February 10, 2012

Dallas & Sam – Oceanside Engagement

My best friends wedding.

I’m stupidly excited that I get to say that. For real.

Sam is my best friend and when I found out that Dallas was “the one” I couldn’t have been more thrilled. Their relationship is so special to me. I totally set them up… kind of. Well, mostly. I’ll just take credit because I’m the reason they know eachother so THERE. ;-)  I’m getting to play two roles in that I couldn’t be more honored to be filling. I get to be matron of honor and  Sean and I get to shoot their wedding.

This wedding in particular is probably the most special to me and dearest to my heart. Sam is the most amazing person. She’s fiercely loyal, kind hearted, smart, warm and truly the most loving person. She’s open minded and so full of passion. She’s inspiring. She hasn’t always had it easy and if you know Sam you know that regardless what cards she’s been dealt, it doesn’t matter. If there is something her heart wants it will happen. She’s just amazing like that. I love her more than words can express and she’s more than just a best friend… she’s more like a sister… or a kindred spirit. Watching her light up when Dallas’ name is mentioned or smile the biggest smile I’ve ever seen when he looks at her warms my heart. Her and Dallas have such a wonderful dynamic. They are probably two of the funniest people I’ve ever known but mostly they are two of the most selfless and loving individuals and I thank the Lord daily that I get to be a part of their life.

To my BFFFFFFFFFFF: I’m gushing with excitement for your new life. For everything that you will experience from here on out with the one who loves you most of all. I’m happy beyond expression. I’m sad because I don’t get you all to myself anymore. ;-) But mostly, I’m thankful. I’m thankful for your beautiful heart and for who you are. For the friend you are to me and always have been. I’m blessed by you. You deserve ALL of the happiness in the world and I know that Dallas will be the biggest part of that happiness. I love you both!

Now for some photos!

Yeah, they are good looking. I get it. :-)

Sam, don’t kill me for posting this one. This is your extra happy smile… and I love it!

Sam… you are beautiful.

  1. Samantha O'Brien

    February 10th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I LOVE! I could not be a happier girl right now. I absolutely love you so much and could not be more blessed to have and Sean shooting my wedding. I am SO excited.

  2. shastina

    February 10th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    brooke for the win, again! great pix, darling! and do i dare ask how you going to be the matron of honor AND shoot the wedding?? certainly a good POV — right in the middle of the action! love it! =)

  3. Paloma Lisa

    February 10th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    SAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMM!!!!! You are stunning. And Brooke, the way you captured them is just gorgeous and precious! I absolutely LOVE these!!!! Oh. My. GOSH!!!!!!

  4. Rebekah

    February 10th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    I thought you two were sisters! You guys look like you could be. These pic are gorgeoys Brooke!

  5. Janel

    February 11th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Your kind and loving words for your best friend made me cry… you are so lucky!!
    Beautiful photos of Sam and my cousin Dallas! Your talent is just incredible!
    Endless respect and warmest regards,

  6. Dallas

    October 12th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Hey! I’m in these…and chubby! But, hot damn my wife looks good. Love you Brooke and how you made me look almost as good as Sam.

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