Brandi took family photos for us and they were AMAZING! I had a toddler and an infant which usually makes nice, family photos where everyone is looking at the camera and not making strange faces impossible. Not with Brandi! She had us all smiling, laughing, and having a good time. I didn't know that getting photos taken could be so fun! She is truly a professional and talented to boot. You will not be disappointed!.
JESSICA J, LIFESTYLE
Brandi is amazing, she does beautiful work, is very friendly (and hilarious) and it's obvious she loves what she does. I have referred her to friends and seen a lot of her work through her blog and it's always beautiful and natural! If you need anything from head shots to a family portrait to wedding photography, hire Brandi! You'll be glad you did.
RACHEL S., LIFESTYLE
Planning a socal wedding from SF was tricky and I had to take a leap of faith. I really wanted to make sure I had a photographer who could capture all the moments that would last a lifetime (and of course, at a reasonable price). I spoke with Brandi in July after reviewing her online portfolio (and great reviews!). She was easy and fun to talk to, very personable and down to earth. She clearly loved her job, was confident in her skills, really cared about what I envisioned, and was willing to work with my budget. She encouraged that we fit in an engagement photoshoot (for free!) during our one trip back to Irvine so that we could get to know each other -- she was so flexible and willing to work with our limited availability, and that hour or two together was above and beyond worth it. Brandi ended up suggesting a beautiful spot at a park near my family's house, we walked together for a good 30 min or so getting to know each other as we found our way to the most incredible open field as the sun began to set. A few weeks later, we received the most AMAZING photos. Brandi was organized and on top of everything for the months and weeks leading up to our wedding, was responsive to emails, and really made me feel so secure and well taken care of (critical for any bride!). She helped think of things that I wouldn't have thought of to ensure that our wedding day would be picture perfect. She was super fast in sending me a few sneak peek photos which I am already IN LOVE WITH and can't stop looking at -- I just can't wait to see them all! So, for anybody reading this post and trying to pick a photographer for the best day of your life, Brandi is a winner. She will take care of you from start to end like your best friend, and take photos that you will love for a lifetime. THANK YOU BRANDI!!! xoxo
LESLIE W, WEDDING
Having Brandi as our wedding photographer was without a doubt one of the best investments we could have made in our wedding. We were very lucky to have her as our previous photographer had to cancel on us due to unforeseen circumstances and Brandi immediately stepped right in, honored our previous contract with our other photographer, but then went above and beyond to make sure we had exactly what we wanted for our day. My husband and I are not a fan of taking photos or super comfortable in front of the camera, but she made it a priority to get to know my husband and I before the wedding so by the time the day arrived it felt super natural and comfortable like it was just a friend capturing memories. And besides the photographer herself, the photo quality was simply amazing. I'm not one for photography terms, but they are beautifully vibrant in color, crisp, clear and timeless. I've received numerous compliments of how awesome our photos turned out and friends already calling dibs on Brandi for their future wedding. Thank you Brandi!!
AMY R., WEDDING
Brandi was the perfect choice for our big day! She came highly recommended from a friend, and I now know why. I was initially blown away by the pictures on her site. All of the pictures were so natural and beautiful. Her prices were also very competitive and I knew I wanted to meet her. My fiance and I met her at a restaurant in Long Beach. We sat for hours talking and laughing and I knew right away that she was the perfect photographer for us. She had a way of making us feel very comfortable.On our wedding day, Brandi and her assisting photographer were early (which I loved). They took charge and told us what to do (my husband and I don't know how to pose). The photos turned out beautifully and Im sooooo glad we chose her. Highly Highly recommend!
LAUREN B., WEDDING
Ahhhh, Brandi... where do I begin?! First, I must say that she is AHH-MAZING. So talented, laid back, easy to work with and always available to contact via phone/ email with questions or concerns. Every brides dream. We had interviewed a few other photographers, but as soon as my [now] husband and I met with her, I knew it was magic. She was so fun and easy to talk to, it felt like we'd known each other for years rather than minutes. We had our engagement session at the OC fair and it was SO. MUCH. FUN. I was a little nervous beforehand, having all of this attention on me and worrying about not looking natural, but as soon as we started she just encouraged us to do our thing - walk around, pet the animals, take photo booth pictures, getting cotton candy etc. It felt more like a date than a photo shoot. Our wedding day was just as fun (x100) and carefree. Brandi and the second shooter showed up in the morning, a little earlier than they needed to I might add, and went straight to work. I never worried about details, groomsmen or family shots - she was always one step ahead of me letting me know what was going on. As everyone knows, the day goes by so incredibly fast and all you think about is how amazing the day was and how you wish you could relive it and, at the risk of sounding ridiculously cheesy, we are able to do just that because she did such an amazing job capturing all of our special moments. I could not be happier with the photos and am endlessly grateful.
From the husband:
The obvious metric for wedding vendors is how well they do their job, and Brandi's obviously great on that note - just take a look at the photos. Just as important though, is their ability to put you (i.e. the bride) at ease, and Brandi was wonderful to both be around and work with on every occasion we met with her.
KRISTINA B., WEDDING