documentary-style photographer // nature lover

Hey, I'm Britten!

Whether it's the feeling of a deep connection to Mother Nature, or a deep connection to your own body, I want your photos to serve as visual monuments to whatever it is that makes you feel the most alive

My first photo session ever was an engagement session for a friend-of-a-friend in Charlotte, NC. Back then, I was just taking pretty landscape photos for Instagram. 

I knew the mechanics of taking a good picture but portrait photography was an entirely different ballgame. 

I ALMOST SAID NO. 'Are they sure they want ME to take their engagement photos? This is important!' 

Despite my nerves, I decided to lean fully and deeply into my intuition.  During the session, I chatted with the couple about their relationship and simply photographed them as they connected with each other, giddy with excitement about this next chapter in their lives. 

The photos turned out so incredible. The couple loved them so much they asked me to photograph their wedding. The rest is history (serendipity, really)!

7 years later, here I am in Rochester NY still photographing weddings and nurturing a deep love of documenting pregnancy and the transition into Motherhood. 

Like many people, I'm a multi-passionate human. My background is actually in environmental science & policy. I spent more than a decade using that degree to fight against environmental injustice across the U.S. before becoming a full time photographer. Mother Nature inspired my passion for photography. 

But these days, when I don't have a camera in my hand, you'll find me happily at home with my partner Chris and our crazy little cat Ollie. We just bought our dream home with 2 acres near Rochester, New York. We're in the process of turning this little slice-of-heaven-on-planet-earth into an expansive organic garden, homestead, and pollinator habitat. We'll be growing vegetables, medicinal herbs, native and cut flowers and raising many chickens. This is what protecting the planet looks like for me in this season of life and it feels very tangible.

If you care to follow along on Instagram (@brittennicole) you'll see a LOT of pictures of flowers (and deer and cats). 

truths I consider universal:

black lives matter.
no human is illegal.
healthcare is a human right.
love is love.
mother nature is sacred.

a little more about me

currently loving:

planning next year's organic garden
meditation & quiet moments
spending time with our nephew
infrared saunas (IYKYK)

"Britten is a natural talent with an artist's eye. She can see more in a single frame than seems evident and use the camera as a painter uses a brush to show the world the wonder that is apparent to her. Enjoy this visual journey with her and experience beauty in what you mistakenly thought was mundane...take a second look at the world through Britten's eyes! I promise, you will not be disappointed."
                                              -Rodney S.    

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