Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VIIVICTORIOUS WOMEN
Born in Chicago and raised in the suburbs, Briane had a busy life with divorced parents. Growing up changing houses every other weekend took getting used to but having two houses for double the love was a wonderful thing. The encouragement, and feeling of always wanting to please, led to being a high honor student through high school while being in the color guard and on the track team, where she was a thrower.
Originally attending the University of Wisconsin – Parkside with a partial scholarship and majoring in criminal justice, Briane chose to change her life drastically and transfer to The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg for photography after a year and a half. After two and a half years there, she completed her bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a concentration in photography.
After stumbling through college wondering where to go in life, she never wanted to own her own company, however, less than two years later, she launched BriAmo Photography Inc. (the name coming from throwing around ideas at her internship!) BriAmo Photography is growing and Briane can see a future for herself and the budding photographers she will help over the years. She also donates her photography skills when possible.
In Briane’s free time, her dog is her life, and almost her size, weighing in at 120 pounds. Spending time with her family is also a huge part of her and she gets to spend it with her cousins doing another thing she loves: water sports! She has tubed since she was around five years old, when she learned to swim, skied since she was 11, and taught herself to kneeboard in her teens. Briane has always had a love for motorcycles, obtaining a motorcycle license when she turned 18, but has never splurged on getting herself a bike. We all need a dream!
The Not Relationship and How to Get Through It
The journey of a woman finding out her man was not who she, or anyone else, thought he was at a time when she needed him the most. She learned to cope with her choices, and fix and move on from a negative situation.