Thursday, October 6, 2011

{HALLOWEEN} Mini Sessions

Hey Everyone!

I just wanted to let you know I am doing Halloween Mini Sessions if you haven't heard. I only can take 2 more people, so if you are interested... PLEASE let me know as soon as you can!

 <3 Brittani

Thursday, September 22, 2011



So, the blog has been a tad bit neglected. However- I figured I would update you on what's to come! yay! Not as fun as seeing the real thing but... pretty close... (And secretly it's a reminder for me!)

1- Chris Cornell Show
2- {Trash the Dress} Gina
3-{Engagements} Emily & Matt, Cerrissa & Matt, Amanda & Okye
4- {Wedding} Portraits - Bennie
5- {Engagement Party} Cerrissa & Matt
6- {Bridal Portraits} - Amanda
7- {Wedding} Amanda & Okye
8- Chris Brown/Kelly Rowland/T-Pain Show
9- Kesha/LMFAO Show
10- {Children} Andria & Carlitos, Marin,  & "F" Family
11- {Portraits} Denise & Maria
12- Train/Maroon 5/Gavin Degraw show/ VA BEACH!
13- Miranda Lambert Show
14- Britney Spears/Nicki Minaj Show


MY PORTRAITS! I am having two sessions this fall with two of my favorite's Sheryl BergmanHeather Coburn. I am totally going to share with everyone. Both are super talented and I completely enjoy looking at their work over and over again! You ALL should check out availability with them!

Thanks everyone for being so supportive of me and helping me get this going. I can't wait for 2012. It's going to be a HUGE year for Brittani Gattis Photography!

<3 Brittani

PS. Still looking for more Photographer's to get added to the Nature Blog!

Monday, August 8, 2011

{Good Cause} Shirts for a Cure

Hi Guys!

So, as many of you know the last few months I have been on a concert rampage. :) It's definitely not a bad thing. It's been fantastic! However, the concert I went to on Saturday July 30th, was a raffle win from a charity dinner.

In December, my Husband Ed and I went to a charity dinner for a project that is pretty amazing... Shirts for a Cure. This isn't just a charity to gain funds for cancer. It is amazing because it gets rock/punk/metal bands to design shirts and donate there design to help gain funds for cancer awareness. It raises funding for underprivileged women who can't afford cancer treatments/therapies, and helps these women through a very trying and hard time.

Last Septemeber, my Mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was one of the hardest things for my husband to hear. As a family, we believed coming together to help was important. We went to the hospital after her first surgery not really knowing what was in store. Long story short my mother-in-law triumphantly fought cancer... and won. After weeks of radation, and months of chemo... she succeeded. I am happy to say she will be returning to work soon, and getting back to her normal routines/habits.

I know the founder Mark Beemer personally. It's a pretty amazing cause and project he has built from the ground up. Mark's devotion, dedication, and drive are all the reasons that this has been such a successful and amazing charity. I don't typically ask, but if you could take the time to find a shirt and donate to the cause, you just helped someone who truly needs it. It's a pretty special thing, and I for one know that it's a cause I am all about supporting. :)

At the annual charity dinner for the SFAC was pretty awesome. I got a chance to learn about the cause, meet the people involved, and be apart of the raffle that helped me win VIP tickets, and seats to the Rockstar Mayhem Fest at Jiffy Lube Live concert venue.  Below are some pictures from the concert, and during the concert I proudly wore my F*ck Cancer bracelets that you can purchase online at there website - Shirts for a Cure.


<3 Brittani

Thursday, August 4, 2011

{Harry Potter} Childhood Dreams

Evening Eveyone!

So, this post is way late. However, for those who don't know... Harry Potter has been a HUGE thing in my life. I have been to EVERY midnight showing of Harry Potter since the 3rd movie came out. I grew up with Harry Potter. The books brought you into a great place and let your imagination run wild. I went to the midnight showing with my Mother-in-law and my wonderful Hubby. It was quite a fun experience and great time. I have seen Harry Potter four times. Yes, four times... I know. Crazy!

Final Review- The last movie is truly fantastic. I had a lot of expectations on how I wanted to see it on the big screen. It was magical to say the least. It followed true to the book for the most part. The best showing was in the Air and Space Museum in Chantilly on a TRUE IMAX screen. Completely captivating! I won't go into details of the movie, but I will say that Neville, Professor Snape, and Hermione are my favorite characters. :)

I took pictures for InsideNova. Here are the wonderful people who dressed up!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

{Slacking} What to look for!

Hi Guys!

Hope everyone is having a super awesome Tuesday. So here's somethings to look out for...

1. Harry Potter Blog - This is really late. I went to my 4th, and final time this past Friday. So it's time to write my thoughts, reviews, and DUH post opening night pictures on my Behind the Lense blog.

2. Miranda Lambert - This concert was fun! I got to go with my Sister & Hubby! I will be posting this very soon as well. So if you like Miranda... I had floor and some pictures to share.  Josh Kelley, and Josh Thompson were her openers!

3. Rockstar Mayhem Tour - I also went to this show. This was so much fun, and also a great time. I will be writing a special piece on Shirts for a Cure. The whole reason I went. YOU will want to hear about this great cause! I will be posting that here on this blog. :) Special FEATURE! (Performers- Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth, and Trillvum)

4. Britney Spears - If you know me...then you know I <3 Britney Spears. I went to see her and Nicki Minaj at Verizon Center in DC. I had FLOOR! I know...crazy! So, I will also have some photos, and reviews.

5. Point and Shoot Nikon Review- This will be posted here soon. I am writing a review on the new Nikon I got. I also, would like to get some opinions from friends. :)

6. VA Beach- I am going to VA Beach Wednesday to see the Train, Maroon 5, and Gavin Degraw concert. I am a big Gavin fan, so this is pretty big for me. I will have some nice beach photos, and well...more concert pictures. :) Oh, and the concert season isn't over yet! I have more to come!

7- Kings of Leon - I would have had them to add... but well they canceled their tour on me. :(

8- Wedding Photos, 1 Engagement shoot, 4 Children shoots, and a Portrait session all needs to be added.

FINALLY, I would like to THANK ALL those who have asked to be put on the Nature Blog. I am so truly touched at the response by all. As of right now we have the lovely Shelley Spencer Photography up!

Thanks for hanging in there!

<3 Brittani

Thursday, July 21, 2011

{Model} Tab

I know it's been FOREVER since I uploaded! I have been so BUSY! It's been insane! So, to bring me back on track here is the photo shoot I did in Clifton with the BEAUTIFUL TAB! She is a very fun and outgoing girl whom I wanted to get some modeling pictures of! She was perfect and did a FANTASTIC job! Hope you all enjoy! :)

<3 Brittani

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

{FORMAL} 8th Grade Formal


So, a few weeks ago I took some pictures of a co-workers family right before his oldest daughter went to 8th grade formal. While I WISH I could remember how much awesomeness came with a 8th grade formal...I can't. However, I got to relive the getting ready part with this amazing family. Enjoy!

                                                        I had to get one of her getting ready!


<3 Brittani

Thursday, June 30, 2011



I will have the McElwain pictures on the Blog this weekend! I am in the process of editing a family shoot I did this week! WHICH WAS AMAZING! :) Those kids were so adorable! The Mom was amazing balancing it all! :) What was SO ADORABLE is the oldest told me I was cool and asked his Mom to give me an invite to their church. I can't think of a more thoughtful little boy! Can't wait to share! Hope everyone is having a good week! Both shoots will be posted on the Family Blog! :)

<3 Brittani 

Saturday, June 25, 2011



I am in the process of editing the McElwain family portraits & Children photos... then onto taking photo's of the TUTU I got for FREE from Tutus By Sarah Elizabeth for the 1200 likes contest!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

<3 Brittani

Friday, June 24, 2011

{NEW} - New Blogs


So I have been changing the blog around! One of the first things you can notice is the new tabs at the top. They will now be 5 blogs!

1- Main blog which is the one in view!

2- Wedding Blog- This will include pictures of weddings, and helpful tips and hints for Bride's!

3- Family Blog- Since I do a lot of family Sessions! Here is the Family blog. This will be used to show cool things to do with your family, and of course! PICTURES!

4- A Personal Blog. Sometimes I have a lot of thoughts and Opinions I wish to share!

5- Lastly, I want to do a Nature Blog! I have so any friends who take great nature pictures that I decided I wanted to keep a Nature themed one too!

I am going to enlist my Hubby to help maintain them all! ;) So there will always be info listed! Thanks so much to all those who come check out my page weekly! You guys are truly the best!

<3 Brittani

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

{E-Session} Whitney & George


I was so lucky to meet George and Whitney! They were my first session! They both are very excited to be getting married in Florida soon! As you all know I myself was married in FL so I am a WAY EXCITED for them! As you can see in the pictures they are a very happy and beautiful couple! Both are sweet, outgoing, and so much fun to be around! Enjoy!


<3 Brittani

Friday, June 17, 2011

{Pageant} Most Beautiful - Chloe Rose

Happy Friday EVERYONE!

Not to long ago, I went to a natural beauty pageant put on by Crown Bound in NC. One of my close friends daughter Chloe won MOST BEAUTIFUL in her age category, and received a crown for early registration. I wasn't allowed to take pictures of her inside due to so many girls, and a few hired photographers on site. So, I decided to take some pictures of Chloe with her trophy, and some detail shots of her awards!

 Her crown was Egg shaped since it was an Easter Pageant. :) She refused to wear it for me. She liked her trophy more!

I WON!!! 

Hope you enjoy!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011


So excited to announce that I am advertising on!

Link to my ad-


<3 Brittani

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Just a few pictures of the show! :) BIG NEWS TOMORROW! :) Stay tuned!

<3 Brittani

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

{Vacation} Wintergreen Spa & Resort Part II

So, as you know Ed and I went away for our 1 year Anniversary! What an amazing year it has been! I married one of the greatest men! He is truly a sweetheart like no other! He treats me like gold, and is what makes my world go round. So many times people have judged us based on how different we are. I wish people accepted others... so many times that has not been the case. I am so blessed to have the friends and family I have in my life. These people have accepted me for all my craziness, and differences. This post is dedicated to them! <3 Brittani

Below are some pictures from out Anniversary trip! ;)