Photo by my sister Lauren Redwine

Brandi Wagner

My name is Brandi and capturing pictures is my passion in life.  I have been in love with photography since a teenager when I received a 35mm Pentax K-1000 camera for my 16th birthday.  My friends and family became the subjects of my pictures and I would ask them to do the craziest things just to get the right photo.  I followed my passion into a college career of darkroom photography and art.  I even worked at one of those 1 hour photo labs and eventually managed 70 of them for a regional chain.    

Today, I am inspired by children, nature and outdoor light.  There is something magical about watching the light dance on children while they are having fun in the natural landscape.  Being an observer of the unique connections between parents and children is a privilege that I appreciate during every family session.   

I have a wonderful husband, two beautiful little girls named Claire and Grace and an awesome stepson Nathan.  Being a mom is a dream come true.  My husband and children are my biggest supporters, deliver so much joy and refuel my spirit.  I am excited to share a passion for photography by capturing your family's magical moments.  We will have fun in the outdoors to keep your family's memories forever. 




Bachelor of Fine Arts with Photography Emphasis College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning, University of Cincinnati 1996