If you are seeking a fun, enjoyable and inspired experience, you have come to the right place! I live in beautiful Southern Humboldt, where the weather is beautiful and there is no lack of amazing locations and light. I am not only a girl with a camera, but also a hustling momma of two. Nothing teaches you to cherish moments more than watching time fly! My children are 8 and 7, and they are often times my source of inspiration. I quickly learned that photographs are the most precious things we have, so I encouraged clients to capture everything!

Being a momma also taught me the importance of hard work. I'm the kind of girl who is dedicated to learning and improving my skill at every opportunity. I am fortunate to have learned the skill of manipulating natural and off camera light to create stunning and vibrant images that are as inspiring as the people I get to work with. I believe in creating a comfortable, laidback and fun experience in all of my weddings and sessions through creativity, laughter and a little bit of magic.

Throughout your entire wedding day, I am watching everything unfold and documenting moments that I know you will cherish for years to come, moments that you may not even see happen. I am living your day through your eyes and capturing it in a way that will give you the ability to relive it for years to come. Every little hand grab, tear shed, dance move... You'll get those photos (and hundred more), because your wedding day is filled with tiny moments, tiny details, with one beautiful love story interwoven through every single frame. That story? It's yours. Let me me tell it.

creating magic through the lens to capture the light within

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The Parky's pics 

After witnessing and taking part in over 100 weddings, I feel like I have truly seen it all. I have been so lucky to work with the most amazing clients!  They are the best of the best, and feel so blessed to be trusted to capture and curate one of the biggest days of their lives.  I don't just show up on your wedding day with my camera in hand. It's all about an EXPERIENCE!. I will guide you every step of the way through the complicated/stressful/crazy process of planning the biggest, most important day of your life. No biggie, right? When you book with Parky's Pics, this is what you can expect. 

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INQUIRY & GETTING TO KNOW YOU> 
When you inquire with Parky's Pics, I will send you a brief questionnaire to get to know you and your partner. You will spend more time with your wedding photographer than anyone else on your wedding day and I want to make sure we are the perfect fit for each other. It makes the day so much more enjoyable. 

SAVE THE DATE 
Yay!! After further emails, phone calls, or an in person consult, we both feel like a perfect fit!  Now let’s make sure your date is safe and secure so that we can make this dream a reality!!! I will email you a contract and invoice,  where you can review your package and pay your retainer to save the date (1/3 of the total) to make everything officially official! Now the fun begins! : ) 

QUESTIONNAIRE & ENGAGEMENT SESSION SCHEDULING
Let the fun begin! After you have officially booked,  I will email you a questionnaire to get to know the two of you even better, I will mail you a physical copy of my 77 page Wedding Experience Guide, and then we will schedule your engagement session. And don’t worry... I will walk you through  EVERYTHING! My number one goal is for my couples to get comfortable and feel like themselves. After the first 20 minutes of your session, you will be having a blast. It will be like a dream date with a 3rd wheel (me) tagging along. .Even if you think you’re not photogenic or if your fiancé “hates having pictures taken”, the time will fly by and you will end the session with smiles on your faces.   After your engagement session you’ll be featured on the Parky's Pics Blog and will also be sent your online gallery of images to download and share however you wish.

I WILL BE THERE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY 
After your engagement session, I will send you periodical emails with tips and tricks to make your wedding day flow as smoothly as possible. 
Six weeks before your wedding day, I will email you a timeline prep so we’ll start making sure that we’re completely prepared and ready for your wedding! I love creating custom timelines for our couples to ensure that we capture your big day in the best way possible. You know all of those magical back lit portraits, bridal party laughing shots, and carefully curated detail images?  I work closely  with my couples to plan their day so that they can actually have images like that of their OWN! After 6 years of photographing weddings, I know how to how to create the perfect timeline for a photography-friendly wedding day!

JUST BE PRESENT
You don't believe when everyone tells you that a wedding day is a total whirlwind? Well, it is. Take the time to stop, hold each other's hands and intentionally take in the special moments that are happening around you and to you. When I shoot portraits of my clients, I make sure it's private and I tell them, "This isn't just time for photos, this is a time for you to be fully present. To hug each other and feel the warmth, to look into each other's eyes and lock that memory, to kiss like you're 15 and never kissed before..." You get the idea. Throughout the day, set aside little breaks in your schedule where you can pull away from the party and just simply "be". You won't regret that time, I promise! I truly believe tar wedding days are living, moving, breathing phenomena. They are here and gone in the blink of an eye. It's important to set yourself up for success and to ease any stress ahead of time so you aren't focused on the flowers, cake or music, instead you'll be focused on the beautiful union. I want you to experience- not just plan- a marriage more beautiful than your wedding day. If you put these five tips to work, you'll be on your way to a stress-free day!

"I Seriously couldn't give briar enough stars!

I would give her one million if I could. She captured our wedding better than I could have ever imagined. She is absolutely amazing!"

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Your Photographer is an

Your photographer is an investment. Investment is indeed the right word for it, because in truth your photos and your heirloom album will live on for generations to enjoy. Once the cake is eaten, the dress pressed and hung, and the guests back home, your photographs will endure to be revisited again and again, bringing back all of the emotions! Ready to make the best investment of your life?

Once Upon a Time

Happily ever after

Dream come True

6 hours wedding coverage
Engagement Session + Digital Images
500 fully edited, high resolution digital images
Online gallery for guests viewing and ordering
 USB of Images
Custom Deigned 8 x 10 Storybook

10 hours wedding coverage
Engagement Session
800 fully edited, high resolution digital images
Online gallery for guests viewing and ordering
Customized USB of images in a beautiful wood print box
16 x 20 canvas print
USB of Images 
Custom Designed  12 x 12  Storybook

12 x 12 custom designed storybook

8 hours wedding coverage
Engagement Session + Digital Images
700 fully edited, high resolution digital images
Online gallery for guests viewing and ordering
Customized USB 
16x20 canvas print
Custom Designed 10 x 10 Storybook 

$2,500

$3,500

$3,000

We realize that every wedding is different and we're happy to customize a collection for you, please contact us if you need a collection customized.
Base rate includes travel within 1 hour of zip code 95560. For travel outside of that area, inquire for details.

These images will be your first family heirloom, living on for many generations to cherish.

60 to 90 minute Session
Online Engagement Session Prep Magazine 
50 fully edited, high resolution digital images in an online gallery with a print release
Mobile Online Gallery & Online blog



Engagement Session

$325

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As your unique love story unfolds, I am here to capture this exciting moment in time as you begin your lives together. Let me help you solidify this important time in your life with some fun, romantic and magical portraits

Your engagement photos are a celebration of your love for each other, take in a safe place without lots of pressure. I think engagement sessions are such an important part of wedding photography. Here is how the Parky's Pics Engagement Experience works. 

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SESSION VISION
When you think of your engagement session, what do you visualize? An open field? Giant redwoods? An isolated beach? What is it that you feel suits the two of you? Are there any special locations that might be ideal for your engagement shoot? If not, don't fret, boo! It's not about where you are but who you are with. A lot of my brides leave the location up to me - which means I get to scope out spots ahead of time! The way I shoot, the focus is on the two of you and your beautiful faces, as well as a few showcasing the landscape in the background. However, if there is a place that's uniquely special to the two of you, or you'd like to include a family heirloom, a pet,  or something else that's meaningful, I am here to help you incorporate it!

FASHION & WARDROBE
Don't feel like you need to go on a mega shopping spree for your session (but if you can, more power to ya, girlfriend!) I want you to be comfortable - I want you to connect with your images - so if you are a jeans and tee kinda gal, then rock it with a fun color! Some couples bring an outfit change to their session. Most choose for a dressier option (read: flowy maxi dress) and a casual option (read: jeans and a fun shirt). I made a Pinterest board for inspiration for you kids, but I am always open to chat wardrobe, after all, I am a girl who loves to shop! Don't feel like you have to go for plain classics the entire time. Have fun with color, texture, and prints! This is to remember this special time in your lives, so don't limit yourself!

PRO HAIR & MAKEUP
I cannot stress this enough, girls! Really! Professional hair and makeup make a world of a difference. As a photographer, it excites me to know my gals are spending a day getting pampered before their session. It allows you to relax, feel beautiful, and confident! Nothing like a set of lashes to bring out your inner model. Consider using this time as a test run with your makeup artist and use your session as a time to evaluate your wedding day look and how it photographs. Ladies, if you can swing it, please consider getting your hair & makeup done for your session! I promise you it will make a world of a difference and you will look and feel absolutely beautiful! Oh, and I'm right here if you need any recommendations!

ALL ABOUT TIMING
Timing for your session ultimately depends on what type of photos you want. As a natural light AND off camera flash photographer, I can shoot at any time of day. That dreamy golden light begins an hour and a half prior to sunset, which will allow for an outfit change and a location change while shooting during the golden hour. I also love to shoot sunrise sessions, which also provides beautiful, colorful skies and gorgeous light! You only get to experience this once, so ensuring the environment is perfect will give you beautifully lit images.

TRUST ME
This is the whole reason you chose your photographer- because you trust them, right? Because they know the best lighting, the best poses, and the best techniques to make you two look and feel like couples in those bridal magazines. Now it's time for you to take a deep breath and trust the person you chose to do their best work with you. The more trust you place in them, the more free they will be to create the types of images that you'll love the most. You're going to feel uncomfortable, awkward, and all the things! But, in-between those little moments of awkwardness, we will capture total gems of authentic interactions that can only happen when two people are in love. Relinquish the control, give trust out freely, and let go of all of your expectations!

JUST HAVE FUN
This is such an exciting time in your lives. I know that engagement sessions can seem nerve wrecking but it's important to go in with an open mind and the ability to laugh. I want you two to flirt your brains out, love each other, and just have fun. We will laugh a lot! I will be there every step of the way to help pose you in a variety of locations. Your only job: snuggle in close, bat your eyelashes, and laugh until your belly aches. It's going to be fun, we  might celebrate at the end of your session with a drink! I promise you that you will love seeing these  beautiful images of the two of you for years to come. Engagement sessions are the perfect time to hang out with your photographer, get comfortable in front of the camera, and flirt with your soon-to-be spouse! What more could a girl ask for?

“Briar did an absolutely amazing job on our wedding 

we could not have asked for anything better!! She made us feel so comfortable and captured the most breath taking shots ever!! Her photos of our wedding even made the cover of a magazine!!! I would recommend her to everyone!!! I cannot say enough good things about her and her work!!”

I would not be all that I am without my amazing clients. Many of the couples I work with end up keeping in touch long after the wedding day and become my close friends, and I am incredibly grateful. Working with so many wonderful, amazing people with beautiful love stories to tell has brought meaning to my work in ways I never dreamed possible.

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