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Photographing Your 


From details to authentic candids and everything in between. 

My approach to your wedding begins with creating an experience where we feel like family. From creating your custom timeline, to helping you figure out what to wear for your engagement session, to THE day - I’m with you from the start for questions and advice. When we’re on the same page your photos will showcase your authentic and joyful selves!

By the time the big day comes around, you'll feel so at home and comfortable in front of the camera; that's what the BDphotos experience is about! Creating images that are guided, not stiff and posed, I want to turn your vision into a gallery that showcases your story in a way that feels authentic and all you. 

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Wedding Experience



Walk through these steps to learn more about my process and what to expect!




The Step by Step Process


Engagement Session


Wedding Day

Gallery & Prints


Explore the Process

OMG, you're getting married! After I receive your inquiry, I’ll return your email in 24-48 hours and we’ll set up a time to speak over the phone. Why? Because it’s so much easier to speak with a person to answer your questions than get tangled up in emails! We'll discuss your wedding day vision and the best collection for your needs! Don’t worry, I’ll send you a post-consult email with all the details!

NExt : Booking


cheers to saying yes! let's start planning!

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Pop the bubbly, it's official!

Your wedding date will be scheduled on my calendar after I receive your signed wedding agreement & retainer payment! Bonus: You’ll receive a copy of my Recommended Vendors List upon booking and an informational guide that will answer all of your questions about your engagement session, wedding day, and more! Ahhhh! Get excited!!!

NExt : Engagement Session


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It’s time to practice and feel comfortable behind the camera! Whether you're using these photos for save-the-dates or just want casual photos of you two together, I’ll help guide you through your engagement session without feeling staged so you feel your best. Choose a location that you love or I'll brainstorm a spot with you! (Dogs and outfit changes welcome!)

NExt : The Timeline

Engagement Session

I promise you won't look awkward - i'm here to help!

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Your planner plans the day - I plan the photo timeline!

I’ll provide you with a custom wedding day questionnaire to gather all of your specific timing details before creating your wedding day timeline. We'll discuss timing for getting ready, any travel times to the venue, group photos, romantic sunset photos, etc! Don't worry I've been to a wedding or two and can answer all of your questions related to timing!

NExt : Your Wedding Day

Creating your timeline

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I’m yours for the day! I’ll come prepared with your family formals list, my weather radar app (on deck, if we need it!), and the kind of comfortable vibes and energy you need on your day. The perfect mix of "fly on the wall" for candids and in-on-the-action for all your big and little moments. It's going to be unforgettable!

NExt : Galleries and Prints

The big day is here!

this is it! i'm prepared, you're prepared - ready to have some fun!

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You’ll have hundreds of photos from your big day - they need a home!

With a little help from you, I’ll design your custom wedding album, place the order, and have it delivered straight to your doorstep - easy peasy! Let me do all the hard work of creating and designing so you don't have to stress over it! (All my years as editor of the Yearbook trained me well...)

Back to the Beginning


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Kelsey & Sarah

dumbarton house | Washington D.C.


She is professional, talented, organized, easygoing, funny...the list could keep going! My husband and I have are blown AWAY by the incredibly gorgeous and natural photos Brett took of our wedding. We were blown away by how much Brett made photographing our wedding so enjoyable. One of my bridesmaids who has been in a ton of weddings kept marveling that it was the least stressed she'd ever felt taking photos. We trusted her completely and could not happier that we had the chance to work with her.

Megan & Maggie

Richmond, VA Elopement

Brett Is so personable & fun to work with!
We would recommend her to anyone!

My wife and I decided to elope because of Covid. Brett shot a friend's wedding and she was vendor I could not forget! Brett was very flexible in helping us decide on a location for our elopement and understood our unique needs. She provided guidance on best lighting and was very confident and prepared. On the day of, she took charge without being overbearing, which was exactly what we needed! Everyone commented on how courteous and professional Brett was. Three hours later, we had sneak peeks which was such a surprise!

Kari & Patrick

Washington D.C.

Brett feels like one of your best friends on wedding day!

I AM OBSESSED WITH BRETT! My 30-minute consultation with her turned into 60-minutes and I knew she was 'the one!' She is extremely comforting, easy to be around, and fun! She made Pat and me feel so comfortable and at-ease and she knew what she was doing. Her turnaround time is great - she sent us the full gallery within 2 weeks! 

Wedding Day


Whether you're getting married in Virginia or a destination far away, I cannot wait to hear about you and your wedding vision!
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weddings begin at 7800

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 Elopements + Destination Weddings

Elopements + Destinations

Albums and Prints

don't let your wedding images live on the computer

Frame them for a gallery wall or prop them up in frames on your bookshelf. Let them live in the pages of your heirloom album for generations to enjoy.

wedding Albums

Custom Designed & Handcrafted

20 pages or 80, let's tell your story in the best way possible! I'll send you my "Guide to Albums" with all of the information about giving your photos their forever home inside your heirloom album. Let me organize it all so you don't have to!

Display Prints

Canvas and Print format

You've invested a lot in yourself and your event, let's get those beautiful photos in print or hung as a canvas on your wall and off of your screen!


do you travel?

100% yes! Sign me up! I am ready to jet set to your session or wedding. Contact me for questions and custom pricing about destination photography.

We're ready to book! What's required for booking?

I require the signed wedding agreement and a non-refundable retainer to reserve your date! Other payments will be placed on a payment schedule.

How Many photos will we receive?

I average 75-100/hr. Your gallery will have a mix of candid, group shots, portraits, and details telling your wedding day story.

What happens if we have inclement weather?

I keep a weather app on my phone to track radar and find dry pockets for photos outside. I will scope out alternate locations at your venue! Don’t stress - we will make it work!

Do you work off a shot list?

The only list I need is your family formals shot list! Wedding days unfold differently and I'll photograph all of your major moments and details! You can make special notes on your pre-wedding questionnaire of anything you want to make sure I capture!

How many hours do i need?

Wedding collections begin with 8 hours. On our consult call,  we'll discuss your specific wedding details to determine if you need more coverage for your event and/or wedding weekend!

What does a second photographer do?

A second photographer is invaluable as another set of eyes! There are times we're separated and times we're together with two viewpoints to tell your story.


Photographing your authentic, joyful Moments

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