Briana has been photographing since she was in high school, it quickly became a form of communication and storytelling that she fell in love with. Realizing the impact it made on her, she decided to share that passion with others. Photographing people, events, and things in a way to show their story and their magic with the greater community turned from a hobby into a career.
My favorite part is a happy client. Someone who looks at a photograph I envisioned and crafted and falls in love with it. Especially portraits. When someone looks at a photo of themselves and says "wow, I didn't know I could look that good!"... of course they can! I didn't change anything about them, I just showed them how other people see them - no self judgement in front of a mirror. The other aspect that really drives me is going on adventures and traveling and sharing photos with others, trying to show them and encourage them to do similar things. Telling the stories of how accessible travel and adventures really are!
I've done many types of shoots! I enjoy portraits, I try to make them extra special. Instead of an awkward shoot where we meet up and photograph a series of poses of 30-45 minutes, I like to take my time. I like my clients to feel more like they're hanging out, we go on walks, we go around town, we chat and really get to know each other. I find what makes them shine. I find scenarios they enjoy. I snap photos when they feel relaxed and comfortable. Sometimes we get it in 30 minutes, sometimes in 2 hours. Quality over quantity.
I haven't submitted any of my photos for many awards or recognition - maybe a couple of ViewBug competitions early on...
I traveled and lived as a nomad around the world for about a year.