First and foremost… kudos to you for clicking on this part of the website. Because when choosing a photographer, you should be just as confident in the PERSON that you hire as you are in their abilities to deliver beautiful images that you’ll love.
So with that… hey there, person who searches for photographers like a rockstar! My name is Brea (pronounced ‘Bree’ – everyone always asks!) and I am a photographer and writer in Avon Lake, OH/Cleveland West Side who aims to help people see the beauty, positivity, perspective and authenticity in their lives through images.
I consider my job as a newborn, children and family photographer a HUGE responsibility. As someone who spent most of my childhood POURING through photo albums and asking my Mom to tell me stories about the photographs in them… I can assure you that I don’t take it lightly that you are asking ME to create the photos that will be YOUR story starters for years to come.
So who am I behind the lens?
- I am a “treat you like I’ve known you for years” kind of person.
- I am constantly looking for the little in-between moments during sessions when kids/parents don’t know the camera is active. The connection. The bonds. The moments that make you “feel” something. Because pictures aren’t just pictures. They are story-starters. They are memory vaults. They are perspective-deliverers. And I want to deliver the very best version of yours. Sometimes I start shooting the minute you get out of your car, and I’m even shooting when meltdowns are happening! Everything is worth capturing.
- I want you to love the way that you felt during your session as much as you love your pictures. Because just as important as it is for me to hear “we love our pictures,” is having a client say, “we had an awesome experience having our pictures taken.”
- I am known to act a little (um) ridiculous behind the lens when fake smiles show up. I want to capture your kids LAUGHING, not their “for the camera” smile. And sometimes you have to bring out all of the stops to get kids to feel free to have fun.
And at the end of the day when the session is over and the pictures are edited… I am a person who loves the little moments in life. I’m a crier because I’m happy. I love sports and country music. I’m a Mom to three amazing little spirits under the age of five, a wife to the best man I know and a writer who shares my thoughts about motherhood, perspective and LIFE over on The Thinking Branch. I have a relentless passion for helping mothers find more ways to connect on our similarities and embrace everything that we authentically are FIRST as people, and then as moms. I strive to do that both in my writing and in my interaction with my amazing client moms.
Thanks for taking the time to learn about me and my work… and I look forward to hearing how we can work together to beautifully document this stage of your family’s life.
Thanks so much for being here.
(Headshot and Family Photo by the amazing Ashley Sasak Photography)