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here & now

Thanks for taking the time to enjoy these images. I am a lover of light, follower of giggles & true love makes me smile. I aim to capture spontaneous fleeting moments that give life to our days.  If an image makes you smile, feel free to leave a comment.

A Napa Valley native, Briana was always in awe of the world around her and began attempting to portray it in images at a young age. People’s stories fascinate her and she aims to capture the spontaneous fleeting moments that give life to our days.  She now photographs weddings, events, lifestyle portraits and commercial images. Briana makes her home in Napa Valley but now travels internationally to follow stories and document for clients. In addition, she works with Photo Philanthropy, donating her services worldwide to photograph for non-profits; sharing their good work with imagery.

Her photos reflect the sensitive nature in which she approaches life, her subjects and the joy she finds in photography. When she is not slinging her cameras, she can be found biking, running or giggling with her husband and two young boys.

If you are looking to book your own lifestyle portrait session, wedding or event; please look through these images to get a glimpse of my style. If it speaks to you, please get in touch and we too can make some amazing images together!

9 Comments Post a comment
  1. Allyson Graves #

    Hey Briana,
    I wish I had found your site for better reasons, but I noticed your name on the bottom of the Jacobsen family’s portrait on cnn. Such awful news. He was a good friend of mine in high school. Your photos of them and all the others on here are just beautiful! Glad to see you’re doing well.

    Ally (Emery) Graves

    March 23, 2009
  2. thank you Ally…
    yeah, it is so tragic…my heart is so heavy.
    I am glad you found me…would like to catch up another time.
    take care,

    March 24, 2009
  3. Heidi Rees #

    Hi Briana! I would like for you to take our family portraits before we move to Idaho June 29th. Please let me know how I can make an appointment! Heidi REES

    May 21, 2009
    • Hi Heidi,
      I would love to! I usually schedule family shoots on Monday, Wed and Fridays early evenings. I can also do occasional weekend mornings. Feel free to send me an email at to find a good time.

      May 22, 2009
  4. Kat Corcoran #

    Hi Briana,

    I trust all is well with you and your family. A non-photo request, I’m in dire need of a bottle of the Cal Poly wine your parents make by this Wednesday. I left a message at the winery. Any help would be so greatly appreciated!

    Thank you,

    August 3, 2010
  5. Joshin Martin #


    Happy to see your works


    October 2, 2010
  6. Simone Morin #

    I would like to schedule a mother/daughter photo shoot for myself and my four year old Isadora.

    December 22, 2010
    • Hello Simone,
      Thanks for your inquiry & I would love to do a mother/daughter shoot for you. I’ll email you more information directly. Many thanks for enjoying my work!

      December 22, 2010
  7. Haley Hunter #

    Hi Briana,
    I would like to get a family photo or album this year. i saw your photos over facebook and loved them! Please get back to me asap! thanks!

    November 6, 2011

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