Behind the lens

Meet Brittany

 

Hello! I’m Brittany Bays (also future Mrs. Brittany Bays-Stropes)! Thank you so much for stopping by. In such an over-saturated market of photographers, I am very honored to have you view my work. Here’s a little bit about me! My career in the arts started in a more traditional setting, studying painting and drawing at the University of Cincinnati and I went on to study graphic design and photography at Northern Kentucky University. I do love all of these mediums, but my true passion is photography. I hold photographs of my fiancé, Brad (that hunk pictured with me above), our puppy, travels, family, and special moments so dear to my heart. I take this passion into every portrait and wedding I photograph.

When I attend a wedding, I want the images to have life and meaning. My approach is to photograph your day to capture the whole story and romance of it. My style is a mix of fine art photojournalism and editorial styled posing. I have had experience being on both sides of the camera, and I use my modeling background a lot when I am posing other subjects. I am actually represented by Heyman Talent as a model and actress! This definitely comes in handy when I am working with my  clients.

I primarily shoot digital images, and I have 2 professional Nikon camera bodies and several lenses that I tote to weddings and shoots. I also have a film camera that has been in my family since the early 80s and was passed to me by my uncle a few years ago. I mainly use that for my travel and personal photos, as it's a smaller and more rugged camera than my Nikon. But if time allows, you might see me whip this out on your wedding or engagement shoot! 

Most importantly, I am a Christian, and I try my hardest to honor God with the creativity He has given me. I am so blessed to be doing what I love, and I thank God regularly for allowing me to use my gifts and talents in my career. It is only by His grace that I have made it to where I am today. 

 
 

 

A FEW OF MY

FAVORITE THINGS

STRONG COFFEE, LOUD LAUGHS, REAL CONVERSATION, LAZY MORNINGS, RED LIPSTICK, aveda, ALL THINGS VINTAGE, FILM, WINDOW LIGHT, WEDDING CAKE, bubble baths, PHOTOS WITH GRAIN, cute puppies, GORGEOUS SUNSETS, BIKE RIDES, PRETTY HIKES, POLAROIDS, PAINTING, DRESSES, THRIFT STORES, FRESH FLOWERS, PICNICS, PINOT GRIGIO, EXTRA CHEESE, HEART-TO-HEARTS, CLASSIC CARS, ADVENTUROUS SPIRITS, HAND WRITTEN love LETTERS, AUDREY HEPBURN, AUTHENTICITY

 

on the gram...

Connect with my personal instagram for a peek behind the scenes, travel, and my life as a bride:   @bbaysphoto