Brittany Mahood

California Photographer & Arizona Photographer


www.brittanymahood.com

Brittany Mahood is a wedding and lifestyle fine art film photographer. Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, she moved back to her childhood home to attend university in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Following her degree she spent time as a missionary in Europe and Asia. Currently Brittany splits time between Winnipeg and Phoenix, traveling often for destination weddings.

Her approach to photography stems from her years spent living in Phoenix, where those desert tones seeped right into her heart and art. Combining her love of portraiture with the raw and fast pace of weddings, she creates timeless images on her favourite medium format camera.

IF I HAVE A FREE SUNDAY I WOULD SPEND IT… at a concert (it’s my financial vice), after cooking dinner with my friends and enjoying some red wine. 

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS… I lived in Bangladesh as a missionary for a few months. Being surrounded by literally nothing that’s familiar to you is incredibly exciting, frustrating, life-giving and terrifying. 

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS… Morocco! I really just want to shoot a wedding couple in front of 100000 vintage rugs. Email me if that’s happening, I’m in. 

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS… the freedom to be myself. My business has my name on it, it’s success or failure has everything to do with how hard I work (and luck, let’s be honest). Especially post-college, I am a constant ‘learner.’ I love podcasts, books, you name it. Taking all of these learned tactics and applying them to my business is so rewarding. We get to capture the beginning of a new family, we’re leaving a legacy. I want to be prepared for that. 

IF I COULD GIVE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IT WOULD BE… stay off Pinterest! Write down a few words that summarize the wedding that you want. So if you wrote down ‘intimate’ but have a 200 person invite list, you’ll see it doesn’t align. Sometimes amidst all the planning and excitement, things tend to escape us. So keeping a clear vision that you keep referring back to will keep all of your wedding dreams, details and logistics on track. 

MOST MEMORABLE MEAL I’VE EVER EATEN WAS… Schnitzel and Spätzle in Germany..