My name is Brettina and I am a wedding and family photographer from Michigan (but will absolutely travel to you!) I'm here for the awkward, the cheesy, the fun, the intimate, the magical, and all of the moments that create a life. I was always a bit different from my family growing up. I've always questioned why and how and typically went against the grain. I was a smart kid with good grades and test scores. The expectations for me were doctor, lawyer, etc. But I wanted to create. I wanted to write. I wanted to take pictures. I ended up graduating from Oakland University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication and Creative Writing.
From there, I worked in Marketing and Website Design for three years. I was miserable going into an office every single day. I started to get into photography again as something to do outside of the mundane every day. I took a mentorship with my favorite photographer ever (shoutout to APaige Photography) and just went with it. I quit my job with no concrete plan in place and watched my business soar. I put my heart and soul into this to help you relive your day and your moments over and over again.
Don't feel comfortable in front of the camera? No problem! I don't either! I totally get it. My goal is to make you feel comfortable and beautiful, because you are. As a part of the LGBTQ+ community, I strive for inclusivity in my personal life as well as my photography. I am a huge advocate for capturing the world you see before you and not a fake perception of that world. I am welcoming of all and will photograph all regardless of race, religion, gender expression and identity, sexual orientation, age, size, ability, ethnicity, or culture. Our world is diverse and my portfolio should be too. Think we would be a good fit? Contact me today. I'd love to work with you.
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"Honestly, my wedding pictures were beyond anything I could have hoped for. They are so beautiful and elegantly taken. Brettina did a wonderful job and she is so much fun to work with. My husband and I are both pretty camera shy but we were both very comfortable. She captured so many beautiful moments. We got our pictures back very quickly and love them all. Hire her!"
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"Brettina was great to work with! She had a lot of ideas but was more than willing to try some ideas we had. She was very patient and had pictures edited within a week or two. She’s very affordable. We were looking around at all the photographers in the area and she was the most affordable with the best quality. We did simple couple photos in the winter. We highly recommend her!"
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"Brettina was amazing! She helped us with our pregnancy announcements and they turned out so good. She was very relaxed and easy going, especially with my 2 dogs. I can’t wait to use her in the near future!"
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"I love our photos. She really captured some great moments. Thank you for accommodating us during these crazy times. Very professional."
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"I cant say enough good things about our session! So lovely to work with, my kids had fun! My pictures were awesome, cant wait to have more done!"
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"I absolutely loved our session! I loved how Brettina made us genuinely laugh and no awkward moments. Definitely will book again!"
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"I couldn’t be more happy with my whole experience with Brettina! From arranging a place/time for our pictures, to the session & the quick delivery of the most beautiful pictures, she was so accommodating & flexible with us! I can’t forget to mention how patient she was with my 3yo daughter who only wanted to play in the water during our session, thank you!! If you’re looking for a photographer who will capture & deliver the most memorable photos, pick this gal!"
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Do you shoot destination weddings?
When will I receive my photos?
Can I extend the session on the day of?
What is your editing style?
Do I have to order prints through you?
Do you provide a second shooter?
Yes. There would be an additional cost for travel accommodations.
I have a few places on my bucket list that I will offer discounted travel rates to including:
Hawaii, Italy, New Zealand, Seattle, NYC
For weddings, expect at least 3-6 weeks to receive all of your photos as they take the most time to go through and edit. For any other shoots, expect 1-3 weeks. In my busier months (ie. October) these lead times may be extended.
You must let me know at least 24 hours in advance if you'd like to extend the session and the extra cost must be paid on the day of the event.
I do not over edit images. I will not edit your body to make you look skinnier/younger/etc. I believe everyone is beautiful and they should showcase that beauty. I do edit for lighting and colors to really make your images stand out from the rest and make them more aesthetically pleasing.
No. I provide a print release for all of my photo sessions so you are able to print your photos where you please.
All wedding packages come with a single photographer, me. For a second shooter, please add an additional $100/hour to any package.