Hi, I'm Bre! I have been happily married for nearly 12 years to William and we have two beautiful children, Reid and Sloane. We enjoy ordinary days together, date nights, and talking about our future. I became a wedding photographer because I’ve always had an incessant need to document. It’s not just photography that I love, it’s the ability to freeze moments in time and allow them to last forever, (or as forever as a photograph can last). Moments and memories need not be perfectly staged, the subjects don’t always need to look beautiful, they simply need to be captured because someday you will want to remember them…just for what they were. That alone is beautiful and will be cherished.
I am an extrovert who started life as an extremely shy child. I love change. I am impulsive yet level-headed. I am a child of the summer. I love to dance. I am a dog person. Shopping makes me happy, even if it’s just for groceries. I love the smell of boat exhaust, sunscreen, and barbecues. I don’t take myself too seriously. I’m self-taught. I own more clothes than fit in my closet. I have been known to drink wine from a sippy cup in an adult onesie with my friends. I was a cheerleader in high school which I don't think is shocking once you meet me. I love Starbucks dates with my friends and clients. I just recently began to feel an obsession with traveling to new places, any new places. I am adventurous and dare I say it, courageous. I talk and laugh too loud when I am nervous or excited. I can’t stand being bored so I take on a few too many things at once in order to stay busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I am an award winning photographer, educator, speaker, and author. I began my professional photography journey in 2010 after working 5 years in publishing. I was able to use my skills from the business world to create a business and a brand that I am extremely proud of. In 2014 I published my first book, For the Love of Weddings: A Photographers Guide to Starting a Wedding Photography Business. That same year I also began my speaking journey as a Platform Speaker at the Click Away Conference. I quickly realized that I had as much of a passion for teaching as I did shooting and have since taught at several successful conferences and events as well as online workshops. I am sponsored by the amazing Miller's Professional Imaging, the industry's leading print lab. 2015 brought along a new endeavor, Blair + Thurston Retreats which I co-founded with my good friend Elena Blair. We have completed 3 sold-out retreats in Malibu, Seattle, and Austin with two more sold out in Napa Valley in 2018.
My work has been featured in Vogue Brasil, Professional Photographer Magazine, Click Magazine, Seattle Bride Magazine, and several online blogs/platforms. My clients have ranged from Olympians and fitness sensations to Forbes 30 under 30 honorees and tech start-up founders.