2014 | Behind the Scenes

2014 has brought so many exciting changes both professionally and personally!  My first full year as a full-time photographer and a new Mom!  We worked with so many wonderful couples this year and it makes me even more eager to start working with all of our 2015 couples.  From Hilton Head Island, Tybee Island, and Savannah to Atlanta, Athens, and North Georgia, we’ve been so lucky to travel all over documenting peoples’ love stories.  It’s such a blessing and I’m so thankful that we’re able to call this our job and work together.

There are so many exciting things to look forward to next year, but first a little reminiscing over how fun this year was!

This was the very first wedding we photographed and I was pregnant!  But, the news wasn’t public yet :)

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Brita Photography Year in Review 2014, Atlanta Wedding Photography Team 01Brita Photography Year in Review 2014, Atlanta Wedding Photography Team 01Brita Photography Year in Review 2014, Atlanta Wedding Photography Team 01Brita Photography Year in Review 2014, Atlanta Wedding Photography Team 01And, then I was VERY pregnant…shooting VERY hot weddings.  We made it though!!Brita Photography Year in Review 2014, Atlanta Wedding Photography Team 01Brita Photography Year in Review 2014, Atlanta Wedding Photography Team 01Brita Photography Year in Review 2014, Atlanta Wedding Photography Team 01Brita Photography Year in Review 2014, Atlanta Wedding Photography Team 01And, I made Nick carry all of our camera gear in that giant backpack he’s wearing :)  Brita Photography Year in Review 2014, Atlanta Wedding Photography Team 01Brita Photography Year in Review 2014, Atlanta Wedding Photography Team 24Brita Photography Year in Review 2014, Atlanta Wedding Photography Team 01We actually had place cards at the reception!!  I still have them…
Brita Photography Year in Review 2014, Atlanta Wedding Photography Team 01We have a lot of fun working with awesome people every weekend.
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Things that Matter

I wish that there were more hours in the day so I could finish doing the laundry, unload the dishwasher, eat, or heck, even shower!  As I sit here wishing for more time, I stop myself.  Who cares if the floor is dirty, the dryer is full, or that my hair has been in a messy bun for days?   Sometimes I even worry that I’m not blogging enough, shooting enough sessions, taking on enough weddings…then, I check myself.  That is important, yes.  It’s important to the growth & success of Brita Photography.  And like other things, I wish I had more time…to write new posts and share more pictures on my blog.

But, right now….right now, what is important is bringing a smile to my sweet girl’s face and seeing her eyes light up every time I sing to her.  What I care about is playing with Kennedy:  Making it the goal of my day to make her smile!  Brownie points if she even squeals!   She has just started that recently and it melts my heart.  I mean…everything she does melts my heart, I’ll be honest. :)

So, until I learn how to balance the whole new parent/business and work/life balance thing…just know that I’m busy taking a bazillion pictures of Kennedy and her happy self.  Years down the road, I don’t want to wish that I had spent more time with her…I want to play with her and enjoy every waking moment we have right now.

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Laura West -

only a mother can feel this!.. i love you my Kennedy!..

Elena Ordonez -

She is beautiful!

Elena Ordonez -

Brittany your mom and I were pregnant together. Kennedy looks just like you when you were that little!

Kathy Lynn -

What a beautiful, happy baby! So happy for you Ms. Abuela!!!

Noi Tran -

She is so darling! Soak up every precious minute :-)

High School Senior Portraits | Eryn

When I first met Eryn, she was the most adorable, sweet little 7-year old you’ve ever met.  She had long blonde hair and bright blue eyes; she was soft spoken and polite as could be.  10 years ago (a decade! how does time go by so fast?), I used to babysit her and we talked and played all day together.  And now, she’s this vibrant, beautiful young woman who is almost off to college…to the University of Georgia!  She was already accepted under their “early action decision plan,” for the fall of 2015.  I’m so excited for Eryn and all that the future holds for her.  She is sure to accomplish great things!
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