About

Meet Koby

Beginning as Archetype Studio, the name Koby Brown Photography was recently adopted in an effort to tie ourselves more closely to our photos. The nature of our work is so personal, that it just made sense (after all of the these years) to set aside our corporate name and just be us. And yes, it’s still us! – Koby and Elizabeth

New landscapes, different climates, unique venues… I consume these adventures as though they were the air I breathe. At 10 years old, my parents gave me a Canon 35mm to take with on a trip to England. I spent that trip burning through film and loving it. My lens was mostly trained on the historic architecture and monuments. To this day, I am inspired by history, architecture, new places, and the adventure of traveling.

One of my favorite quotes,

There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life. – Alain de Botton.

My life as a photographer is full of peaks and valleys. I am not looking for perfect balance, because with balance comes complacency. The peaks help me survive the valleys, and the valleys drive me to create with more passion.

My wife and daughters are all a part of this crazy adventure, and the older my daughters grow, the more driven I am to succeed in hopes of inspiring them to find their own passion in life and follow their dreams.

I am passionate about telling love stories in a beautiful, inspiring way. Your story is important, right now in this moment, and even more so once this moment has passed. My photographs will become your connection to future generations.

I am the storyteller. You are the story.

Every wedding commission received is a great honor, and the most important aspect of my career is the trust you put in me to tell your story.

If you are planning your wedding, I’d be honored to be part of your adventure too – let’s give future generations a tangible record that you were here
and greatly loved.

Biography

Koby Brown Photography is a boutique wedding, travel, and editorial studio. His focus remains on capturing intentionally cultivated events that are beautifully composed and filled with light. Koby works together with his wife, Elizabeth, and as a team they specialize in destination weddings, wedding and fashion editorials, and creating fine art images.

Koby has photographed celebrations across the globe, from the Amalfi Coast, Venice, London, and Iceland, to the countryside of Scotland and beyond. His work is very much inspired by each client’s individual story. With a noteworthy skill for breathing life into his photographic narratives, he draws out the emotion hidden just beneath the surface. He seeks to tell each story in a refined, yet organic way, weaving personalized elements of the journey throughout every collection of photographs.

Koby Brown has had the privilege of being named:

Best of the Best Destination Wedding Photographer By Junebug Weddings
1st Place Wedding Image By Rangefinder Magazine
Top 100 Rising Stars in Wedding Photography
By Click Magazine

As Seen In

Koby Brown Photography is honored to have work featured in a number of prestigious print publications and wedding blogs. It takes a team to bring each event to life. Sincere thanks to our fellow creatives for working along side us.

The Creative Process & Travel

The creative process starts with you talking and me listening. We meet or speak over the phone, and I work diligently to acquire a true understanding of your personal vision. I am committed to working alongside your wedding planner/designer with a very hands-on approach, and will custom tailor a photo timeline for you. With attention to every detail, I make recommendations to achieve the best photographic results.

Arriving at least a day in advance of the celebrations, I scout all the locations and familiarize myself with the locale, lighting and wedding itinerary. On your wedding day, you can relax and trust that with my years of experience and creative enthusiasm, I will create a heart-stirring collection of images that will be cherished for years to come.

Travel

As an insatiable traveler, I am devoted to capturing the sacred moment when two souls become one, infused with the distinctive spirit of your locale. I highly recommend setting aside extra time during your wedding adventure for us to explore the area together, all the while adding more threads to the tapestry that is your photographic story. Wherever your celebration, no location is too remote, no adventure too great.

The Team

We are a boutique photography studio with a commitment to client relationships. Our current team consists of myself (Principal Photographer), my wife, Elizabeth (Principal Photographer and Production Manager), and a wonderful network of assistant photographers, image editors, and our film lab, Richard Photo Lab.

Stewardship

We take our world and it’s beauty seriously and are well aware that its resources are limited. In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, we relocated to Galveston Island in 2013. We now run our business from one of only a few zero-energy homes in Texas. Solar panels and a wind turbine provide the energy needed to power the household, sometimes even over-producing what we need and putting energy back into the county power grid. The home was built with the latest technology in energy efficiency, and we continue to invest in smart choices like LED bulbs, recycled and cotton paper, products made in energy efficient production facilities from sustainable sources, and carbon offset shipping when available.

Letters of Love

Jason & Lindsay

Hotel Emma, San Antonio, TX

Thank you so, so much!!! Wow, what a spectacular night we had! Y’all were phenomenal! Literally, from the first second you guys stepped into the room, we totally felt at ease and started getting excited about watching the night unfold!

And you were right–totally non-intrusive and unsuspecting! It was so casual. Y’all blended in so well. Again, we were so impressed with every aspect of your work, from genuineness and sincerity (Koby, thanks again for the heart-to-heart), to your aesthetic skills, professionalism, artistry and ability to capture the most intimate and memorable moments of the night.

We went through the photographs today and were just speechless. They are beautiful. You captured the day for us in more ways than we could have imagined. We particularly loved the window into each other’s world the day of the wedding. It really evoked so much emotion and sentiment for us.

Kayla & Cameron

BCN, Houston, TX

These photos are absolutely beautiful; we cannot stop looking through them! They could not have turned out better. Thank you so much for doing such an incredible job capturing every detail of the day. I cannot speak highly enough of your talent, professionalism, and the energy your brought while shooting our wedding. For two people who tend to get a little nervous under the spotlight, you kept us at complete ease for the moments leading up to our ceremony. We will always be grateful for how perfectly you documented the most important day for us. Thank you so much again!!

Katie & James

Villa Cimbrone, Ravello, Italy

Insane. Obsessed. Overwhelmed. Unreal – we are looking at the images and keep wondering aloud – was this really OUR wedding?!? This body of work is nothing short of artistic genius. It’s humbling to have an experience as phenomenal and full of love as our wedding was, but it’s even more soul riveting to have it so eloquently captured for us to enjoy for the rest of our lives.

Luke & Amira

Hotel Budir, Iceland

These photos are incredible! We finally got a chance to go through the whole gallery and they are just stunning. I love them all!! We are so thankful ya’ll were able to come join us on our wedding adventure. You really captured the spirit of what we were hoping for in our wedding photos. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

Jessica & Jimmy

Camp Lucy, Austin, TX

Thank you again for being two of the most amazing people we have met and for capturing our day so beautifully. Our journey wouldn’t have been the same without you, truly.

Laura & Mike

Private Estate, Vienne, Virginia

One of our best wedding planning decisions was choosing you as our photographers and we are so grateful that you said “Yes!” Our photos are PERFECT – we couldn’t be any happier. It gives us a chance to relive the best day of our lives and feel like we are still celebrating.

Landrie & Jason

Asia Society, Houston, TX

I seriously don’t even have the words to thank you two for how awesome you are and how much you have meant to us during the entire planning process. Your advice and organization are like none I have ever seen…I really don’t know when you sleep! You two are the first vendors my type-A personality was able to fully trust and know I didn’t have to worry. …we truly appreciate you…

Meribeth & Lad

Opera Guild House, New Orleans, LA

It is so inspiring watching the two of you work as a unit. You both have a special gift that gives a gift in return to others. That has been the most surreal experience. I cannot say thank you enough. Words trivialize how amazing the two of you are. Simply brilliant.

Leigh & Francesco

Dairy Barn, Charlotte, NC

We had the best time last night running the slide show of every single photo and reliving our wedding day. What a fantastic job you guys did! We are blown away by all the beautiful moments you captured and presented. We love these photos!!

Chelsea Wenner

Belle of the Ball Planner, Houston, TX

It was wonderful working together on Katheryn and Andy’s wedding this October! The pictures are beautiful and I know the bride and groom are thrilled! Thank you for your attention to detail, work ethic, and professionalism! It is much appreciated!! When photos are the lasting images of all the hard work, it’s wonderful to have you on the team… THE BEST! I would love to partner together again soon!

Luly James

Luly James Makeup & Hair

I wanted to reach out to you to express my admiration for your work and your work ethic. It was a pleasure working behind the scenes with your peaceful energy.
 I was very impressed, as well as amazed, with he way you two flow together while “working”. I can see that you both love what you do and it shines through the pictures. Couples like you are living testament that being in love can be a powerful thing and that if you love what you do you don’t have to work a day in your life.

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