brei olivier

Hey, I'm Brei!

I'm a New Orleans based elopement and intimate wedding photographer. 

Not only will I be your photographer, I'll be your planning consultant and super-guide to your "just us" wedding experience. It is always my goal to make your day as one-of-a-kind as you are.

I love people and I love art! After 7 years of photographing big weddings in New Orleans, I made the switch to specializing specifically in small, funky weddings and elopements with 50 guests or fewer.

To me, no two couples are alike, and I work hard to provide each one of my couples with a custom, bespoke experience.

I believe the best photos are of real emotions & real moments.
They are not staged. They are not phony. They evoke feeling & capture a sense of time.

Each couple has a unique story.
Yours should not be reduced to a wedding-day cliche.

honest storytelling

how i approach photographing your wedding day

the majority of life is not made of "the big moments."
the majority of life is made of the moments between the big moments.

the moments between the moments are some of my favorites to capture because it is in these moments that life comes alive. these moments tell the untold stories of your relationships with loved ones, with yourself, and with each other.

the moments between moments

how i approach photographing your wedding day

I will always treat your guests with dignity and politeness. i love chatting with guests, listening to their stories about you, and capturing your relationships on film.

professionalism & politeness

where life comes alive

I’m your photographer, but our partnership won't begin or end with my camera.

You can count on me to be your...

· location scouting whiz
· boots-on-the-ground
· planning pro
· all around elopement expert

...and also your...

· champagne carrying
· vendor recommending
· steamy sesh creating

Like I said, so much more than just a photographer!

The truth is, ditching the big to-do puts the focus back on the most important part of a wedding - getting married to the person you love most in the world.

Instead of all the outside noise pushing traditions that maybe don’t hold meaning to you, small weddings let you focus on everything you love most and your unforgettable wedding day experience.

Empowering you to create something totally unique to you is why I do what I do. I get to be your guide, resource and advocate.

You can trust me when I say I understand the importance of creating an experience that is intentional, intimate and a ton of fun...

Why I specialize in small weddings and elopements...

...because fun fact: I eloped too!

Yep! We got married on a Thursday, in the rain, and overlooking the ocean. I didn’t wear a white dress. We invited only 13 people. We spent our honeymoon SCUBA diving, exploring hidden waterfalls, and searching for sloths (aka the world’s cutest creature).

And it was perfect because it felt exactly like us.

Here's what I want you to know:

Your wedding isn’t about anyone else.
It’s your celebration.
and you deserve to do what you want.

· Freedom to make your own traditions
· A personal & intentional experience 
· Quality time with those you love most
· The chance to chase down all of your wild ideas
· The opportunity to go as bougie as you want with the details... just one perk of not having to seat, feed, and entertain 150 guests!

You don't have to get married on a Saturday... You don't have to hide from each other until the ceremony... You don't have to say "I do" in a church & you don't have to invite 300 people...or anyone at all.

So wear the sequin dress! Get married in the middle of the street! Plan the amazing, well thought out intimate experience for just a few! Say the vows that are true to your heart! Funk what everyone else wants for you - it's not their wedding!

When you choose to do things your way, you gain:

"Brei exceeded all of our expectations. I can't imagine anyone else being there."

Client Review:


I’m eclectic and free-spirited (it’s why I’ve called NOLA home for more than a decade!), and I’m all about helping couples design incredible elopement experiences in New Orleans, the Southwest, and throughout the USA. If you’re here, I’m guessing you’re the type who likes unique experiences too. We should definitely have a secret handshake or something. 

Take a look at what I offer, then let’s make this your own brand of awesome.

funky new orleans weddings & elopements

Steamy & intimate couples boudoir sessions

adventure destination elopements

My question to you is:
What would your wedding day look like if there were no rules? 

elopement info, packages, & pricing

Barefoot under NOLA’s Tree of Life?
A sumptuous black gown?
A sunrise handfasting ceremony?

Whatever speaks to your personalities, I’m here to help create it with you. Wherever that leads and whatever that includes, I can’t wait to bring your ideas to life!