meet briar

Hey you! I'm Briar Fontaine Parkinson of "Parky's Pics Photography,"  a wedding and portrait photographer in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties. If you are seeking a fun, enjoyable and inspired experience, you have come to the right place! I live in beautiful Southern Humboldt, where the weather is beautiful, and there is no lack of amazing locations and light. I am not only a girl with a camera, but also a hustling momma of two. Nothing teaches you to cherish moments more than watching time fly! My children are 6 and 5, and they are often times my source of inspiration. I quickly learned that photographs are the most precious things we have, so I encourage clients to capture everything! Their little faces and moments change every second. 

Being a momma also taught me the importance of hard work. I'm the kind of girl who is dedicated to learning and improving my skill at every opportunity. I am fortunate to have learned the skill of manipulating natural and off camera light to create stunning and vibrant images that are as inspiring as the people I get to work with. I believe in a creating a comfortable, laid back and fun experience in all of my weddings and sessions through creativity, laughter, and a little bit of magic.

I want to get to know you as a friend and give you a one of a kind experience. It's not just about photos for me, and you're not just a number on my calendar. I’ll be honest, if you are just looking for any person with a camera, I’m not your girl, and that’s totally ok! I am so passionate about people who invite me into their lives to document their story. It is a special honor. I'm a photographer for the adventurers, the dreamers, and the whimsical, the brides who don't mind getting their dress a little dirty or sneaking out of their reception for sunset photos. Eloping in the mountains? I'm there in a heartbeat. Getting married in a Redwood National Park? Sign me up for that! I specialize in outdoor weddings, engagements, senior sessions, and fantasy shoots, but honestly, no matter where your adventure takes place, if you value experience, over perfectly posed photographs, we'd be perfect for each other. My style is soft, whimsical, creative, and vibrant : photos that are raw, candid, and tell a story. That's why I'm in this, to tell YOUR story. I believe YOU have so much to offer this world and YOUR legacy is so worthy of being told. Let me tell it.

If you're looking for a fun and fresh on camera experience, I'd love to chat with you over coffee to hear about your big ideas! You can inquire about a consultation through my contact page. I primarily serve in the Humboldt & Mendocino County areas, but would love to travel! I look forward to getting to know you, and being a part of this amazing season in your life.


Meet my husband Nate, my daughter Kaleya and my son Kasyn. We are the "Parky's" of "Parky's Pics." 

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