Sunday, May 30, 2010

A long overdo blog entry

I apologize for taking forever to write a blog entry, I've been M.I.A. for what seems forever! But, the good news is that I've been shooting....a lot! In fact in the last month I've shot over 50 portrait sessions! It's been a whirlwind and I'm loving it! I have to say that Maryland,it's surrounding states & D.C. are so beautiful! I've been shooting some awesome places such as; Annapolis Md, Brookside Gardens, McCrillis Gardens, Glenview Mansion (Rockville Civic Center), Wheaton Regional Park, Great Falls MD side, Historic Frederick Md, National Arboretum DC, the Mall in DC, downtown Silver Spring, Gettysburg Pa, and Harpers Ferry WV. I've also meet some awesome people, and to you guys THANK YOU! I've received so many sweet emails with all your thank yous, it means so much to me. Well, I'm off to uploading, backing up, and editing!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Great Falls Maryland-Family Session

I love opening my email and getting a email like this:

Hi Brooke, 

I wanted to say thanks for doing such a fantastic job with my parent's photo shoot!  We love the photos!  You really made it a very relaxing, enjoyable experience!  You have a great personality, and are a very gifted photographer!  I look forward to working with you again soon!


May has been a hectic month full of awesome people like Marcy and her two cute pups!

Lindsey & Adam- Maternity Session

So last weekend I got to take maternity photo's of Lindsey! I've known Lindsey since she was born, in fact our parents are best of friends and have been for many years. We all heard great news that Lindsey was pregnant 8 months ago and it's almost emotionally to see Lindsey all grown up now married and with a baby on the way! Her husband Adam is a sweet heart and I didn't realize till that day that I actually hadn't met him! I tell you Facebook is a odd thing and can play tricks with your head if you spend as much time as I do on there. So here are a few pics of Lindsey & Adam, and Cheyenne (the baby )oh and of course Bud, the dog.

Bella Salon Look Book- Headshots

It's that time of year for the Mens' Look Book for salon's... well at least for Bella Salon in downtown Bethesda, MD.  I was asked to shoot 8 male models for this assignment and of course I said yes!  I've worked with Bella several times in the past, and I love working with their employee's! They always have great ideas and awesome models.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cheryl- Maternity Session

One reason I love my job so much is because I meet the sweetest people from all over the area. I photographed Cheryl and her husband the other day in downtown D.C. They are expecting their first little one which will be a little girl. I can't wait when the little one to arrive to photograph her.

Mother's Day at my house

So ever since my nephew was born, he takes all the attention no matter what holiday it is.  He comes over with his super white chicklet smile and wants to look at everything. Mother's Day was pretty awesome, we made my Mom a huge BBQ with sausage, wings, steamed mussels, shrimp, the best watermelon, homemade chicken salad, and potato salad, and grilled veggies. And then if that wasn't enough I made gluten-free strawberry shortcake. It was a great day of relaxing with the family.

a little girls first communion

I just thought these were so cute of Lauren's first communion from earlier this month in Bowie, Maryland.

Monday, May 10, 2010

It's a boy!-Maternity Session

Last weekend I had a fun session with Heather and her husband Todd, who are expecting their first on June 3! Annapolis, Maryland is a blast for pictures in the summer!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Cutest sister's ever!- Children Session

Yesterday evening I got to hang out with the cutest little girls ever at my new favorite park in  Boonsboro, Maryland. These girls had such a blast at the park with their Dad, the oldest one LOVED getting her picture taken, where as youngest liked to just blow bubbles. I can't wait to get the rest edited but I thought I would show a couple of my favorites so far.

Awesome Mother's Day gift

What a sweet gift to a mother. The Ezell sister's wanted to surprise their mother with a portrait session to give to their Mom.

Happy Mother's Day!

Sweta's Portraits-Portrait Session

Here's a few of my favorite's from Sweta's portrait session.

Rasberry Plain
Leesburg, VA

Kayleigh & Jay-Engagement Session

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Lassiter's- Family Session

Lassiter family portraits at McCrillis Gardens in  Bethesda, MD. 

It was so cute to watch the Lassiter's daughter who has just learned to walk, walk and crawl in
grass for the first time.  I love to capture the moment on a child's face weather they are super
happy & laughing as their Dad stands behind me trying to get them to smile, or the look of a 
really upset kid who is just so done with the camera in their face. To me it's all so CUTE.

A Fashion Shoot for APB Designs

So Amanda Boone has started her own fashion company APB Designs,  and last week I got to photograph a couple of her latest pieces with some great models. The weather was hot and the snakes were out, but it was all worth it! I can not wait to meet with her again for another fashion shoot this fall to see more of her collection.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Carrie-Maternity Session

Carrie is 9 months pregnant with her first child, and as a surprise to her husband for Father's Day she did a portrait session with me. Carrie has such a great style that showed off her personality and proved you can still look super sweet 9 months Pregnant.

May 2010
Brookside Gardens
Silver Spring, Md

Abbey & Aaron-Engagement Session

Abbey & Aaron are getting married this month in VEGAS!! But before they did so they wanted to get their photo's taken in the Awesome town of Washington D.C. with their adorable dog Brody. It was a lot of walking and a couple blisters, but I think we got some great shots.

Steele Family Portraits

We were so lucky to still see Cherry Blossoms still in bloom at the Glenview Mansion in Rockville, Md. The Steele girls were so sweet and they just LOVED the bubbles, grass, and lollipop's.  

The Parkers + Family Session