El Dorado Hills Photographer

Hey friends, my name is Brad Marendt and I look forward to learning more about you and your family. 


I was once asked, what is the thing that drives you the craziest? My ultimate answer, Living Life on the Surface. Life is so much more than our outward selves and the things happening to us. Life is beyond the weather, the job, the inauthentic you. It is about the true connection we have to other human beings.

After 18 years in Corporate life, I knew I needed something different, something more. A corporate career was just not how I wanted to experience life. Photography is about that singular moment where an entire chapter of your life is told. Below the surface of that portrait is everything we are about as individuals and as a family.

Throughout my corporate career, my instincts served me well. When to stick with a job, when to move on, when to take risks and try something new. These instincts have carried over into my business. It is about the intuition to play off certain energy, seeing a scene that fits a family’s personality, and instinctually seeing when the shutter needs to be pressed…forever capturing that moment that speaks to you.

I’ve always known I was destined to do something meaningful in this world and to be able to bring that meaning to individuals and families, where they can treasure those moments, is why I cannot wait to work with you.