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brei olivier

BEHIND THE LENS

MY APPROACH to photography, what i believe, and just a few of my favorite things

After one too many days spent wandering the canefields and bayous of my little hometown in South-East Louisiana, I picked up a camera and never looked back. Fast forward 10 years - now I am living my dream in my soul city, New Orleans, soaking up the sunshine and photographing beautiful weddings nearly every weekend.

When I'm not behind my camera, you'll catch me planning my own wedding, re-decorating my apartment (for probably the 100th time. #sorrynotsorry), outside on the levee running around with my dogs, traveling to Savannah, Ga to visit my fiance, or rendez-vous-ing with with my friends around the city. 

I like dancing around in my bedroom to Odesza (they're my favorite), taste testing all kinds of dark beer, hanging out and cooking with my family, spending time outside in nature, and surprise surprise - taking photographs. 



Safe to assume you've already figured it out..I'm Brei. Hey. Hi. Hello!

I guess it's also safe to assume that if you're going to hire someone to photograph one of the most important days of your life, you're gonna want to know a little about that person.

I BELIEVE EVERY COUPLE HAS A UNIQUE STORY TO BE TOLD - THAT'S WHERE I COME IN. I GET TO KNOW EACH OF MY COUPLES PERSONALLY, WHICH ALLOWS ME TO CONNECT WITH THEM AND THOSE THEY LOVE DURING THEIR MOST INTIMATE MOMENTS. MY GOAL IS TO TELL YOUR STORY IN THE MOST ORGANIC, AUTHENTIC, AND CREATIVE WAY I CAN. 

I feel tied to the ocean at my core and there's nowhere I feel more at home. I live for the salty water and sunshine on my skin!

01. my first love was

the sea

I adopted my first rescue over five years ago! He totally changed me and experiencing life with him has massively influenced who I am. We have another little rascal now, and they're the best duo! 

02. love my

dogs

But who doesn't love a good festival? Food, music, arts...I don't care what kind it is, I'm ready for it! Especially love Blackpot Festival, Festival International, Jazz Fest, and Voodoo. 

03. I'm all about

a good festival

Whether I'm wandering the cobblestone streets of Paris, 50 feet below in the Caribbean sea, or hiking through the rain forests of Costa Rica... travel is my happy place. 

04. ADDICTED TO

new experiences

He's adventurous, inspired by life, and driven to make our dreams come true. He believes in acquiring experiences that matter, puts his dirty clothes IN the hamper, and totally makes a mean sauce piquante. What's not to love?!

05. LIFE IS BETTER WITH

THINGS

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PREVIOUS SET

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06. my FAVE scent: 

chanel no. 5

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07. gimme all those

MACARONS

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08. I LOVE

WALKS IN THE PARK

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09. secret talent: 

SALSA DANCING

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1o. LIFE IS BETTER WITH

CAPPUCINOS

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In my time off

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...I am a student at the University of New Orleans where I study Biology. When I tell people that, it isn't unusual for me to get weird looks and a, "WTF?! Isn't that the total opposite of photography!?"

 In a way, yes... but I like to think that what draws me to both photography and biology is an endless fascination and curiosity for life, humanity, and this crazy amazing planet we call home.

let's be pals

Connecting with people is at the heart of what I do, so whether you're a bride-to-be in need of some sage advice, a fellow professional in the wedding industry wanting to meet up over cocktails (yassss!), or an old friend itching to reconnect... I'd love to get to know you!

message me here!