Du Castel Photography

Fine art wedding + portrait photography based in Alabama and available for nationwide travel, from a family-run business entrusted to the patronage of St. Joseph.

Featured on: The Knot, Southern Bride


Brad Burckel was a hobbyist photographer until friends asked him to shoot their wedding. Since then, he's captured nuptials throughout his home state of Alabama, as well as other weddings on a national scale.

Married since 2009 and motivated by the beauty of their own wedding day, Brad and his wife Mary Margaret run Du Castel Photography—named for Brad’s grandmother’s maiden name, derived from French for “of the castle,” together. Equipped with a still-fresh sense of how and why to cherish your wedding photographs, he works behind the camera and her on social media.

Brad combines photojournalism with simply posed portraits and close-ups, film with digital, and color photos with black and white to produce artistic, timeless images with a purity of emotion and candor.

From Brad:

I work very hard to produce the best possible photography collection for my clients, one that truly captures their love story. With that being said, I also believe that marriage is a holy Sacrament and I try to balance the photography with the importance of the day. My own wedding day was one of the most joyful days of my life and I want this to be the case with each couple. I also focus on providing a very natural experience, and producing photographs that those closest to you will treasure.