Briar Patch Photography is a family-owned business ran by husband and wife team, Stephanie and Patrick Neal. They specialize in family and children portraiture. They currently live in Bunnlevel, North Carolina with their 5 children, 3 cats and guinea pig.


Stephanie Barnhill Neal is a native North Carolinian, raised in Elizabethtown and Fayetteville. She began her career in Interior Design, receiving her education at Wake Technical community college. She has a background in SEO and digital marketing.

Stephanie's passion for photography began in the early 2000's with a point -and-shoot camera and a roll of black and white film. In high school she studied journalism and continues her follow her passion for photojournalism with women's empowerment projects. 


Patrick Neal is currently a solider with the United States Army. He works behind the scenes. Providing fabulous props and sets for our shoots. He is from Washington state.