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Letting my clients do the talking:

Ben C.

Briana was an incredible photographer for the first photoshoot I have done.  She makes you feel the way you want to, helps you connect deeply and photogenically with your significant other, and makes you comfortable in your own skin. As an artist myself, I can tell that Briana is far more than just a cookie-cutter wedding photographer. She has the knowledge of the trade, eye for composition, and has mastered the use of her tools to capture the emotions a photographer needs to make you look like your best self. Best choice hands down.

Clara I. 

My husband and I were thrilled to work with Briana and Matt for our Engagement and Wedding photos. Briana instantly made us feel comfortable during our engagement photo shoot, and brought tons of amazing ideas for unique and creative poses that would best highlight us and our connection in the beautiful natural surroundings. Additionally, Briana is probably the best person on Earth to have around you during your Wedding Day. She has an amazing calming presence and truly helped both of us feel at ease, centered, and able to focus on the special moments! Like me, Briana appreciates the details, and was wonderful and receptive to all the little things I wanted to capture. Working with her was a breeze and she was timely and responsive to all our many emails. She also is adventurous, creative, and was able to adapt to a venue change on the day of our wedding due to rain!  I cannot thank her enough for her time and efforts, not to mention her incredible talent and skill. I truly believe her work is something special, and all our family and friends have been blown away by the beauty of the photos. I would recommend her as highly as possible, and we cannot wait to work with her again in the future to capture more of the special milestones of our relationship!

Michelle P. 

When I was hunting for photographers in Asheville, I found Briana and immediately bookmarked her page. Even when I was looking at other photographers’ work, I kept going back to look at her portfolio. Her work just stuck with me. All the photos were so dreamy and whimsical, but most importantly, they felt real. They didn’t look like the stereotypical flash photography that was heavily staged that I had seen everywhere. You can see the life and love in the photos she takes of people.

Getting to know Briana has been an absolute blast. She’s so incredibly sweet and thoughtful, and truly cares about making sure she captures your day perfectly. She really gets to know you. Even though I was looking for a photographer, I feel like I also found a dear friend. Her presence is so warm and comfortable. It makes posing easy even when you’re incredibly camera shy like myself. She has the most fun prompts. It really allowed us to break loose and have so much fun during the process. I am also someone who loves to nitpick at her appearance, but when I saw the photos, I was speechless. I couldn’t bring myself to even think anything negative because I actually saw how lovely I looked. Briana is incredibly talented, and has mastered the art of capturing not just your outer beauty but also your inner beauty. That’s so incredibly powerful.

I feel like our elopement photos are more than that, they are works of art. I have never been the type of person to hang photographs unless they were historical, but the photos are too lovely to not display. I am actually have a hard time choosing which ones I want printed. I’ve narrowed it down to about 30 so far. Haha.

Briana is an absolute gem, and I am forever grateful to her and her talent. I honestly cannot recommend her enough! <3

Katie A. 

Nathan and I could not have been more thrilled with our wedding pictures. Briana and Matt were organized, professional, experienced, and so much fun to be around. They helped us clearly communicate the vision for our wedding, and they perfectly executed that plan. Briana and Matt were so on board for the changes in our plans due to Covid-19 and went out of their way to make sure our day went smoothly. They shared our love for being outside and were eager to hike for engagement pictures and drive up a rocky road to our wedding. They captured the emotion between us and when we look back on our pictures, we are reminded of the joy and love of that day. They gave us prompts during our photoshoot so that we expressed real emotion, which resulted in pictures capturing real reactions and a closer connection between my husband and I. We came back from both our wedding shoot and engagement shoot feeling like we had been on an intimate date. And the results were breathtaking. I am normally very critical of myself in pictures, and can be really awkward in front of a camera, but Briana put us at ease and I am still obsessing over these pictures. I would not change one single thing about them. Briana and Matt not only took wonderful pictures, but are wonderful people. They are the type of people you would want at your wedding even if they weren’t photographing: kind, supportive, encouraging, and just fun. I cannot sing their praises enough. We love them, and can’t wait until our paths cross again.

Lacie P. 

To describe Briana and her work as amazing is a complete understatement — she is truly a master at what she does. I’ve been following her work via social media for a little over a year now, so I was elated when I found out she would be in our home state, and had availability for a family photoshoot. Her communication was excellent with us prior to meeting. You can tell she wants to really KNOW her clients and connect on a deeper level before, during, and after a session. It was a beautifully intimate session. I almost always feel awkward in front of a camera, but Briana made it feel like we were hanging out with an old friend. Her suggestions of different “poses” (which feels weird to even say, because they were hardly less than natural) made it feel effortless on our entire family’s end. Even with a slight tired-toddler meltdown, she was patient and just so amazing. Her turnaround time with pictures was impeccable, and communication was very fluid after our session. I could not be happier with how our photos turned out. They captured the true essence of our family, and they’re something we will cherish forever. I am so thankful to have worked with Briana, she raises the bar for photography, and I can’t really imagine choosing anyone else for any of my portrait needs.

Noah G. 

Briana captured wedding photos for my spouse and I over the summer and we could not have asked for a better experience. Briana worked with us to ensure we got exactly what we hoped for out of our photos and far exceeded our expectations. Not only were the photos exceptional, she provided a personalized experience and was kind and helpful throughout the process. My spouse and I both felt comfortable expressing our authentic selves as Briana created a warm and relaxed environment. Briana met with us multiple times prior to our wedding day to ensure we got exactly what we were looking for. Additionally, she sent us personalized gifts throughout the process which was an unexpected and lovely touch. Briana was comfortable capturing our multicultural background and is LGBTQ+ affirming. I highly recommend Briana for your photography needs!

Stewart J. 

Briana Autran is an incredibly talented photographer. We hired her to photograph our wedding this year. From our first correspondence via email and then on the phone, she puts you at ease. She asks great questions to help clarify what you are looking for and what your priorities are and provides a calm, kind energy to a somewhat stressful process. The end result was absolutely breathtaking. Her photos were beautiful – she captured small intimate moments that truly represented the event. After the wedding, we also chose to do a second shoot with her up in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This was one of my favorite parts. She had a great vision for shots that would be spectacular, but never dictated the poses. The candid moments she captured from our wedding day and the photo shoot after that are photos we will cherish forever. I couldn’t recommend Briana more!

Mason M. 

Briana and Matt are the most wonderful people. Communicating with Briana has been so seamless. Her responses are always thought out and come back quickly. She was so supportive throughout rescheduling both the engagement shoot and the wedding this year. From the very beginning, she has been genuine and loving. She likes to get to know you even before booking. Her process is so warm and wholesome. Our engagement shoot was a couple weeks ago. We spent the day adventuring with Briana and Matt. We had a blast. Eric and I were so comfortable the entire photoshoot. The way she encourages conversation to make the motions feel natural is true talent. My partner and i just received our engagement photos back in such a timely manner… and they are what magical dreams are made of. She captures pure love. SO excited to share them with family and friends. I have so much comfort, knowing she will capture our family in the truest form at the wedding next year.

Megan S.

My husband and I were lucky enough to have Briana as our wedding photographer this past September.  We had a small, intimate wedding of 40 guests about 2 hours from Asheville in the hills of Georgia. Neither Kyle or I like having our pictures taken, and were both anxious about the thought of having a posed and uncomfortable photography session. Briana was amazing, and made us feel so comfortable. Our photos are so natural and utterly beautiful. She has a way of capturing photographs like it’s your memory taking the picture.  She was also a wonderful presence to have around at our wedding. She emotes kindness, and gives direction without force.  The pictures of our ceremony are beautiful. I’ve been to weddings where the photographer blocks the view of the guests watching the ceremony. Briana knew how to photograph our ceremony with great detail and intention, while also not being distracting or blocking our guests’ views. Thank you Briana!!!

Remi K.

Briana + her partner, Matt were AMAZING. For our wedding, we really wanted natural photos that weren’t forced or stiff at all, which is what we kept seeing when we were looking at potential photographers. Then we came across Briana’s website and both of us said “we have to have her!” And although her prices were slightly higher than we had budgeted, we are SO glad that we decided on her because she really is just that much better. Both my partner and I aren’t super natural in front of the camera to begin with so we really wanted someone who wouldn’t make us feel awkward or put on display. Briana did a PERFECT job of that. She has little tricks to make the couple photos really easy and instead of trying to force dramatic and serious poses. She let us be our goofy selves. She is also just so nice and calm and worked seamlessly with all family members. I seriously do not have a single complaint. If you are at all on the fence, just do it, you won’t regret it!!



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