Hi, I’m Bree!
I am absolutely honored that you have stumbled across my work! Capturing raw emotion as it happens is what I am all about. I want to capture it all; the tears running down a grooms face as he sees his bride walking down the aisle toward his, a family frolicking in the wind, a newly engaged couple dancing in the rain. Being able to capture these tiny moments is one of the most rewarding things that I have ever had the honor of doing!
I AM MARRIED! Holy cramoly! One thing I found that really sucked is that the marriage felt so incomplete until our Marriage License came in and I could start legally changing my name! As it turns out, the process is mildly annoying but can be made easier with some prep! About a month before the wedding I did a bit of research and had a list with some necessary things to change, and how to go about changing them which made the process bearable.
I think that this was my favorite UNBC wedding to date! I have never seen a ceremony in the courtyard, but I think I am in love and hope that I get to photograph MANY more here. The backdrop of the gardens and the mountains was stunning, and Jamie’s entrance down the stairs was straight out of a fairytale, no word of a lie!
We met for their first look at their cabin on Nukko Lake. It was on the verge of rain, but held off for us to capture some magic on the dock. They told me about how they met, and how Mike proposed in Paris at the Arc du Triumph (ummm does it get any more romantic than that!?).
To propose, Mitch recreated his first date with Christina. They went for a walk during the first snowfall at Forests for the World. Although there was a slight difference this time. Not because he proposed, but because this time, they got lost.
I had the absolute honor of photographing my big brothers wedding a few weeks ago. It was so nice to spend the morning with my sister-in-law and then head to my brother’s cabin to help him prep for his “first look.”
Melanie steps out of the house and Dave’s jaw immediately drops. His jaw closes and his eyes quickly begin to fill with tears. As hard as Dave tries to hold back those tears, one single drop trickles down his cheek as he watches his bride walk down the aisle toward him.
Watching Jenna grow in the gorgeous, humble, kind, and funny as hell young woman that she is today has been so cool. Having her in front of my camera over the years has been an absolute honor.
I just love everything about this session. The lighting is unreal in their house and the decor was on point! It made for some super cute detail shots, and I was stoked to see that all of their congratulation cards were still up on their mantle.
When we set up our wedding budget, we considered the larger items but smaller expenses slipped through the cracks. I even used wedding budget tools and read blog, after blog, but it was hard to account for EVERY little thing. Especially when plans changed, or minds changed (mine). So, before finalizing your own budget, be sure to review these expenses that we overlooked to make sure that you have everything covered.
I do believe that there is at time and a place for social media, and I do not think I would get rid of it fully, but I decided to do a 30 day experiment and see what life would be like without the distraction. Here are some of my thoughts through the month: