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Brittany Coffee Parker

Professional Title: Photographer | Business Owner, BC Parker Co.
Age: 29
Home: Welch, Oklahoma

“Western wedding and lifestyle photographer, published author, educator, gardener, Lonesome Dove aficionado, lifelong learner, avid reader and dog mom can all be used to describe who I am. I hold an associate’s degree in agriculture, bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and a master’s degree is communications.  

“My camera and sense of adventure have taken me to 14 states and Mexico where I’ve had the privilege of documenting over 200 weddings.  

“In 2017, I put my education to work and wrote and self-published a coffee table book titled Tales & Traditions featuring short stories and photos I took of 15 different farming and ranching operations in my community. The goal was to share the story of the western way of life in an authentic way to reach people who may not be familiar with who produces their food.  

“In 2016, I was privileged to photograph Cheyenne Frontier Days, in 2017 the Miss Rodeo America pageant and in 2018 the Cinch Timed Events Championships.  

“My husband and I raise cattle and hogs, as well as garden, to provide food for ourselves and those in our community. While photography may take me miles away from home, focusing on providing food sustainably in my own backyard reminds me of the importance of keeping it local.”

Vision for the future of women in the Western industry: My vision for the future of women in the western industry includes paving new paths, reinventing the way things have always been done and not taking no for an answer while also embracing tradition, culture and hard work.  

The future for women in the western industry is tending to the home while also going outside and tending to the homestead. It is wearing a buckle and boots while working in a corporate office in the city.  

The future of women in the western industry is being inclusive, innovative and open minded to new practices.  

The future of women in the western industry is being a lifelong learner, using available resources to share the history, legacy and beauty of this lifestyle.  

The future of women in the western industry is gritty, it’s dedication, it’s staying rooted in what we know is true while being willing to listen to what others believe to be true.

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