Memories and legacies can only live on if they are captured. I've learned there is no perfect time to plan something, you just have to go for it. Life doesn't stand still and with the endless things being added to  our to  do lists, it can just continue to pass us by. My goal is to capture your life as is and to foster an atmosphere  that  focuses on fun, interaction, and connection. No pressure and nothing forced. You deserve a complete luxury and effortless experience.  I'll guide you from the moment you inquire, to location and wardrobe guidance, to helping you select the perfect images and heirlooms for your family. This allows you to focus on getting back to your to do list and not adding more things to it. 

Brea Oakes Photography is a full client experience specializing in preserving legacies for Busy Families through printed art and lasting heirlooms.
Photographers in Kalamazoo, Serving the West Michigan & Southwest Michigan area. 

Moments are Fleeting..

Family & Lifestyle

Photographers in Kalamazoo

Value quality and want to leave beautiful tangible memories for your children someday.

Want an easy & stress free experience where your guided through planning that is customized to you.

Are busy and often put things off on your to do list. You want to capture beautiful memories but often don't have the time or have been putting it off for a while. 

We are a good fit if you...

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How it works

Choose keepsakes

have our session

Lets talk!!

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Fill out my contact form so I can reach out and give you all the details., pricing, process, etc. From there, I will send you contract and  an invoice for the session fee. Once both are received back, you are booked! 

Our session will be amazing, relaxed and fun! I will have gotten to know you through a questionnaire by now and will now be making your vision come to life.

We will get together 1-2 weeks after our session either in my studio or in the comfort of your own home for your gallery reveal. This is where I help you choose your keepsakes and products.




Lifestyle sessions includes anything from Family, Baby & Children milestones. They focus on fun, interaction, and connection and can take place outside, in studio or in your home.  

The session includes consult and planning, wardrobe assistance,  personal ordering appointment and assistance with artwork design, and product delivery.

Lifestyle Sessions

Seniors and Branding. These still take on a documentary approach but with a little direction. These are done on location or in Studio. 

The session includes consult and planning, wardrobe assistance, personal ordering appointment and assistance with artwork design, and product delivery.

Portrait Sessions



My goal is to guide you through everything from start to finish to ensure you are preserving your memories. 1-2 weeks after your session, we will get back together to view your images for the first time.  We find your favorites, and I walk you through exactly what type of products will best fit your family needs and wants. That way you just purchase what you absolutely love!

Customized Experience

These are love letters to your family, your children and generations to come. Most people have no idea what they want until they  can envision themselves in it.  

The hard work of designing and perfecting is done by me, making it one less thing you have to add to your to do list. 

Tangible Hierlooms


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My studio is located right downtown Kalamazoo. 

Yes I will and do travel! A travel fee may be applied for anything outside of the Kalamazoo Service area. 

I have some sweet spots around Kalamazoo I use for outdoor sessions depending on the type of backdrop you want. For studio sessions,  we will use my studio downtown Kalamazoo. 

1-2 weeks after your session, we will meet back up for your gallery reveal. You will choose your keepsakes and photos at that time. You will be fully prepared on what to expect after your booking. I guide you through the entire process from the start.

Head over to my wedding information page here learn more. It will give you all the details! Once you fill out my contact form- I will be right back in touch!  

Do you have a studio?

Do you Travel?

When and how do we receive our photos?

Depends on our session but I will always offer advice on what looks best and what doesn't and this is done when we plan out our session. I will recommend outfits and color schemes to really help make your photos beautiful.

YES!! I am so grateful to those who pass my name on! For anyone you refer and books with me- you will get future print credits. Just make sure they mention who referred them.

What should we wear?

Do you offer a referral program?

tell me about your wedding photography information

We live in Michigan so you never know what your going to get! My sessions will be rescheduled if it calls for rain and this is called the day of the session. We can always consider moving indoors my studio.

What about weather?

My schedule is very limited so if you are considering booking- do not wait. For outside sessions, 2 hours before sunset or after sunrise. For studio or in home, during the morning or late afternoon. We will work out a time that fits best for all schedules. 

When do your sessions take place?

where do your sessions take place?

Absolutely! Let's chat more about this and what is best for you. Final products are delivered once payment plan has been completed.

For every print ordered, you will receive a matching web sized digital to share on social media, or with family members in an online gallery. My goal is to provide something tangible so your memories are not sitting in a file somewhere forgotten about.

Do you offer payment plans?

what if we just want digitals?

I am all about having a fun and laid back session! I capture the natural moments and will help guide you to be yourselves and feel comfortable during our session no matter what type of session you book!

What is a session with you like?


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