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Today we’d like to introduce you to Brittney Vier.

Brittney, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Photography was never on my radar until right before our second child was born in 2015. I studied accounting at the University of Texas and graduated with my Masters in Accounting and had a great job right out of college as an IT Auditor (yes, this is probably the opposite of being a photographer). I was able to transfer from Texas to Virginia to California and then work remotely in Hawaii with this company (it was an awesome company, and very understanding of our military family situation), but it was during my maternity leave three years ago that I needed to make a decision on whether or not it made sense to put 2 kids in day care so I could sit at my desk in our house and work, while the beauty of Hawaii was staring right at me through our window.

I decided it was time to find a passion and pursue it. I picked up a Canon Rebel my mom gave me and immediately started to learn everything I could so I could take pretty pictures of our kids. I then started asking family friends if I could photograph them to practice on other people an editing photo. I loved getting to interact and play with families while also getting to create something for them. As an introverted extrovert, I also appreciated the time alone spent to learn the technical side of this business, be it learning to use my camera in Manual mode or editing photos.

Now a mom of 3, photography has given me the ability to work from home on my own terms and also explore a creative side of myself I never knew I had. I moved my business from Hawaii to California last year and plan to keep growing in this market!

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
To be honest, it took me almost two years to even call myself an “artist” or “creative” but I have since learned to embrace this and my job as a photographer. I absolutely love creating memories for people in the form of photographs. It brings me great joy when a family will view their photo gallery and see that I was able to capture real, authentic moments for them. I want moms to see the way their kids look at them with love and trust in their eyes. I want the parents to feel the love they have created between everyone in their home. I want kids to grin ear to ear when they see photos of dad playing with them. I want people to have these memories to look at forever. Doing this brings me so much joy and I hope my work reflects it.

How can artists connect with other artists?
Community rules. Make it a point to connect with at least 1 member in your community per month. This can be as simple as asking another artist to have coffee or to a play date where your kids can play together while the adults chat. I do this all the time with my fellow photographer mamas. San Diego has so many talented creatives, artists and business owners; sometimes the hardest part is actually carving out ‘down’ time in our schedules to allow ourselves to make these connections.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I am most active on Instagram and love interacting with people there (@brittneyvierphotography). You can also view my work at www.brittneyvierphotography.com or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/brittneyvierphotography).

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Image Credit:
Headshot taken by Christine at Christine Dammann Photography.

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