i’m brooke, and one day i woke up and told my husband, “i’m going to be a wedding photographer.” No, really. i said it aloud + believed it deep in my bones (my husband smiled back at me but secretly thought it was just dream talk.) At the time, i was working long hours at a corporate marketing job and had never owned a camera of my own.
That was seven years ago and shooting weddings still continue to take my breath away. My approach to photographing weddings is like Type A-control freak mixed with a free spirit who loves natural light; basically, let’s plan the day ahead as best possible so we are left with nothing but a day of possibilities … where we can get lost shooting together outside somewhere. My most favorite photos come from moments snuck away where you both snuggle together, breathing each other in. the rest of our time together i like to blend into the surroundings, capturing the organic + candid moments that unfold.
i shoot anywhere + everywhere but especially love intimate weddings, backyard weddings, classic style weddings, weddings under a tent covered in drapery and twinkling lights but most importantly, weddings filled with sentiment + family + meaning. A location is nothing without a genuine love story.
i’m a wife + momma to a strong-willed + energetic little boy (he is the love of my life + we fought hard to get him here). i drink french press coffee every morning, love antiquing (especially thrift stores in cape cod with my mom + sister every summer), i love wild flowers in my house (in cute jars I’ve scored at a tag sale or thrift store), spend my afternoons gardening + watering our plants with my sweet boy (he loves to help and has his own watering can), could eat endless donuts (especially old-fashioned), have an abnormally large china + glassware collection (all cheap + meaningless to most people but they make me so happy), classic new england architecture and preppiness is my jam and everyday is better when it ends with a beer (an IPA + the hoppier the better).
The commonality with all my brides is that something about my work + who I am + what i love resonates with them; i feel lucky that this often leads to a friendship + cocktails dates where we share our love of the target dollar bin + other fun stuff.
i hope that this tiny look into me + my work inspires you to connect.