I'M brittany! MOM, wife, + photographer
I'm an on location wedding and documentary photographer. I'm also a wife and mom to a very smart, energetic 6 year old. It's a full time job on its own, but the most rewarding one I could ever have. My creative juices frequently leave me working on last minute projects late into the night (that, of course, usually go unfinished...). My family is currently living in the house that my dad built and I grew up in in Nashville, MI, where I now also have a studio storefront.
After 5 years of running my business, my favorite things to document are weddings and families (non-posed). Catching emotions and connections with my camera is my JAM- my photog friends call me the "candid queen"! Haha!
I have very few photos of me and my grandma together before she died when I was 15. That has been my main inspiration to photograph what I do and document my son's daily life. People NEED these memories!
One of the first photos of me that I still have
My husband James and I were married September 7, 2013.
My family circa 2015! My husband, James, and our son, Aiden.
My son, Aiden, and I at a Detroit Lions game.
Aiden is in Young 5s this year and is 6 as of April!
Not the most flattering photo of me, but one of the few photos of the three of us that we've taken on my camera...
This is what I look like about 90% of the time when I'm working from home...I promise, I clean up well! ;)
Monica + Chandler + Rachel + Ross + Joey + Phoebe
Friends is my FAVE tv show. I started watching it with my mom when I was a kid and, after 19 years, I've seen every episode at least 20 times. I reference it almost daily, and can quote every episode pretty much line by line!
If you speak fluent Friends references, you are my people! But beware- I am definitely a MONICA.
Other notable faves: One Tree Hill, Gilmore Girls, Charmed, NCIS, CSI, etc
I'm a little obsessed with Disney- I have a ton of the music books for the movies and we have many of the DVDs also. My favorites are no doubt Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
I also love pretty much anything 90's ('92 baby here!) and I'm a huge fan of 80's movies! I still listen to Britney and my two favorite boy bands (can you guess which two?!), with a healthy mix of classic rock and hair bands mixed in. ;)
I can always tell when it's about to rain based on how it smells outside. It's one of my favorite smells!
I enjoy a good thunderstorm, though I always end up falling asleep...
I'm ADDICTED to her youtube videos (except lipomas- even I can't handle those).
Yaaaaas, it's really gross and weird, but it's soooo fascinating and satisfying to watch!
I'm a hoarder of anything cute or gold. And papermate inkjoy gel pens.
I'm an obsessive list maker- I have dozens of notebooks/journals with specific purposes.
I also am an obsessive planner- I use an Erin Condren Life Planner and love making my own stickers for it...it's the only way I stay organized!
"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and
realize they were the big things."
My job is to capture the fraction of a second when those little things take place. Laughter, joy, love, innocence. I freeze that second and give it to you to have forever. My photos will be there when you want to remember what it used to be like- whether it's to hold your child's hand, ride on the shoulders of your father, or marry your best friend. Life is fleeting, and one day, you will want to remember how blissful it is right this minute.