- The Crew -

 

Brett Brooner

Owner & lead photographer & photo editor / nebraska + beyond

Some things I find comfort in are skateboarding with my soon to be wife Carlie, road tripping with my Tacoma and roof top tent, sunrise hikes in the mountains, jumping in near freezing rivers in Oregon and dinners with my family. I love Carlie, my family, photography (duh), traveling, weddings, watching crime movies/shows, Chicago Cubs and hanging with my homies.

I'm extremely confident in my photography. I believe your wedding will be one of your most remember days and I love having the responsibility capture that. I look at it as the images aren't just for you, but for your kids and grandkids to come. I know dang well that I love looking through wedding photos of my mom and dad.

I couldn't care less about social media or submitting my work to be featured.
All I care about is that you both are extremely pleased with your experience
and imagery I deliver.

A few other things about me:

TIME Magazine featured me as a top 50 Instagram photographer to follow, so that was cool. Read about it here.

I used to own an agency called The Visuals Collective. It was geared towards helping photographers share their stories across the world and connecting with people internationally. Before selling the agency, it closed in on 460,000 followers! The agency allowed me to work with companies like ONA Bags, Lexar Memory (R.I.P.), Pepsi, Huckberry, Qdoba, Squarespace, Google, Sackcloth & Ashes, Holdfast Gear, Bark Thins and Walgreens!


Addie

associate photographer / nebraska + beyond

I’m a wedding + portrait photographer based in Omaha, Nebraska. Other than storytelling through photographs, I love the simple things in life; good friends, laughing, and sunrises (which is usually my cue to stop editing). I am a total foodie, but a terrible cook, not kidding. I’m a night owl, audiobook listener, and a coffee enthusiast.

Traveling is one of my favorite things, so don’t be afraid to ask me to photograph you outside of Nebraska, I promise I won’t mind! My favorite word is cozy, and if you wear a twirly dress, I’ll probably ask you to swing it about while I take pictures. But the precious, intimate moments are most important to me and they are my favorite things to capture for you.

I love love, and whether it is shown between a boy and his dog, the newly engaged, or one big happy family, I want to be the one to photograph it for you to treasure.


Peter

associate photographer / nebraska + beyond

One of the most critical aspects of our lives are the people we interact with and the memories we create.  I want to use my vision to capture and document those memories perfectly. 

I believe that people are the most important things on this Earth. I believe that every person and every couple has a story that deserves to be told, and deserves to be told beautifully. Capturing the love and joy of a couple is truly an honor, and that is why I am a wedding photographer exclusively!

There are so many people with cameras who will simply show up and just take pictures and that is why my focus is in telling stories. I don't want to just be a photographer at a wedding, I want to be YOUR photographer capturing YOUR memories.

My inspiration comes from the memories and personalities of my couples, the relationships that develop and the genuine understanding of what you care about. This drives me to create stunning and unique images that will document one of the most important days of your life.


Jules

associate photographer / colorado + nebraska + beyond 

I am a full-time wedding photographer based in Lincoln, NE and I just moved here from Denver, CO so I spend a lot of time in between and all around! I love spending early mornings on hikes with my pup Mack, and I've been told I spend too much on concert tickets. I live with my best friend and boyfriend, Grayson. Together we spend way to much time eating pizza and watching comedy shows on Netflix.

 I fell in love with photography after my mom rented me a camera and dragged me along to a wedding of hers just 5 years ago. I didn’t expect to enjoy being behind the camera because I had been her guinea pig in front of hers for years but I fell madly in love with it. I adore capturing real love in its truest forms and weddings are my favorite way to do it. I strive to capture genuine moments that make everyday life so special.

I graduated from college in 2017 in journalism and photography and love telling stories through my images, but my absolute favorites are love stories. You being you is what I love to capture and I would be honored to share in your very special day. 


Ben

associate photographer / chicago, illinois + nebraska + beyond

It is my goal to make my clients feel as comfortable as possible in front of the camera, allowing their true personality to come through in the photos that will last a lifetime.

Traveling is one of my greatest joys. I love seeing new places for the first time. I’m a people person. I love people. I love working with people, I love hanging with people, I love meeting new people. I’M ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE. 

I have an unhealthy obsession with iced coffees from Dunkin’ Donuts & burrito bowls from Chipotle. Friends & family are so important to me. They are the reason I’m here & they continue to push me to new heights. Choir was a huge part of my life, and because I don’t participate anymore, you can just find me in my car at any stoplight & come jam with me. The beach is my favorite place on Earth. I will dance harder than you on the dance floor at your wedding (this is a fact, just accept it).  

Capturing your special moments is one of my greatest passions. Telling stories through photos that will last a lifetime brings me a joy that I cannot put into words. It’s magical, it’s powerful, it’s emotional, & at the end of the day, it is so rewarding. I am so grateful for the people that put their trust in me to bring their story to life & become my friends in the process. 

I'm based in Chicago, IL, but I make trips back to Omaha monthly for engagement sessions and weddings. I'm always open to my couples making the trip to Chicago for their engagement session as well!