About Me

Hi! I’m Brigit. I’m an adventurous lifestyle and documentary photographer, visual storyteller, ambivert, lover of languages, lifelong wrangler of tiny humans, and former semi-expat.

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I'm Brigit, and I'm so stoked you're here! This is usually the part where people tell you where they're from, but my story is a bit more complicated than most. San Diego is my adopted hometown, Seattle is my current home, but my heart resides somewhere on a back street in Tokyo (one with a good coffee shop, an izakaya, and maybe a ramen joint. Bonus if there's a convenience store). As you might have guessed, I've lived all over the United States and East Asia (Japan, South Korea, and China). I used to be an academic (a social scientist and historian, to be exact), then I worked in tourism to North Korea (ask me about it sometime), then as a bilingual Japanese preschool teacher, and finally as a photographer.

My family could never afford a nicer camera, so my budding photography career was always limited to Kodak disposable cameras until I turned 23 and bought myself a Canon EOS 30D. Growing up, I was always on the move — usually relocating across the country, but often accompanying my mom on a business trip, or going on a plane by myself back to Southern California to see my family. This left me with a kind of existential feeling of flux, knowing that everything around me was impermanent, and photography was a good way to combat that. I could photograph my friends so I wouldn’t forget their faces when I moved again in three years. I could photograph the lake down the street where I would just sit on the shore and feel at peace. I could photograph the cities through which I would aimlessly wander, to remind myself that I was there.

Before I had my baby, I would go back and forth across the US and across the Pacific. Whether for language study, academic conferences, or vacations, it always felt like I was on the go, and that’s when I felt most alive. Things have slowed down since then but the wanderlust and farsickness still tug at my heart. What inspired me to really start this photography business, and what drives me to keep going, is connecting to families like mine; surely I'm not the only person who spent significant time overseas and keeps that spirit of adventure in their heart, right?

As both an anthropologist and a traveller, I love being a fly on the wall, which is great for documentary photography, but more than that, I love the feeling of connection: the spark you feel when you first really connect with someone, and that closeness that develops as you spend more time together; that comfort and closeness is something I strive for with everyone with whom I work. It's so important when choosing a photographer to choose someone with whom you really feel connected. That relationship, that real connection, is what helps me tell your story in its most authentic form.

I speak English and Japanese fluently, am conversationally fluent in Korean, can get by in Mandarin Chinese, and speak a decent amount of Irish and Norwegian. I'm also fluent in understanding what you're saying in Spanish, though I'm bad at responding. If you or anyone with you would be more comfortable speaking in any one of those languages, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Ready to learn more?

Head on over to my sessions page to find the right session for you, then book a session, friend!

Selected Works

Life Sessions

City Explorer & Voyager Sessions

Magazine Work

Personal

Travel

Packages

Life Sessions

Capturing those sweet moments that pass all too quickly

In-Home Documentary: $250

60-90 minute session documenting a day in the life.
20-40 images delivered via digital download
Prints available for purchase


Newborn Lifestyle: $350

90-120 minute session documenting your new normal.
20-40 images delivered via digital download
Prints available for purchase


Mini Sessions: $150

30 minute session, offered seasonally
10-20 images delivered via digital download
Prints available for purchase


Voyager Sessions

For adventurous families wanting to make memories in a new locale, even if it's just down the street or a ferry ride away.

City Explorer: $250

60-90 minute session documenting a family outing in the city.
20-40 images delivered via digital download
Prints available for purchase


Travel Documentary: $400

90-180 minute session documenting a short family trip.
20-40 images delivered via digital download
Prints available for purchase


Ready to Book?

The Fine Print

Sessions are priced for up to 5 people. Additional $25 per person fee may apply. If I come to you, a $1/mile fee will apply to any location 20 miles outside of 98106 (does not apply to Voyager sessions). A 50% non-refundable fee is due upon booking. All sessions are subject to Seattle sales tax (10.1%).

Questions?

If you have questions about scheduling, the photo session process, or just general inquiries, please email hello@lifeasavoyager.org or use the form on my contact page.

Booking

Booking

Use the form below to get in touch and start the booking process. Please note that a 50% non-refundable fee is due upon booking. If you encounter any issues with the form, email hello@lifeasavoyager.org or use the contact form page to get in touch.




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