I applaud anyone who decides to get in front of a camera and have a lens pointed at them. It can be terrifying in so many circumstances. I myself find it awkward when I get in front of a camera, especially in front of someone else’s camera. While living through the era of selfies, it’s easy to take a good picture, but it still lacks the fundamental reason to do a photoshoot. There are times where being in a photoshoot brings so much more then the photo itself. It brings out the not just the smile, but the vulnerability. Sometimes the silly and the sassy too. Each of these portrait sessions I did with all these ladies gave me a sense of why I do what I do. Most of us want to feel good, look good and be good, and I have definitely captured all of this. A lot of the time they end up loving the moment I ended up getting in between.
Seattle, Washington || Alki Beach
The weather is getting to that point now where people are walking around outdoors, talking to one another again, and doing it so without that Seattle freeze attitude. It feels so nice! After a long winter, it's about that time to get out those short-sleeved shirts and sundresses. It's time to feel the sun touch your skin and show off those tattoos.
Breathe in the fresh PNW air and just BE.
~ Big props to Jesse being the best male model that he is! We pulled this off on such short notice and it was worth it ~
Seeing a childhood friend’s baby for the first time gives me goose bumps, and I don’t mean in the ushy gushy type of way when most see a baby. It’s hard to explain, but I will do my best.
At 25 years old I am starting to see some of my truest friends starting their own journey as new parents. It’s interesting watching them shift their lives into a more mature, a more loving, and conscious creature of the universe. I mean for god sakes, they are raising a human being!
I mean…we were once the kiddos who were running around as little tyrants. At birthday parties, school dances, and the neighborhood playgrounds. We had made those childhood memories last. Some stories stuck more than others, but what I do mostly remember was laughing about everything with my friends and the young ones around us.
Life is too short. I know that is the most over used cliche of all cliches, but its still damn near the truest one. When I am watching my childhood friends raise the people they love most in this life, it shows the truest person they are in those moments. These children will turn into an individual of their own, who will soon be playing with their childhood best friends at their birthday parties, their school dances and their neighborhood playgrounds…. Life just seems SO SHORT. How did I get here already?
“Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and emotional stresses of growing up” – Ezra Taft Benso
I was trekking solo into the land of the official "National Training Center" for the Army, and had been driving 30 minutes deep into the desert hills of Fort Irwin. Someone I have had the pleasure of calling my best friend for the past 2 decades lives on the base with her 3 boys and her husband.
The little ones called out “Auntie Brie!” Look at me do this!!!”, while I tried to capture every jump and skip they were making in those moments. Life I tell ya…. Where the heck does that time go?
I remember the days....
when we were the kids playing on the playground, and now it was us playing with the next of kin on the playground.
From 14 to 24 years old. Where Did the TIME GO?
My first intention in LA was to go for work. I had a scheduled photo session with these two beautiful young ladies below.
Taylor, who has been a friend of mine from Seattle, contacted me for new head shots. Her new life chapter brought her to LA, so of course I was excited when she wanted some photos done. I have been trying to take photos of this girl for a few years now!