Sunday, February 17, 2013

2012 in Review

January: My 4th nephew Jett Michael Aurich was born on January 12th. We spent lots of time cuddling with him and loving all his long black hair.

February: College is all about spur of the moment road trips and February was no exception. It was the Friday before a 3 day weekend (President's Day) and I got a phone call from three different people asking if I wanted to go on their road trip (St. George, Vegas, St. George). With a little compromising I decided on St. George with the girls and met up with a group of boys from high school. Such a fun weekend!

March: One of my very best friends Scyler is a pilot in the UVU aviation program and let my family come down for a tour of the UVU airport. My nephew Kayden loved his "appies" and we had a great time!

April: In April I finished my last UVU Education Field Experience in a 3rd grade classroom at Herriman Elementary. To celebrate that accomplishment as well as get away for Spring Break, me, Ashley and Derek roady tripeed to Disneyland! Each day went like this: wake up, hotel breakfast, walk to Disneyland/California sight seeing, nap at 2, back to Disneyland at 4, home at 10, dinner in bed and fall asleep. Bliss. :)

May: In May I applied for an internship as a teacher at Herriman Elementary and got it!! I found out the great news as I was literally moving back to Provo for the summer. Since I would be moving home a short month later I decided to live up the summer as best as I could! Each day was spent laying out at the pool, hiking in the mountains, and taking fun trips to St. George with my friends.

June: In June Scyler helped me check off one of my goals: ride in a small airplane. Scy took my dad and I up in the air across the southern part of Utah County. I have never felt so sick in my life...haha The entire trip I was sick in a cold sweat and just kept asking to turn around. I wanted to be a good sport for my dad though, so I endured the awful feeling and we were up in the air for about an hour and a half. Although I never want to fly like that again, I'm glad that I did. :)

July: I began my first year of teaching on July 15th in a 2nd grade classroom!!! It was the craziest day and I was so nervous leading up to it. The first week was a blur, but I was so surprised how much I already loved my job and my 20 kiddos.

August: My friend Tony and his family bought a cabin in Bear Lake and wanted all the friends to come up for a weekend! We spent our days out on the lake, rented wave runners, ate shakes, watched the meteor shower, and hot tubbed. It was a really great weekend!

September: In September I went on a very spontaneous trip to Lake Powell with Chantel and her extended family. It was a ton of fun and my first time ever going to Powell! We were only there for a short amount of time, but had we had fun!

October: October was probably one of my favorite months this year because it's when I started dating Jeremiah. :) It was a Tuesday night when Miah came over to say hi after his mission. I screamed. I hugged him. My mom screamed. My mom hugged him. We were so excited to see that one of my long time friends had made it safely home from Mexico. We spent the night catching up on the past 2 years and at the end of the night he asked me to go on a date with him 2 days later. Ever since that 1st date we have kept on dating. Who would have ever thought that something like this could happen? I can tell you that at least once a week I look at him and think, "Wait really? Is this really happening? I like Jeremiah and he's my boyfriend?" Then I smile and say to myself, "Yep, and I wouldn't want it any other way. :)"

November: When I think of November I think of fun double dates with friends, our first kiss, my family, Thanksgiving, and more dating. November was the "solidify" month where Miah and I could tell that what we had was something we wanted to continue.

December: I was lucky to have the entire month of December off of school. I spent my days shopping with my mom, celebrating Christmas with friends, lots of dates to look at Christmas lights,  and a fun trip to Denver with my sister.

2012 was a really fun year and definitely a major life changing one as well. I am so grateful for all of the experiences that I had and most of all for my crazy photography obsession because I have hundreds of photos to look back on and smile at. :) Cheers to 2013!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Mini Sessions on Facebook

Hello friends and followers! This season's mini sessions are posted on my Facebook page
Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

'Tis the Season: Mini Sessions

Hello all! Can I just say how much I've missed being behind the lens the past 6 months! My wonderful new teaching career has kept me on my toes as I am continuing to learn, grown and develop a love and passion for teaching unlike anything I've ever had. My 20 little 2nd graders keep me laughing all day long and I cannot imagine doing anything else.

This past weekend I had the opportunity to take family photos for my brother's Christmas card which got me thinking that I should do mini sessions during the month of December. In the past 6 months I have had many wonderful clients ask to book sessions, but since I have been so busy with teaching I've had to politely decline. GOOD NEWS PEOPLE! I am going to host mini sessions during the entire month of December! If you would like to have a fun family photo shoot I would love to take your photos! Many are planning for upcoming Christmas cards and mini sessions are just the way to capture that perfect and recent photo! If you are interested in booking a session or would like more information please feel free to contact me at

I cannot wait to work behind the lens this month and look forward to meeting with you!

Brielle Photography and Design

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Na, na, na, na...hey hey hey goodbye.

I have been dreading this post for quite some time now which is why I have delayed actually publishing it, but now is finally the time. I am sad, yet excited at the same time because I have to put Brielle Photography and Design on hold for a bit. I will still be selling items in my Etsy shop but have recently shot my last photography session until further notice.

All my life I have strived to be the very best that I can possibly be and push myself to great heights. It was such a remarkable journey to start this hobby-turned-business at the young age of 18 and I have had such a great 3 years spreading the Brielle love. I have now pushed myself to even greater heights in my college field of study and received an internship as a 2nd grade teacher. I will now proudly gain the title of Miss Aurich for the next 12 months and am SO excited to do so. :) Know that I do not see myself leaving Brielle Photography and Design forever - I will just place it on "hold" for the next year (ish) until I have my feet back on the ground running again. As for now, I am happily enjoying the title of Miss Aurich and the wonderful 19 kids that come along with it! :)

I would like to thank all of my wonderful clients, friends, family, and followers for the great journey and hope to see you all again soon in the blogosphere! Keep dreamin' big people!

Many warm wishes and thanks,

Brielle Photography and Design

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Many of you are familiar with the #fatmuslim monthly photo challenges. I have participated on and off through the year and here is my June collage! Each day is represented minus one...oops. ;)

The life of Bee-Ritt in June 2012!
Some favorite things to remember:
-Lots of Seven Peaks times with the friends!
-I accomplished many BIG "firsts": FlowRider, driving a motorcycle, and flying passenger in a small plane.
-Girls/nephew trip to St. George && Las Vegas.
-My friend Johnny Heward is now famous.
-My One Way Temple photo has gone viral and been posted on several well admired LDS Church Facebook pages. I'm pretty much famous. Well at least my photo is. ;)
-My friends are the best and I had such a great last college summer!!! Time to move on! :(

Saturday, June 9, 2012

{Sanders Wedding}

When you plan a wedding in Utah you never know the type of weather you will get, but for Jericca & Kellen they couldn't have asked for anything better! Minus the sunburns (haha :)), the weather was perfect and the sun was shining down on us all day! Not to mention we experienced an amazing sunset that blared across the entire dusk sky to top it off. 
Congratulations to you both and I hope you are having the best MLB honeymoon!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Happy Friday.

A sun flare favorite from Jericca & Kellen's gorgeous wedding!

Enjoy your weekend!