Fresno Photographer
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About Me

I have been using digital cameras since 2001 and have been a full-time photographer since 2011. I love to stay up on the cutting edge of creative lighting, using the best equipment money can buy and continue to study with the best photographers in the world. Photography is my full-time job.
I have trained extensively with Jerry Ghionis (considered by many to be the best wedding photographer in the World). Emulating his mix of photo-journalistic images, evoking emotion in your subject and helping brides & grooms look amazing with posing and creative lighting sets us apart as I continue to create my own style. I've also spent time studying in Italy with JB Salle (the second most awarded Wedding photographer). As well as every year invest a week helping with the most prestigious print competition of the year WPPI, (rubbing shoulders and taking classes from the best photographers in the world. I am always learning new things and striving to be the best I can be for my clients.

I'm also the "House" photographer for the Fresno Convention Center, Selland Arena, Saroyan Theater, as well as the photographer for the Fresno Chamber of Commerce and I own the most versatile (for rent) photography studio in the valley.
(more info here)

I choose to do a limited number of weddings each year so I can deliver the best service possible. Verses photographers that shoot 50 or 60 a year! This also allows me to give my clients more attention and to deliver their photos quickly. I also have a large portrait studio located in West Fresno behind the Costco on Shaw. I would love to meet with you to customize the perfect collection for your photographic needs. (more about me below the testimonials)

I also offer collections with a 2nd Photographer as well as video

My Mission

My mission is to offer clients the best wedding photography, portrait photography, event photography, commercial photography available in the Central Valley, at a price you can afford and to create artwork and lasting memories for our clients that will be cherished for generations to come. What makes me different is that every image I create is thought out and edited to capture the beauty of the most important moments in life. I don't just take "snap shots" and burn them on a disk. I pay attention to every detail and create art for you, that will last a lifetime.

All of my finished images are retouched. Digital photos are nothing more than pixels and we will tweak them to make you look your best, without making you look fake. No more dark rings under your eyes, skin blemishes or distracting elements in your personal or family photos. And I don't just blur out your skin like amateurs, I use high end retouching techniques that are used in the fashion industry. You will also notice beautiful blue skies in many of my images. Not the airy, fairy, white ones many are producing these days. This is a fad that will be very dated in a few years.

Have you ever had a photographer make you look into the sun while you stood there squinting and wondering what to do with your hands? Guess what? I will never make you look into the sun, and I consider it my job to help you pose! You know how they say the camera adds 10 pounds? What you may not know is that correct posing can take at least 20 pounds off! Don't worry, I got your back. All of my collections include a custom made album, and photos on USB. (Samples Here)

-Brett Nelson

Here is a recent interview with me



"Such great pictures!!! I can't believe how good they are!! You're amazing Brett!!"
-Kirsten W (bride)

"When my husband and I were married in the Fresno area almost 2 years ago, we came across Brett's ad for AAP on Facebook. Within 5 minutes of meeting Brett we were "SOLD". They were both so friendly, so professional and so comfortable to work with. (For you brides out there... You know how important that is!) By wedding day, they felt like family to us and they did a fantastic job on the wedding photos. As weird as it may sound, they were able to capture those little things without feeling like you had paparazzi at your affair. Yet they made certain to get all the important things that a couple would expect as well! (Emphatic 2 thumbs up!!) To this day we have remained friends. I am thankful for the power of technology and it having "worked it's magic"
-Hillary M (bride)

"So beautiful!! Thank you Ambient Art !!! You were wonderful"
-Janet A (mother of the bride)

"Brett's work speaks for itself. He did a commercial photo shoot with head
shots for our small business. He got the best out of our employees, getting
candid & natural smiles. He was really good at putting everyone at ease. He
digitally delivered the photo files within days both for print and online file
sizes. We are very happy with the project!
-Christine T

"Thank you for capturing every beautiful moment of our wedding day. You both have such wonderful personalities and went above and beyond on our special day."
-Rachel & John G (bride and groom)

"Darius and I appreciate all the beautiful work you did
photographing our wedding! You went over and beyond our expectations
and we are so happy with our beautiful photos and album. Thank you!"
-Vanessa & Darius H (bride and groom)

"Brett and his team did an awesome job at my wedding this last weekend!! Exceeding my expectations. He caught the most beautiful moments and I even got some pictures that night posted online!! I couldn't have asked for a better photographer!!"
-Jenna T (bride)

"Brett just shot our wedding this past weekend and did a FANTASTIC job!!! He was so easy to work with. They really paid attention to all the photos we wanted to get and he put up photos that night!! I mean, his turnaround on pictures is awesome!! We love all the pics so far and can't wait for the rest of them! Highly recommend Ambient Art! =)"
-Jennifer D (bride)

"My husband and I just wanted to say Thank you for your awesome work on our Susie's day, you were both there doing what you do, but in the process, by making her relax, feel beautiful and stress free. The day was made even more special by your involvement. Your work is awesome, we are so thankful we chose you to be our photographer. You truly love the work that you do, and it shows, thank you both very much!
-Renee and Dan (mother & father of the bride)

"Ambient Art took the most amazing photos for our engagement session, I'm
totally in love w/them!!!! Great help in figuring and finding our best shot
and making it look just the way I wanted. Brett takes his time and will go
above and beyond to answer any questions you have. I'm not good w/
computers and his really walked me through everything from picking the
good shots to edit to developing at the right places for the perfect picture!"
-Lauren N

"You are so great.... You took our daughter and son in laws wedding
pictures !!!! Pictures were beautiful and you two were great warm friendly
personalities make it even more special. Will never for get it as parents.
It was like you were family friends. Thanks so much !!!"
-Pete G

"I LOVE Ambient Art Photography. The quality of service, and product
truly is priceless. Brett is truly passionate about his work. I highly recommend ALL the services he
offers. I have used their commercial, real estate, private, corporate, and
wedding services."
-Sara S

We had Brett do a professional shoot for our business, Clovis Floral & Cafe. All I can say is "Wow!". Very professional with great ideas. From someone in a corresponding industry that's saying a lot. Keep up the great work!

I'm from LA and when moving back to the Central Valley I was looking for something of LA caliber and stumbled upon Ambient Art Photography. Great photo quality and I was impressed with the promptness of receiving the photo edits. I'm actually going to use one of the photos for a billboard!
-Sparkle S

Brett shot my wife and I's engagement photo session and wedding day and we could not be happier with the quality, professionalism, and communication he exhibited.

I highly recommend him to all family and friends. Thank you Brett and Ambient Art Photography!

-Ben A

Amazing experience!!! and best of all beautifully done photos. I was in need of photos taken for work relating to marketing and Brett couldn't have done a better job. I absolutely loved his work. He made me feel incredibly comfortable and at ease. Brett really knows what he's doing and I would HIGHLY recommend anyone to use him at Ambient Art Photography for any occasion whether it's a wedding, headshots, sweet sixteen, prom, family portraits, will love his work! Guaranteed!

4644 W. Jennifer Ave #102, Fresno, CA 93722

(559) 281-7896

Fresno, Clovis Wedding Photographer