and I believe the PNW is the most spectacular place on Earth.
You? You’re the kind of person that gets a lil’ teary eyed looking at an epic view.
Landscapes help you see how big the world is and make you grateful for your place in it. For the opportunity to live and grow and love on this earth.
How do I know that? Because I feel that way, too.
My favorite thing (besides my husband and lab, Cooper), is the feeling of sharing a magical place with someone I know will find it special.
That moment when you turn to the person you’re with and ask, “Are you seeing this?” I live for it. Places with trees and mountains and soft breezes that make you say, “I can’t believe this place exists,” I spend pretty much all of my free time searching for and exploring them.
These places have always felt like home to me. And if you’re the kind of person who also feels more at home surrounded by trees than by people? Then we’ll get along really well. The Pacific Northwest is full of secret spots that are too special to share with just anyone. But it would make me happy to share them with you on your wedding day.
I regret my wedding day…
You read that right. I regret my wedding (peep the wedding photo).
Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband. Wouldn’t change that part. 😉
But we feel most connected when we’re looking at forests and mountains together, not when we’re surrounded by family and friends. So it didn’t make sense for us to spend all that money on a day that didn’t feel like… us.
I want you to have a day that you won’t regret. Whether that means I need to hike to the waterfall ahead of time to scout out angles or research the best flower vendors and henna artists in the Redwoods so you don’t have to, I’m excited to give you a day that’s actually about you.
“Our one wish was for the day to be super relaxed and Brianna totally made that happen.
So… what’s it like to have me follow you around with a camera?
The short answer: not as weird as it sounds.
The long answer: I’m pretty quiet behind the camera and take on a much more documentary kind of approach. You being authentic together is what I’m most excited to capture.
I will probably ask you about your favorite place you’ve ever been (mine’s Olympic National Park), your taste in music (any Fleetwood Mac fans out there?), and your dog if you have one (please tell me you have one).
We’ll build breaks and private moments for just the two of you into the day, and I’ll do anything I can to make the experience as special and comfortable as it can be for you.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room…
I only photograph elopements in Olympic National Park and Northern California.
Don’t get me wrong. I love places like Mt. Rainier, the Oregon Coast, and Alaska, but Olympic and Northern California?
We’re talking about a different kind of magic.
I’ve spent 5 years photographing elopements all around the world. I’ve been to different countries and states searching for the world’s best-kept secrets, only to find that they’ve been under my nose the entire time.
I split my time living in both Port Angeles, Washington and Redding, California showing couples my best hidden gems for the most intimate experience possible.
Whether you want to hike up a mountain, have a picnic by a waterfall, or feel the sand against your bare feet, I have a place for it… and it can only be found in Olympic or Northern California.
Go ahead… stalk, surveil, and spy
This is for research purposes after all…
- I’m an enneagram 1 and a Capricorn (in short, a huge perfectionist).
- My favorite artists are Phoebe Bridgers, Beach House, and Fleetwood Mac.
- Growing up, I wanted to be a fashion designer.
- I enjoy thrifting, cycling, and reading (romantasy and nonfiction preferred).
- McDonalds is my guilty pleasure.
- I’ve spent over 200+ hours location scouting in Olympic and Northern California and know the area better than I know myself.
- I’m an ordained officiant and can officiate your ceremony!
- I practice all 7 principles of Leave No Trace and am a huge advocate for sustainability.
- Love is love. I photograph any couple regardless of race, sex, size, or orientation.
- CPR/First-Aid certified so we can be prepared for any adventure ahead!