Hey there!

I'm Bri.

An artist, a foodie and a "dance anywhere anytime" type of girl!

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Heyyyyyyyy! It's me, Bri! I can drink margaritas like it’s my job and get down with my bad self to some old school hip-hop. I own too many house plants, most definitely belong on a beach and almost always have a messy bun on top of my head. My current passion is globe trotting and the love of my life is food.

Little things are SO very big to me! Like that first sip of espresso in the morning, welcoming home a new plant baby, my toes touching ocean for the first time after winter, a new paint color on my walls or the feeling of rain drops on my skin. These are the things that make me feel alive and these such feelings are what I believe to be the key to a happy life.

If you ask me why I became a photographer, my answer is simple: because humans are fascinating and very beautiful creatures. I always knew I saw the world a little differently but it wasn't until I was pursuing my college degree that I found my love for human interaction, body language, and intimacy through photography. This quickly became the focus of my art and continues to be the focus in my career. Once I began traveling, I was introduced to new cultures, races and ways in which people show love. I found that working for publication, money, or status isn't what drives me but instead the uniqueness of human beings and couples is what truly inspires me to pick up my camera. Capturing life's little moments in a way that can make you feel it over and over again is what I am continually striving to achieve in my work. Without feeling, what is the point?

If you want to learn more about the business side of me and how I got started in this big world of wedding photography, take a look at my interview with Voyage Chicago here! Or better idea! Comes learn more about me as a human (and my weirdness)! I am always game for a warm espresso or a cold cocktail!

More things that make me, me!

All the food.

In the famous words of Migos: “I'm cookin! I'm cookin! I’m whippin! I’m whippin”! If I’m not working or playing in the outdoors, you most definitely will find me eating! I love food and saying that I "live to eat” is an understatement! When I was younger, a running joke in my family was that every fifteen minutes I would say to my parents “’I’m hungry”. Welp, I'm still hungry! Always hungry! If I could try all the food ever made on this earth, it would be a freaking dream come true but if I could learn how to cook all the food on this earth, then oh my gosh I would be complete! Trying out new recipes or recreating ones from top restaurants is my favorite past time. Food Network is my lifeline and Cut Throat Kitchen is a guilty pleasure. Come breakfast time I am already curious what is on tab for dinner and come dinner obviously there needs to be dessert. Food is life.

Adventure.

I am not very good at sitting still, like, at all really! I am always up and about, walking to nowhere and seeing new places. I could spend day after day walking along the Chicago lakeshore, through Charleston’s historic neighborhoods, hiking national parks, biking to my favorite coffee shop or treading water in the ocean. Call me a day dreamer, but in a perfect world I would never have to get in a car and sidewalks wouldn't all the sudden just end (pet peeve alert)! Being on the move has always motivated me and spending time in a new place other than home recharges my batteries. Wedding photography can sometimes be a sedentary job, and in order to keep things fresh and exciting I have found that going for a run, traveling to a new destination for the weekend or even just having a quick dance session at home does the trick!
Point blank: I like to be on my feet!

My Mikey.

Oh where do I begin...this guy makes me believe in love. He loves me for the indecisive, embarrassing, fireball that I am. This man hugs and cuddles me when I’m exhausted, comes home with flowers “just because” and gets Chinese take out when my day is packed to the brim with work. He values time spent together shut off from the world just as much as I do and doesn’t mind if our quality time consists of doing nothing or doing everything. At times he comes to weddings and sessions with me just to carry my bag (what a guy) and although he can’t cook worth a damn, he continually wants to learn. Best of all though, my Mikey is my sassy companion who gives me the hard honest truth when needed while still always pushing me to be the best version of myself. Loving him and being loved by him continues to be the easiest and most worthwhile aspect of my life.