A Little Bit About Me
If you’ve found yourself on this page you may be wanting to know a bit more. And I’m thankful for you – but I like to remain an enigma (at least here and with revealing things such as my hobbies or favorite tv show. However, if knowing those things endears you further, I do post quite a bit online in many forms and you can get to know me – perhaps a little too well – throughout any of them. My personal (though still highly public) IG is @brookebritter feel free to follow along there or just do a quick look through if you’re curious about all the things)
Here though, what you should know is that I like photos.
Well to say I like photos would be a slight mis-statement. I have an incredible appreciation and love for what photography, as an art, can make and reveal of the world… and of people… and of those people’s stories. It’s a truly truly beautiful thing what an image or set of images can do.
I’ve been a fan of photography since I was very little. One of my blurriest memories is actually being handed a disposable camera my grandmother gave me when I was 5 years old. It’s a very blurry memory and so were the 10 photos that my dear, and ever supportive parents developed for me. Bless them as they didn’t realize this would become a lifelong love… camera by camera I somewhat intentionally and somewhat unintentionally captured whatever I felt like and inadvertently made many images I loved and some that were quite terrible yet I still loved, at the time. When I was 15 I found out I could not only tell mine but others stories (complete strangers even) through this medium and also get paid to do so. That second part tripped me up for awhile since marriage between passion + business is a difficult thing to navigate in the best of times much less as a very young and highly inexperienced being. Still trying to find myself, and stumbling quite a bit along the way, I made many mistakes in my journey to here. C’est la vie. Through many iterations of my art I find myself here : striving to create art for others and myself that rings true. Pieces that don’t just tell stories but let you feel them. Images that inspire the way I’ve been inspired and are honest.
Whether photographing a wedding day or two lovers in their first home, the one hour of photos a family of 5 gets done once a year, or portraits to capture who you are or who you want to be…
I want the pretty pictures
And – I want messy pictures
I want that perfect light
and I want erratic shadows across skin
I airbrush when I feel like and yet I can’t express how much I enjoy capturing the crows feet that lift and crinkle when you smile, truly smile, at someone you love
I like contradictions
and after hundreds of thousands of photos passing through my hands, all I want at the end of the day is to create beautiful, though not always perfect (and perhaps not even often… because the mess is endearing) & honest images of people’s stories that strike the chords of our hearts just right for both them and me.
If that’s for you then reach out. I want to know your story and hopefully capture it in a way that captures You and all the things these moments mean to you in this space and time of your life.