A candid, raw emotion photographer creating photos that are unapologetically YOU.
Specializing in weddings, lifestyle and travel photography.
Based in Chicago and available worldwide.
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Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
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Digital Files, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing
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Artistic, Documentary, Lifestyle, Modern
Getting Engaged, Rehearsals & Parties, After Party, Wedding
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Reviewed On 10/17/2022 by Megan R
Working with Bri was absolutely amazing! When looking for a wedding photographer, we were immediately drawn to Bri’s portfolio, as all of the people in her photos were smiling, laughing and genuinely looked so happy. After meeting with Bri, we ...
knew that she was the right fit for us. While being super organized, responsive, and on top of everything, Bri was very easy going and someone that I knew would enhance our big day rather than cause additional stress. Bri was super helpful and had great suggestions as where to do our wedding photos, and she was great at capturing both the candid and important moments. We have so many beautiful photos with people laughing and enjoying the day and can’t wait to look back at them for years to come. I cannot recommend Bri enough!
Reviewed On 1/18/2022 by Meg G
Stop what you're doing and hire this woman! Bri was the most amazing photographer (and human) from the second we contacted her to the moment we got our photos. She really wanted to make sure she captured the most authentic us during our engagem...
ent shoot and our wedding day — and let me tell you — SHE DID! She made us feel so comfortable during our sessions and answered my million questions about where we'd photograph before the wedding and even walked me through different lighting situations depending on the weather! She's an absolute professional and rockstar. We truly couldn't be happier with having Bri photographing our big day!
Reviewed On 12/07/2021 by Catherine M
We were pumped to get to work with Bri for our wedding!! Somehow the stars aligned and her availability overlapped with our date. And it honestly felt meant to be from there.
Bri was lovely to work with from start to finish. We first met over ...
a video call to get to know each other, feel out our styles, and just get a sense of if it would be a good fit — ’twas, ’twas. We were then able to do a mini session to better understand how she works and to have a good framework of what to expect on the wedding day (we got comfortable with her behind a camera and also netted some extra brilliant photos with our pup). And to cap it off, she even accepted our impromptu invitation to hang out with the crew at the “after party” post reception.
Bri is amazing. She is a real person who cares about capturing real moments in her work.
The experience was really, really nice. And, guess what, the pictures came out unbelievably. We’re excited to relive our wedding day through these cherished photos time and time again and have already gotten a tremendous value out of them, noticing new details, and just feeling all those feels freshly over again. Cheers!
Book Bri if you have the opportunity! You’d be lucky to have her as a part of your day/event/session.
Reviewed On 11/26/2021 by katelyn c
Bri was absolutely amazing from the initial email to execution of our wedding photos. She was super supportive of the way we chose to do our special day. She was so patient with us the day of the wedding. She was also super independent in just ...
being where she needed to be with no direction. A true seasoned wedding photographer. She asked us so many important questions in our initial interview and I felt that she really knew us by the end of our special day! I would highly recommend her for any photo needs.
Reviewed On 11/13/2021 by Emily W
From start to finish, our experience with Bri was amazing. For my husband and I, finding a photographer that not only captured our favorite moments with authenticity, but also made us feel comfortable and supported was priority. Bri does all of...
that and more. We were nervous about having to pose for photos and feeling unnatural, but Bri encouraged us to be ourselves and interact the way we do normally. This made the experience so much fun and so easy. She offers a wedding package that includes a lifestyle session so you can get to know her before your big day, which is awesome because it gives you the chance to get comfy with her. You can tell that she puts her heart and soul into what she does, and by the end of your session with her you will feel like she is one of your besties. Above all else, choose Bri for the fact that when you look at her work you can feel the emotions as if you are right there in that moment. She is raw and real and 100% sticks to her core values (seriously, go straight to her site and read them if you haven't already). If you feel a connection with Bri, don't hesitate to book her. We can't wait to work with her again.
Reviewed On 11/10/2021 by Megan G
We had a fabulous wedding experience because we chose Bri as our photographer. She is professional, sincere, and fun! I believe our day was so seamless because she was helpful throughout the entire planning process. She offers a bridal guide wi...
th detailed timelines for various wedding itineraries. She was responsive, timely, and flexible for all of our needs. We strongly recommend Bri not only for those reasons but because she has a great personality and a happy demeanor! She's a joy to work with.
Reviewed On 7/21/2021 by Chelsey F
My husband and I had the BEST experience working with Bri for our wedding. Bri has an unmatched talent for capturing emotions in a picture. Her style is breathtaking, and when I look at the pictures I am transported back to our wedding day. Not...
only is Bri a very talented photographer, she is kind, hard-working, and passionate about her work. She feels like a close friend as soon as you start working with her. She truly cares about you and capturing what makes your relationship unique. Leading up to our event, Bri was flexible with our needs and easy to communicate with. I highly recommend her, and we could not be happier with our photos!
Reviewed On 1/07/2021 by Rachel P
My husband and I have used Bri for many photo sessions, and every time it is just like getting together with a dear friend. She makes the whole session so comfortable, fun and effortless, and the pictures are breathtaking when finished. After m...
y husband and I finish one photo session, we are already planning for another one in a couple months, or searching for an excuse to dress up and take nice pictures. I really appreciate Bri's eye for gorgeous backgrounds, natural lighting, and lovely personality that helps us laugh the whole photoshoot. My husband and I wanted to elope, 4 days before the date we wanted. I messaged Bri 'do you want to do something crazy?' and her immediate response was 'YES', without a question. She is always down for fun, funky, and not normal pictures, which is what makes her so amazing and unique. You will not be disappointed.
Reviewed On 12/15/2020 by Lindsay S
Bri took our engagement & wedding photos in 2018 and most recently family photos with my husband and dog this year. We love working with her and will definitely continue to work with her for our photography needs in the future. She makes you f...
eel comfortable in front of the camera & is clearly incredibly talented at what she does. I will cherish all the photos we have gotten from her!
Reviewed On 11/29/2020 by Jay K
We've used Bri for a number of photo sessions, starting with engagement session and followed by the wedding. Since then, we've also had her do a few family sessions and we have a few more planned. Bri has always been great, very communicative a...
nd has helped me with some special requests before when I was in a crunch for some pictures. Most importantly, the photos turn out great. Have recommended her to a few other couples who also have done multiple shots with her.
Reviewed On 11/26/2020 by Shelbie F
There is something oh so special about building life lasting relationships with the most talented of people. Bri is by far one of these people. Not only does Bri's photography talent speak for itself, but she is just a gem of a human being. The...
re is honestly no one like her! Her passion, kindness, love, and vision makes taking photos fun and exciting! My husband and I have booked Bri in the past, and I look forward to every session we will have with her to capture the special moments for our family. In our most recent session with Bri, she went above and beyond and braved the bone chilling early Chicago weather, and never skipped a beat. Her availability, partnership, trust, and guidance is a force. I promise you will not be disappointed!
Reviewed On 11/26/2020 by Samantha T
I came across Bri on instagram in early 2019 and just fell in love with her photography style. Everything from composition to lighting. We hired her for a sweet summer shoot with my husband and I in 2019 and then again for our maternity photos ...
in fall of 2020. Bri is great at making your feel comfortable and getting real smiles and laughter out of everyone. Love the candid moments she's able to capture. She always does a fantastic job and turn around is quick.
Reviewed On 11/26/2020 by Maria R
Bri shot my wedding 2 years ago and just recently did a family shoot with my little one. I must have spoken to 10 different photographers before finding Bri. Not many photographers had their work on as many platforms as Bri did and that definit...
ely stood out. I could tell she simply loves what she does. I knew she was the photographer for us. She's super fun and you easily want to welcome her in as family. From start to finish, Bri is very professional and does a wonderful job in a timely matter. I would definitely recommend her to anyone in need of a photographer.
Reviewed On 11/22/2020 by Joshua S
We hired Bri for fall family photos/one year photos for our youngest babe. We had previously hired Bri for our engagement and wedding photos almost 5 years ago and we absolutely loved them (my sister, after seeing my wedding photos, had decided...
to make Bri her family photographer and they regularly hire her for their family photos now!). We chose Bri because we absolutely love the way that Bri captures loving moments between people- her photos are just stunningly beautiful and she manages to capture the essence of that love (cheesy, yes- but you can't deny it when you see her work!) She's also so wonderfully affordable AND she always goes above and beyond. Our contract was for 20 photos, and she delivered almost 50! And they are all so special to us! We were nervous because, although we knew she could work wonders for a wedding, we didn't know how we'd be able to get shots of our rambunctious one year old and two year old- but she worked her crazy photographer voodoo magic and we got such beautiful shots despite our crazy toddlers being, well, crazy toddlers. She captured their rambunctious magic beautifully. The planning process with her was easy peasy lemon squeezy- you just shoot her an email/FB message, and she responds very quickly. We had to cancel due to a round of colds, and there was absolutely no problem rescheduling- she was amenable and flexible. She was easy to get ahold of and always responded promptly. She was very professional but super laid back. What we most love about Bri is not just her fantastic product, but how down-to-Earth she is- you don't FEEL awkward. She also delivers the photos so quickly- we got them within a week or two. Not only that, but my daughter's birthday was a couple of days after our photo shoot and I wanted to be able to post some of the photos from our shoot to commemorate the occasion- Bri sent over a handful of edited shots within hours of me asking her for them via email. She had them all delivered later that week. I know of people who's photographers delivered a month or more later! You also get to do what you'd like with the photos after you get them- post to social media, print the photos on your own, create your own photo books. All of these things are why we will choose Bri as our family photographer again and again. Not only would we recommend Bri to another couple- we ACTIVELY do. We recently hired her to do a gift engagement session for my sister who had never had professional photos done, and she was bowled over by Bri's work- probably one of the best and most memorable gifts our family could have gotten her. We will be hiring her again in the future, no doubt!
Reviewed On 11/21/2020 by Kathryn G
Bri did a session for our engagement photos and it included our daughter. Bri has always done wonderful work for my sisters. She did my sister's wedding, as well as her engagement photos. I fell in love with her unique and beautiful style! We w...
ere so excited when we had to opportunity to do a session with her! She was very quick to respond and to work with all of our schedules! She immediately asked what we wanted and what scenery we were looking for, and also made it easy when I asked her for suggestions.
My fiancé and I are very awkward when it comes to taking photos, but Bri has this natural way of making you feel extremely comfortable and like you have known her forever! This made our photo session much easier, and the time flew by so quickly (with a child, it's almost impossible but Bri made it happen)! During our photo session it rained (weather channel did not predict that) and we had to end our session. Bri was amazing at sending us the pictures the very next day and asking if we wanted to re-shoot in case we were not completely happy with the results! I was happy with her photos, just not happy with how my hair turned out in some of the photos! She immediately asked when we were available to shoot some more! No questions asked! She just stated she completely understood and wanted me to be 100% happy with our engagement photos since it is something we would have for life! This was amazing to hear, considering they were very important to us! I knew this made her special compared to other photographers.
We went to the session and Bri made us so comfortable again! Offered wonderful locations for shots, as well as poses! She sent the edits to us very quickly, and WE FELL IN LOVE with all of our photos!
Bri truly captured our beautiful family and engagement photos and we couldn't be happier! I have always known her to do amazing work, and she absolutely delivered the same results for us! We would recommend her to anyone in need of engagement photos, and we absolutely wish to hire her for our wedding because of how happy we are with our engagement photos and everything else Bri had done for us! She is extremely talented and wonderful to work with! We thank you so much, Bri!
Reviewed On 11/21/2020 by Katie S
Bri went above and beyond to get us beautiful photos that we’ll cherish forever! I reached out to Bri because I wanted some nice pictures of my significant other and I with our dog. I thought that was going to be a pretty impossible task with a...
very energetic golden retriever but she somehow managed to capture so many beautiful and lovely moments. Bri really went above and beyond my expectations. I was worried about my own comfort level in front of the camera, but Bri instantly put us at ease and the photos are a direct result of that - super natural and full of genuine laughs and happiness. Overall wonderful experience. Bri is easy to contact and punctual in her responses and always professional. I also appreciated that she wore a mask while working with us and was respectful of social distancing throughout. Definitely will book with Bri again!
Reviewed On 11/14/2019 by Darah C
Bri is simply the best photographer out there, hands down! She is so creative, organized, positive and just makes you feel so comfortable being lovey with your honey! Her goal is to capture every emotion on your big day and she absolutely excee...
ded our expectations in portraying every moment of our wedding. By far she made us feel less stressed during our planning process because she made everything so easy for us. 10/10 HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Reviewed On 10/10/2019 by Sari R
From the moment we started planning our wedding and looking for photographers, we knew we were obsessed with Bri's photography - we had to have her shoot our engagement photos and wedding! Her photos are lively, bright and filled with so much j...
oy. We felt weird having our photos taken professionally as neither of us had really ever done it before, but Bri made it so easy and so comfortable. We had the best time running around the city and our friends/family loved Bri's direction at our wedding. Bri came to scout locations with us for our wedding photos, which was super helpful! She reassured us that our vision would definitely work and put her own spin on it to make our wedding photos truly incredible. Bri is so warm and easy to get along with - and she does everything she can to make sure everyone is having an incredible time while still making sure she gets the perfect shots. Sam was also amazing, looking at all kinds of different shapes and angles to make sure we got a wide variety of great photos. I would recommend Bri a million times over - and I can't wait to see all the awesome shots she shoots while abroad this year!
Reviewed On 7/16/2019 by Dana G
We decided we needed Bri to shoot our wedding before we were even engaged!! She had shot a friends wedding and we fell in love with her work. When it was our turn she was the first we contacted and we couldn’t be more excited to book her! Right...
from the beginning Bri was so responsive, helpful and answered all the questions we had. She was so much fun to work with throughout the whole process! Our wedding photos turned out so incredible, she captured us and the day perfectly and everyone complimented on their beauty and uniqueness! Bri is the best in the biz and we are so happy to cherish her work for a lifetime!!
Reviewed On 6/20/2019 by Marsha S
Bri is amazing at creating natural moments and making people feel at ease when photos can be oh so awkward. She was able to capture our wedding perfectly, going above and beyond to get amazing shots we would never have even thought to take. Ove...
rall easy going and amazing to work with. We would recommend her to anyone for any event.
Reviewed On 6/19/2019 by Lorrin O
There are too many amazing things to say about Bri and her talent as a photographer and artist! We decided to work with Bri in December 2018 for our wedding in Chicago on May 2019, and we couldn't have made a better choice.
We had our first m...
eeting with Bri at a coffee shop in Chicago and shared the vision for our photos and event. Bri made us both feel so comfortable and was genuinely interested and getting to know us and our story as a couple. She is so easy to connect with, which I feel is one of the most important aspects of a photographer! We both LOVE her style of capturing natural emotions by just having a good time, which is hard not to do with Bri. We left the meeting SO excited to start this journey with her!
Bri always made herself available for any questions, was open to being flexible to our schedule, very communicative, and always made us feel special. She really goes above and beyond for her clients!
Our engagement shoot was a blast, despite some nerves beforehand! Bri was able to make us both feel like we were just hanging out together, which created such natural pictures truly capturing our emotions and love for each other. The pictures turned out PERFECT! Before our wedding day, Bri went out to find some areas near our venue to shoot and sent us some ideas and options. They were EXACTLY what we were envisioning, and such a relief to not have to think about where to go. She really captured every moment of our day in such a special way. Our family and friends continue to compliment her professionalism, welcoming nature, overall awesome personality and OF COURSE her amazing photos from the day!
We also had the opportunity to work with Bri for our invitation suite (save the dates, invitations, and thank you cards). This was so special to us, as we were able to create our own unique style and have someone as talented as Bri bring it to life!
We cannot thank Bri enough for everything she has done to help make our special day one to remember!
Reviewed On 6/11/2019 by Andrea S
After a few months of being newly engaged, my Fiance Austin and I started to look around for a photographer for our photos. As a wedding and engagement photographer myself, I am extremely picky in what I like. A mutual friend reached out to me ...
that Bri had availability and we got in contact! I had been following Bri for a year on IG with a few back and forth conversation; Bri was awesome at responding to me about outfits, what we had in mind and what she envisioned for us. When I met her in person, she was the same exact bubbly person I had been talking to online! My favorite part of the session was how comfortable we felt and looked in photos, she captured our personalities beautifully. The session was fun, spunky and counted as our exercise for the day (let’s go leg day!) When we received our photos, I felt the moments were captured just as I remembered them with a timeless editing style. I 100% recommend Bri to another couple especially if you are new to being in front of a camera and if you want photos that will never go out of style. From the session, Austin and I were blessed with a wonderful, personable experience and photos that we can’t help but smile when we see them on the wall.
Reviewed On 6/04/2019 by Lainie M
The most important characteristics of a wedding vendor is for them to be A) reliable, B) self-sufficient, C) add a good vibe to your day. Bri is all of those things, and more. From our first meeting, Bri made us feel totally comfortable and co...
nfident about choosing her. She's organized and on top of her game at all times. She listens to exactly what your wants and needs, and then moves mountains to make your dreams come true. She goes out of her way to ensure every detail is perfect, always with a huge smile on her face. I'm so lucky to have worked with her for our wedding. Every single photo turned out even better than I could ever imagine, and now all of the prints are hanging in our new home! I'd recommend Bri to every single bride I know.
Reviewed On 6/04/2019 by J K
From the word go, we loved having Bri on our wedding team! I first found her on the Knot app, and my husband agreed at first glance at her gallery that she was the right fit for us. We started with a FaceTime chat that lasted 30+ minutes, and k...
new we had good chemistry with her. We talked about how Kent and I met, our lives now, our family and friends, and our overall image of the day. We knew we wouldn’t have time to meet before the wedding weekend: we live in Brooklyn, her home base is Chicago, and the wedding was in Charleston, and her communication skills really put me at ease.
Once wedding weekend rolled around we finally met her face to face, and let the good times roll! We laughed and cried a lot on our wedding day, and even though we just met, we were always comfortable with her documenting it.
Our friends and family loved her as well, said she was “a boss” (which is high praise from those folks) and more than one person thought she was an old friend who we asked to photograph the day.
We received our photos in a super timely fashion, and I still can’t put them down over a month later. She captured exactly what we hoped and made us look like rockstars.
Would recommend 1000x over!
Reviewed On 2/28/2019 by Montana B
Working with Bri was incredible! From the very early stages she was always available and eager to chat about ideas and plans for the big day. She was also great at helping us choose and organize a photography package that was best for us.
could not have been happier with our photos! Bri has an amazing energy and was amazing to have around on our wedding day! She was great with calming my nerves on an otherwise crazy day and also navigating through and organizing all of the many moving pieces of our wedding (and there were a lot!)
Our photos are incredible! We had many different lighting circumstances (day/night, indoor/outdoor, natural/candle) and every single photo is incredible!
We cannot thank Bri enough! We are in love with our photos and had the greatest time getting to know you.
Hope we get to work together again one day!
Reviewed On 2/18/2019 by Alexandra L
I was really disappointed in the way Bri handled the situation and wanted to share my experience for other brides who are looking for photographers.
My fiancé and I met with Bri to talk about her work and any questions we had. We booked right a...
way without considering other options because we really just wanted to check things off our list. We signed a contract with a 25% deposit.
After about a month we decided that she wasn’t the best fit for what we were looking for. I reached out to Bri letting her know how we felt and that we would like to cancel. This was also over a year away from our wedding date. Bri said she was sorry to see us go, that the money was unrefundable, and was using the email as proof of cancelation and wished us luck. I was so appalled that she was not willing to work with us at all and took our money just like that. Anyone who works in this industry understands how expensive weddings are. To write someone off so easily shows her lack of care for clients. I myself work in the hospitality industry and work with contracts on a daily basis so I understand cancellations and policies. I would never take someones money without offering a service or a solution. I always want to client to leave happy because I know they can recommend me in the future to someone and it’s just the right thing to do.
After Bri sent me that email, I told her that I simply can not afford to lose that much money and will have work something out with her. She finally agreed to give me half of my
money back. I was glad to at least get something so I agreed. She really upset me to not refund me my full deposit. It’s not something I would ever do to my clients and I hope no one ever goes through what I did.
Reviewed On 2/01/2019 by Sonny D
Going on 2 months since our wedding day, and the best choice we made was choosing Bri as our photographer. I still can't stop looking at our wedding photos, and quite honestly, I am trying to think of any reason at all to have her do more photo...
graphy for me...because her work is that good! And SHE is amazing to work with. Super down to earth and talented. Not only am I happy to have photos from her, but I'm happy to know her!
Very reasonably priced, very flexible, and down for anything. She was a perfect fit for us. Thank you again, Bri.
Reviewed On 12/31/2018 by Taylor R
When we got engaged a year ago we knew we’d do a destination wedding, we picked the date of the wedding in less then a week and the first thing I did was email Bri. She had done my sisters wedding and her photos were perfect, of course I couldn...
’t settle for anyone but the best. Bri is the best photographer, Not only is she extremely talented she is also fun, kind, professional and welcoming. She pours her heart into each aspect of her profession, from the first emails to receiving our beautiful photos I knew I had made the right choice. Bri traveled to Colorado with us and captured our day in the most magical way.
My husband can be difficult when it comes to having his picture taken (she had her work cut out for her, trust me) she took her time and went out of her way to make him (us) feel so comfortable. Our wedding photos are to die for and looking through them I relive each moment and each feeling. They are show the “realness” of the day, filled with true emotion. I love being reminded of how perfect our day was.
Bri went above and beyond the call of duty; my (other) sister had lied to me saying the military wouldn’t let her come home from overseas for our wedding. Bri was there to photograph the surprise homecoming for my sister at our rehearsal dinner. She captured each moment of the unexpected return, such a joyous moment for the whole family.
We are so fortunate and thankful for Bri — the time spent and the love that she pours into her clients and art is unmatched.
Reviewed On 10/22/2018 by Ernest K
Bri was our photographer for our engagement session, wedding, and we did a fun in home session with her recently. My wife and I chose Bri because we really liked her style, and once we met her and discussed what we wanted we really clicked with...
her. Bri is very creative and great to work with, especially if you communicate what you would like to have in your shots, she will find a way to get the perfect photos for you. She is also fun and will share her ideas and is open to hearing yours which helps break the ice and helps make you comfortable throughout the session. Thanks for all the great photos so far, Bri, looking forward to the next time!
Reviewed On 10/22/2018 by Paulina B
Bri has been our go-to photographer for the past 3 years, and will continue to be!! We were introduced to her wonderful work when she captured the love and laughter at my sisters wedding. She puts her heart and soul into everything she does and...
it shows! Bri has a way of making you feel comfortable, allowing your true self to come through. We have a 5 year old son, who is always happy to see her, but as you know kiddos are not the easiest to work with. She finds ways to relate to him and his moods, making it more fun for him. Her photos are very natural and not posed, they capture all our giggles and joys, true family connections. Bri has a great eye for detail and comes up with unique ideas and is always open to any suggestions we want to try. Bri is professional, super quick to reply to emails and answer any questions we may have. Her photos are always top notch quality and handled in a timely manner, we receive compliments all the time. We truly feel Bri has become a great friend and would STRONGLY recommend her for all your photo needs!!!!
Reviewed On 10/20/2018 by Nicole K
Bri is nothing short of amazing! We just had an awesome in-home session with her and had so much fun. Bri always keeps things fun and relaxed. There are no awkward poses or same-old-same-old shots. Just fantastically captured moments that you w...
ill treasure for the rest of your life. Our in-home session was the third photo session we had with Bri and I cannot wait until we work with her again. She is organized, prompt, and original. From the moment I saw her work, I knew she had a unique sense of style that was unlike many other wedding photographers. At the same time, her photos are truly timeless. Beyond her work, Bri is also just great to work with. She is so kind and a great listener. If you have a crazy idea for a photo, she will go the extra mile to make it happen. Thank, Bri!
Reviewed On 9/27/2018 by Holly S
My husband Ben and I had not had photos taken since our wedding, and although I was really excited about the photo shoot I also found myself more nervous than I had anticipated! Bri was so patient and made us feel comfortable from the beginnin...
g! We had so much fun during our time with her! I love how natural, spontaneous, and fun our photos turned out! I truly feel that they capture the joy in our marriage. Bri was prompt and helpful in all of our correspondences, and she was so kind. We look forward to hopefully working with her again in the future!
Reviewed On 9/17/2018 by Katie V
Bri was the 2nd photographer we met with last year - we were looking for someone to do both engagement and wedding photos and from the get go, I loved her enthusiasm and genuine interest in who my husband (Ben) and I were - what made us tick as...
a couple, etc. She loves LOVE -- and that made me excited about all of the "fuss" that generally comes with planning a wedding.
I feel like over the last year, we've become friends and there's this special connection... Bri made it possible for us to re-live our best day ever over and over again through her beautiful photographs! So, thank you!!
She was the consummate professional - always on time (if not early), our meetings had an agenda, and when shooting - she had a plan. We'd work with her a thousand times over and can't recommend her enough! One of the best parts?? When she sent us our photos, there was the SWEETEST thank you card. Bri - you're the best!!
Reviewed On 9/14/2018 by Tory D
Bri is the BEES KNEES!!!!!! I loved her work that she did for a friend's wedding, so I hired her for my wedding and engagement pics. She went above and BEYOND for the engagements (wedding is in 2019).
For real. Not many photographers would ta...
ke my crazy ideas seriously and run with them. She literally got into a swan boat to take pictures of us and did a great job of making us look good.
Love it. She's great. You can't go wrong!
Reviewed On 9/13/2018 by Yesenia S
Bri did our engagement photos for us. After looking at the photos she does on social media and her page we know she was the one. We are non-traditional and didn't want to take a bunch of posey photos. Planning with Bri was so easy. She contacte...
d me less than an hour after I sent her a message. She was able to accomodate where we wanted the photos and gave us great recommendations on the best time to do them. Bri was so easy going and made us feel comfortable during the whole shoot. She made us feel like it was just us regardless of everything going on around us. We really wanted photos by the lake since we are doing a destination wedding, it added that extra waterside feel. After we took a few city shots she knew the perfect place to go to get a great background. I would recommend Bri a million times over and hope to work together again in the future.
Reviewed On 9/11/2018 by Karla B
My now husband and I decided to have a small, intimate wedding at The Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. Since the view where our ceremony took place is beautiful we both decided to hire a photographer to capture our ceremony and then take p...
ost ceremony pictures. As we both did our research to hire a photographer who could capture our special day, Tony and I decided to contact Bri. As soon as we could, we looked her up on Google. The search led us to her page, where we were able to see her fabulous work. Through her page we were directed to her Instagram and we were able to see more of her work. I really loved it because it was definitely the type of photographer my husband and I had in mind to hire for our wedding. Tony and I had been thinking about hiring a photographer who could capture the REAL moments. After stalking Bri’s Instagram –ha ha ha-, I went back to her page and read her biography and I really liked how she described herself as a person and as a photographer. Bri will make sure you feel super comfortable in front of the camera; she will also follow you into the water, if that is where you and your husband/fiancé end up –ha ha ha-. What we really liked about Bri was that before personally meeting her, she took the time to get to know Tony and I as a couple. I think this is important because I had the opportunity to express what was important to both us and I was able to give her a brief summary of our love story.
Before getting our photos taken I think one of my main concerns was that we had hired a photographer for 3 hours and I was not going to have enough “poses” for those three hours –ha ha ha-. I was so wrong, Bri will let you be you and there is no need to pose because neither my husband nor I are models. The three hours we spent with Bri were amazing! As a photographer she is very professional from beginning to end. As a person Bri is a sweetheart and a great person to talk to. I would definitely work with her again and will recommend to friends and family.
Reviewed On 9/11/2018 by Amanda W
Bri was an absolute dream to work with. From booking to planning to shooting, the entire process was such a breeze. She is so accommodating and easy to work with. My husband and I are bit awkward and camera shy, but Bri made us feel so comforta...
ble during our engagement and wedding sessions. Our wedding was on one of the hottest days in Chicago, but she did such a great job of capturing our chemistry and the beauty of the city. She is not only a stunning photographer, but she is also very relatable and down to earth. We would highly recommend Bri as a photographer and will definitely be mentioning her to our friends getting married in the future. We couldn't be happier with the way our photos tuned out!
Reviewed On 7/22/2018 by Julia P
Although Bri's editing and eye for candid photos full of emotion initially drew me towards her, meeting with her in person for the first time really sold us. She was personable, professional, and excited about her work. Up until the actual deli...
very of the photos (which arrive in SUCH a cute little package, just emphasizing the excitement of receiving it), she was prompt, professional, and quick to respond. Although we experienced a few hiccups along the way (none of which were on her), she handled them with grace and decisiveness. Could not recommend someone more.
Reviewed On 5/19/2018 by Ashley B
I have so many great things to say about Bri, it took me forever to even figure out where to begin! I have watched her grow as a photographer since we met in college back in 2013. She had photographed me as a model for some of her class project...
s, and even back then there was always something special and natural about her work. Fast forward 4 years to when my husband proposed to me, and I knew exactly who I wanted to have photograph our wedding journey. I remember calling Bri and dropping the bomb on her that our wedding was going to be on Anna Maria Island in Florida, and her immediate response was “Let’s do it!!!”. We started out with our engagement shoot in our hometown of Chicago at Promontory Point. It was here that my husband and I found out very quickly that kissing and portraying different emotions in front of a camera together was a new challenge for us. But, Bri knew exactly how to break the ice and make us feel comfortable. We were laughing and having fun the whole time. To us that was the most important part because it spurred that organic chemistry you can feel when you see a couple together, and it really shows in our photos. Looking back, it’s funny how nervous we were at the start, and now we talk about how our photoshoots were one of the most fun and memorable parts of the whole experience. The engagement photos with her were a perfect way to get comfortable in front of the camera and get us even more excited for our big day! In the weeks leading up to our wedding, we had many conversations with Bri. We drew from her experience with other weddings to frame our timeline, make last minute changes, and most of all prepare us for what to expect. Once wedding week arrived down in Florida we had a lot of things to worry about, but the one thing we didn’t have to stress about at all was our photographer. She spent the entire day before our wedding scouting locations on the island for our “First Look”, meeting with our wedding coordinator, and familiarizing herself with the venue. Once the big day finally arrived, Bri showed up bright and early to hair & make-up with her running shoes strapped on tight! She coordinated the show, helping call my parents and husband, and making sure that everyone stayed on schedule. Bri truly has a good eye for people, and during our “First Look” she helped us capture the most original parts of ourselves. She also chose scenery that we would not have thought to include, but with this she was able to capture the essence of what makes that quiet little island such a special place to us. Her attention to detail thrived through out the day, capturing all the emotion during our ceremony, and all the mayhem that followed. Many of the things you spend the most time preparing are the easiest to overlook. Bri made sure not to miss these little things, like our flowers, centerpieces, and the cake (before everyone ate it). You only get to experience your wedding day once, but Bri’s photos have allowed us to keep these moments with us forever. We’re so thankful for her preparation, her vision, her guidance, and most of all, who she is as a person. Choosing her was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding journey!
Reviewed On 3/08/2018 by Sarah A
Y'all, I would give her 10 stars if I could!!
Bri is everything I look for in a photographer. She is so kind, relatable, and insanely talented. She did my engagement session in the Garfield Park Conservatory and I could not be happier with the...
photos. I feel like this was such a perfect setting because all of Bri's photos are very much ALIVE. There is so much life and joy in her photos, and to me, those make the best memories. Bri will be photographing my destination wedding in Maui, and I cannot wait to see how her imagination runs wild. I am forever grateful for these memories, and I hope everyone gets an opportunity to be photographed by Bri.
Reviewed On 2/21/2018 by Christie G
My fiance and I got engaged in the September, but due to my work, we were not able to plan an engagement photo shoot until the winter time in January. But this made for a beautiful winter engagement photo shoot that I have come to cherish, and...
a lot of that I owe to the wonderful work Bri did. I am truly grateful my fiance knew Bri from high school and had heard that she was in the photography business these days. She did an amazing job with our engagement photo session! She ran the session as I had envisioned, letting us choose how we wanted to be captured on camera as well as where we wanted to be photographed on site at the Grove in Glenview and then providing ideas when we asked or came up short. She made me feel at ease from the get go when she took a few minutes to genuinely get to know us both by asking questions about how we met, and what each of our lives looked like. On top of that, she charged a very fair price for our 30 minute long session (which actually ended up being an hour with no complaints form Bri), especially in lieu of her traveling from Chicago out to Glenview, and then was quick to get us our photos from the session. Her website was a breeze to use, from downloading the photos to viewing them online as well. Never once did we feel uncomfortable during the session. I highly recommend Bri, a very talented photographer who will capture the beauty and essence of an engagement. Had we not already booked a wedding photographer, I would have undoubtedly chosen Bri.
Reviewed On 1/25/2018 by Kristine K
Our review is long overdue. There is not much to say other than we were extremely please with Bri. We found that the engagement session was probably a good idea at least to practice what it's going to be like to take photos.
Bri did a fantast...
ic job keeping everyone in line and getting great photos.
We were more than pleased with our photos. The quality was great and she was a pleasure to deal with. I cannot imagine anyone not feeling the same.
Reviewed On 1/07/2018 by Brittany H
Booking a photographer took me a very very long time. I was anxious about making the wrong decision. Photos are SUPER SUPER important to me. I was in a wedding Bri shot previously and loved her relaxed approach and how she became part of the we...
dding party. I really enjoyed working with Bri. We were looking for someone relaxed who would help us be relaxed in front of the camera..and she did just that. She was very flexible with our engagement shoot scheduling as we were traveling the country working prior to our wedding. Always responds to emails/texts quickly. Our wedding was frigid cold but she kept shooting without hesitation, always trying to get the best shots of my husband and I. Photos take about 3 months to get back and we are anxiously awaiting ours! Ensure you review all necessary photos you would like and nail down the timeline. I wish we would have had her longer for dancing (again we don't have our photos yet) but I am the type of person who wants someone there start to finish. I am worried we missed some shots due to weather and trying to adjust to the cold by keeping the bridal party in the trolley as long as possible but the sneaks we have got to far we love! My sister secretly emailed her to get a sneak to surprise us with for Christmas and Bri more than willingly provided. I emailed her for family pics/parent pics for a Christmas present, she provided. Loved working with her, super personable. Would definitely recommend!
Reviewed On 12/14/2017 by Nicole K
I am so happy we found Bri! She was an absolute joy to work with. Bri is organized, fun, and has a keen sense of style. Her attention to detail shines through her photos. From the engagement session to the wedding, she was seriously down for an...
ything (like smoke bomb photos). Whenever we had a question, Bri was quick to answer. We always felt really comfortable working together. It was so easy to just be ourselves and Bri did the rest. After the wedding, I was really looking forward to the wedding photos. . . and they were better than we could have ever hoped for. They even came in the most adorable packaging! You could really tell that Bri took the time to give us the most perfect gift. We absolutely love them! Bri's photography is so unique, relaxed, and exactly what we were looking for. Bri, thank you for being a part of our big day.
Reviewed On 8/09/2017 by Claire W
It was amazing working with Bri and Mel for our wedding day! They were so fun and laid back. We felt completely comfortable at all times with them :) Planning was very simple and easy because Bri was so quick to respond to any of my emails or t...
exts. Our pictures were wonderful and we highly recommend these two for anyone's wedding day! The package we received with our photos was so cute and well put together. We really felt cared for and appreciated. Also, very affordable :)
Reviewed On 7/31/2017 by Shelbie M
Words can not even begin to describe how amazing Bri is. Not only is she amazingly talented, but she is genuinely one of the best human beings you will ever meet. This summer Bri shot our engagement pictures at my fiancé's family lake house. Th...
is session was one that I dreamed about since I met Bri five years ago, and it was more than a dream come true. If you feel that taking pictures will be awkward, with Bri it WILL NOT BE! She makes you feel so comfortable and she will keep the smiles coming for days. The passion that Bri has shooting is one of the most breathe taking inspiring things I have ever seen. I promise you, you will not be disappointed. She will do anything for the perfect shot.!
Reviewed On 7/07/2017 by Brittany B
Working with Brianne (and Melanie) on our wedding day was beyond perfect! We honestly can't recommend them enough. They were incredibly professional and had great ideas for photos so we didn't have to be stressed about it at all. I've known Bri...
anne since we were in high school, and it meant so much to have her as such an important part of our day. We will recommend Bri Short Photography to absolutely everyone!
Reviewed On 3/16/2017 by Alexandria A
I highly recommend Bri Short Photography! Bri is an amazing photographer. My fiancé and I hired her for our engagement photos, and we couldn't have been more thrilled with the entire experience. She made sure we were comfortable while shooting...
, and created a fun and enjoyful environment. Our shots turned out awesome! There was no hesitation in booking her for our wedding this August. I can't wait !!
Reviewed On 3/02/2017 by Lane C
I am so thankful that over a year ago my mom ran into Bri’s dad at the local grocery store in the town that Bri and I both grew up in. Luckily for me, I was newly engaged and on the hunt for the perfect wedding photographer. My mom quickly put ...
a bug in my ear that Bri Short had her own photography business and that I should check it out. Making the decision to hire Bri was a no brainer and Tony and I are so thankful that we did. From booking to the day of our wedding everything was easy and stress free. Bri made the day so comfortable and relaxed. Two things that are 100% necessary amidst all the stress and nerves that a wedding day tends to bring. We were so lucky to have her by our side to capture every precious moment. It meant so much to have not only an amazing photographer but also a wonderful human being and childhood friend by our side on our wedding day. Bri’s photos from our wedding day are like a movie that you can watch over and over again. Her work speaks for itself. It is emotional and full of life. She was able to capture moments that we will treasure for a lifetime. There are no words to describe how lucky Tony and I are that my mom bumped into your dad. Thank you for your beautiful work and your amazing self. We cannot wait to hire you for our future life events! All our love and thanks.
Reviewed On 3/02/2017 by Ashley K
It was such a pleasure working with Bri. She was feeling a little under the weather the day of our shoot and you couldn't even tell with her level of professionalism. She managed to deal with our craziness, not just for a few hours, but a whole...
day with multiple locations! As a couple not used to taking photos, she made us feel very comfortable and right at home. She takes pride in what she does and you can tell, not only during the shoot, but also in the outcome of her work. We would love to work with her again and we suggest her to everyone any chance we get!
Reviewed On 3/02/2017 by Carrie d
We love our photos. She did our engaement and wedding photos. I felt like they were all natural and creative at the same time capturing us. We are planning on using her again for a family photo session we are just waiting on weather. Bri i...
s the best!!!! On a side note I do know that our wedding party wished they got a photo with their spouces for family group that was in and apart of the wedding. but, all still loved the pictures. Bri was great to work with and has a fun easy going personality to work with. which also allowed her to capture moments of my son who is autistic and can be har to photograph at times..
Reviewed On 3/02/2017 by Nicole G
When my husband and I started looking for a photographer for our wedding, we were trying to find someone who went above and beyond the typical "cookie cutter" wedding photos. After stumbling across Bri's website, we fell in love with her artist...
ic style and knew she was the right photographer for us. Bri was very professional throughout the entire process and worked with us on putting together a schedule to make sure no important moments were missed. We actually had a little bit of extra time between the wedding and reception and Bri came up with some great locations and photo ideas that turned out great. When we received the edited photos, we were blown away. Bri did such an amazing job capturing our day and we couldn't recommend her enough.
Reviewed On 3/01/2017 by Katie R
Bri did such a great Job photographing our special day. Not only was she willing to travel hours to our small town, she was able to make beautiful shots in a place she had never been before! We showed her our favorite places around and she made...
it work! Our wedding party all have amazing personalities and she allowed each one to show their stuff! Our family and friends loved her presence at the reception and she truly captured the amazing evening we all had! I love that I have digitals of all of our photos so I can print them anyway I want them, not just standard sizes or forms. I would recommend Bri to anyone!
Reviewed On 3/01/2017 by Natalie S
Last summer I married the love of my life and best friend, Tim. We are a very laid back couple who didn't want stale posed pictures. On top of that I don't typically photograph well. Bri was able to meet with us close to home to prepare and dis...
cuss our expectations. She was able to assure me that she could make me look like the best me I could be in photos. Bri was able to capture our love and essence of the day. She helped make us look natural and relaxed even when the weather turned from mostly sunny to rain. Bri came prepared with umbrellas and optimism to still ensure that we felt special and dry on our wedding day. Camera in hand Bri creates magic. She has an eye for angles and spontaneous photo ops. Working with Bri was nothing less than exceptional. We felt so comfortable and confident. Plus we had a lot of fun! Bri was extremely professional, yet friendly and flexible. Most importantly, the end result was fabulous! We were in complete awe when we saw our photographs. We are actually looking forward to using Bri's talents again when we have our first child. She has ventured into photographing babies and families and we can't wait for her to capture our growing family.
Reviewed On 3/01/2017 by Lauren K
Before finding Bri, I had met with another photographer. He had been in the business for years, which is what other professional photographers told me to look for: experience. So I met with this experienced photographer, and he shared with me h...
is portfolio: cookie-cutter photo after cookie-cutter photo. All of the weddings were the same shots over and over again. His creativity definitely left something to be desired! So I began the hunt to find someone creative and budget-friendly. And then somehow I found Bri. From the pre-booking meeting to receiving our photos, Bri was a pleasure to work with! She was very accessible when I had questions and gave wonderful advice on how to arrange the pre-wedding photos for the wedding day itinerary. On the day of the event, my husband and I were able to enjoy the day knowing that Bri's creative eye would capture every unique moment. When we received our photos (in the cutest packaging!), it was clear that she had taken the time to edit and curate a beautiful collection of photos that will be treasured for years to come. I would definitely work with Bri again and have already recommended her to others.
Reviewed On 3/01/2017 by Dorothy S
Where do I even start??? We LOVED working with Bri (and Melanie) on both our wedding day and for our engagement shoot. The planning process was so simple with Bri - if i had a question, an idea, whatever it may have been - I just shot her an em...
ail and she responded right away. Heck, she was even available via text. The overall experience in shooting with Bri was so laid back. You often wonder, eeesh, I'm going to have to get all romantic in front of this person - will I be comfortable? Bri brought out all the laughs, all the love that make it possible to take such amazing photographs - Bri and Melanie are so laid back and kind. It was a comfortable and fun experience. The final product - amazing! We received SO many compliments on our photos! Family told us that they TEARED UP when they saw our engagement photos (I'm sure the wedding photos will be much the same) I can't even believe the kind of product we received for the price we paid - when I was looking around for photographers, people were charging four times the amount for product that was not even a quarter of how amazing Bri's work is. I would absolutely recommend Bri to anyone that needs a photographer - in fact, I fully plan on hiring her again for any more moments that Josh and I share together in this new life of ours! (Bri and I are not related, we haven't been bff's since first grade, I'm just THAT happy with my experience!) Thanks Bri and Melanie!
UPDATE: The wedding photos were (are!) absolutely stunning! We've received so many compliments on how they look like they belong in a magazine! They even got to us not even a month after the wedding! (I'd say about three or so weeks). She edited them so quickly and sent them to us by mail in the cutest packaging. I have friends who got married and hadn't received their wedding photos even 4 months after their wedding!
Contact Info for Bri Short Photography
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