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Meet The BREE Visuals Team

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Brandon Rice

Founder & Head of Storytelling

With a passion for people and never-ending pursuit of creativity, Brandon proudly serves as the Founder & Head of Storytelling at BREE Visuals. With ten years of professional experience, Brandon has worked in a wide variety of industries including construction, real estate, healthcare, weddings, and even donates his time and serves several local non-profits in St. Louis.

Thoughtful leadership, effective communication, and an excitement for his craft allow Brandon and his team to capture breathtaking stories, bringing them to life for generations to come.

L.J. Alexandre-Strong

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

L.J. Alexandre-Strong is the Co-Founder & COO of BREE Visuals and Creative Coordinator for THE WORK. L.J. has worked on several high-level creative productions with John Legend, Lindsey Stirling, Charlie Puth, Chegg, Sperry, LVE, and more!

Over the last seven years, L.J. has been able to grow her talents by serving as a Producer, Project Manager, Budget Coordinator, and Creative Coordinator.

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Scott Wisdom

Editor & Videographer

Whether it's Producing, Directing, Editing, or Writing, Scott implements his affinity for structure and storytelling in any role he takes on. Serving as BREE Visuals in-house Editor, Scott strives for coherence and a sense of completion in every project, and uses his passion for film to guide him.

Graduating from Webster University with a Bachelor's Degree in Scriptwriting with a Minor in Film, Television & Video Production, his senior film "Khakis" won Best Drama at Kinematifest Film Festival. His recent dramedy "Play Date" was featured in the 2021 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.

Rebecca Stephenson

Photographer

Take it from the most camera-shy person you'll ever meet - my goal is to take the focus off the camera.
There is no expectation to perform or fake smile - I'll only ask  you to have a great time with those that mean the most to you. Welcome outgoing mommas, camera-shy hubbies, wild children, and snuggly babies

When I’m not busy teaching my dog Photoshop, you can most likely find me buried under a big blanket, snacking on German Chocolates. I have an unhealthy obsession with throw pillows, oversized sweaters, comfy PJ's, and anything macrame or boho-inspired. I run on caffeine and feel-good music.

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Jacob Cope

Photographer

Jacob Cope started out his photography adventure in 2014 taking photos of anything and everything he could point his lens at, but mainly that consisted of taking photos of his friends cars. After 4 years of that, he joined an international car club called BattleGang based out of Maryland. This, paired with the drive to attend any car show within 8 hours from Illinois, opened the door for being a part of media coverage for many of the largest car shows in the midwest. From taking photos of the vehicles, models, vendors, and all the candid shots one can take in a day, he decided to take the dive into the wedding photography world. He started by taking on friend's weddings to gain experience and eventually he started working with Complete Weddings + Events, a national wedding photography and videography company.

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Chris Nash

Videographer & Photographer

I’m a people person! Yes I take great photos, record awesome moments in your life. But connecting with you means just as much as capturing those moments. Looking to work with the people who aren’t  afraid to step out of the box. Whether it be to capture your big day , a big milestone or simply help with your brand.

Brianna Buchholz

Photographer

Professional Photographer in St. Louis, MO who loves to capture real-life moments. My goal is to create timeless images that are both stunning and fun, as I believe every moment should be captured with joy and authenticity. I strive to make sure that each image tells a story and captures the essence of what makes us unique as individuals" "When working with me I help you pose, get comfortable, and talk you through every step

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Erika Sternard

Photographer

It takes a lot of vulnerability to share your love with a photographer, letting them peek into the most precious thing in your life. And I don't take that honor lightly. I recognize that every couple is unique, which is what I want to capture: The in-between moments and the details that make each wedding individual. My photojournalism background has taught me how to catch the most authentic pieces of your day. I'm bit of a nerd, with a strong love for Lord of the Rings, and a traveler who loves venturing out from Chicago to take the scenic route.

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Amanda Farrey 

Photographer

I'm Amanda, I'm 35 years old from the Rockford, IL area and I picked up a camera in 2017 and never looked back! Some of my favorite things include cats, true crime, painting, mountain biking, and of course, cameras! I'm a laid back, chill personality to work with on your wedding day and I like to keep things fun and light! My favorite part of weddings is getting to be a part of the best day of your life and feeling that emotion with you!

Terry Bams

Videographer

Terry Bams is a veteran film-maker out of Edwardsville, Illinois that specializes in wedding videography. He delights in sharing his passion for film with those celebrating once-in-a-lifetime events in their community to document their big days.

His videography style can be described as cinematic and storytelling with traditional overtones. His main goal is to capture each celebration's emotion-filled highlights and candid moments for an authentic depiction of the special day. 

On the day, he will be there to preserve memories throughout the moments before the ceremony, the ceremony itself, the reception, and anytime in between.

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Lance Begnaud

Videographer

Lance has filmed over 400 weddings across the U.S. and Mexico since 2007. An avid film lover, Lance combines cinematic and documentary filmmaking techniques to record amazing footage and offers outstanding white-glove service to every couple. He takes great pride in his work and will go above and beyond to capture every magical moment of your special day.

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