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 and most definitely belong on a beach. I miiiiight listen to way too much Drake (okay, I do) and I almost always have a messy bun on top of my head. These are the things people know me for but that doesn't mean they are the most important things about me.
The way I choose to live my life is simple, by being present in everything I do. The little things are SO very big to me! Experiences like that first sip of espresso in the morning, welcoming home a new plant baby, my toes touching lake water for the first time after a long winter, listening to the man in the apartment below mine play on his key board, feeling rain drops land on my skin and hearing “I love you.” every night right before bed. These are the moments 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, I could lie and tell you that it's in my blood and I knew from the moment I picked up my first camera that this is what I was destined to be...but that's not true. It kinda snuck up on me! I always knew I saw the world and people 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 photography career. Capturing a photo is easy, but capturing life's little moments in a way that makes you feel it over and over again is what I am continually striving to achieve in my work.
If you want to learn more about the business side of me and how I got started in this wild world of wedding photography, take a look at my interview with Voyage Chicago here! If you want to learn more about me as a human (and my weirdness) then hell, come meet me out for coffee! I am always game to get hyped on espresso!