brandon villasenor

"all she ever wanted was unpredictable kisses, and unforgettable laughter."

hey there lovely!
I am so happy you found your way to my little corner of the internet. My name is Brittany Handwork; I’m a free spirited boho girl, born and raised in northern California. My hair is wild and my soul is chaotic. When I’m not shooting my amazing clients, I will most likely be dancing, telling stories and laughing…and I will almost always be doing it barefoot. My feet are calloused with marks of the earth and stained with the sea. If you ask me, it’s better to feel the world that way.

I’m married to the most wonderful, warrior of a man named Garrett. We met in high school while I was studying for a nursing internship. He came in for a checkup, and when I called his name, he inched closer and closer I read his freckles like a roadmap to his laugh lines. The curve of his smile swept me up to his eyes. They were the same color as the ocean on a stormy day, green with tinges of blue, grey and silver. Both of our worlds turned upside down that day. After that, he asked me to prom and he’s been sharing his pillow and warming my cold feet ever since. On Thanksgiving Day 2015 we welcomed our first little mermaid, Holland Ivory Handwork. Her eyes are like pools of rainbows and when I look at her I see sunshine. She is my muse and the reason I pursued this passion of mine. We have one fur pup, Ryder, and a kitten named Butter. At first we only had Ryder, our fluff ball of a husky who loves nothing more than to chew up my super expensive shoes and make the house looked like it snowed the night before with all his shedding. Then, this past Christmas garrett got me a kitten I've been asking for since we got together 9 years ago. so now i have two pets, a toddler, and a husband! It is definitely chaos, but life wouldn’t be the same without them.

 – why I do what I do –

Everybody has that one thing that makes them feel alive. For me, it’s capturing everyday candid moments and being able to tell a story through my lens. Quiet things, authentic people and raw moments are what my heart swoons to capture. Those little moments, they aren’t little to me.

I love nothing more than to sit on the beach and breathe in the sky, feeling the earth in-between my toes, and the touch of the waves,. The outdoors makes my heart ache in the best way. That is why I love to shoot outdoors in natural light so much. God has provided us with an endless canvas of beautiful sceneries, so let’s go out and enjoy them together! I love to show all the beauty that can be found in the ordinary. Send me an email, message me on Facebook, or write me a letter and we can be pen pals! Whichever way you prefer to communicate, I look forward to hearing from you, and I hope to be able to capture some timeless memories of you and your loved ones.