Bre Thurston Photography » Wedding and portrait photographer, Bre Thurston, specializes in emotive and candid wedding and family photography that tells YOUR story. Located in both the Bay Area and Seattle, WA.

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  • Hi! I’m Bre…

    ...and I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in Seattle, WA. I'm brand new to the Pacific Northwest, having spent my entire life in sunny California. I photograph weddings all along the west coast but will happily travel just about anywhere. I love photographing laughs, tears, and moments that you will want to remember forever. Thanks for taking the time to visit my site and I hope that something here makes you smile.

    "Bre got shots I couldn't even have imagined but now can't imagine living without."

Melanie & Justin at Discovery Park | Seattle Maternity Photographer

I am so excited that not only did I get to photograph Melanie and Justin’s maternity session, but I will also be doing their newborn session in their home sometime next month! I can’t wait to meet their sweet little boy :) Melanie reminded me a lot of myself when I was pregnant, in fact, I even owned a very similar blue dress! I love how she rocks her perfect baby belly. She and Justin have a wonderful connection which was easy to see in the way they laughed and giggled together. I am so thankful that they trusted me to put them in weird positions, like laying on the ground or having a 9 month pregnant lady straddle her husband’s lap in a semi-tight dress. haha.

Discovery Park is one of my favorite places to shoot. Not only is it less than a mile from my house (bonus!) but it is so large that all of the sessions that you do there can look completely different. It was warm on the day of their maternity session, but there were hazy clouds giving us a unique look, different than days where I’ve shot when the sun was shining bright or there were heavy clouds overhead.

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A Photo Walk around Downtown Seattle | On Film

A few weeks ago I got to hang out with a few dozen other photographers for something called Clickin Walk. All across the country, groups of people met to spend time with their fellow local photographers, explore Downtown Seattle, and take photographs. I rarely if ever shoot street photography, so it was great to be pushed out of my comfort zone. I decided to push myself even further by shooting primary on film. I decided to try my very first black and white roll, Ilford HP5, which I rated to 800 ISO for some extra grain (maybe a bit too much in hindsight). Shooting deliberately is something different for me, since with digital you can take as many shots as your large memory cards will hold. Having just 36 frames is definitely a challenge. I will say that the thing that is most difficult for me is to find beauty in images that don’t contain people or actual subjects. Try as I might, I just don’t have the eye for it. So, as we were walking around Pioneer Square, while many of the other photographers were focusing on architecture or objects, I was searching for people while still trying to not jump into my safe “portrait artist” zone. I am surprised that I do like some of the architecture shots. I should do this more often I guess :)

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