So, I thought I would kick off my blog by posting about the person behind the lens. So, with no further ado, here I am! 😉 ……………..Mandi Brix
My interest in photography was piqued in high school. My parents gifted me with a camera when I was 16. It was 35mm film, and with no guidance, I never got any results that made me happy. So after awhile, I put it aside, and continued on with life.
Some years later, I had a baby, and yep, as cliche as it is, a mom-tog was born! I bought a newer camera, and never put it down again. I had an amazing mentor, the photographer who photographed me through my high school years. She taught me so much about posing, the business, lighting, I cannot describe how much her help meant to me. Without her, I would not be where I am today, so thanks more than I can say Annette!! xoxo
I immediately heard the siren’s call of photography, and my interest became my passion. I started doing photography as a hobby, but over time, it became a full-time business. I did photography in my home area, in Northern Chihuahua, Mexico for 10 years. I made so many friends through my business, it was sad for me to shut down. But another chapter of my life was unfolding, and that chapter was moving to beautiful Chilliwack, BC.
Over the years, I found what my focus is in photography, my niche. Newborns, Children, Maternity & Families. I love interacting with people, I love the social connection, I mean, I get to play with kids as my ‘job’. Isn’t it great? 😀 So I shoot Newborns and young Children in my home (unless outdoor is what you want), where the sessions are custom designed for each client. I have many (did I mention a LOT of) props and backgrounds to choose from. For Maternity & Family sessions, the Fraser Valley area has so many beautiful locations, that choosing between them is more difficult then finding one!
I believe that God gifted me a with a creative talent, I have an eye for detail that helps create those timeless photos that you have hanging on your walls for years to come. My family and friends say I’m slightly OCD, I won’t argue, but rather say that’s what helps me to be the best photographer that I can be, make sure all is as it should be. I pay a lot of attention to detail, to be able to create a custom session, one that reflects you as a family.
Photo Credit: Charlene Stam Photography
I am a talkative, outgoing person, which makes it easier for you to relax during a session. Let’s face it, most of us do not enjoy having our photos taken, but my goal is to make the session fun, getting to know each of my clients is essential to have photos that are truly personal for you. I look forward to getting know you!
I am a mother in a wonderful blended family, and my experience with my own children gives me a lot of tools needed for photographing children. I have the utmost patience with your children, be it a cranky toddler intent on taste testing my props, and yes, that does happen, to your newest addition who is just trying to figure this world out!
Feel free to comment or email me with any questions you may have!