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Lyndsie & James: Mesa, AZ Engagement Session

These two.  They are as kind as they are beautiful. Lyndsie and James’ engagement session was quite eventful with plenty of wind and rain. I didn’t hear them complain once instead they took it in stride and embraced it.  I actually think the crazy weather only added beauty to their portraits.  The love they have for one another is obvious to anyone in their presence. After meeting in a sports bar while watching a football game Lyndsie and James quickly realized it was more than a casual encounter.  They joke about the fact that it all started in a bar but to me I thought it was perfect. In fact, some of the couples I know who have been married the longest met in a bar. So Lyndsie & James, you two are in good company! 😉 At the end of the day you met your life companion and that is something to be grateful for.  I also thought it was genius that James scooped up a gorgeous woman who happens to be a big football fan! They will be married in an intimate Santa Barbara, CA wedding this fall.

L & J~ You two were so much fun to photograph & get to know. Thanks for having such a great attitude the entire time despite the downpour! Praying the future holds great things for you two.:)

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Sheena & Adam: Baby makes 3!

I can’t tell you how amazing it is to see my past couple’s lives unfold! I first photographed this incredible duo for their Sedona engagement session almost 3 years ago. Their Villa Siena wedding was perfection 2 years ago and now a baby!!! Mr. Liam will be making his debut in a few weeks.:)

S & A~ THANK YOU for trusting me with so many special moments in your life. You two are going to make wonderful parents! XO Brittany

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aunt Linda - April 28, 2015 - 9:09 pm

OMG these picturesc are beautiful. Sheena, when I was young I heard the a woman was more beautiful when pregnant. You are amazing.

Ashley & Vicente: A Scottsdale Engagement Session

From the very start of Brittany Janelle Photography I have focused my attention on growing my business through referrals. I still hold true to the belief that the best form of advertising is through past clients. I have been fortunate to have worked with amazing couples, many of which have sent their friends my way. It truly is the best compliment I could receive in regards to my career. Ashley & Vicente were referred to me by Melissa & Brandon who’s wedding I shot over 4 years ago when I was just starting out as a wedding photographer.  The reason I share this is because I am often asked how I have grown my business so quickly and how I get such great couples. My simple answer to that is give your clients a product they are proud to show off and don’t be afraid to say no to a couple you feel might not be the best fit. Every couple wants their wedding to be the best day of their life and our job as the photographer is to enhance the experience. Couples, if you aren’t 100% about the photographer you are considering take the time to meet with others. The photographer is your shadow on your wedding day so it’s important to trust and feel a connection with them.

Ashley & Vicente were so much fun to be around! Having been together for 6 years their love runs deep. There is this sense of peace and comfort between them, the kind that only comes with time and life experiences. They are as sweet and they are beautiful. They share a love for adventure which has brought them to where they are now, planning a lifetime together.  I can’t wait to photograph their El Chorro wedding this fall! XO Brittany

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Talia - April 14, 2015 - 3:12 pm

Hi Brittany,

Great post! As someone who is just getting started and diving head first into officially starting their business (I’ve only been doing photography on the side until now), I love what you shared about referrals being your main form of advertising. This is something I will most definitely keep in mind as my business begins to grow. I really appreciate when other photographers share their experiences and what works for them so thank you!

PS. love this session! The silhouette photo is gorgeous! And I love her floral headband.

Thanks!
Talia

Tracy & Craig: El Chorro Wedding Paradise Valley, AZ

Tracy and Craig’s wedding was absolutely incredible.  In a ceremony at the base of Camelback mountain they solidified their love for one another in front of many friends and family members. Tracy and Craig reside in San Francisco but celebrated their wedding in Tracy’s home state of Arizona. El Chorro is a gorgeous spanish style venue that is surrounded by desert landscape. There are few types of locations I enjoy shooting more than the desert, the light and muted colors make it so romantic.  Tracy and Craig’s love is effortless. One of the things that stood out most to me about them is how much fun they have together. Laughter is so important in marriage and there is no doubt they will have much of that!

T & C, I just adore you two! You made photographing your wedding an absolute joy. You did a pretty great job for being self proclaimed “unphotogenic”! You two are beautiful, both inside and out.

Andrea Leslie and her team did a phenomenal job planning and executing every detail of this wedding.  Behind every amazing wedding is a talented team of vendors and below you will see who contributed to Tracy and Craig’s day.

Wedding Coordinator~ Andrea Leslie Weddings & Events

Venue~ El Chorro

Florals~ Sarah’s Garden

Hair & Make-up~ Crowns Hair & Make-up

Videographer~ Simply Cinema

Cake~ Piece of Cake Desserts

Second Shooter- Corey Carson

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BJP’s New Promo Shoot

One of the best things I have done for my business is invest in a promo video for my website. I shot my first one almost 4 years ago and was blown away by Kale Fitch‘s talent. The response I received from clients was amazing and very humbling. I think it’s so important to give potential couples a glimpse into how you take photos. I also think it’s highly valuable to show them who you are aside from being a photographer. Since my hope for this blog is to not only showcase my photography but other facets of my life I wanted my new video to be a reflection of me as a whole. Photography is something I’m incredibly passionate about but my passion for it pales in comparison to my love of being a mother to our 4 children & a wife to my (smoking hott) husband of 6 years. Those are my most important roles and I never feel guilty about that. If you have been a client of mine you know that I run an organized & professional yet personal business and I hold firm to the belief that that model allows me to balance all of my roles. What you see is what you get. Kale did such an amazing job and made me look WAY cooler than I really am! Extra points, Kale.  We always have the best time shooting together! Alise & Tyler are some of our closest friends and they made the most beautiful models for my shoot. Seriously though, aren’t they gorgeous!?  What makes taking their photos so fun and easy is they have the best time together. I don’t think I’ve ever met a couple who laughs more together than these two. I love that! Below are some shots for our session & the the video. I owe a huge thank you to The Flower Studio, they designed the florals for this session and my jaw literally dropped when I saw them. They are the best around!

Past, present & future clients, THANK YOU  for trusting me with your wedding images. I don’t take the fact that you give me the responsibility of capturing the best day of your lives lightly. You have given me a glimpse into your lives & family, what an honor that is!

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NAILED it…

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Kyle - March 5, 2015 - 1:03 pm

Cute! Good job team, keep killin’ it ! :)

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