This is my husband Fritz.  He's my best friend too.    We have been married for 22 years!  (We started young!!!)  Besides being my business partner in Bramble and Vine, he can also be found assisting me on Weekend weddings. 

Hello!  I'm Bernadette and this is my family and our golden doodle Stella. 
 We live in Boise, Idaho.

I’m a believer in love and marriage. Not only is it a beautiful thing to capture, but it’s my passion to craft images that represent your story into a permanent memory for you and your future generations to enjoy.  

Whether if you are shy in front of the camera or if you love taking selfies and posting to social media, I can usually tell what type of direction each couple needs. I love helping with posing, but my goal is to help you feel comfortable and relaxed in order for you to shine in real natural moments and capture something beautiful.  

I am a bit of a chameleon in where I can be very detailed oriented for that bride who wants and editorial look, but I can also be laid back for couples who would rather have me focus on capturing real moments in a documentary style. If you love both worlds, then I am your girl!

I’m always excited to book new clients that feel connected to my work. If I’m available on your date, then the next step is chatting over the phone or having a zoom virtual meeting to get to know one another. Our first chat helps me first learn about your story, the details of your wedding, and what’s most important to you on your wedding day.  

Our next meeting is your engagement. I’m a firm believer that we are in each other’s presence before your wedding day and that we are not complete strangers. An engagement session allows us to meet in person, get to know one another, to help you feel comfortable in front of my camera, and help prepare you for my directing style for your wedding day. It’s a bit like a first dance with someone. You will learn my rhythms in guidance and posing and I’ll be gauging what approach works best with your personalities. By the end of your engagement, it’s my goal that we come out more comfortable with one another. 

On your wedding day, I arrive with my assistant and team. During an 8+ hour coverage, I start out photographing details and the Bride and Bridal party getting ready. My second shooter is usually sent to the groom and groomsmen while I stay with the bride during this time. As the day unfolds, my team and I will capture those beautiful details, portraits, and those  meaningful in between moments. Your story matters and it’s my goal too to write you a visual novel from start to finish of your wedding day.   

After curating the best images, you will receive your online gallery 6-8 weeks later depending on the season (more often 2-4 weeks ). If you ordered an album, I will send you a request in your gallery for your favorite images you want included in your wedding album. You get to choose which material you want for your cover (leather, silk, cloth, or velvet) and from there I will design your album. After your final view of the design and approval, your album will be submitted for print. Turn around time is 4-6 weeks after approval.  

 faith and love
 environmental portraits
 old photographs
traveling and exploring
diverse cultures
musicality and
composition, color, and light

people, their stories,
 And their relationships with one another

Walking my Golden doodle dog, Hip Hop dancing, Bootcamp fitness, long walks, traveling, tea, listening to 90’s music while road tripping, Madewell jeans, shooting analog film,  spending time with my family, my son’s volleyball games, gardening, indoor plants, watching tennis and playing  pickle ball,  playing bass and  making music with my husband.

White Wren
Best Wedding Image

Bernadette was the best choice we made for our wedding. I'm so glad that I found her and had her capture our engagement and wedding photos. She is professional, reliable, warm, and has a genuine passion for what she does. She is an amazingly talented photographer and she's great at making people feel comfortable in front of a camera! I'm so thankful that Bernadette has been so patient and helpful throughout our entire wedding journey. She went above and beyond to make sure she captured every moment beautifully. We are so in love with our photos and couldn't be any happier. I HIGHLY recommend Bramble and Vine!!!

 and couldn't Be any happier! 


in Love

We are so

Julie + Henry
A Coto de Caza, CA Wedding

I Can not say enough about Bernadette, her attention to detail is truly amazing and every single one of our pictures came out better then I could have hoped for . She helped us with so much at our wedding she truly went above and beyond for us !

is truly amazing!"

"Her attention to detail

Sierra & Nathan
Still Water Hollow Nampa, Idaho Wedding 

We had such a great experience working with Bramble and Vine. Our engagement photos and wedding photos came out beautifully! Bernadette is so easy to work with and makes you feel super comfortable in front of the camera. She has a great eye for detail and got some really awesome shots. We get complimented on our engagement and wedding photos all the time! We would definitely recommend her to everyone!

and makes you feel  super comfortable in front of the camera

Bernadette is so easy to work with

Matt & Stacy
A SAN  pedro Wedding

The photos that Bernadette captured from our wedding were exquisite. We had two ceremonies that day, so it was a bit chaotic to say the least, but photos are proof of Bernadette's talent and professionalism. She is a true artist, and I can’t wait for new opportunities to work together again.

She is a true artist"

"Exquisitely talented!

Robyn & Proteek
A palos verdes wedding

Her photos are so warm and personal and so special. I have used Bernadette for my engagement photos and my new born photos, and all of the photos are just breathtaking. Bernadette catches the light so beautifully and makes every shot feel so natural. She truly takes the best photos ever, you will neeeever be disappointed with her work. She is incredible!

the magic touch!"

Bernadette has 

Kendra & Alex

We chose Bernadette for our engagement and wedding photos! I loved them all! I have so many beautiful photos to choose from and of course beautiful memories to look back at. Bernadette was always communicative throughout my wedding planning. I appreciate that she took the time to make herself available to discuss details prior to our wedding. Her photos speak for itself, she captures beautiful photos and moments!

photos to choose from!"

"I have so many beautiful 

Lorena & JonathAn
 laguna beach ENGAGEMENT

Bernadette is an incredible photographer who made it so easy and fun to be photographed! She had a variety of ideas without making it seemed posed or forced- great for slightly shyer clients. I loved the photos she took and have several framed around the house- and they made jaw-dropping Holiday Cards. 10/10 recommend!!

to be photographed!"

"So easy and fun

Amber & Andrew
Manhattan Beach Couple session

My wedding day was very special for me and having a photographer like Bernadette present is essential. She was able to capture moments I can relive forever. She is kind, fun, easy-going and very attentive to your needs especially for someone like me who is particular. I would recommend her for any moment you want to hold on to forever.


"I'm never felt more

Jessica & Jimmy
La Mirada Weddding

Bernadette was fantastic, with positive energy. She has a friendly conversational way of directing the client. It made my wife and I feel so comfortable and we had a lot of fun during the shoot. The location choice was great too, leading for some spectacular photos.

so comfortable"

"My wife and I feel 

Ben & Tihiri
haifa, ISrael Couples session

If I had to do it again, I’d still choose Bernadette to photograph our wedding! She captured our most precious moments in her own unique, artistic style while taking our own style into consideration. She’s a visual poet! And on top of that, she’s a person with integrity, a professional, and a pleasure to work with!

visual poet!

She’s a

Wendy  & Chris
SoCAl Wedding 

Bernadette gave us the BEST wedding pictures! We were so happy with the amount of photos, the quality of the photos, and her professionalism! She was really easy to communicate with and made the process fun and personable. She did both our engagement and wedding photos and they came out beautiful. She has a great eye in capturing beautiful scenery while making sure you look your best.. we loved working with her and highly recommend Bramble and Vine!!!

the BEST wedding pictures!

Bernadette gave us

Joyce & Obie
palos verdes Wedding 

We love Bernadette! She took our engagement photos that we still love so much. She took us to multiple locations that she knew were stunning and helped us pose, since we had no idea what we were doing! She made all the photos look effortless! I love the movement and connection she gets in her photos. She is kind and so great to work with!

great to work with!

She is kind and so

Kenzie + cooper
palos verdes Engagement

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