Hi! My name is Brooke and I LOVE love! I pride myself on being a fun, positive, and encouraging photographer and friend to the wonderful brides and grooms I work with. I love producing beautiful, sundrenched, natural, and emotion-filled portraits, and I value the relationships I build with the couples I work with – because being comfortable and feeling confident is so important! In my free time, I spend time with my husband, sister, parents, friends, and pets (cats and dogs!). I volunteer with a few animal rescue groups, I enjoy writing and reading, and I have recently discovered that I really love traveling and seeing new places! I wish every single day could be a summer afternoon, with a few great snow days tossed in just for fun (and an excuse to drink hot chocolate with vanilla ice cream!) J I can’t dance (seriously - I am extraordinarily bad!), but my second shooter (and sister extraordinaire), Kelsey, makes up for my two left feet in every way. I sing in the car (about as well as I dance), and I hold perfectly legitimate conversations with my dogs. Luckily, my photography skills stand at the other end of the spectrum than my singing and dancing abilities; I’ve had an obsession with photography since I was in preschool, but it wasn’t until I bought my first DSRL in 2008 that I realized that my passion and talent could go further. I really enjoy photographing weddings; I love the couples I meet and the families I celebrate with, and I enjoy sharing the biggest day of each of my couples’ lives with them. I love people, I’m a perfectionist (in the best way possible, at least according to my mother), and I smile nearly every minute of the day. When I got married earlier this year, one of my primary goals was to surround myself with people that I loved – and that carried over to my vendors too. I wanted to know and like these people sharing the biggest day of my life with me, and really, I think every wedding should be like that. Why not love the people you are working with? Send me a message, share your proposal story, or tell me the details of your day (check out my Pinterest boards to see how much I LOVE wedding details!). I can’t wait to hear from you!
Each year, we choose between one and three wedding vendors from several different categories to feature as our “handpicked” vendors. For 2013, winners were chosen through the Chesapeake Bridal Awards. Based on their phenomenal work in the wedding industry, strong reputations, and incredible talent, we feel that these are some of the best in the Chesapeake area. For 2013, these bridal and wedding shops have earned our Handpicked seal of approval!