Hi, I’m Breanne. Let’s start with the basics. I’m based in the heart of San Diego and regularly take photos in and around Balboa Park. Are you looking to head to Pacific Beach or Poway? Maybe you want to go apple picking in Julian? We can make that happen. All photos sessions are on location – have a new baby? Stay in the comfort of your home and we’ll get some great shots of your new bundle of love.
Or maybe you’re not in San Diego? I offer a limited number of sessions in the Ventura and Sacramento areas each year. Just ask! :)
And now, on the part I love to talk about…
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love photos. I remember spending hours searching through my mom’s old photographs or through my grandma’s hope chest. I got my first camera for Christmas when I was in the third grade. It was a simple point-and-shoot camera, but it was purple and it was mine. I had to buy my own film, but I could take as many pictures as I wanted… of whatever I wanted. I went to it! I have pictures of toothbrush holders, my dolls, my dresser, my grandma’s garden, my friends… I treasure them all. They are a true reflection my life as a third grader.
As time passed, I learned more about the technical side of photography. Consequently, I grew hyper critical of every photo I took. I analyzed composition and style. I considered the grain and the exposure. I asked myself, “Is it perfect?” I read, studied, and spent hours practicing. It’s not a terrible way to think. In fact, that drive to learn more and create technically rich photos has and continues to teach me a great deal. However, I learned a lot more in June 2008 when my grandpa died. As I once more sifted through the photos in my grandma’s hope chest, through the old photo albums in my parent’s house, and even through my own photos for a slideshow, I saw photography in a new light. Suddenly, every photo my grandpa was in was perfect. The grain, the exposure, the rule of thirds… none of it mattered. He was there in those photos… with baby me in his lap, with my father as a toddler, with my grandma at their wedding, and with his great-granddaughter, making her laugh. Those pictures reflect the memories we created with him; they are a true reflection of the life he lived.
Those are the moments I want to capture… well, maybe not your toothbrush holders, but your every day moments. I love to capture the moments when your cheeks hurt from laughing too long and the lingering glances when you think no one is looking. Let me help capture the little wonders in your life… a true reflection of you.
My photography has been published in the University of San Diego’s Alumni magazine, in 101 Things to Do San Diego, in kiosk and corner advertisements with the San Diego Natural History Museum, in the Schmap! San Diego online guide, and in a NowPublic online news story.