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Brooke Maryland photographer

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I fell in love with photography many years ago. My parents were always avid photographers, and I developed a habit of capturing pictures everywhere the same way they did. I can remember hikes where all four of us would pass our film camera around, taking pictures of different leaves, trees, and insects and of course each other! (Side note: my sister and I were typically in matching outfits during these photos.) In preschool, I begged my parents to let me take a camera to the last day of school; I arranged all of my classmates outside by the playground and took my first group shot. I always have had a camera with me, everywhere I went, and then in 2008, I got my first DSLR and everything changed. I started to learn to use my camera not just pressing the shutter button, but adjusting the shutter speed, the aperture, and the white balance. I created my own style that I love, and I continually strive to photograph in a genuine and honest way.

In addition to both bachelors and masters degrees, I have over 185 hours of formal college training in digital photography. I utilize the top of the line photography equipment from Sony and I practice my art intensely. I love photography, and I am a perfectionist at all that I do. On top of that, I am friendly, funny, and outgoing, and I absolutely love meeting new people! My goal is to capture you looking your most natural and at your happiest. I strive for my photographs to best represent the subjects and showcase who they are as individuals; I aim to capture the emotions and energy that are reflected in those moments. And the best part? I LOVE being there to photograph those moments and emotions!

Want to know more about me? I love a lot! I adore the people who surround me in my life, and I am so fortunate for the great family, friends, and pets that I have. I am extremely generous, giving, and caring, and I get great joy out of making others happy whether that is through creating great photos for a couple to keep for a lifetime, fostering a homeless cat, or saying hello to a stranger. Aside from my personal beliefs and values, I am a fun-loving, energetic, and enthusiastic person. I find four leaf clovers all the time, I have been a vegetarian for many years, I {heart} the color pink (oh so much), I love painting my nails fun and bright colors, and I have been with the love of my life since I was 18 (and we just got married in 2014!)! We have three awesome dogs and a few cats (all from shelters or rescues!) who you will sometimes see featured on the blog (I try to restrain myself, but it is tough!).

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! I am so excited to learn more about you!! Use the contact form, above, to send me a message.