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Meet Brianna Chavez of BriannaLee Photography in Corona

Today we’d like to introduce you to Brianna Chavez.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Brianna. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
BriannaLee photography all started as a huge passion over ten years ago. I deeply care for special moments and family gatherings, so I made it a point to take pictures everywhere I went. My family quickly noticed how much I loved photography that they helped me get my first professional camera. There was no stopping my photographing after that. During this time, a very close family member wasn’t promised a long life and that pushed me beyond what I could have ever imagined my business being today. When I was told about my little sister being sick with cancer I just knew I needed to capture every moment. This unfortunate situation set a burning desire in me to help others keep memories through my lens to hold onto forever. I make it a point to make my business as personal as possible for clients to allow me into those intimate moments with ease. To allow someone in, a photographer is a huge deal. These special moments are personal and sacred, I understand that completely and value being apart of clients moments. I love to help make personalities pop and embrace their beautiful chaos.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
This business journey has had plenty of bumps and struggles along the way but they have made my business strong as well as for me personally. One of my first two obstacles when I was starting to make my passion into my career was finding my style and what makes me unique. At the time, my style was more dark and moody, very posed photos. I quickly figured out that style wasn’t making me happy. I was losing that intimate carefree style I fell in love with in the first place when I was just photographing my family. I started to realize this and refocused on my style and uniqueness.

Another obstacle that seemed to be a constant is social media. When I first wanted to tell everyone about my photography business, word of mouth and business cards where life! Putting myself out there for the world and showing what I have to offer is a little intimidating. I love in person connection, I actually really enjoy talking to others I don’t know. It allows me to see their reaction feed off good vibes and connect in so many ways. Social media was a new world and didn’t have in-person connection but of course the world is evolving and so must I. Now social media is an amazing platform that I try everyday working my hardest be more comfortable and to keep up with the new tools that could help my business.

BriannaLee photography – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I am a lifestyle photographer and specialize working with families and couples. I’m known for making personalities POP and Embrace beautiful chaos! The one thing I am most proud about it that I am able to build a connection with clients right off the back which makes the experience with me something my clients have never had before. What also makes BriannaLee Photography stand out is that I have had many years of experience with young children as a personal nanny and daycare provider. With that kind of experience, I am able to connect with the little ones and make the experience more relaxed for parents.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
The proudest moment is going full time and pushing myself out of my comfort zone every session. There’s no better feeling than believing in yourself and watching your dreams come alive.

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