Wednesday, October 19, 2011

P.I.C’s By Breanna Feature and Giveaway

I'm excited to share a very talented photographer with you today! Breanna is a friend of mine and she takes beautiful photos! It's been so fun watching her skills increase over the years that I've known her. Her work is beautiful, and I love how she adds Scripture verses to many of her nature photos making them even more beautiful. She truly seeks to honor the Lord in her work and it shows!

Please allow me to introduce to you P.I.C.’s By Breanna!

Please tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Breanna Klein; I live in Columbia MO. in the country on twenty acres of mostly forest!!  I own a golden retriever named Glory, I have two parents, four older brothers, two younger brothers, one younger sister, three sister-n-laws, and one niece!! I love the outdoors, I enjoy my family and friends a lot, and I love the Lord Jesus Christ more than anything!!

I am a photographer and enjoying capturing the moments!! I capture many different types of photos… landscape, animals, custom designs, portraits and more! I also make photo cards and invitations!!

How and when did you become interested in your craft?
I became interested at a young age in photography. My father is a good photographer as well. He has taught me much and provided me with cameras through the ages. I started trying to sell photos, cards and invitations about two years ago.

What inspired you to start your business?
My family suggested I start trying to sell photos and so I have been in the process of building the business for some time now. I was inspired to start a blog by one of my sister-n-laws. She is a marketer and suggested I start a blog or something of the sorts to get my name out there and so people could see my work without having to see me in person. Also it provides some way for people to see my work and order over the phone or by email if they would desire some product from me.

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Where did your shop name come from?
P.I.C’s by Breanna came from my brother Jonathan and my father. The P.I.C’s stands for Pictures I’ve Captured! :)

What inspires you to create your work?
God’s glorious creation most of the time!! :) He has made such a beautiful earth and there are so many breathtaking moments, and beautiful and amazing things in it! I enjoy trying to capture the moments and then frame them or put them on a card to share with others. As to my “designed” photos I usually get inspirations from family members, friends or the idea just comes to me. :)

Where/How did you learn your craft?
I got most of my learning from my father, and God. :) I continue to learn more and more as I take more photos and meet other photographers. I also have learned much in the way of portrait photography from a good friend of mine. Your Pic Photography.

Is there something that you do differently than other people in your craft?
I do designed or themed photos. I am willing to set up any topic and capture it in a unique and different way. I also do memory photos in which I take memorable items and set them up as a picture to have forever. I am willing to take orders for any topical photo that someone might want to have or decorate with. I also do collages of almost anything! Flowers, themed, un-themed, people, places, and so on.

Themed Photos

What are 5 things that you could never do without in your craft?
MY Camera!! :) Computer, Lenses to the camera, Backup drives to the computer, and memory cards… and of course my family and Lord!!! :)

What is the most exciting thing that has happened since you've started?
There’s been a lot. Making wedding invitations for a young couple a few years ago was exciting. My showing in Memphis Tenn. was exciting too!! Also winning some ribbons in the CHEF photo contests the last two years has been great fun as well!!

Do you take custom orders? If so, how do they work?
Yes I do take custom orders. Really if someone has an idea of what they want they can just email or call me and I try capture or make what they want. All of my wedding invitations are custom orders! The brides and grooms had an idea of what they wanted, showed me some other designs that they liked, but wanted different or things changed on it and I made them up several different designs and they chose one!! :) I love taking custom orders and trying to make something new!!!

Memory Pictures

Besides crafting, what else do you do?  What are your other interests?
Lots! I enjoy family and friends! Love water! Enjoy sports, animals, eating, hats, and many other fun activities!! Some of my favorite things to do are dancing, swimming, playing sports and games, and spending time with friends!! :)

Why do you do what you do?
Because I enjoy it, and also because it is a way for me to make money while staying at home and still be able to have time to enjoy my family and friends whenever I want! I really love being my own boss and being able to have my own schedule (in most cases)!! :)

Doesn't she do a beautiful photos? I love how creative she is in the many different types of photography she does! And not only does she take photos and sell them, she's also graciously offering one of my readers their own copy of this print in your choice of 4x6, 5x7, or 8x10!

To enter the giveaway follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter form below (please be patient while it loads).


P.I.C.'s by Breanna said...

Thank-you Sarah!!!! This is great!!!! :)
Looking forward to seeing you soon!!!!
God Bless!!!

With Love,

Mrs. Gruss said...

hummingbird photo #6

Jenn Spencer said...

I visited P.I.C.'s By Breanna and A raccoon our dogs chased up a tree... :)is my favorite!

Jenn from How to Make Hair Bows

amanda hoffman said...

the fall in my garden flower pics
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mercedes said...

My favorite was the blue morning glory picture taken in her garden. The close ups of the flowers in her garden are just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Love The Beauty of Sound!

*Brittany Choleva* said...

My favorite is her Loving God's Holy Word series- gorgeous!
Thanks for the giveaway!

all91707 said...

I love the pics of the fall leaves and trees so beautiful!!

Moneezzy (: said...

My favorite photo is the bridge (:

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deanna said...

fall photo with the pretty leaves
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kendra22 said...

love any of the flowers
beautiful work
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MyTwoCents said...

B&W grandfather clock... Hubby would like it!

Courtney said...

I like the "hidden sun" reminds me of that Beatles song...

Courtney Desormeaux

Kimberly said...

There is a fall picture that I love---last one in the list. Gorgeous!

Brittany said...

I liked the black and white flowers.

Anonymous said...

I love the 2nd "Pretty Leaves" picture! Beautiful!
~ Abby S

Amanda said...

I love the Holding the Light pic!

Missy L said...

Wow I cannot choose a favorite! I love so many! I really like the verse ones. "For the gate is small and the way narrow that leads to life" is one of my favorites.

Jessica Peeling said...

I like the Sunrise Mist photo :)

Paula said...

I like the one with the gate and the Bible verse...

Anonymous said...

I love the photo "hidden sun"
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