greg & ellery | weddings

August 6th, 2016 | Lapeer, MI Church | St. Paul Lutheran | http://www.stpaul-lapeer.org Reception | Lapeer Country Club | http://lapeercountryclub.com/lccng/ Photography | j&j Brusie Photography | www.jjbrusiephotography.com Videography | Kevin North                                      … [Read more...]

mike & irene | weddings

August 5th, 2016 | Port Huron, MI Church | Grace Episcopal Church | http://www.graceporthuron.net Reception Venue | Alexanders | http://www.showmealexanders.com Photography | j&j Brusie Photography | www.jjbrusiephotography.com Videography | Elite Productionz | https://eliteproductionz.wordpress.com               … [Read more...]

jessica & jason | weddings

July 16th, 2016 - Caro, MI - Jessica & Jason and their favorite people.                                 … [Read more...]

stefanie & nick | weddings

June 25th, 2016 | Lansing, MI - What a perfect day for this sweet couple. Thank you for allowing me to capture it! xoxo...     … [Read more...]

nick & cassandra | engagements

Washington, DC - I was so honored to do this very special engagement shoot for my brother and his lovely bride-to-be in our nation's capital. It couldn't be more fitting for these two who have given their service to the US Army. My brother who is a 1st LT Officer and Cassandra, who is a Veteran SGT will be married in November on no better day than Veteran's day. Looking forward to adding another Brusie Babe to our family. … [Read more...]

new year, new photographer | part 1

So we recently moved to the Washington DC area from Florida and got to experience our first #snowzilla , which brought about lots of excitement for the first two days. But after what seemed like the 100th snow day in a row, we needed to discover some new activities to do inside since the snow was getting a little old. So I pulled out the camera and we decided to have a "photo shoot". Only this time, my children weren't the subjects, I was. It started with them taking pictures of mommy's growing belly and after looking at a few of them, I realized that I'm REALLY bad at pulling off "the natural look" in front of the camera. I was super uncomfortable, I didn't know what to do with my hands, my posture sucked, I didn't know where to look, do I smile or no smile? Gosh, it's tough being the subject, especially when it was just me. I didn't have my kids with me to help hit my insecurity. And then it hit me, how do my clients know what to do if I don't help give them direction? And how can I … [Read more...]

week #13 – routine results

Week #13 - This week's challenge gave a glimpse into your day, what you experience on a daily basis and hopefully helped you appreciate the beauty in something that you may take for granted. Kathleen Reed Liz Makedonsky Julie Morehead Catherine Brusie Jody Brusie Alyssa Novotney Kim Gyomory Tara Greenaway … [Read more...]

week #13 – routine

Week #13 - We all have routines, some we love, some we dread. This week we will snap a picture of one. This one may be hard to get creative with, but I have no doubt that you'll surprise me. This will challenge us to step out of the box and snap an image of something we do everyday. It will give us all a glimpse of what your day consists of. Tips/tricks - Embrace the details. It is tempting to try to capture everything in one picture. We all love a good portrait image because everyone is in them but there is also a beauty in the details. Detail shots are what brings certain images to life – they show the little moments that are part of the bigger picture. People may think you are weird because you “forgot” to include someone’s face or entire body but you should do it anyways! Telling the story of your life requires looking at the details. … [Read more...]

parker | babies

Pompano Beach, FL - This family is at home on the beach, so there was no better backdrop for their photos this year! … [Read more...]

week #12 – black & white results

Week #12 had a fantastic turn out, the results are amazing! I love the use of light, shadows and the cool textures you took advantage of. These images really truly look timeless and nostalgic, great framers! Amanda Swoish Me Kathleen Reed Mary Beth Jacobson Liz Makedonsky Samantha Dionne Payge Bashore Julie Morehead Elaine Czazckowski Alicia Hartwick Crystal Dhooghe … [Read more...]