Thank you so much for a great photography session on Saturday! We really enjoyed our time with you. You made it comfortable and easy for us... and it was clear that our daughter loved you too, with those big hugs! :) As I know Michael told you, this photography session was really special and important to me. When I turned 40 in November, I really wanted to take good family photos, but we never had a chance too, because not long after, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. With all of the numerous health appointments I've had since then, and the holiday events, it was nearly impossible to take the time for a session . But knowing that I am going to be losing my hair any day now and feeling very sick, (I hope not!), I really wanted to take photos before the cancer treatment started (today). I'm incredibly grateful to you for taking the time out of your busy schedule... and on accommodating us on your husband's birthday! The photos I saw on your Facebook page are incredible!! You made them all so beautiful and you really captured the love we have for each other - so thank you from the bottom of my heart. The photos have brought beauty to these difficult days, and comfort in knowing that we got to take a snapshot of the time before the winding road that lies ahead this year. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I wish you and your family best wishes for 2018!


Dear Bre, It has been almost 2 months since the wedding and almost everyday since I have enjoyed seeing a picture from our perfect day. Whether it be on a computer screen background, a cell phone homepage or a Facebook page the pictures you took were amazing.  I know Sayoko took some time choosing her photographer as she always does her research before making any decision. She hit a homerun when she chose you. Thank you for everything, your pictures really told the story and captured the love of our wedding day. You made everything easy and Sayoko was able to not have a care in the world and enjoy the day. Really can’t thank you enough and send a thanks to your 2nd photographer. Who knows maybe we’ll see you in the near future for some maternity pics!!!

Bre shot our engagement photos, and also our wedding- and I couldn’t have been happier. Bre coordinated the big family group shots with ease, was sweet as can be with my grandparents, and also all of the little kiddos. She was very professional, friendly and took a ton of photos. It’s fun to watch her work, she’s creative and got shots I couldn’t even have imagined but now can’t imagine living without.
I knew I enjoyed her, but months later when my friends and family talk about our wedding the FIRST thing out of their mouths is always about the incredible photos and how great Bre was to everyone the entire night. In addition- super fast turn around time with all of the digital photos and prints and easy online photo book editing/approval process. Washington is lucky to have her, she’s wonderful. Just, wonderful.

I have so many wonderful things to say about Bre. I have to admit I tracked Bre down to photograph my sister’s wedding this last year and absolutely had to have her photograph my family as well. Bre is professional and so personable, but more than that she has a natural ease behind the camera that just makes the experience so much fun. She confidently posed my family, managed to get my husband and 2 year old to smile, and took some of the sweetest images of all of us playing together and laughing. She is responsible for taking one of my favorite images of my son and I, and thanks to her I will be able to remember what it is like to have my son bear-hug me when he is small enough to fit snuggly in my arms. Bre is an amazing photographer and I guarantee you will need to buy waterpoof mascara when you view your gallery. She is a pearl in a sea of photographers and I am already looking forward to our next session together!

Bre is the best! Her personality is fabulous and her work is beautiful. At our wedding, she made everyone feel so at ease and captured some unforgettable moments on our special day. Her attention to detail is such that when you look back through your photos, you get to experience the moments all over again. She captures the small things that would be easy to forget. She is great at organizing big groups and thinking on her feet. Her boudoir sessions are also amazing! She truly knows how to tastefully capture beauty in these shots. I’m not sure who likes them more, my husband or me!

Dear Bre, Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures you took for our wedding! Our photographer search was rather stressful, as I’m sure you can imagine since we wanted beautiful images and didn’t have a gigantic budget. Plus, I very rarely like photos of myself and inviting a relative stranger to such a personal event was nerve-wracking. You were absolutely wonderful on all counts – we love the pictures and we loved having you at the wedding. We couldn’t have found a more perfect photographer. Thank you so much for all of the work you did, not only shooting the wedding, but also all of editing, being so gracious about fixing our ordering problem, and always being a pleasure to work with.


Bre is an extremely talented photographer who captured the family portraits I’ve always dreamt of having.  As a fellow photographer, I am rarely in front of the camera and have very high standards in terms of who I will hire to take our portraits. Bre made us so comfortable and I couldn’t believe how much fun we had during our session!  She is a true professional who created priceless images that I will forever treasure.  I am so grateful for these pieces of art that adorn our walls and bring smiles to our faces as we remember our summer on the beach.

I had the privilege of working with Bre as the makeup artist for two of her boudoir shoots and a few of her portrait sessions. She has an amazing ability to make people feel comfortable and capture the natural beauty in everyone and everything she photographs. My favorite thing about her photos is that she has a young, artistic style, but is not trendy in a way that you will look back in 20 years and wish you had done something different. She is the perfect combination between fun, artsy photos, and timeless, traditional photos that you will love your entire life. I also hired Bre to take my own boudoir photos before my wedding and although I came into the session nervous and uncomfortable she made me feel completely at ease. I am a little self conscious (as most women are) and very shy, especially in front of a camera, but Bre made sure that none of my fears came across in my photos and I absolutely loved them! She was professional and turned my photos around very quickly! Bre is one of the most talented photographers I have ever worked with and I have recommended her to every one of my bridesmaids—three of them are hiring her for their weddings already!

Let me start by saying that I am SUPER picky when it comes to photography and finding the perfect photographer. Since I am a photographer myself I have a certain style and prefer a certain look in photos. I was searching and searching for someone to take some family pictures for me because I am always behind the camera and we just really didn’t have any good family portraits. My search was sad. I really couldn’t find anyone I loved in my area. Then one day on Facebook, Bre had written that she was going to be coming up north to the Bay Area and had some session time available! I was SO SO SO excited and wrote to her immediately. I absolutely love Bre’s work. The way she uses light is just incredible and I knew that she was exactly what I was looking for. When we got our session set up, I couldn’t have been more excited. Our photo session was so much fun. Bre is such a sweet and fun person. She was easy going and was great at directing us in what to do but also caught some amazing candid moments as well. When she sent me the link to our gallery, I absolutely just fell in love. I was so incredibly happy to have such fantastic photos of my family (with ME in them!)…they truly mean the world to me and I’ll never be able to thank Bre enough for capturing these moments for us. I am just praying she plans to come up north every year so we can get family portraits taken yearly! Her work is simply amazing and she is just as amazing! I cannot recommend Bre enough.

Bre Thurston is an amazing photographer! She captured everything we wanted our wedding day to be about. She is professional, friendly, and oh so accomodating. We would absolutely recommend her for wedding photography or photography for any other occasion!