Simply put, I just love photographs.  Capturing a moment in time, creating a memory, creating art, evoking emotion, or just seeing an event from a different perspective...I feel a certain magic in that.  My goal with Blue Cottage Creative is to bring my appreciation for the craft to your family or event and to give you images that you can truly appreciate in your own way.

My name is Joe Bruno, and I have been taking photographs for over 20 years.  As a student in 1993, I borrowed my dad's camera and lenses for a semester-long trip to Central America, and I carried that camera just about everywhere.  That is where my passion for storytelling with photos was solidified.

I live in Asheville, North Carolina with my wife - also a photographer, dancer and gardener - and our beagle, 2 miniature dachshunds and tabby cat.  We love life in Western North Carolina and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us...including this space that inspired the Blue Cottage Creative name.

I have 20 years of customer service experience, and I like to make my clients happy above all else.  I appreciate the arts and diverse cultures, I play the upright and electric bass, and noodle around on the guitar and fiddle.  I'm also a soccer player and a huge fan of the game.

What Others are Saying...

-"You rock! Thanks so much for taking the time to spend the evening with us, as well as the time to edit all these photos! We absolutely love them and are in the process of printing some big ones to hang on our living room wall."

-"The pictures turned out excellent! I am very very pleased. Thank you for taking the time to be with us and to develop the images so nicely. I have already forwarded over my favorites to my new office for our website. And I really appreciate your willingness to go above and beyond to make sure I am happy with them :)"

-"Joe totally captured the look and style we were going for. We walked away with lots of great shots to use for band promos and posters."