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I am a Wedding, Engagement, Elopement, and Senior Photographer, based in Humboldt County, California. Here on my blog, you'll find gorgeous imagery featuring my amazing clients, as well as helpful tips and insight for your wedding day or portrait session! 

I'M BRIAR!

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seniors

Weddings

Engagements

Elopements

Debs 50s style Coke Diner Shoot

It is feature Friday today and I am featuring a photo shoot I did last summer with my own two children Kaleya and Kasyn. Every time I would walk into the restaurant called Debs Great American in Redway I always would dream of a 50s style photo shoot. The walls of the restaurant are adorned […]

December 14, 2018

Feature Friday Deb’s Great American in redway retro 50s Coke Shoot

It’s Feature Friday! I am going to be featuring some of my favorite shoots! This shoot was from this past summer. I had bought a few items for my senior closet and needed to someone to model them. We were traveling to Ukiah for my husbands softball tourney so I decided to ask my cousin […]

November 2, 2018

Riana

This working full time, running a business, and being hustling mama  is NO joke! I have been wanting to write this blog post for 6 months! Back in January for my 40th birthday, we took a family trip to Kauai. It had always been my dream to go to Hawaii, and I figured if I didnt […]

August 7, 2018

Vacation is a state of mind|What I learned from my dream Hawaii vacation.

Adventure elopement in Shelter Cove

I am so excited that John and Danielle’s picture made the front cover of the Times Standard Ever After wedding magazine! Their wedding was one of my all time favorites! Let me tell you the story. I was organizing my new classroom in the middle of August, when Danielle called me about photographing her ¬†intimate […]

July 7, 2018

Humboldt County|Shelter Cove|Intimate Destination Weddin

Shelby''s night time session in Scotia

Happy New Year! Most Sunday’s I aim to post a senior blog. This one is a Super Soul Sunday blog. Something that ignites my soul. I had been wanting to do a night time shoot for quite a while. I had been so slammed with shoots during the busy season, that I wanted to reward […]

January 7, 2018

Shelby|Night-time Christmas Session|Scotia

It is the last day of 2017. Wow. What a year. It flew by soooooo fast. I was going through some 2017 photo shoots today and was feeling overwhelmed with how blessed I have been with such amazing clients this year. Some I have know for a while, some were new. There were more shoots […]

January 1, 2018

2017Parky’sPicsYearinReview

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein This quote is so simple yet so powerful, and it is absolutely true. Happiness and seeing the magic in even the smallest of things is a state […]

July 12, 2017

Parky’s Pics|Humboldt County Photographer|Do You Believe in Magic?|Naiya the Mermaid

As I sit here typing at 4:22 am on a Sunday morning, compelled to get out of bed and put my thoughts on paper or in this case  screen, I am filled with grace and gratitude. What a month it has been! In this time, I have worked my hardest to prepare 27 kids for […]

May 22, 2017

Surrendering

I remember it vividly. Sitting on the beach with my toes in the warm sand at Swimmers Delight. Everyone else had headed back to the camp, laughing and joking around and getting ready for dinner and the fun night by the campfire. I was left to enjoy the sand, trees and river of beautiful Humboldt County by myself.  It was the most peaceful time of the day. The light was so soft; almost magical. I have a hard time slowing down, but in these moments I actually could slow down and enjoy. What I understand now as a photographer is that was the magical golden hour. I still love that magical golden hour.. When I walk  home now and see the sun glistening off the grass, I just want to grab my camera and start shooting. Every. Single. Time.

April 8, 2017

My Off Camera Flash Journey

I will be 39 tomorrow. How in the heck did that happen? That is almost 40! Forty years of life. What have I learned? I believe life teaches us many lessons. For me it is God sending me signs. Others may call it the Universe. He has sent me a few signs the last few weeks in the form of turtles. When I received a gift from one of my students that had a turtle on it, it probed me to  search further to figure out what he was trying to tell me. So I looked up the symbolism of Sea Turtles.

April 5, 2017

What is life trying to tell you?

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