“Every time I hear that song, I go back” – Personal

So I’m in one of those moods… maybe it’s the time of year, maybe it’s the lack of sleep, maybe it’s just me being weird. Basically, I’m in that type of mood where I remember things and want to cry. In a good way. :-)

I think that’s part of what I love so much about photography. Photographs grant me that wish. When something is a little fuzzy, I can look at a moment captured and remember everything. I can smile, and laugh and almost relive it… and sometimes, I want to cry. See, it’s totally wanting to cry in a good way! I’m also a huge sap. :-)

I think it’s so awesome that any type of photograph can do that. Just a little snapshot can bring such joy. It can spark so many emotions and thoughts. It doesn’t have to be professional. Not that I’m belittling my profession, but I love that fact. Obviously you want beautiful images for special days. I’m all for iPhone pics, but I don’t think that would fly for your wedding. Ha.

All joking aside, I love that a simple cell phone pic, a webcam photo, a point and shoot picture, or a polaroid can all have the same effect on us. Those things make us remember.

I mentioned Elise in my last blog post, but I’ll refresh your memory.  She is an extremely talented up and coming photographer. Seriously, watch out world, Elise is coming to a Wedding near you and her photos are going to knock your socks off! For reals. :-) She’s in the process of getting her website up and running, but be watching here for a link.

Now for the point. I promise all of these things will work together, really!

I was in one of those memory moods and I came across some of my bridal shower photos from almost 2 years ago and I’m BLOWN away at how fast the time has gone and how much everything has changed.

Before marriage (for me), before business, before babies… here we are being well, us. I think this photo is a perfect representation of me and Elise. I am doing something kind of loud and silly, and she is being awesome and laughing with me… and maybe at me. Just a little. :-)

And in the above picture… I just love how much fun it looks like we are having. Well,  we totally were. :-) I mostly love that I remember all of the things that were going through my mind during those moments. The thoughts of, “Wow! I’m getting married. I think I’m little scared. I know I’m excited. I can’t wait!”  annnnd so on. Also, the thoughts of how thankful I was to have the people in my life that I have.

I still am so thankful. Only now things are different… I’m not 22 and nervously/excitedly anticipating marriage. I’m 24, married with a 5 month old, and trying to learn how to be the best mother and wife I can be. It’s amazing how much can change in just 2 years, and I’m thankful I have the photographs to remind me.

My name is Brooke, and I’m blessed to have so many beautiful memories captured.

Goodnight.

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  • Kimberly A Burt - These photos do evoke wonderful memories.

    I am so grateful that you do have a passion for photograhy to capture these precious moments.

    I’ve always been a lover of photos, of people especially. I like to go to people’s homes and look at the photos that they have around there house and in albums even if I don’t know all the people in the photos. It still does something wonderful in my heart.

    Keep up the great work and passion.

  • Elise Simpson - I love these pictures, and the memories of that time in our lives. It reminds me of God’s goodness, how much he’s blessed me through our friendship. Kim excited for all our future pictures & memories!

  • Leanne - More old photos Brooke!

    I love reading your blog. I miss you terribly. You are so beautiful.. now at 24, then at 22, and always.

  • Ashley Burnell - Look at the window in the second picture;-)

  • sarah - gosh, aren’t laughing people beautiful? and your photos are GORGEOUS.