You can call me "Jo!"
If there is something that is both intangible and tangible, it is love.
It was the one with the blue ink that Isaac mailed to me for my 14th birthday. We fell in love in that first year and Jesus used that love to build a marriage that stands firm in His name. I am confident that Jesus gave Isaac to me because I can run harder than I could have without him.
If our love is a ship at sea, then God’s love is the wind that carries us over the blue waters.
our favorite part of the day
Our son Daniel Hosea. He is an answered prayer - our miracle baby! We take long walks in the evening, gather herbs from the garden, and sometimes sit in fields of green for an evening picnic. Being parents to Daniel has made us even better at cultivating memories at weddings. We deeply cherish the relationships that extend beyond your marriage.
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My mom buys a floppy disk camera
I have a vivid memory of my mom walking out of the mall with a camera. I held it in my hands and looked it over. I couldn’t believe someone could take pictures and see them immediately. Somewhere over the next couple of years I became the family photographer! I always had that camera in my hands.
photograph my sisters at my grandmother’s house
I still remember the photo I took of Jenna looking into the field. I was standing right next to her when the wind caught her hair. I stared at that image over and over again. I was so captivated by the movement.
Spring of 2006
request admission into the digital imaging course at my high school
I walked up to Mr Jones and asked if he would allow me in his class. He turned to my English teacher and asked if I was a good student. I thought I would have to show a portfolio of my work, but Mr Jones first priority was making sure that I could spell correctly!
Spring of 2008
take photos of my little sister!
I put her in one of my dresses and put my mom’s pearls around her neck. I hung a white sheet next to a tall, glass door. It was the first shoot that I ever styled!
Summer of 2008
My parents encouraged me to try to take my own senior photos. It was something that I wanted to do and I was convinced I couldn’t. I listened to their encouragement and setup the camera for my grandma during a summer visit. Those images set the beginning of a business in motion. I added a little “Brittley Photos” to every image that I took!
Fall of 2008
start photographing other people
I photographed families, seniors, and a wedding! It was something that was fun, but I still wasn’t interested in creating a business.
Fall of 2010
Isaac and I got married on November 20, 2010! I fell in love with wedding photography that winter and decided that I wanted to start a business!
Spring of 2012
Launch Jordan Brittley
Summer of 2012
Move to St Louis
We moved to St Louis so Isaac could get his doctorate in Biochemistry! He is brilliant and was moving through the program well when Jesus told us to move back home so Isaac could be a pastor.
Summer of 2013
Move back to southern Missouri
We packed our bags and all of our belongings and headed back home. I continued to shoot St Louis weddings and expanded to different markets in Missouri and on the East Coast.
Spring of 2013
I’m officially full time!
In that first year I worked to find my photographic voice and started getting published all over!
Summer of 2014
I start educating other photographers!
One of my favorite parts of my business is that I get to help other photographers grow! I write educational posts each week on my blog, share quick tips on social media, and I host coaching sessions and 1-on-1 workshops!
We are floored!
We love our clients. They love all of the details but they love the people in their lives even more. And that’s saying something! We are passionate about each wedding that we take and we believe in making each one our best one yet.