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BriJoRae’ Productions Sept 2019

Sep 10, 2019

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Minority & Women Business Spotlight


Business Name: BriJoRae’ Productions

Email: [email protected]

Business Contact Number: 785.422.6002



Primary Business Activity: Photographer, Elopement & Wedding Planner, Minister & Wedding Officiant

Number of Employees (including owner): 2

How long have you been in business? 2 Years, Opened as Freedom photographic in 2016. Recently rebranded including name change and addition of wedding planning and officiating.

What is your business philosophy/mission statement? Building relationships by showcasing love.

Elopement and wedding planning


Owner’s Name: BriJoRae’ Pusch-Zuniga

What is your background? 15+ Years in the photography industry; studied photography and graphic design at the University of Missouri- Kansas City

What inspired you to start your business? My family; they’ve always encouraged me to be 100% who I am and let no one tell me who I am other than God. To stand on your own two feet and allow no one to dictate your walk but the One who created you, is a testament to that truth.

Minister and wedding officiant services


What sets your business apart from your competitors? Full-service wedding business with Christ centered emphasis. With a background in women’s beauty photography, I’ve learned a great deal in focusing on the building women’s confidence and helping them learn to love themselves. Adding to that my personal styling for every client in the areas of hair, makeup, attire and full-scale event and shoot styling, I pride myself on telling the story of each couples’ love story through visual art!

How is your business involved in your community? Forge, Heartland Visioning and recently joined the Greater Topeka Partnership​

Full service wedding planning


Why should your business be included in the minority & women business spotlight? I love women as I love myself and I want to do all I can to inspire each of them to be free in who and what are by being an example of the same story I hope to showcase in them.

What was the biggest “win” in your business’ history? Receiving an art tribute on the Senate floor for a domestic violence series I created.

What’s one valuable lesson you’ve learned that you would share with other business owners? You’re not as alone as you may sometimes feel. God will keep directing you and even directing the right people to you to help you. Keep your head up and stay focused on the mission in your heart- never forget why you’re doing this, and you’ll never give up.