Fox & Brazen is the brainchild of a Jen and Travis - a husband and wife photography team. We love the phrases, "opposites attract" and "once upon a time." We shoot two main styles of images - very bold, wow, amazing images and very intimate, soft, lovey images. We're a husband and wife photo team with a knack for connecting with our clients. Come find us on social media and we'd love to show you what we are all about!
We love holding hands and working in the same office together, but more importantly, we love taking life "by the horns." We love savoring the little victories/moments in life while enjoying the company of friends and family. We love adventure, traveling, meeting new people, and experiencing everything life has to offer. Our biggest adventure so far has been marriage - though we truly believe it's just the beginning of our story - we have a whole lifetime ahead.
We promise to Make every photograph like it's the one we will be remembered for. Our goal is to document the moment that will outlive us all.
What to know about Jen? Jen was born and raised in Maine until she was 18. She attended college at RIT where she met the love of her life - Travis. She's obsessed with the Barenaked Ladies (it's a 90's band - the one that sang about "If I Had A Million Dollars) and once attempted to sing karaoke to Pitbull's 'Fireball'... and failed miserably, might she add. She loves a great cocktail and could probably live off of just coffee and coffee alone. Her biggest goal in life is to appear on the TV show Survivor, but it's more likely she'd appear on a game show with her knowledge of the TV shows Cheers, Frasier, and Friends. Jen has jumped out of a plane and swam with 27 sharks (by choice) but the scariest thing she's ever done is try to grocery shop at Wegmans on a Saturday. All kidding aside, she has a background in newspaper photojournalism, film/movie production, and has dedicated her life to constantly learning and improving her craft. If iPhones take over the photography world, she plans to become a tour guide for Disney World, because her qualifying factors are she can tell you the difference between a Magic Kingdom Dole Whip and a Polynesian Resort Dole Whip and knows all the words to the Haunted Mansion ride. Oh, and she may or may not believe she's a Disney Princess and wants to be Evil Elsa for Halloween one year. In 2019 Jen earned the prestigious title of Associate Photographer of WPPI.
✈️ Travels Nationally from Philadelphia, PA, USA
✈️ Travels Internationally from PHL, EWR, BWI or JFK
Travis has been described as a renaissance man with a love all things nerdy and artistic. Raised outside of Philadelphia he developed a love for all things musical before heading to RIT where he met his best friend and wife, Jen. Fluent in movie quotes, and addicted to Jeopardy, Travis never turns down a board game or a chance to play cards. For him a perfect day starts with a ham and cheese omelet and ends with cocktails on the beach surrounded by friends and family. As he is always up for an adventure, there isn’t a shipwreck he won’t dive, a mountain he won’t climb, or an experience he won’t try at least once. While searching for the perfect steak, Travis loves to explore local haunts only known by the natives while collecting stories. On a more serious notes, Travis loves how photography captures a single moment in time while containing a lifetime of memories. Yearning for the perfect image, Travis continually strives to create the perfect balance of photographic technique and art. No matter how many years he has been in the business, he never gets tired of seeing how images are gifted a soul and come to life as they are printed on canvas and paper. And if iPhones take over the photographic world, he will join Jen as a tour guide in Disney World, with a qualifying factor of knowing the location of the best bars while knowing how to “drink around the world” succesfully.
✈️ Travels Nationally from Philadelphia, PA, USA
✈️ Travels Internationally from PHL, EWR, BWI or JFK
Jen and Travis celebrated their 10th anniversary as a married couple in 2019 and renewed their vows in January 2020 (in Disney... because you know... happily ever after and all). We still fight over who does the dishes and who has to sit in the middle seat on the airplane. We met at the Rochester Institute of Technology, but we joke that we fell in love over dishline at Gracie's - that's where we worked together in college. Our favorite vacation destination is Hawaii - but you're more likely to catch us being frequent visitors to Disney World since we both believe in love stories and the magic of being a kid at heart. Jen takes credit for getting Travis into photography and the Barenaked Ladies (it's a band guys...) - but Travis takes credit for getting Jen into Broadway musicals, amazing cocktails, becoming dog parents, moving to Pennsylvania, and he takes the ultimate cake because he asked Jen to be his wife. We both choose adventure, love, and smiling through life.
Born and raised until the age of eight weeks in Rochester, New York, this dynamic duo can only be described as a handful and then some. Half beagle and half pug - they want to be the first ones to greet you when you arrive to our offices. They have nearly a gigawatt of love to share when you meet them. They have their own instagram account but leave the photo taking to the professionals. Though they want to help assist in editing photos and writing emails - it's hard to type when you do not have thumbs! Their favorite hobby is protecting the studio from squirrels and the UPS driver, but most likely you'll find them lounging quietly and watching TV when Back to the Future is on the boob tube.
177 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460
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(hours are by appointment, so make sure you drop us a line before you stop by!
We're excited to be part of the merchants of historic Bridge Street in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. This little borough found it's industrial heyday in the early twentieth century and there are bits and pieces of this great history throughout the town. Circa 2020, we're now famous for First Fridays, Food Truck Festivals, Blobfest, and having more breweries per square foot than anywhere else in America.
Phoenixville is known for amazing breweries, distilleries, arts, culture, the great outdoors - and now known for being the home of Fox & Brazen Photography. Come find us on Bridge Street!
Fox & Brazen is the company we have strived to create since we took the plunge into creative wedding photography in 2011. Our humble beginnings started as a Philadelphia-based company called 'Uncorked Studios' and our style, service, and photography has matured into our current studio.
Fox comes from our sleek, flirtatious style of imagery. We also enjoy the parallelisms between marriage and how a pair of foxes choose to be partners for life. We also draw inspiration from that the arctic fox is the only native mammal to survive the chilly atmosphere of Iceland!
Brazen comes from our unbashfully bold personalities and love of color and contrast in our imagery. We feel that choosing love and a partner for life is one of the boldest choices you can make in a lifetime.
The best marriages are when two people bring their best traits together for success - and that's what we believe Fox & Brazen is - the best of both worlds!
Jaya & Matt
" I went to their website, looked at their "Meet Us" section and knew that they'd be perfect for us, especially in the personality department. They made me feel very comfortable and made sure that the vision that Matt and I had for our wedding day was effectively captured, and boy did they deliver. "
We truly believe a great photo is created with whatever camera you have in your hands - but if you need to know, we're avid Canon photographers. We pride ourselves on being seekers of light whether it's finding the light or creating it and making use of every style of lighting we can use to capture an image. We finish our images in Lightroom with a flair of Photoshop if needed.
There aren't too many secrets we keep about the creation of our images. We generally like to find some kick-ass lighting, insert our subject and inject some emotion into the scene. Tada - that's our secret photography formula.
Jen placed Silver in the annual WPPI 16x20 print competition in Las Vegas with this image "Let it Rice, Let it Rice, Let it Rice" - category Wedding Photojournalism.
Program Description: Two Simple Rules...
Travis and Jen run their business using the same two pieces of advice given to them by Travis’ father.
Rule Number 1: Don’t Suck. Rule Number 2: Don’t be a Dumbass. Travis takes the two rules and starts to explore how the rules are actually quite complex, however when mastered can be used to drive any aspect of your life or business. Using comedic examples from his personal life and Uncorked Studios, Travis presents the two rules explaining how he uses them to guide his business, and life, to achieve results.
A handful of our engagement photos were featured in a TV segment on over-the-top engagement photo trends!
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The 2016 Two Bright Lights Editors' Choice Awards is a signature program that recognizes photographers and vendors within the Two Bright Lights community whose number of published features in 2015 placed them among the top 5% of all Two Bright Lights members. Winners were published across many of the most respected lifestyle, wedding and other print and digital publications in the United States and worldwide.
The 2016 honorees reflect those that have demonstrated a superior quality of work for their customers, and those that have used Two Bright Lights' online platform to quickly and easily get published by submitting their authentic, stunning imagery and services directly to the top industry publications and editors.
Among thousands of photographers and vendors competing for publication, the Editors' Choice winners represent the best-of-the-best.
Travis spoke at the prestigious WPPI 2016 at the program Photographer's Ignite.
From Wikipedia: Ignite is a style of presentation where participants are given five minutes to speak on a subject accompanied by 20 slides. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, and slides are automatically advanced. The first Ignite was held in 2006 in Seattle, Washington, and was sponsored by O’Reilly Media and MAKE magazine.
See his presentation here!
Jen placed Silver in the annual WPPI 16x20 print competition in Las Vegas with this image "Girl Talk" - category Wedding Photojournalism.
Check out the gallery of other winners. (Slide 65/67)
Featured style story for Today.com
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In 2018, only 3% of the approximately 300,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade. In its twelfth annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2018, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost 3.6 million reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider booking for their own unique wedding.
FOX & BRAZEN / UNCORKED STUDIOS NAMED WINNER IN THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2017
Eleventh Annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America
Philadelphia, PA/January 4, 2017—Uncorked Studios is pleased to announce that they have has been selected as a 2017 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the leading wedding brand and marketplace. This is the 3rd year Uncorked Studios been selected for The Knot Best of Weddings.
In 2017, only 2% of the 300,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade. In its eleventh annual year,
Danielle and Matt's zombie session was featured in an article online and in print by the New York Post about "crazy" engagement sessions! How fun!
Read about it Here!
THE BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE WORLD
The Fearless Photographers directory is a showcase of the best wedding photographers in the world who are constantly striving to surprise you with wedding photos that will amaze you!
If you're planning a wedding and you care deeply about photography, you've found the right place. We want to help you find the photographer who will tell the story of your wedding day with distinctive imagery. We share your passion, enthusiasm, and obsession for photography. Our photographers are inspired to push the envelope of what is possible every single day. They are creative, talented, and among the best in the world.
Jen placed Silver in the annual WPPI 16x20 print competition in Las Vegas with this image "Ka honi mai me ke alo" - category Wedding Couple Together: Wedding Day.
Click here to see all the winners in this category. (Slide 55/109)
Nicole and Bruce's Blue Mountain Resort has been featured on Luxe Mountain Weddings!
Read the feature here!
Jaya and Matt's May 2016 wedding is featured on Maharani Weddings!
Read the full article here!
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania/January 1, 2019—Fox & Brazen is pleased to announce that they have been inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame from The Knot, a leading wedding planning brand and app. Exceptional wedding professionals who have earned four or more of The Knot Best of Weddings awards are inducted into the prestigious The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.
About the Couples’ Choice Awards®
The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards recognize the top 5% of local wedding professionals on WeddingWire that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Winners are selected solely based on reviews from over 1.2 million newlyweds and are determined by a combination of excellence in four factors: overall rating, total number of reviews, review performance from 2016, and consistency of reviews from year to year.
Multiple images featured in the print magazine Destination Mariage.
See the online version of the print magazine here.
Tenth Annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America
Collegeville, Pennsylvania /January December 6, 2016 —
Fox & Brazen/Uncorked Studios is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2016 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the #1 wedding resource. This is the 2nd year they have been selected for The Knot Best of Weddings.
In 2016, only 2% of the 250,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania/January 8, 2015—Fox & Brazen/Uncorked Studios is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2015 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot. In 2015, only 2% of the 250,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade. The Knot Best of Weddings 2015 provides an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country.
Jen placed Silver in the annual WPPI 16x20 print competition in Las Vegas with this image "Another Day in Paradise" - category Portrait: Engagement.
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As a photography association, PPA (Professional Photographers of America) strives to be the leader in the dissemination of knowledge in the areas of professional photography business practices and creative image making and to define and maintain the photography industry's standards of excellence.
Professional Photographers of America is the world's largest nonprofit association for professional photographers, with more than 30,000 members in 54 countries. This photographer’s association seeks to increase the business and creative scope of its members by providing benefits, education, professional certification and business advice.
In 2019, only four percent of hundreds of thousands of local wedding professionals listed on The Knot received this distinguished award. In its thirteenth annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2019, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country.
Jen placed Silver in the annual WPPI 16x20 print competition in Las Vegas with this image "The Greatest Show Woman" - category Individual Portrait.