Me

 

Hi, I’m Brittany.

I’m a documentary inspired photographer with an affinity for vivid colors and authenticity in between moments. 

Hey, hi, hello! I’m Brittany, and I am the face behind the camera here at Mirage Photographics. What I do is documentary-inspired lifestyle photography. I like to follow you and your family with my camera to capture those authentic and incredible moments that you can’t get with posed photography. My goal is to capture emotions and personalities with my pictures, and to give you a genuine piece of your life in that you can cherish and share with your family members. You can relive the bond that you and your family share, and you can let your loved ones see the true version of your family, the raw moments.

 

Time is fleeting, and capturing these moments when they are happening gives us the opportunity to create that nostalgic moment; to feel that glee and rapture all over again. Children grow up in the blink of an eye, and those you love are stolen from you just as quickly. This is why I love what I do. I want to give you that warm fuzzy feeling that only looking at candid pictures can give you.

 

I have always been artistic, but it took me a while to really find my niche. When I was in my early twenties, I scraped together enough money to get my first camera. At the time, I had no idea that was the start of what would become my passion in life.

 

I went to college to study graphic design, but that eventually fell through. Fast forward a few years, and I was living in Italy with my husband and my first daughter. I had made some other mom friends, and when we would go out, I took pictures of them as they spent time with their kids. There were so many fascinating places in Italy that finding great photography locations was always easy. Taking pictures of my daughter just exploring these places where ancient ruins were overgrown with a rainbow of flowers, I realized how much I enjoy capturing genuine moments. Photos of the delight on kids’ faces are the ones I love, the ones where they are playing in the mud and having sword fights with sticks.

 

My first real photo session happened by accident. I was at a birthday party for a friend’s kid, and she asked me, “hey, since you have your camera, will you take pictures of the kids for me?” Sure, why not. After an afternoon of kids running around and smearing their faces with cake, I was about to head home. My friend stopped me and handed me $30. I was shocked. I had no intention of asking her for money, I thought I was just doing a friend a favor. But I was $30 richer, and at that moment I knew, this is what I want to do with my life!

 

Now here I am, a professional photographer doing what I love. Spending time with families, capturing their radiance.