WHAT WE DO

Empowerment & Brand Photography

Founded by Sandy Grigsby, a leader in empowerment, professional and lifestyle branding photography, the team at Brio Five will bring out your best self and help you brand yourself authentically.

Baked into the Brio Five business model is Sandy’s uncanny ability to challenge clients who tell her they’re not ‘photogenic’ at all. She takes pride in presenting them with a look they had never imagined possible, transforming the way they see themselves forever, and bringing out their beauty, radiance, and confidence – guaranteed!

Brio Five, it’s not how you look – it’s how you feel on the inside!

310.571.5291   info@brio5.com

EMPOWERING OTHERS

Making a Difference – Sandy’s passion is to show women their true power, beauty, and radiance. She regularly donates photo sessions to those in need and has partnered with Dress For Success, a non-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence, where she helps women find self-worth and confidence when re-entering the workforce.

SANDY GRIGSBY

Empowerment & Brand Photographer – Sandy Grigsby is a portrait photographer with over 15 years of industry experience. She is highly regarded for her ability to evoke and capture images that demonstrate a woman’s true essence and power.

In 2005, Sandy founded Brio Five, a creative studio specializing in photography, web, and graphic design. Her in-depth knowledge of web design, coupled with her vast experience as a model, actress, and spokesmodel allowed her to fully understand the branding needs of her clients.

Born in Switzerland and raised in California, Sandy has a BFA in Visual Communications and has studied and worked in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Argentina, and Germany. She’s also a published author who is currently working on her second children’s book. In her spare time, Sandy enjoys traveling to exotic locations, photographing nature and various cultural experiences, playing with her Yorkie and parrot, sampling new teas and watching sci-fi/fantasy flix. She currently lives in Santa Monica, CA.

sandy@brio5.com

SANDY GRIGSBY

Empowerment & Brand Photographer – Sandy Grigsby is a portrait photographer with over 15 years of industry experience. She is highly regarded for her ability to evoke and capture images that demonstrate a woman’s true essence and power.

In 2005, Sandy founded Brio Five, a creative studio specializing in photography, web and graphic design. Her in-depth knowledge of web design, coupled with her vast experience as a model, actress, and spokesmodel allowed her to fully understand the branding needs of her clients.

Born in Switzerland and raised in California, Sandy has a BFA in Visual Communications and has studied and worked in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Argentina and Germany. She’s also a published author who is currently working on her second children’s book. In her spare time Sandy enjoys traveling to exotic locations, photographing nature and various cultural experiences, playing with her yorkie and parrot, sampling new teas and watching sci-fi/fantasy flix. She currently lives in Santa Monica, CA.

sandy@brio5.com

SANDY’S PHOTOGRAPHY

BEFORE & AFTER

Our before and afters are about more than makeup and hair; they are about inner beauty, self-worth, confidence and empowerment. Please discover each woman’s story behind the Before & After photos.

BRANDED VIDEO

Brio Five is proud to offer branded video to our services. Defining her client’s brand with her photography has become Sandy’s most powerful tool. By including video, she could help them fully realize and demonstrate the authenticity of their brands to their audience. Marina Valle leads Brio Five’s production team and will consult individually with each client to define their video needs and create a budget to meet those needs. Our video production services include strategy, writing, pre-production, filming, design and editing.

OUR TEAM

Dara Danenberg, Development Operations
With a degree in Business Marketing, Dara’s worked with top PR firms, fashion designers, chefs, videographers, and photographers. Her experience covers fashion design, merchandising, marketing, graphic design, and social media. At the age of 17, she started a sustainable clothing business reforming vintage and dead stock clothing. Dara speaks English and French, enjoys sunset swims, hiking with her dogs, baking and shopping for vintage treasures.

dara@brio5.com

Nia Hicks, Makeup Stylist
As a professional makeup artist for over 10 years, Nia started in Special FX and crossed over to fashion and beauty due to her obsession with creating flawless skin. Her work has been seen on the cover of various magazines such as Glamour, Complex, and Playboy. She’s worked with networks such as E!, BET and VH1 and has done Red Carpet makeup for many of her celebrity clientele. Nia enjoys traveling, dining at unique restaurants and spending time with family. Her secret obsessions include chocolate soufflé and Ferrari racing.

nia@brio5.com

Nia Hicks, Makeup Stylist
As a professional makeup artist for over 10 years, Nia started in Special FX and crossed over to fashion and beauty due to her obsession with creating flawless skin. Her work has been seen on the cover of various magazines such as Glamour, Complex, and Playboy. She’s worked with networks such as E!, BET and VH1 and has done Red Carpet makeup for many of her celebrity clientele. Nia enjoys traveling, dining at unique restaurants and spending time with family. Her secret obsessions include chocolate soufflé and Ferrari racing.

nia@brio5.com

Marina Valle, Producer, Writer and Director
A passion for storytelling drives Marina to help women tell their unique stories and establish their brand through film and video. She believes our stories ground us and help us find a connection with others. With over 15 years of experience in producing, branding, marketing, and advertising she’s worked in entertainment, fashion, film, magazine, television, digital/publishing and non-profit. Marina’s also an actress, loves to travel, dances salsa, cooks, and volunteers. She recently has fallen in love with 28 girls at an orphanage in Haiti that she interacts with ongoingly. Her mission is to help these young women develop and define own their own stories in ways that will positively steer their lives forward into adulthood.

marina@brio5.com

Jan Moorad, Client Relations
Jan began as a Brio Five client and loved the mission so much she’s now joined the team! With a background as a professional image consultant and stylist, Jan has an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University. She’s worked as a management consultant on various national projects for retail and fashion firms with Deloitte in New York. Jan enjoys traveling, fashion, spending time with her three amazing sons, and empowering others to succeed. Her passion is to aid abused children and victims of domestic violence, and she currently serves on advisory boards of non-profit agencies dedicated to serving this at-risk population.

jan@brio5.com

Jan Moorad, Client Relations
Jan began as a Brio Five client and loved the mission so much she’s now joined the team! With a background as a professional image consultant and stylist, Jan has an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University. She’s worked as a management consultant on various national projects for retail and fashion firms with Deloitte in New York. Jan enjoys traveling, fashion, spending time with her three amazing sons, and empowering others to succeed. Her passion is to aid abused children and victims of domestic violence, and she currently serves on advisory boards of non-profit agencies dedicated to serving this at-risk population.

jan@brio5.com

Beth Trellue, Operations Director
Another amazing client who joined the cause, Beth has worked in the luxury experience industry for over 20 years. Her close attention to detail and extensive knowledge of luxury goods and services add a special refinement to her management of various projects. This has allowed her to give clients an exceptional customer experience and offer an unparalleled level of elegance to each project she touches. Beth enjoys entertaining friends and family, antiquing, interior design, cooking and a nice glass of Chardonnay.

beth@brio5.com

EXPERIENCES

Thanks so much for a fun shoot and for taking the time to help me with the outfits and the photo selections! Now I feel way too glamorous to have a day job at the hospital!

- Elizabeth Hosfield - Physician

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I took down all of my old pics and posted two from our shoot – my popularity has increased about 5,000%! You are a master!!

- Nickie G

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Thank you for starting me off on my e-commerce experience in such a loving, professional and beautiful way. Your expertise and patience were very much appreciated – and I am forever grateful.

- Cheryl Saban - P.h.D Philanthropist & Artist

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