Amy Chouest

– Entrepreneur, NOLA

Steve Valentine

– Magician & Actor

(The Walk, I’m With the Band, Crossing Jordyn)


Brio Five specializes in lifestyle portrait photography, commercial photography, graphic design and web design.

Branding Photography – Our passion is to create stunning portraits to show your best self. Our services include styling, makeup, artistic direction, image selection and retouching. Perfect for personal and professional use, we strive to make each photo session relaxing and fun. Book a call today with Elite Photographer, Sandy Grigsby, to discuss your photo needs!

Design – We’re a creative services one-stop-shop. We’ll create your brand, photograph your products, build your website, write your ad copy, add inventory to your eCommerce store and share everything on social media for you.

Brio Five, all of your creative services needs in one place!


Graphic Design

From conception to prepress our graphic art design capabilities are: corporate branding, logo design, illustrations, greeting cards, invitations, eBooks, book covers, t-shirt graphics, package design, web design, digital magazines, brochures, promotional materials, programs, sponsorship packages, business cards, letterhead, and all other collateral materials. We even do photo retouching and compositing. Check out some of our work below.


We offer complete web design and development services from the initial design strategy to visual UI design, from development to quality assurance and the finished product. Our team works with all the newest responsive development tools including HTML5, LeSS, SaSS Stylus, Compass, Backbone.js, Bootstrap.js and too many others to list. We also work with standard tools like Javascript, Ajax, PHP, MySQL, JQuery, Parallax, WordPress, e-Commerce, and Streaming Video.


Sandy Grigsby, Founder & Elite Brand Photographer – As a seasoned photographer and professional graphic artist for over 15 years, Sandy has a BFA in Visual Communications and has studied and worked in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Argentina and Germany.

Her experience with various design firms and photography studios has allowed her to work directly with entrepreneurs, celebrities, top fashion designers, and government agencies. She enjoys being challenged by clients who tell her they’re not ‘photogenic’ and loves to make magic out of any situation rain or shine.

She’s also a published author who’s currently working on her second children’s book. Sandy speaks English, German, Spanish and French and loves practicing her languages while traveling to exotic locations to photograph nature and various cultural experiences. She volunteers at the Los Angeles Food Coalition, enjoys playing with her two dogs and parrot, sipping vanilla lattes and watching zombie flix.

Peter Jones, Director of Strategy & Communications – As a former professional baseball player turned serial entrepreneur, Peter knows what it takes to compete at the highest levels, both on the field and in the boardroom. Founder of a stealthy sports start-up and growth hacking platform, Peter has worked with various founders and companies to improve their online branding, traffic, conversions and sales. Peter’s vices include sparkling water, cold-brew coffee and reading at midnight. He enjoys jogs through San Francisco barrios, cycling in wine country and binging on Shark Tank.

Dara Danenberg, Creative Marketing – With a degree in Business Marketing, Dara has worked with PR firms, fashion designers, chefs, videographers and photographers. Her extensive experience covers fashion design, merchandising, marketing, graphic design, and social media. She developed her fashion skills at a young age when her mother (a CFDA nominee) had her draping dresses at the age of two. Dara speaks English and French, enjoys sunset beach swims, baking and shopping for unique vintage clothing and artwork.

Lin Chang, Lead Developer – Lin is a top tier developer with over 10 years experience in PHP, CMS and PHP MVC Framework. He takes pride in developing high quality websites that wow and loves the challenge of new projects that require advanced technology. Lin speaks English, Japanese and Mandarin and loves to read and discover new things. In his spare time he enjoys an active life outdoors: swimming, running and playing basketball. When it comes to dinner, Lin makes no room for dessert because he’s a main course kind of guy!

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 and capturing that moment in time. Her work has been seen on the cover of various magazines such as Glamour, Complex, and Playboy. She has worked with networks such as E!, BET and VH1 and had done Red Carpet makeup for many of her celebrity clientele. Away from creating flawless faces, Nia enjoys traveling, dining at unique restaurants, spending time with family. Her secret obsessions include chocolate soufflé and Ferrari racing.

What Customers Say

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


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


It was a pleasure working with Brio Five, going through the creative process and the professional photo shoot of our products. Our customers are now able to download our product list, place orders, and read about our company. Thanks so much for designing our website; we are so excited to launch our products on line!

Jacqueline Rosales, Superior Nut Company

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


Thanks to the talented team at Brio Five they salvaged and restored water damaged and mildewed photographs of my mother. They immortalized her in a beautifully designed hard-cover coffee table book that brought me to tears. It is a golden keepsake I will always treasure!

Jan Margaret, Chicago

I couldn’t be more thrilled over the award winning website Brio Five designed for my company! Not only was it incredibly professional and creative, but it attracted customers and got me business. I will always use Brio Five for all of my design and web requirements.

James Miller, ISA