just a girl... and her camera... trying to capture the beauty of today

GM.CREATIVE was born from a desire to do more of what I love.

As a child of adoption, I don't have images of myself under the age of 2. That, coupled with growing up in an environment where I was the only black girl in school until college, it gave me an awareness and respect for being different than everyone else.

When I started a family it was important for me to capture memories and highlight the differences that made my daughter shine. Photography has given me an outlet to recognize the beauty is every “other” person and now 10+ years in, I would rather do nothing else.

I (pronouns she/her/hers) serve the Greater Milwaukee area and the state as a whole, specializing in lifestyle portrait and wedding photography. My clients feel comfortable in front of the camera because we're not “shooting,” we're having a conversation about their unique story and I just happen to be taking photos along the way. We all know it’s not just about the pictures, it’s about celebrating that every day living your authentic life is a victory.

I am Chicago born and Midwest bred and in my 30+ years of life I’ve learned you cannot wait for what you want, you have to create it. So I eat dessert often, value cheese like gold and I wear red lipstick as war paint. When I'm not in sessions, I enjoy restaurant nights with friends (family I've chosen), True crime documentaries, exploring museums and baking with my daughter (family I've been blessed with).

Milwaukee has been my home since the early 200os and there's really nothing better than summer street festivals, Purple Door Ice Cream or an Old Fashioned on somebody's patio.

Silly self portraits are the best!

someday, the light will shine like a sun through my skin & they will say, What have you done with your life? & though there are many moments I think I will remember, in the end, I will be proud to say, I was one of us.

(brian andreas)