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.
Walk through these steps to learn more about my process and what to expect!
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!
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!!!
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!)
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!
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!
You’ll receive a link to your password protected online gallery where you have access to download your images, order prints + wall art, or share photos (or the link) directly to family and friends!
Bonus: A sneak peek of your wedding photos will be posted 24 hours after the big day!!
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...)
Alyssa & Joel
There aren't enough words to describe how much I love Brett! Not only are her images totally stunning, she is so kind, easy to work with, and funny! I was in two weddings that Brett photographed (my twin sister's and my best friend's) before I got engaged, so when the time came to pick a photographer, the choice was obvious! She is flexible, dedicated to her couples, a total professional, a GENIUS at photography, and an all-around fun person. I LOVE BRETT!!!
Cate & Zach
I'll never forget my husband saying, "Have you seen the pictures Brett posted? We look good... like really good." The best part? WE RECEIVED OUR 900+ PHOTOS WHILE WE WERE STILL ON OUR HONEYMOON!!! I’ve had friends get married before and not receive photos until months later. Our house is now a legit shrine of Brett's photos. Do yourself a favor and hire Brett. I promise you won't regret it. Her photography is truly worth every penny.
Kari & Patrick
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!
I am SO excited to document your day - capturing the big and small moments that you'll have for a lifetime! Whether you're getting married in Virginia or a destination far away, head on over to the contact page to send me an inquiry!
Custom Elopement & Destination Pricing available
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!
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!
Planners + florists + videographers & more...
After booking, you'll receive my full list!
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.
I require the signed wedding agreement and $2000 non-refundable retainer to reserve your date! Other payments will be placed on a payment schedule.
I average 75-100/hr. Your gallery will have a mix of candid, group shots, portraits, and details telling your wedding day story.
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!
The only list I need is your family formals shot list! Wedding days unfold differently and I'll capture 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!
I sure do! Elopements and micro weddings are available and have separate custom pricing based on location. Send me an inquiry for more information!
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.