Rich & Mary Ann started Breshears Photography in 2000. Their story together goes back some years before that though…

In 1985, Rich was studying music and psychology at the University of Idaho. Mary Ann — also a Vandal — was majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences. They met then and were married in 1987. Rich began a career in social work as an Assisted Living Administrator. Mary Ann began a teaching career.

Photography was a serious hobby from childhood for each of them. Mary Ann began taking classes in her local 4-H Club; Rich first took formal instruction in photography during high school.

The move toward full-time photography came as a favor to family and friends whose weddings, baptisms and other events needed to be recorded by someone with a trained eye and a good camera.

As the quality of their work grew, so did the word of their availability. Rich and Mary Ann hung up their former careers in 2001 to pursue a living made in photography, full-time. They developed a portrait studio in their home 2003, then added an on-site portrait park a year later.

Rich works in both traditional portrait and commercial photography. He has photos published in various magazines, catalogues and web sites. His work is regularly featured in Northwest Brides and Newlyweds Magazine, and in 2005 and 2007 he was named the Washington State Wedding Photographer of the Year.

Mary Ann’s degrees and training excellently complement her years of experience in bridal consulting, and was wedding photographer of the year in 2013.

The Breshears genuinely enjoy people. That gives them great skill at helping clients to relax and enjoy the photography experience. Their individual talents work very complementarily with their desire to provide special portraits that you — and your family — will cherish forever.

Memberships: Professional Photographers of Washington,
Professional Photographers of America

We are proud to work with (affiliated partnerships soon to come)

What clients say

  • Rich and Mary Ann did an absolutely amazing job with our family portraits. Rich took the extra time to make sure we were all comfortable with the shots, and he made the whole process so fun! It is an experience we will never forget and we will have the beautiful photos as a constant reminder.
    Jennifer Sorn
    Web Designer and Graphic Designer