I'm Brooke, photographer and storyteller. When I first started photographing couples I would pose them strategically to make the photo in frame look "perfect". As a couple years went by though, I always felt something was missing. THE STORY. When we watch some of the greatest love movies ever made, it's not just the awaited kiss that showcases those intimate moments, no it's the moments leading up to it, the moments following.
Sometimes it's the way a couple looks at each other from across the room, the way they laugh together, and all the moments that lead them to the story they have now.
You know those photos you see where the couples hair is perfect, not a hair is out of place, the dress was laid out perfectly before the photo was taken? Yeah, you probably won't find that here. What you will find though is all the messy moments in between. I want to capture the moments where the silence is loud. You and your lover chasing each other along the beach, or reading a booking together as the waves come crashing in. When I ask you what your favorite romance movie is and you say A Walk to remember, it's not because of the scene where they share their first kiss.. no way- It's where Landon builds Jamie a telescope so she can see a comet for the first time. or if you say The Notebook, of course we think of them at the beach together when Noah is admiring Allie being as free as a bird. It's the moments before, after, and in between that tell our story. Now let's tell yours.
I am a huge fan of elopements and micro weddings, there's something about such an intimate day that is so beautiful to me. I also love being a helping hand in anyway that I can, need help getting a permit for a special location, or finding a small venue, I'm here for you! I also love giving location recommendations, I'm a big fan of traveling. I have a lot of free resources when it comes to eloping, make sure you check out my blog page it's full of amazing information as well. I can't wait for your inquiry, so we can start planning all the details together.
Whether you're recently engaged or just want some photos to document your story, I can't wait! I love being a help in the planning process, need help deciding on outfits, locations, ideas? Let's create a moodboard together. Just want to wing it? That's fine by me too! Beautiful images don't need to have some big planned out pinterest board, but if you do I love that too.
You may be wondering what a lifestyle session is, so let's dive into it. A lifestyle session can be portraits, family photos, maternity, etc. But this kind of session just like my others won't be posed every step of the way. I am here for the authentic moments. I'm here to document your story. For example, if you want photos of you and your love, and your babies, let's plan something fun for all of you. Like building sand castles on the beach together, or going to a farm and picking apples. This kind of activity keeps everyone entertained, and helps me capture those beautiful moments. I can't wait to hear from you!
I truly cannot say enough positive things about brooke. My husband and I had her shoot our engagement photos, as well as our wedding day. We are NOT photo people, very comfortable in our awkwardness together, but definitely no experience with being professionally shot. Brooke not only got the pictures of our dreams, but she made us feel SO comfortable and we had SO much fun during both days. She is the type of person who will stop and get a bottle of champagne for your engagement shoot because you mention really wanting to have those photos of the bottle popping, but not having time yourself to get it. I’ll always remember that specifically, because it was so sweet and unexpected…a true testament to how above and beyond she goes for her clients. Plus, obviously her photos speak for themselves. Her color grading and angles are PERFECTION. I can’t wait to shoot with her more in the future!
"I could say 1000 nice wonderful things about Brooke and my time working with her, but here’s just a few. I messaged Brooke a month before my wedding to set up a surprise honeymoon photo shoot for my soon to be husband. She squeezed us in with limited availability on our part. She made us feel like we were in a movie, it was SO much fun. It was my favorite part of our honeymoon and now we have GORGEOUS photos to treasure forever. I was really nervous and she made me feel comfortable in my own skin and actually enjoy having photos taken. I’d 100% recommend Brooke to anyone looking for a photographer!"
“I’ve known Brooke for years now, we met through social media when she was building up her portfolio. We would go should wherever- from urban settings to creeks in the woods- It’s been amazing to watch her and her photography grow. She is beyond talented and I recommend and brag about her any chance I get. Her photography has such a different twist and definitely stands out. From her personality to her beautiful work she is all over outstanding.”
Brooke is an absolutely phenomenal photographer. She always is so sure to make sure her clients/couples are taken care of and comfortable. She puts so much love, passion and talent into every single photo she takes and you can tell just how much photography means to her. Not only is she insanely talented behind a camera but her editing skills are unbelievable and her heart is even better. We will forever have Brooke taking our photos because we fall in love with them all over again every single time we look at them.
Do you ever look at yourself in the mirror and think, where am I heading? I have, but that was before I dived head first into my business. You'll never feel 100% ready for something that could change your life. Whether you're full time, or heading in that direction I want to tell you- you can have everything you want. No dream is too far fetched, photography IS A REAL JOB. I don't hold back when it comes to mentoring, because I am a firm believer in following your dreams.
New York City