That's me

About Brian


I grew up in San Diego (Poway, to be exact, where as a kid even though I thought my middle name was weird, it was awesomely weird to have an uppercase letter where it didn't belong*), majored in studio art at Willamette University in Oregon, and migrated to Chicago in 2000 where I immediately felt at home.

Although my first wedding was way back in 1998, I spent several years also working as a photo art director with commercial product and fashion photography for a large company. With the encouragement of my wife Noelle, I began focusing solely on my own photography in 2007, and couldn't be happier. Now that I'm a dad,  I'm even more appreciative of my job, because it affords me the opportunity to spend most of my week with my son, Liam.


* I hope my son feels the same way, because he's a McLeod too!


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