Photographing local businesses!

I have had several new and exciting opportunities to work with local businesses and assist with their marketing needs. I have been able to connect with business owners and share their stories through photography. I have worked with everyone from personal chefs, to dentists, to entrepreneurs!

If you would like to have me take some promotional photos for your business, please contact me directly at 925-428-0400 or email me at brittca@mac.com.  I look forward to meeting you! 

A Summer of New Beginnings...

This summer has been one of great adventures and exciting opportunities!  I had the opportunity to visit many places and locations for shoots that I had been looking forward to visiting. 

I also entered 3 of my images(featured below) into a photography competition this summer and surprisingly won 1st, 3rd and Honorable Mentions! I was so shocked that all 3 of my images won awards. It was truly a humbling and exciting experience. 

 
Earlier this month, I was able to donate an entire day of photography to a great local cause, Special Haven. This group is based out of downtown Antioch and does phenomenal work for children with special needs. I took photos of all the golfers and provided group photos. It was such a fun day! 

Beyond the art shows, golf tournaments, saturday morning farmers markets, and moving into a new home, was a spark of a renewed passion for what I see myself doing for the foreseeable future. 
 
I absolutely adore photography.

Every part of the process challenges me and pushes me towards a renewed sense of myself while introducing me to new wonders each and every day. Each of these aspects play into helping me create my visual canvases. 

Just this past week, I had a unique opportunity to photograph the forest fire on Mt. Diablo. It was a mesmerizing experience watching our mountain burn right in front of my eyes. The firefighters did everything they could to manage the blaze, but the conditions were too dangerous... so the blaze rapidly spread throughout our side of the mountain until it reached over 3,000 acres. 

I hope you are well, and I thank you so very much for reading my little blog. I'm including some of my favorite photos from this summer below.  Please consider supporting me and my endeavors by purchasing prints for your home/office or even booking me for your family photos or next event! 
 
Be Well,
Brittney 

 

An Evening at the Marin Headlands... and Beyond!

Yesterday I decided to venture out to the Pier in Berkeley for a few mid-day snapshots, and then make my way over to the Pacific Ocean to catch the sunset over Rodeo Beach in the Marin Headlands. 
 
Oh, was it an adventure! 
 
First - I forgot my handy tripod. I know... how can a Photographer forget their tripod?! Well.. I did. So, I stopped by a Target on the way off the highway in Richmond and picked up the only one they had available. It was made of cheap plastic and really enjoyed trying to fly away in the wind while I was doing my long exposure photographs. I eventually conquered it like a boss.
 
So, what else could go wrong?
 
Upon arriving in Berkeley, I reached into the back seat and realized I had forgot my hoodie!  I guess I just decided to make my life difficult that day.  Good news? I had a towel back there and I tied it up with my hair tie and used it like a jacket. Yep, I walked around looking like a complete fashion failure, but at least I was warm! 
 
After finding my way through the winding roads north of the Golden Gate Bridge to Rodeo Beach, I had about an hour and a half until sunset.  I parked at the beach, busted out my towel jacket, and hiked about 15 minutes along the water to my final destination. I took some daytime long exposure shots to get that surreal water-in-motion effect.  These shots tend to have a great amount of color and contrast and are some of my favorite styles of images. 
 
About 20 minutes before sunset, a group (literally 25+ people) showed up at the location I had scouted and claimed as my own the hour previous. It was a camera crew filming a documentary about a marine biologist. They literally set up their equipment in the middle of my shot, right in front of me... without saying a word.  If you know me well, you know I don't take well to being messed with, so I had some very 'kind' words to say to the crew. The manager of the crew came over and immediately apologized for his rude staff, and I got my shot set back up.  Little did they know that they had just avoided the wrath of the Brittney. ;) 
 
On the way out of the Headlands, you are treated to sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge, so I took an opportunity to take a quick image of the view after sunset.  
 
I'm including my favorite images below from my adventure yesterday, I hope they inspire you to enjoy the beauty around you just a little bit more. 
 
 (P.S. I named the seagull Frodo. Yep, Frodo. Stop laughing. ) 

Vancouver Adventures

I had an opportunity to fly up and visit Vancouver, British Columbia for my birthday in March.  The opportunities for photographers are immense, so with with only 2 days and 2 evenings during the trip, I tried to photograph the mood and feeling of the city the best I could given my limited amount of time. These are some of my favorites from the adventure!