Brownewell Photography started as a husband and wife team in 2006. At the time, we were shooting weddings and events on a small scale. In 2009, we had our son Cole, and it made sense to make Brownewell Photography Pat's sole source of income while working from home. That same year, Pat started shooting products for various companies.
The product side of the business has grown quite a bit. We have grown from simple still photos to the 360 product photography you see all over the web. We were one of a handful of photographers who were able to handle such a medium when we started back in 2009 and continue to push the envelope of the industry. We were the first company to have our 360 product photography utilized by National Graphic and we were able to work in the Smithsonian Institute of Natural History where we were invited to give a presentation on digital imaging.
In 2013, we split our company into two different names to avoid confusion as to what we do. J. Cole Photography is our wedding photography company where we take a laid back journalistic approach. The goal is to capture all the moments of a wedding in a timeless style which won't look dated in years to come.
I have a long history with photography. At an early age, I would help my dad, also a photographer, with darkroom things, moving lights around on shoots, and hauling gear. When I was 16 I decided that I would work in my school's journalism department as a photographer. From there I started shooting senior portraits and assisting on the occasional wedding.
Since those days, I have been able to shoot nearly 150 weddings, travel to New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, and all over the Midwest shooting weddings and products. I absolutely love my job. It's hard work and I have to pull frequent all nighters but I am able to attend nearly every activity for my children which is something not many parents have the luxury of doing.
Blue Pixel Creates (for Verizon Wireless)
Mini Delights Bake Shoppe
The Uncommon Green
Affinity Tool Works
The Lerner Theater
HyTorc Hydraulic Wrenches
Newtex Extreme Protective Wear
Kalamazoo Wings Stadium
Kalamazoo, MI Visitor Bureau
US Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Research Service
PASTIFICIO! Gourmet Italian Cuisine, Highwood, IL
Elkhart Civic Theatre
Ball State Alumni Association
Elkhart Air Show
March of Dimes - Elkhart
March of Dimes - South Bend
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Brownewell Photography primarily works in wedding photographyand 360 product photography. Based in Elkhart, Indiana, our service areas include wedding photography in South Bend, Niles, Goshen, Mishawaka, Elkhart, and the surrounding areas but are always open for travel. All photos on this site are copyrighted by Brownewell Photography.