The Person Behind The Camera

Hey Guys, it’s Bri – the girl behind the camera!

I thought it was about time I introduce myself on the blog. I’m Bri, the owner/photographer of Bri Parkin Photography.

How I  Got Started With Photography

I am 21 years old and live in Salt Lake City, UT. I started photography 5 1/2 years ago when I was a sophomore in high school. Although, for as long as I can remember I’ve had a camera. Growing up, I always had little point and shoot cameras throughout  elementary school and jr. high. When I got to high school, I took a photography class and we were supposed to have our own cameras. My last point and shoot had broken, so I asked my parents if they would lend me money to buy a DSLR off ksl. My first camera was a Nikon D5000 and was $220. I remember being SO happy, I was obsessed with my new camera and I wanted to take pictures 24/7.

I quickly fell in love with photography and started teaching myself more and practicing. I joined student government as Historian, so I got to do all the photos for school events, sports, dances, etc. A few months later, people started asking me to take their photos, so I started a business. The first 2 years were chill and I mainly did it for fun when I had time on the side. Once I moved to Southern Utah for college, I decided to get serious with photography, which is when I started weddings… which is how we ended up here!

Now I am a full time traveling wedding and elopement photographer!

My Other Roles

On top of this, I am a senior at Southern Utah University and will be graduating in late 2021! Currently, I also an assistant supervisor at a Residential Treatment Center for teen girls that struggle with mental health. Mental health is something I’m passionate about, and I really love being able to work in treatment and also run my own photography business!

But let’s not forget the most important role… I am a dog mom to my sweet Luna!  I got Luna in July of 2020. She is a mini Australian shepherd and the sweetest girl. We love to go on drives, runs and adventures.

Some Fun Facts

When I’m not taking photos, editing, working, or doing homework you’ll probably find me traveling, camping, taking luna on a run, or listening to music. I love my job because it gives me the ability to combine most the things I love together! If you book me for your out of state wedding… I may or may not stay a couple of days to travel through the area!

As wedding season is beginning, I’m so excited to have the opportunity to mainly shoot out of state weddings this year and be a part of all my amazing couples special days!

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