I had just graduated from college and started my career as a wedding planner. On our daily phone calls, I’d tell him about work — in particular, the wedding photographers whose job I admired.
One day, he said, "Brit, I'm buying you a camera and you're going to figure this out."
My dad was my biggest supporter, and even though he didn’t know anything about photography, he always pushed me to get better. So I did — I read books and watched YouTube videos. I took classes. I started photographing weddings on the side.
He died of pancreatic cancer in 2016, and on his birthday that October, I officially incorporated Brittany Jean Photography in his memory.
He left a legacy behind him of growth, support, and unconditional love.
And in losing him, it made me think a lot about the legacy I want to leave behind. I want my legacy to be joyful and vibrant. I want to treat my clients to a loving, adoring experience on their wedding day. I want to help people feel beautiful just the way they are. I want to raise my son to be a good human, who lives by his values and always prioritizes connection over convenience. I want to create honest memories of people that will live on long after they’re gone.
Kelli + John
Alix + John
Haley & Tom
That’s not hyperbole — I actually want to be friends with my clients.
I want to know how you really feel about having your photo taken, why your relationship with your grandma is so special, and what makes you laugh so hard you’ll start crying.