Welcome! I'm Brooke, and I love photographing weddings! I've lived in the same small Maryland town my entire life, and my husband and I just moved into a home we designed on a piece of notebook paper one weekend and that my father built. I smile at any dog I see and I love every single thing about summer (even the heat!). I find four leaf clovers all the time, I love the color pink, and I wear polka dots at least once each week. I've been a vegetarian since I was 17, I love to make people laugh, and I am a total perfectionist. My favorite Friday night is cooking dinner with my husband before curling up on the couch with a good book (and a cozy cat or dog!). All of my pets have people names, I love turning old furniture into a new treasure, and I am so fortunate to celebrate so many beautiful weddings with couples I call friends!
I was a hobby photographer for many years before I became a wedding photographer in 2012. I love taking pictures; getting to know my couples, framing a perfect shot, and editing a beautiful image inspires me so much. I am incredibly passionate about what I do, and that passion shows not only in my work, but in my enthusiasm about each wedding.
I'm a ridiculously compassionate and caring person. I love all animals; we've fostered many cats and dogs, and all of our pets were adopted from animal shelters or are from foster homes. My husband and I met when I was still in high school, and we got married in 2014 on a beautiful summer evening at Belmont Manor. I've been a horseback rider most of my life, I've had the same group of friends since I was a toddler, and I live a solid twenty yards from the home I grew up in. I love reading, and often find myself returning to the same favorite books time after time. My family means the world to me and we have dinner together weekly. I am so thankful for the people and animals in my life.
I have a huge heart, and it is really important to me to make others feel loved, special, and valued - which is part of why I get so much joy from being a wedding photographer. Having a photo of yourself that makes you feel proud, or happy, or just plain old good about yourself is SO valuable! I absolutely love being able to give that to people.
We're a sister team, and it truly couldn't be better. When I began Brooke Tyson Photography in 2012, I never imagined it would lead to spending more time with my best friend and younger sister, Kelsey. Kelsey and I swap gear throughout the day, can read each other's minds like no one else (seriously!), and love our BTP couples so much.
Kelsey completed undergrad with a solid 4.0 and went on to finish top in her class in pharmacy school. She is so dedicated, driven, and talented, and I love that we compliment each other in so many ways.
Kelsey adores cats (especially her boy, Kobe!), loves running (and making me go jogging too), and is obsessed with rock climbing. She can't start the day without a cup of coffee, she loves reading (especially listening to audio books), and she always has new craft project ideas.
In 2014, my husband, Justin, began Last Avalon Films and started filming weddings both with the Brooke Tyson Photography team and on his own. Justin is an outstanding second shooter as well because he has such a unique eye and comes to weddings from a film perspective. The best, though, is when the three of us work together; the trifecta, the three musketeers, or the dynamic trio - whatever we call ourselves, we love working together, and I could not be more grateful that the BTP team is family.
Justin loves animals, is a huge fan of 90's music, and is a little obsessed with football (especially the Miami Dolphins, his hometown's Philadelphia Eagles, and the Baltimore Ravens).
Four Leaf Clovers
Eos Lip Balm
The color pink
Our most popular package includes 8 hours of coverage by Brooke and Kelsey, a 2 hour engagement session, and a beautiful gallery of digital images with printing rights
My dogs and cats mean the world to me. All of our pets are shelter rescues, and they are such love bugs! If you follow along on Instagram or on my personal Facebook page, you'll see lots of pictures of our cats and dogs, especially Cara. I also donate my time and photography to local animal rescues.
I am very close with my family. In fact, my sister has been my associate photographer since 2013 and both she and my husband, a videographer, are huge parts of my business. I live just minutes from my parents in a home my father built for my husband and I. We schedule family dinner together at least once each week (my speciality is anything vegetarian!).
Whenever I see a sunset, I just have to stop and take a picture. The same for a flock of birds in flight or a gorgeous shadow from a tree. I was originally drawn to photography in 2007 because I wanted to remember these moments, and I wanted to be able to share them with others. I think it is so important to to really notice and appreciate the beauty that is in our everyday life.
Crazy fact: I was SO scared of flying that I completely avoided it until 2014! But since then, I have fallen in love with travel. It is incredible how a completely unfamiliar space can feel like home after just a few days, and I love discovering new places and so many beautiful sights during a travel adventure. Some favorite have been California, Maui, Ireland, Chincoteague and Vermont.
I admired professional photographers for years, but thought I could never be one. I started learning about photography long before I got my first DSLR in 2008, and I spent years taking pictures with a point and shoot. I am an obsessive learner and I enrolled in college-level courses, taught myself, and practiced every chance I had. And in 2012, I began photographing weddings professionally.
I know - it sounds so cheesy. But seeing my couples change their profile picture to one of their wedding pictures brings a huge smile to my face. I love getting an email from the mother of the bride telling me how thankful she is to have a portrait of the entire family together. I want my wedding couple to feel happy and confident on their wedding day - and I want them to have fun during their portrait time!