Collyn, Scott & little lady to-be

Collyn and Scott are such a sweet couple and I loved that they were my first official maternity shoot.  Collyn is one of my sister Dana’s best friends from high school.  Its fun to remember her as a teenager — and see her now, all grown up, preparing to welcome a daughter into this world.  After our session Collyn and Scott were heading out to dinner to celebrate their one year wedding anniversary.  It felt so special to spend time with them in the midst of a huge milestone, while taking pictures/talking about their next big milestone right around the corner.

Can’t you just tell that Collyn is going to be a FUN mom?!

Congratulations to you both!  Can’t wait to meet your little lady.

tricia - the sun is great in these shots. love the back-to-back belly shot. love the collages, too. :)February 3, 2011 – 8:01 pm

iheartfaces | innocent wonder

Scenario: grasshopper jumps on you |  Typical Reaction:  flinch, yell, maybe both

Innocent Wonder: lean in with excitement & get a better look

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Brooke Moxley - Perfect!January 27, 2011 – 11:23 am

Dao Tuyet Nguyen - sweetness!January 27, 2011 – 5:40 am

abi - abs. perfect.January 26, 2011 – 9:10 am

anne - yay!! it’s the perfect one. love so much the lighting and colors in this batch. great wm!!January 26, 2011 – 5:08 am

michelle - i love this picture!! i love the colors…the expressions…everything!January 25, 2011 – 10:35 pm

natalie - Really great photo! The light and composition are great, plus what a lovely moment captured.January 25, 2011 – 8:36 pm

Shannon - Love it! So much emotion.January 25, 2011 – 8:30 pm

Kate Lee - so refreshing as we live through these dreary January days! watermark is the bomb!January 25, 2011 – 8:17 pm

tricia - so cool. love this. and love the whole family’s reaction. perfect entry.
p.s. love the watermark, too. :)January 25, 2011 – 7:54 pm

Kelly Q - So fitting for the I Heart Faces theme this week! Fun image!January 25, 2011 – 7:40 pm

JVW Artists

Judith Voglesonger is talented AND beautiful.  She owns JVW Artists and has an amazing eye for incredible art.  I purchased one of her artist’s pieces last year and I LOVE it.  It truly brings me joy every time I look at it.  Judith is interested in an updated photo for her website, so we met at her home gallery this past week for round one.    Next week we’re heading to Slate Interiors where Judith also has work on display.

Here’s Judith, heading out to Slate Interiors to display a new piece of artwork.  I’m excited to join her there this week.  More pictures to come!  In the meantime, check out Judith’s website (JVW Artists) to see all of the incredible artwork that’s available.  She’s already updated her site with one of these photos — take a guess at which one she picked before seeing for yourself.  :)

Hope Bray - this is SOOO cool!!!!February 2, 2011 – 7:38 pm

tricia - these are wonderful, brooke. the lighting and color are dead on. love the artwork, too. :)January 25, 2011 – 9:26 am

Dao Tuyet Nguyen - beautiful head shots of judith. i need art too! gotta head out there to look.January 23, 2011 – 9:04 pm

anne - this are so great. i loove the first too. we need some art. gotta get on that.January 23, 2011 – 5:20 pm

Kate Lee - Judith is so beautiful anyway but man your portraits of her against the blue in her paintings make her eyes ooze blue. love the one she chose…mainly bc is shows off those awesome sleeves on her dress:) went to slate on fri:) the cool factors is 10 fold compared to a blacklion!January 23, 2011 – 2:45 pm

Eek! Matilda Jane!

My friend Jen emailed me a few weeks ago, encouraging me to enter a Matilda Jane Photo Love contest and offering me my pick of her adorable daughters as models should I be selected for the next step.  I entered this photo a week ago and just received an email letting me know that out of almost 1,000 submissions, I was one of the 59 photographers selected for Round 2.  Jen, get H ready — she’ll be getting a cute new outfit {courtesy of MJ} and a ton of cute photos {courtesy of me}!   And seriously, what perfect timing for creating super-fun Valentine’s?!

Katie - Congratulations! That’s awesome!February 27, 2011 – 2:33 pm

Emily Busath Murdock - How exciting! And well-deserved, I might add. You rock Brooke!January 31, 2011 – 4:08 pm

steph - Oh I so badly wish I had known about this. I love MJ!!! I wish you the best of luck!January 25, 2011 – 12:58 pm

tricia - this is awesome, brooke! can’t wait to vote for your pic on the MJ website!January 25, 2011 – 9:25 am

dana - Congratulations! How fun!!!January 24, 2011 – 3:06 am

Tracy - Sounds awesome! But, who’s MJ? (just kidding- I will check her out). Obviously this is BIG!!!!)January 22, 2011 – 6:17 am

Kate Lee - congratulations! how darn cute and exciting for you and your little models! love MJ!January 21, 2011 – 8:32 pm

Jen - YIPPPEEE! WE are ready!!January 21, 2011 – 6:10 pm

anne - ummmm. excuse me? how ironic. i literally 1 hr. ago was looking at the MJ blog thinking about my girls’ spring wardrobe ;) when i came across that contest and thought cool. wow. what??!!!! love this stuff.January 21, 2011 – 6:09 pm


Trish is one of my favorite friends and is a true beauty inside and out.  She is incredibly talented and has a number of ideas brewing for 2011.  Considering those, we decided to venture to an artsy part of Charlotte this week, to chat about her opportunities/plans and to snap a few pictures.  With that said, it can feel pretty awkward to pose in front of a camera — particularly without the comfort of your family around you — and Trish rocked it.  I kept teasing her that by the end of the day she’d be tossing all her plans aside and transitioning to some sort of modeling gig.  Needless to say, we giggled a bunch.  I’ll share more details once Trish officially unveils her business; in the meantime, hope you enjoy a few of her photos.

Trish is a fan of America’s Next Top Model, so when she started to feel awkward, I asked her what Tyra would do.  Trish immediately transitioned into a “fierce” look and then burst out laughing.  I loved catching her laughter.  I can hear it through these pictures as I look back at them now.

I hear that Trya says its “all about the eyes.”  I agree that the eyes do tell such a story — but, still, these next few photos warm my heart.  They remind me of Trish in deep laughter over something silly someone said, while scanning a menu during a girls night out, while reading a fun magazine during a weekend getaway, or while chatting it up with one of our kids.  I feel like I see this perspective of her a lot.  And oh how I love it just as much as I love her eyes.

We loved all of the different textures and colors around us.  We could barely soak it all in.  Doesn’t Trish look radiant in every setting?

I love you, my friend.  And I am so excited to see you soar in 2011.

PS Thanks, Trish, for taking a few pictures of me!

{guessing i had just quickly reconfigured my camera here?  looking pretty silly here, if you ask me :)}

brooke - these were in NoDa — such a great spot!October 19, 2011 – 5:47 pm

Tracy Brown - PLEASE tell me what part of Charlotte you shot at for this! I love the brick multi colored wall where Trish is sitting in front of. Just found your website by chance and love looking at your photos!October 12, 2011 – 6:27 am

Emily Busath Murdock - So fun to see our Mamarazzi girls in action … nice work, ladies! :) And best wishes for a successful 2011!!!! xoxoJanuary 31, 2011 – 5:08 pm

steph - ok, I just did a photo shoot in UT with a girl in front of a chain link fence just like that and here is the weird part,,, there was green behind the fence! It was a dumpster, yours looks like a wall, but seriously, what are the chances.
Great minds think alike.

ps, L.O.V.E. your jacket. seriously.January 25, 2011 – 1:01 pm

Tracy - Add “senior pictures” to your list of options!! These are fab and Trish looks no older than a senior in most! Love the styling and your choice of locations. Looks like you had the best time, too. Great work!January 21, 2011 – 6:31 am

Jen - Can’t wait to hear the big news! love the pictures!January 20, 2011 – 6:08 pm

Kate Lee - oh man! what a teaser! the suspense will be with me for another 5 hours I guess…whatever it is trish more than deserves to be a huge success in 2011! so these shots are amazing but i guess it’s hard to mess up trish…her coloring is perfection…and you caught it just right in every way! the purples and brown/burnt orange backgrounds make her POP! i LOVE the last B & W of her…now that’s a fierce face!:) i love the organic look to yours but also the ones she did of you. they have a fun effect that fit the setting I think…what an amazing friendship you have…glad to know you both!!!January 20, 2011 – 12:06 pm

Dao Tuyet Nguyen - omg AMAZING is all i have to say. these pictures are truly amazing. location is perfect perfect. trish you look so so beautiful. i really can’t wait to see trish unveil. so very exciting!! did you figure out the watermark thing?January 19, 2011 – 8:35 pm

anne - ps. and watermark hello! perfect.January 19, 2011 – 8:31 pm

anne - Ok well WOW!! Didn’t know this was happening but yet could feel it coming on obviously (more on the docket to discuss tomorrow night!).

These are awesome. To know Trish is to love trish, and yall together are just too much. I really feel such a support system here.

So my fave fave is Trish in front of the purple wall (and really like the b&w before, it’s so trish to me). The last B&W is pretty darn stunning-great look-tyra would be proud!!! and love the overhead shot too.

Made my night. Love these. Ok to be continued…!!!January 19, 2011 – 8:31 pm