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Brenda delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2013

I feel most fulfilled when I'm making images that stir up emotions. It's one thing to take a picture correctly, and it's another to capture a moment in time in a way that moves your audience.

After graduating from Cal State Fullerton in 2010 with a bachelor's in Visual Communication, I attended several photojournalism workshops around the world for years including Look3 Festival of the Photograph workshops and Foundry Photojournalism Workshop with top photojournalists from National Geographic, Time and Washington Post, among others.

Each workshop brought out another world within me, it helped me see how much photography can help us see the world, and not only others but see ourselves.

If you're interested in mastering your camera and capturing daily life and events in a beautiful way, I'd love to be your guide and walk this wonderful path together.

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Experience

Owner / Head Photographer
Jan 2009 - Present
Bravo Image

Specializing in documentary wedding and lifestyle photography & videography, based in Southern California and Lima, Peru - available worldwide. www.bravoimage.com

Instructor's Assistant to Maggie Steber of National Geographic
Jul 2017 - Jul 2017
Foundry Photojournalism Workshop

Right-hand to one of the most inspiring photojournalists of our time.

Staff Photojournalist & Communications Manager
Sep 2011 - Oct 2013
MEDLIFE

Documented medicinal brigades with volunteers, project building and client visits in the rural areas of Lima, Cuzco, Peru and Tena & Riobamba in Ecuador

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Visual Communication
Jan 2005 - May 2010
California State University at Fulleton

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Español
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Photojournalism Workshop Completion
Jul 2017
Foundry Photojournalism Workshop

Three years attending and assisting instructors at Foundry Photojournalism Workship in Istanbul, Turkey (2010), Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011) and Mexico City, Mexico (2017).

Awards

Captura Tu Verano
Jun 2013
Somos / El Comercio

Affiliations

Wedding and Portrait Photographers International
Jan 2010

Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) was founded in 1978 to serve the needs of wedding photographers, then known as the “weekend warriors” – an often neglected segment of the industry. Since our first convention and trade show in 1980, we have grown into one of the largest events in the trade. WPPI 2014 drew over 12,000 attendees and 350 exhibitors and embrace photographers from all genres, including portraiture, fine art, photojournalism, commercial, video, and advertising.

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Photos & Videos

Amara & Ricardo's wedding in the gorgeous beach district of Barranco in Lima, Peru.
Promotional video for my Wedding Photography Business, Bravo Image Weddings. www.bravoimage.com
Connection is everything.
Here's an intimate moment between the soon-to-be newlyweds at Ghil's bridal shower.

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When life resembles the stuff of dreams. Landscape photography in Nor Yauyos, Lima - Peru.

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Using ambient lighting to create moods...one from a wedding in Lima, Peru.

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Alex & Ivan in Puebla, Mexico - Engagement Session in a wonderful town.
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3 Reviews

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Dani B. Sep 5, 2017
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Brenda is the best! Warm, intelligent, knowledgeable, and so helpful.

isotta Sep 5, 2017
Photography · In studio

Great teacher!!

Amanda Sep 4, 2017
Photography · In studio

Brenda's enthusiasm for photography and the "perfect shot" can be somewhat overwhelming, but you will never find a teacher with more passion and drive for this subject. She lives and breathes photography, and has global experience that anyone would be envious of!

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