Brianna Lynn Creative
Photography/ Awareness designs and products
Brianna Lynn Creative Designs (Brianna Lynn Creative LLC) was inspired by and created in support of my oldest daughter, featuring awareness designs and merchandise representing Down Syndrome and Autism, as well as other diagnoses.
Hi, I'm Brianna! My photography career began over 25 years ago as a journalist and freelance photographer. After darkroom and composition training, I moved on to lifestyle and nature photography. Driven by my love for capturing images with emotion, I starting photographing individuals, families, events, special moments, and travel photography of all kinds. I turned this passion into a business and have grown to making it a main focus for my professional career.
When we decided to begin our family, many things changed for us. Not only was I planning on being a stay-at-home parent for a while, but I was also going to see where my future goals would lead me. Life threw us a bit of a curve ball and my plans changed more than I could ever anticipate. All of those changes have lead me to the design and photography business that I own and run today: Brianna Lynn Photography and Brianna Lynn Creative Design, both umbrellaed in Brianna Lynn Creative LLC.
Lorelai was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at birth. From early on, we knew that there was more going on with her and at 1, she was also diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder. In 2016, she was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Then PANS followed. Lorelai has been receiving intensive therapy services since her birth and supporting them financially has always been a challenge.
After learning of her multiple diagnoses, we found that we wanted to show our support of every part of her and every awareness day or event tied to them, by donning our shirts and car stickers, but that the single-focus symbols never truly represented our little girl. This is what inspired the first design for the dual diagnoses of Down Syndrome and Autism. From there, I created other designs supporting various awareness days/months, events and teams. I was encouraged by some fellow moms in the community to sell my designs and told others felt the same way.
We have been supported by so many organizations on our journey and have been searching for a way to give back, but have not been able to do so until now. Through BLCD, 10% of all profits are donated to charities that have supported our daughter, and the remainder of all sales pay for her therapy services. These organizations include GiGi's Playhouse Fox Valley, the Autism Family Foundation, Autism Hero Project, Rising Lights Project, 3:11 Project, NADS, Ups for Downs, the DSDN, the Kaneland Special Needs PTA, and so many more. Through BLP, I offer several fundraiser photo sessions for these same organizations throughout the year, as well as raffle items, training courses, discounted photo sessions for families in need, and event coverage at a reduced or minimal investment. Everyone should have access to a memory immortalized in a photo regardless of needs, income, or circumstance. My goal is to make that an option.
Print partner, in-stock and ready to ship items are available in my shop, or in bulk by contacting me. Custom decor items and apparel of all designs are available in my Spring storefront at Blynn-Special-Designs. Branded PROUD apparel is available for customization at BLCD321. Team gear or personalized items are also available, so please send me your request!