever it takes to get the best shots and capture your memories from your special day. Not only is he a phenomenal photographer, he is a great person as well. When the bridesmaids were struggling to bustle my dress, he wasn’t afraid to put the camera down and get in there to fix it! Thank you Bryan!!

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    Lindsay O
  • Bryan did a fantastic job with our wedding and we highly recommend him. He was very professional, fun, and absolutely a joy to work with.
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    Imee A
  • Bryan did such an awesome job at our wedding. He was professional AND super fun! Many of my guests even commented on what a great job he did. We can’t thank him enough!
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    Nicky P
  • Bryan Myhr is an amazing and talented photographer. As I was planning my wedding, I heard real horror stories about other photographers and experienced one at a wedding. Bryan is professional and knows exactly what to do. Book him!
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    Lindsay M