Brooke the Person
Hey y'all, it's me Brooke! Most days you can point me out in a crowd because I am 99.9% of the time in an outfit rocking some crazy pattern, vans, gemstone jewelry or all three. There is also a very significant chance that if I am not working I am at a concert or the nearest Trader Joes. My love language is quality time with the ones I love. I'm probably one of the most genuinely curious people you will ever meet who wants nothing more than to learn everything about the world and people around me. Along with that, I am a sincerely enthusiastic person who loves trying everything at least one and is that friend who likes to encourage those around me to do the same with each and every thing that comes to their mind no matter how crazy it may sound to say out loud!
Hedgehogs: *** Screams in a high pitched voice, “They are the spikiest, feistiest and cutest animals in the whole wide world!” PS - I own the best one and his name is Cosmic Chip the Space Hedgehog!
Tattoos: I have 6 (for now..)! I love my tattoos so much and they are such a huge part of who I am. If you have a tattoo or multiple tattoos I can see, I DEFINITELY will say something and you will probably have to stop me because I can talk tattoos forever!
Veganism: For almost a year, I have been vegan and to be honest it is hands down the best thing I have ever done for my health, the planet, animals ( aka sentiment beings) and my taste buds! I am seriously so amazed with how veganism has changed my life over this past year and I just want the world to know!
Cooking: I absolutely LOVE cooking! Being vegan has especially forced me to cook more and get more creative in the kitchen. I love doing experimental cooking with random ingredients and making them work together. My weekly trip to Trader Joes for grocery shopping is what I look most forward to every week. Also if you are an avid follower on my instagram you may think that its more a food and cooking instagram than a photography one… whoops! Side note… I make the best vegan Big Mac EVER and my friends who are not Vegan that I have made it for will attest to that!
Concerts: I am addicted to live music… literally and utterly addicted. In the past 3 years, I have been to over 45 shows ranging from The Shins to Phish to Drake to Coldplay to Wax Tailor to Armin van Buuren. I get such an adrenaline rush seeing live music and I love how music brings everyone together. Its truly such a powerful and magical force! I am so committed to seeing live music that I will even go to concerts on week day nights, stand out in the rain and will travel far distances for musicians I am dying to see. Also I own quite a collection of band shirts.
Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office and King of the Hill: I have watched each show over 5 times (at least...) and can spew off quotes from any of these 3 shows on que. If I find out you watch any of these three shows I will probably send you memes of these shows all day long and make references to them around you.
Brooke the Photographer
How I “fell” into photography
In 2009 I literally “fell” into photography during my senior in high school when I broke my foot playing tennis and was put into 2 photography classes to replace my gym class I was supposed to take ( PS I am not very athletic incase you were wondering). I would of never in a million years guessed that those two classes would light a fire of passion in me to pursue photography seriously. After years of messing around with a camera for fun and realizing that the corporate world is not for me, I decided to take my passion seriously. Fast forward to 2018 I am a full time wedding photographer. Creating art with a camera and capturing authentic celebrations of love has grown into not only my business, but my life’s passion and purpose.
The best way to describe my style is a hybrid between documentary and fine art photography. Simply put, I love capturing moments throughout the wedding day in the most artful way possible. My photo style shows off natural movement, raw emotions, and the raw chemistry between all my couples. I am a natural light photographer that edits on the warmer and lighter side of dark and moody with a film vibe (even though I shoot 100% digital) while preserving colors, details, and skin tones.
Wedding Photography Philosophy
As a wedding photographer, I believe in capturing real moments and real emotions. None of that posed / fake stuff for me because that's certainly not you and that's not your wedding day. When my couples look back on their wedding day years down the road, I want them to remember the day for what it truly was. I believe in creating photos for my couples that are artistic, meaningful, and emotional. I believe in shooting with a purpose and strive to be as intentional as possible when I take a photo. I believe that my role of being the ultimate observer during your day is so important and an honor. Preserving one of the most important days of your life is something I take so seriously. To me, being a wedding photographer is more than just snapping your camera during the standard wedding moments but watching for those in between moments that happen throughout the day that you will want to cherish forever.