photography

Home Grown Beauty...

After four long years, and a lot of time and effort, I have finally completed a portrait series that I began back in 2010. The series  began as a small shooting project while visiting my home town of Kendall, New York, but quickly became a much larger endeavor ending in 32 portraits spanning a two year period and finally becoming a coffee table book with two years of graphic design work and collaboration with Amanda Sisti. The project showcases portraits of women from the small town of Kendall, New York while exploring themes of beauty and nature. The portraits reveal the natural beauty of the women melded with the untouched beauty of the landscape. Below you can view the project and find links to purchase a copy of the project in book form.

 To purchase HARDCOVER copies of the book  $85

 To purchase SOFTCOVER copies of the book   $40

Please note that Bri Johnson makes NO profit off these books and they are sold at cost.

You can also see a feature in the Orleans County Hub on the project display in Kendall here.

The portraits are on display at Tea NJ in Jersey City for the month of January. Below are a few photos of the opening reception.

The Coastline of Maine...

After staying a few days off the coast of Maine on Peak's Island, I traveled back to the mainland to spend some time exploring Portland & Scarborough. Portland rules. It's a small city with a lively nightlife, shopping center, and food scene. You can't go wrong with lobster rolls and sweet potato doughnuts, two delicacies I had several times while visiting. The city revolves around the proximity of the sea and you can find anything and everything sea themed, even re-purposed ship sails into tote bags. Twenty minutes south of Portland I visited Scarborough, where they have an even more quiet lifestyle and killer surf beach. Exploring and enjoying the waves and beautiful craggy coastline kept me busy and entertained for days. Visiting Maine again is definitely on my travel list!

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Peak's Island, Maine...

Peak's Island is one of the many islands off the coast of Maine. It is located in the Casco Bay and considered one of the calendar islands. The small island revolves around the ferry stop where you can find all the restaurants, people, and shops. Once you leave the ferry area, the island turns into a quiet and quaint residential area where everyone really does know their neighbor. Most have been coming to the island all of their lives, but few actually reside on the island year round. I spent a long weekend on the island photographing a wedding, but stayed a few extra days to enjoy the desolation of the off season and biking around the island solo. I even was there for a supermoon and some super sunsets.

Shades of Autumn Beauty Editorial...

Earlier this fall I teamed up with makeup artist Liz Washer to collaborate on a shades of autumn inspired beauty editorial. We worked with Kira from Q models and the end result was stunning. You can see the editorial featured on The Angle's beauty section and Ennis Inc's blog.

Photography: Bri Johnson

Hair and Makeup: Liz Washer for FACE atelier

Retouching: Elizabeth Stacy

Model: Kira Dikhhtyar, Q Model Management

Ian & Kristen's Cottage Chic Peak's Island Maine Wedding...

In early September I traveled to Maine to attend Kristen & Ian's cottage chic wedding on Peak's Island off the coast. It was a beautiful Maine inspired wedding that even a downpour at the time of the ceremony could not ruin. The island itself was a unique place and perfect setting for seaside nuptials. After meeting in college and seven years of being together the two tied the knot surrounded by friends, family, lobsters, and the beautiful coastal main scenery.

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