Brenda Elizabeth

Photography

Hey guys! I'm Brenda, the the awkward girl behind the lens ready to become your paparazzi lol I'm just kidding (sorta) I am ready to chase light + create timeless beautiful memories for you. 

Thank you for looking around my site! Typically you will find me arguing with my sassy 2 year old about why we aren't friends today. I love to pick on my super + absolutely amazing husband, not sure how he tolerates me. & I'm guilty for watching horrible reality TV (I can't help it lol). I refuse to match my socks, its my way of not adulting when I sit at home & edit your wonderful portraits. I was previously working full time as a Medical Assistant, as much as I loved taking care of my patients, photography had always been my true calling. I love everything floral, pastel & white. They are becoming part of my signature lifestyle lol.

I am what you call a NATURAL LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER with a splash of bold colors. My style of photography is very bright & dreamy, I always try to stay true to my style whether it's on a bright sunny or cloudy day. I am extremely picky with my work, my husband says I am super hard on myself, but I aim to provide the best for my clients. Hope we are able to create timeless memories together.

Meet Brenda

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I met my husband on TINDER! Gasp! Yes, I know lol Not going to lie, it felt like I was shopping for men. I was on Tinder for a total of maybe 2 days before we began talking + later met. It's been a fun + amazing life these past 4 years with him. Married + a 1 year old later, who would have imagine all it took was swiping to the right.

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I have dimples on my shoulders + can wiggle my ears. I recently decided to google the shoulder dimples + found out its a very rare congenital malformation. It's even more rare because I have it on both shoulders.  As for me being able to wiggle my ears, I just think its funny lol Can you wiggle your ears?

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I am fluent in Spanish. Spanish is my first language, I didn't learn proper English until I was in 4th grade. People often say that I have a minor accent. I definitely do not hear it, but I can see why people catch it. So if you have any questions + you are more comfortable speaking in Spanish, no worries I am more than happy to assist you.

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I love to binge watch shows. It does not matter if I have seen this show 3 times before. I will go through all the seasons + still gasp, yell + cry like if it's the first time I have watched the show. I will forever love Friends, One Tree Hill, The Office, Pretty Little Liars, + anything else on Netflix or Disney+ lol

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My all time favorite movie is The Parent Trap (Lindsay Lohan Version). I can watch this movie over + over + still laugh at it. It's super cheesy, but that's why I love it. I think the reason I love it is because this was the first movie I ever own in English. It was a huge deal in my house since Spanish is my first language. Also I was suppose to be a twin (It was a vanishing twin), so I just thought it was the coolest watching a movie about twins lol

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Random Facts about
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Based out of: Chicago + Northwest Indiana

Photography by: Brenda Vanek