Biography

Every wedding day is a story. It’s a story of two people meeting, falling in love and deciding to get married. It’s a story of two families uniting, and a story of months – sometimes years – of planning a day filled with moments and emotions. Wedding photography should capture all of that. When documenting a wedding, the photographs should show what it felt like.

Our approach to weddings is rooted in the traditions of documentary photography. The principles are the same for both disciplines – composition, capturing moments and sensitivity to light, all elements that serve the goal of telling a story through pictures. As industry leaders, Widdis Photography is regularly featured in Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book Blog, Metro Detroit Bride, Michigan Bride and The Knot Michigan. Brian and Kathy are members of the Wedding Photojournalist Association.

In addition to photographing weddings, Kathy is also the Director of Photography and Video at the Detroit Free Press, a national trend-setter in the new area of Internet video. Over the past three years, Kathy has won four Emmys from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for her work with photo and video projects at the paper.

Brian is an experienced editorial, commercial and art photographer whose work has appeared in numerous national and international publications, including Rolling Stone, NPR.org, the Guardian, Time, Hour Detroit, Detroit Home, the Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Wall Street Journal. Brian’s personal work can be seen on his website. He is also working on a long-term project titled “Can’t Forget The Motor City”, a photo book that will document the people and landscapes of Detroit.