About Ben Brashear

As all things legend, my interest in photography and story telling started long ago. When I was maybe five or six, my mother enlisted me as a model for her photography classes at UNM in Albuquerque, NM. Later on in middle school, it was the late night stories between my grandfather and uncle exchanged over cups of hot coffee that encouraged me to "borrow" my mother's 35mm Olympus for weeks on end. I was enchanted by their tall tales of near misses and larger-than-life adventures photographing desert lighting storms, crime scenes for the paper, and getting that perfect picture of a Howitzer being fired for a live training exercise. Throughout high school and college thanks to a few inspiring professors, the power of narrative became entwined with my passion for photography and my desire to document a lifetime of experience featuring my own near misses– adventures climbing, lightning strikes trail running, backpacking, motorcycle racing, and building a custom rock crawler here in Colorado. I am thankful for my passion which has led to studying with master photographer Jan Pohribn´y through Charles University in Prague, to the often wild journey documenting athletes charging the highest peaks of the San Juan mountains, to engaging with truly unique individuals, to years of creating higher education marketing and branding content for Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, to my current pursuits in commercial, editorial, and portrait photography. I can't wait to see where the next 20-years of photography takes me.

Brashearphoto Studio Services

The Rogue Agent

Marketing and Branding

Content creation for Start-ups, Small Businesses, Athletes and Influencers.

This package is fully customized to best tell your story and let your customer see just who you are and what you can do for them.

We start with a personalized one-to-one meeting to help define your creative content needs with specific focus given to on-brand messaging and how best to showcase the client experience you and your business want to portray.

Offering a full suite of digital content creation from stills to video and aerial video formatted to multiple digital and print platforms.

Video, Production, Models, Assistant, Permits are all additional fees.

Professional Portraits

Character Seen is Character Known

Strictly Business:
15-min sitting, 1-outfit, White/Grey/Black/Color background, 1-edited image in color and in signature black & white. Images sized for web, social, and print.


It’s the mullet of headshots–business up front, party in the back! Let your personality shine through with a "reveal image on-hover or click."

Up to a 30-min sitting, unlimited outfits, White/Grey/Black/Color background, 1-professional image & 1-unique personal “reveal” image in color and in signature black & white.

Environmental Portrait & Headshot:

it’s all about letting your customer know who you are, what you do, and where you do it.

This package combines on-location headshots with environmental portraiture. Up to a 1-hr sitting, unlimited outfits, 1-location.

Senior Sessions

Life is Short, but Senior Year is Shorter

Nomad Session: You're always up for adventure, you are an individual with style and are always curious for that next horizon. Includes a session in the studio or on-location.

Ascent Session: You're most at home in the mountains, river, or desert. You're an individualist striving to do your best whether, that's playing an instrument, dancing, climbing or bombing downhill. The goal of this shoot is to highlight your story, your passion, and your dedication. We’ll create an editorial studio shoot with stylized lighting and then go on-location to capture what you do best– climbing, bouldering, skiing, high-lining, cycling, running, downhill biking; This session is beyond the limits of any traditional senior photo.

Summit Session: You're driven and thrive in challenging circumstances and want to make a lasting impression on family, friends, university, a recruiter, NCAA coach, sponsor, professional team, or Olympic committee. Includes studio session and up to 2 locations.



2021 Fort Lewis College Advertising Award
2021 UCDA Awards


Durango, Colorado 81301

(970) 903-3260