This Member Monday we are featuring one of the recipients of our very own “Editors’ Choice Award” for this year, Keith Cephus. Cephus graciously commented,“Two Bright Lights has given me the platform to showcase my work to the world like never before. TBL allows me get my brides featured, which is a major advantage in this highly competitive wedding industry. It is an amazing vehicle that has polarized my brand and expanded my network tenfold.” Today, instead of featuring his clients, it is Cephus’ turn to be featured. Please continue reading to learn more about this talented photographer!
Keith Cephus is a nationally renowned destination wedding and celebrity photographer, based in the Virginia Beach area. He has been shooting professionally for more than seventeen years and has traveled the world photographing weddings in exotic places such as Hawaii, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Antiqua, Bahamas, Virgin Islands and the exclusive Villa by Barton G at the Versace Mansion in Miami.
Cephus’ work has graced the covers and been featured in numerous publications such as American Bride, Destination Weddings, Modern Bride, Destination I DO, The Knot, Vow, Essence, Premier Bride, Munaluchi Bride and Hampton Roads Bride. His celebrity clientele include President and Commander in Chief Barack Obama, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Micheal Vick, Grammy Award-winner Chad Hugo, Defensive Tackle Darryl Tapp, Allen Iverson, Emmitt Smith and Aaron Brooks. His work has awarded him numerous awards such as 2012 “Best of Weddings” by the Knot, 2012 Brides Choice Awards by Wedding Wire, Special Achievement Award at the VA Fashion Gala and 2009 “Photographer of the Year” by Golden Scissors in Washington, DC. Cephus is also a board member of the Academic Review Board for the Art Institute of VA and speaks at various high schools and universities about the business side of photography.
Cephus’ philosophy of shooting is simple. He wisely advises, “Follow your heart and capture what you feel. Don’t be afraid to take risks. Work extremely hard in mastering your craft with a relentless passion and be kind along your journey.”
Keith Cephus Photography
Even though this Member Monday feature is about Cephus, we couldn’t help but feature some of his clients as well, so we could show off his magnificent photography! Cephus of course has no problem sharing the spotlight, because (as you can tell from his photography) his work truly is about his clients.