cooking & baking
making people laugh
talking about Jesus
waking up early on a crisp fall day with a cup of tea and a good book
photographing people who are crazy in love!
my man, Tyler
my forever puppy, Ollie
exploring the world
gettin' my craft on
jumping into random bodies of water on hot summer days
hanging out with my awesome hubby
the color green
Hey there! If you read my title of this page to the tune of “New Girl” then we will for sure be friends. If you read that and were confused…no worries I’m also frequently confused by pop culture references ;)
In case my business name didn’t give it away already…my name is Bri'Anne! I love terrible puns and as a full-time photographer...I try to never lose my focus...ha. ha. Get it? Oh well it was worth a shot (pun master strikes again!).
I crave traveling, love to explore new places, and thrive on being adventurous. But so does everyone else with an Instagram, which just means I’m relatable and unique… just like everyone else, haha! Hmm what else do I like [insert thinking emoji here] well I'm slightly obsessed with Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, I believe its always a good time for tacos, and I’m head-over-heels in LOVE with my awesome husband [insert drooling face here]!
I'm what I like to call an introverted extrovert; I enjoy people, can talk to strangers, and don't mind talking to crowds or wrangling up a bunch of folks for a massive family photo, BUT my ideal evening would involve delicious food, a movie, and cuddles on the couch with my man and my old puppy.
My life's purpose can be summed up into three things: love God, love people, and do stuff for both. That's what it all comes down to for me and it's how I find joy, love, peace, excitement, fearlessness, adventure, compassion, and so much more. I believe in capturing the moments not just the poses…which means sometimes in my own life, I put away the camera and just soak in the beauty of God’s creation.
[ Favorite verse Isaiah 1:17 ]
states I've driven through
This guy. Wowza. God is so amazing! I am insanely blessed to get to be this man’s wifey as of October 20th 2018! He is my favorite person to do everything and nothing with, he is kind, compassionate, superrrrr cute, funny, thoughtful, and strong in so many ways. God brought us together through our desires to be missionaries and our love for leading student ministries and I can’t wait to see where God leads us next on this great adventure!
My goal with BriAnne Elizabeth Photography is to use my skills as an artist and photographer to help you keep your memories beautiful. I'm often told that I should narrow down my photographic focus and pursue just one subject in photography...I understand that from a business perspective but that would take away my very purpose of being a photographer: my desire is to capture the beautiful moments and memories of every stage in life, because I truly believe that life is a gift and it's meant to be cherished. So I’m here to help you cherish every moment.
Countries I've visited
years in business
With the easy access to camera’s nowadays, everyone is a photographer. And whether you’re looking for your wedding photographer, or wanting to get your senior pictures taken, I know you’ve got plenty of options to choose from so what makes me stand out?
This is a big one and you don’t fully realize it until the day of your wedding or photo session. I’ve been running my business since 2010, photographed over 100 weddings, and captured hundreds of other portrait sessions. You want to hire someone who is confident in their skill and won’t leave you feeling helpless when you’re suddenly in front of the camera. I’m kind yet authoritative when I need to be (particularly on wedding days) and its always my goal to make people laugh and feel relaxed while taking their photos. You’ll be working with someone who doesn’t just “take pictures” cuz its fun, you’ll be investing in a professional who knows how to work with all sorts of people, situations, locations, lighting, equipment, and schedules. I’m confident in my work because photography is my passion and my full-time career, so you can rest assured that when you book with Bri’Anne Elizabeth Photography the only thing you have to do is simply be you…I’ll take care of the rest.
I didn’t realize just how crazy expensive wedding photographers were until I went in search to hire one! Yowza! I love a good paycheck as much as the next person but I have an internal struggle between needing to maintain quality of life and putting newlyweds into debt just so they can get the photos they want.
This goes for my portrait sessions too, I want families and seniors to be able to enjoy their photos without regretting the investment. This being said, my prices change every year as my business grows, but I’m not pocketing all of what you purchase…enters reason number three…
I love people, love Jesus, and I love doing missions work. My hubby and I have hearts for missions and missionaries therefore I want my business to reflect what I believe. The percentage has changed over the years as my expenses have grown, however I have always donated between 10-50% of my photographic income to supporting students and missionaries in Uganda, East Africa. I have been to and lived in Uganda and have substantial connections with locals and the culture in Uganda, which is why I feel particularly led to donate here- its my hearts second home.
Currently 10% of every session and/or wedding booked is donated towards impoverished families through Compassion International and local missionaries based in Uganda. Photos for you equals opportunities for them - win, win.
Finally, you’re hiring more than just a crazy lady who likes to take pictures. I have a BFA in painting and drawing and have been a painter for over 14 years. I’ve shown my paintings and photographic work in galleries and I LOVE being able to now express my artistic side through a profitable photography business.
I began photography using a $35 film camera, and developed my own film at a local community college. Now years later I love how quickly my “big girl” camera operates, but I’ll never forget the foundational skills I learned using film. Every moment can be beautiful if you capture it correctly. To me photography isn’t about how good your camera is…it’s about how good your eye for beauty is. I use my background in the fine arts to give my clients photos that not only capture the beautiful moments, they capture the essence my clients’ personalities.