Brian Brakebill | About



SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER I love photographing sports! My goal is to highlight the effort, skill, and enthusiasm your athlete brings to the game whether that game is a grade school soccer match or an LPGA Symetra Tour Golf tournament. After I capture action shots of your athlete(s), I'll edit the photos and create a password protected gallery for you and / or your group to view and select your photos. Rates vary by sport and level of activity.

PEOPLE Having your picture taken does not have to be dull and boring! I try for a fun, relaxed, lifestyle photographic attitude with my clients. My approach to non-sports photography mirrors my sports’ philosophy. Rather than traditional posed shots I would much rather spend our time in a less formal setting creating a lifestyle photo journey. Basically, you get your own, semi-unobtrusive, personal paparazzi to capture you in places and doing things that are special/meaningful/silly/romantic/fun, in some way, to you. Lifestyle photography and photo journeys work well for couples newly engaged, partners celebrating milestones, or high school seniors ready to embark on the next phase of their lives. After our session, I'll edit the photos and create a password protected gallery for you to view and select your photos. Reasonable full and half day rates are available. And seniors, I don't limit your outfit changes or our time together.  Send me an e-mail and we'll work out a package designed around what you want and need! Every client is unique so I believe in creating a package just for you whether it be prints for framing, canvas wall art, digital images or a combination of items. 

PERSONAL I believe that every person has a story to tell and sometimes the best way to tell that story is through photographs. I welcome photo opportunities with a wide variety of folks and am respectful of all regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, body size, mobility or physical limitations. Hope I did not leave anyone out! I am an Illinois State University alumni and fan. Go Redbirds! In my free time, I like hanging out with Tina, traveling, golfing, creating mayhem and of course, taking photographs. I also enjoy shooting urban landscapes and candid street portraits. Feel free to send me an e-mail with any comments or suggestions. Please contact me if you have any questions or want to schedule a photo session.