Welcome to my website, I'm thrilled to have you here. I'm Brenda, a mom, wife + a coffee addict. I love to photograph LOVE + I absolutely enjoy watching families grow behind my lens. I offer photography based out of CHICAGO + NORTHWEST INDIANA.

Meet Brenda

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•Warm • bright • with a modern twist•

Wedding + Lifestyle Photographer

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The BEP

Brenda is incredibly talented, kind, and professional. She was so fun to work with, gave everyone clear direction on poses, and has given us everything we could have asked in our photography and more. Our photos are romantic, light, airy, and just absolutely beautiful!! We are so happy we worked with her for our wedding and cannot wait to work with her again for more of our milestone moments. I give her the absolutely highest recommendation! She is a true artist!!

Will + Kennedy

From the moment I began working with Brenda I knew I had made the right decision. She takes the time to get to know you and listens to what you want. In love with her work and the amazing shots she got for us. Highly recommend! :)


Freddy + Edith

When I first started looking for photographers, I followed the people I liked on Instagram. I really loved how bright and airy Brenda's photos were and how she spoke about her subjects. From our initial meeting forward, I knew Brenda was who I wanted to work with. She was incredibly thoughtful and offered a lot of guidance, especially as we dealt with the change from a large wedding to a small backyard ceremony. The photos are absolutely stunning. Brenda did such an incredible job of capturing our friends and family, as well as the overall magic of the event. She had such great ideas for unique shots that ended up just being stunning. She has an eye for what will work well and knows how the photos will turn out. We are doing a "big party"/2nd ceremony next year and have already contracted Brenda for next year's event.


Mike + Erika

Brenda was incredibly thorough, professional, and fun throughout the entire process! We knew right away that Brenda's fun loving personality would align perfectly with the tone we set for the day. Thankfully, Brenda was able to adapt to many curve balls on the day of including a delayed start and a torrential downpour. I could have not imagined more beautiful moments that she captured, and we look forward to working with Brenda in the future!

Dan + Lauren

My husband and I used Brenda as our photographer for our engagement photos as well as wedding. Let me tell you our wedding day went a little south with the weather, it was supposed to be outside but it rained and snowed! Even with all the chaos Brenda knew exactly what to do and found a space inside to stage our photos and still give us an amazing gallery. She lifted my spirits in the process as well. The weather played no affect on her performance! I was so happy with everything ! I would highly recommend Brenda and I know we will personally use her for future milestones!

Ryan + Morgan

We hired Brenda for our wedding in September 2018 and we were 100% satisfied with our experience. She is such a talented photographer, the pictures were beautiful and I could tell she has a love for the work she does. She is so friendly and easy to work with, she made my husband and I feel comfortable/confident and we really appreciated that. I look forward to hiring her for our future special moments and life milestones! 

Roberto + Lorena

We could not be happier with our photos! Brenda is sweet, funny, and creative. She’s also very accommodating. We love our photos!

Jon + Kelsey

I used Brenda for wedding portraits and also a “first look” session. She was wonderful and professional. She was attentive and made sure to ask if there were things we wanted incorporated in the session. I would hire her again.

Alexis + Timothy

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Based out of: Chicago + Northwest Indiana

Photography by: Brenda Vanek