Amanda & Chris ~ Married {Part I}

Amanda and Chris, your wedding was incredibly beautiful and I was so honored to be a part of it.  Love that you are officially Mr. & Mrs. Tomlinson.  Enjoy Part I…more to come!

xoxo, Brooke

Loved hanging out with this group of sisters, cousins and girlfriends!

Amanda, you are breathtaking.  Truly.

The details at the ceremony were perfect.  The flowers, the hanging cross….all of it.
A HUGE  thank you to my amazing second shooter, Tricia Williams!  More to come soon in Part II!

Ceremony & Reception Venue ~  The Farm at Old Edwards Inn

Wedding Planner ~ Asheville Event Co

Florist ~ Oakleaf

Makeup ~ Blush

Band ~ Sol Fusion

Cake ~ Artista

anne - love these. gorgeous colors and bride :).January 10, 2013 – 6:00 am

Suzanne - Absolutely beautiful, of course! Amanda, you look amazing!!!January 10, 2013 – 5:04 am

Traditions with Dear Friends & Merry Christmas!

One of my favorite traditions each year is our annual family photo swap with Tricia Williams  and her family.  We met this year in NoDa and then wrapped up with dinner at Cabo Fish Taco (yum!).  I love the fun family photos Tricia takes of us and I cherish the group photos we get of our kids together.  Hoping we can keep these going through their teenage years.  :)

Doesn’t Tricia have a crazy-cute family?!

{my} miles and ella have been friends since she was born/he was 11 months.  love watching their bond continue to grow.  have to admit as they get older, it sometimes takes them a few minutes to warm up to each other (the boy-girl shyness thing).  someone usually does something silly (like this) and then they are back to their old selves again.

total buds.  all 5 of them.  i cherish these friendship photos.


{a little slap jack waiting for their turns for photos….love my guys}

Tricia in action….wouldn’t shoot a wedding without her….

our beautiful (and uber talented) friend dao and her family joined us this year too.  here are a couple of her and her little guy, j.

my 3 cute, sweet, funny, awesome guys.  love them.

i love this photo.  i love noah’s smile – yes, i know he has 1/2 of a head. doesn’t matter.  i love griffin pretending to be mad (and about to burst out laughing) and i love that miles is smiling (verses super silly or crazy cool) and that his hair is in that in-between stage of not quite short/not yet long again.  its printed and up on my wall already.  its perfect.

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!  xoxo

anne - I LOVE HOW THESE TURNED OUT. ALL OF THEM.January 3, 2013 – 7:20 pm

Kate Lee - always so amazed at how stunning trish and dao are in ANY photo…these are priceless…perfect technically and in specialness:) LOVE LOVE LOVED all of your cards!January 3, 2013 – 6:31 am

Papa Bill

Two cousins from the east.  Two cousins from out west.  All four together one early, cold morning, to take photos as a surprise for their grandfather’s birthday.  Such a thoughtful idea of my sweet friend, Lauren, for her father.  Love it.

Lauren’s two handsome men….

These two were adorable troopers — getting up at the crack of dawn the morning after they arrived (x 10 based on jet lag)

Lauren amped up the fun with silly mustaches….

Then Lauren asked the kids to pretend they were their grandfather.  Hilarious!

Such a beauty.  Love her yellow bow.

Word to the wise: it really hurts when you rip off your mustache…

Thanks for including me in the surprise, Lauren!!  Happy birthday, Papa Bill!


My Littlest Sister Lindsey

Check out my cute sister, Lindsey, her hub, Jason, and their adorable nuggets, Adelaide and Beckett.  My family arrived home from a Thanksgiving road trip just as the sun was setting, and Lindsey’s family was there waiting when we arrived.  We spent 5 minutes running around my cul de sac in hopes of one cute Christmas card photo for them.  Oh how I wish they were in my driveway waiting for me e.v.e.r.y. time I got home.

Two real-life examples of why VA is way too far from NC…..  xoxo

stephanie - melts my heart.

I freaking love you.January 3, 2013 – 9:19 pm

Judith Voglesonger - What an adorable family…you captured them beautifully. xxoxoJanuary 2, 2013 – 6:58 pm

Picture Perfect

Could a family be more beautiful in front of the camera?  It was a freezing weekday, very early morning and still the smiles came out.  I planted the seeds that I’m already dying to take these boys’ senior pictures.  They are so dang handsome…thanks, of course, to their amazing-looking parents.  :)

Suzanne - Could Nicole be any more of a natural beauty? I LOVE LOVE LOVE the black and white of Lance making her laugh – because I can just hear the funny comment he is making! So cute!January 6, 2013 – 7:31 pm