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Sisters 2016 Seniors

Sisters 2016 Seniors

I was lucky enough to have met these sweet girls a couple of years ago.  I knew then, that were going to make great things happen in their worlds.

2015-07-06_0013I was so happy to get a message from their mom that she wanted me to be their senior photographer.  I had a million ideas and had to narrow them down a little.  Two sessions, two days in the heat of the summer…. I had to keep it in perspective.2015-07-06_0014

They did not disappoint… more to come from each of their individual sessions, later in the week… but really, look at these beautiful girls.

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Brooke

Nic 2016 Senior

Nic 2016 Senior

Meet Nic…I like to call him my modern day Clark Kent.

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He’s super quiet, and super smart, and super handsome… all super puns intended.

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Nic is by far one of the coolest guys I have ever met.  He is dedicated to all that he does… yes, he’s a teenager, but my goodness he already has so much going for him.  He’s polite and respectful and I know he makes his momma proud.  Nic is planning on attending Texas A&M after graduating from Burleson High School this next summer. Aerospace Engineering is going to be his major… it’s ok, I didn’t really understand it either.  However, just another moment where he proved his was SO much smarter than me. He has put so much thought into his goals, I was truly blown away.

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Nic, thank you for allowing me to be your senior photographer.  I cannot wait to see all of the things that you accomplish in your life.  You have an uncanny ability to take life’s challenges and struggles and conquer each one with a strong head and heart.

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On a funny little sidenote… here is what happens when mom’s tag along, we just can’t resist a photo op

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And of course when the posing just becomes too much, you must take a break

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All my love and best wishes

Brooke

DFW Senior Photography – Style Boards

DFW Senior Photography – Style Boards

I have 3 senior sessions this weekend… yes that is THREE!  One super handsome guy and two beautiful sisters.  The great thing about being back in my groove, having a little time to think, and super excited about sessions again… is I have time to plan and dream.

Pinterest has become a great resource for photographers.  I can think thru the things that are important to each of my clients and build a style board, or a road map for each one.  Here is a little taste of what is to come this weekend!

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OH… and i LOVE LOVE LOVE the parents that bring props for the shoots.  It makes me a super happy girl to know that they are truly invested in the images we create together.  I just got so much more excited for these sessions.

All My Love,

Brooke

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Let’s Get Real…

It’s been a while.  I’ve taken select shoots here and there.  I have slowly refocused and redefined what I want and how I want to achieve it.  I have new dreams.  But before I get to that… I want to be real.  For those that have believed in me, for those that have been previous clients and for those that I have let down.

We all have crazy, tumultuous lives.  Mine is no different.  Maybe a different set of circumstances, but I have challenges and face obstacles in my life every.single.day. I stopped shooting full-time in 2013.  At the end of 2012, I decided… in the midst of my life falling apart, I would pursue shooting full time.  I got a studio.  A studio that literally had my blood sweat and tears in it from remodeling.  Some of the blood sweat and tears belonged to my closest friends.  Those that loved me helped me more than I could ever explain.  However, mentally… I was not in a good place.  As my life continued to crumble I began to let things slip and fall.   The balls I had juggled for so long, began to fall.  Suddenly, it was easier to let it all go and then stick my head in the sand and pretend I was an ostrich.

I lost everything.  I lost myself. I lost my dreams.

Now, two years later… I no longer feel as though I am under water and I feel as though I can officially say I see the light at the end of the tunnel.  In fact, I can maybe even tell you that I don’t feel like I am in a tunnel any longer.  I have disappointed my friends and family, clients, and most importantly myself.  There is some damage that can never be repaired.  There is healing that has been done and healing that continues to be done.  I have realized that I cannot take on the world. I cannot work full time, shoot full time, and be present in the life of those that I love.  I have learned how to say no.  Sometimes, I still struggle with this piece, but I know where my weaknesses are.

I write this as a public way to say that I am walking back into the world of being a photographer.  I do this, knowing that I will have to work hard to build trust again.  But I am human.  I have fallen short, and I will rise back up.  I have faith in myself and my ability to be a better person than I have been.

I’ve been listening to a seminar by someone that I am inspired by.  Professionally and personally.  She has asked a question and one that has had me stumped.  “What is your superpower?”  I used to be able to joke around about this question.  I’ve often said that I should have a cape.  But the reality is… I don’t have a superpower.  I cannot say that I excel at anything.  But, here is what I can say:

I am good at listening to those who need to talk.

I am good at photography.

I love with all that I have.

I am good at writing my thoughts and telling a story.

I am good at multi-tasking (although the finishing seems to be a struggle)

I am a good person.

So no, I don’t have any super powers.  I can however, impact the lives of those that I photograph.  I want to make an impact with what I am good at.  I have a dream of impacting someone’s life by the way I photograph someone.  There are several ideas floating around in my mind.  I want to ensure that I do it right.  I want to ensure that I don’t let people down. I want to ensure that my photography resonates with someone, for good reasons.

So I am slowly easing back in.  I am taking a select number of sessions a month.  I am redefining what and why I shoot.  Thank you to those that have continued to believe in me, even when I have fallen so hard.  Thank you for loving me as family friends and clients.  Thank you for continuing on this journey with me.  Here’s to a future that is amazing.

All my love

Brooke