We specialize in a candid and creative approach to wedding photography. Our goal isn’t to just show you what your wedding looked like, but to transport you back in time so you can feel the way it felt. We’ll capture it all: the deep breath before you walk down the aisle, grandma getting down on the dance floor, arm wrestling with your nephew on the shuttle to the reception, teaching mom how to take tequila shots… the loud, the quiet… the real.
This business is the happiest accident of my life. What started as a hobby turned into my life’s mission. The most important thing in our short time on this planet is connection – and it’s the greatest honor of my life to be able to connect with so many amazing people and through my camera be able to show them how they love and how they are loved. After over 300 weddings and nearly a decade of this business, you’d think shooting weddings every weekend would get old. And there was a time that I was starting to feel that way… but that’s when I realized I was doing it wrong. Weddings aren’t about flowers and chair covers. They’re about people. This is the one time in your life everyone you love will be in one room. Each wedding is unique because the dynamic between each couple and each family is unique. That’s pretty fucking cool.
When I’m not photographing weddings, I am a scuba diver, glass blower (#breablowsglass on instagram), ukulele, guitar, and guitarlele player, world traveler, fiancé to Jonathan, future step mom to El and Elliott, and cat mom to the love of my life, Sherlock (@sherlocknessmonster on instagram). For the past 12 years, I’ve also taught video and photography at the college level, and I love having a positive impact on my students. Everything I love to do challenges me personally and makes me a stronger person. I feel the most alive when I feel connected to this beautiful planet and the people on it.
I also do documentary style family photography, you can see that work by clicking here.
In early 2016, I met Jim. I knew immediately that he would become special to me but neither of us could have possibly known how much our lives would change because of our friendship. He has taught me to connect my heart to everything I do, and because of that I am the photographer and person that I am today.
Jim is a rock climber, uncle to two amazing boys, and world class best friend. His presence is so calming and trusting, everyone feels safe to be their true self, whatever that looks like. It’s what makes him such an incredible documentarian AND friend. I’m so lucky to have Jim on board as my primary second photographer, editor, and assistant! Getting to work with my best friend is amazing!
Brooke came into our lives in 2018 and has been one of the best additions to our team. She’s the sweetest, wears her heart on her sleeve, and fits into our bag of weirdos perfectly. My favorite Brooke moment at every wedding is watching her see the bride for the first time. We should all find someone who looks at us the way Brooke looks at everyone. Do you have nieces, nephews, children, or a stubborn aunt who won’t smile for pictures? Brooke’s rendition of baby shark is on point. If it does not get kids smiling, at least your family will laugh at the weird blonde lady. She’s the momma to two sweet rescue pups and an ukulele queen and she lives in Baltimore with her incredible fiancé Brian. Their love is a thing of story books. When Brooke isn’t working with us on weddings she’s a special educator and loves her students deeply.
Photography by Brea has been recognized in the World’s Best Wedding Photos, and has won awards in highly competitive professional competitions by Fearless Photographers, and the Wedding Photojournalist Association. Our photos have been featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and The New York Times, among others. Locally, our weddings have been featured in Baltimore Weddings and Philly Magazine.
We are based in Baltimore, Maryland but serve Washington, DC, Philadelphia, PA, Northern Virginia and any other locations in the DMV region. We are also available for Destination Weddings and have photographed in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Greece, as well as all over the United States.