Sibling Lovin

“A brother is a friend God gave you; a friend is a brother your heart chose for you.” ~Proverb

“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero”.  ~Marc Brown

I just can’t believe how close they are, how much they need each other, how they are each others best friends. Maren looks out for her little “fella” as she calls him. She hates when I put him to bed early, because she has no one to play with. Zane does EVERYTHING that she does, has to have everything she has, even tries to say everything she says (although it comes out in full babble still!) They are best friends! Their love for one another, the way they play and laugh, and wrestle on the floor, and kiss and how Maren reads to him….Oh I could go on and on and on! It makes me and my husband feel like the luckiest Mom and Dad in the world. We just look at each other and smile. We feel so blessed to have these two crazy kids!;)

Yesterday, I took the kids for a walk downtown, as we were killing some time waiting for daddy to come home from work, and meet us for dinner. No joke, this is how they walk everywhere. In this image, they were actually talking to each other, and having a full conversation. It was as if I wasn’t even there! If Maren lets go of Zane, he flips out! I have about 50 snapshots of them from yesterday talking and walking like this!!!

“Walk me down the middle of Main Street
Walk me down where the whole town will be
I don’t need no parade
But make sure they all see
Let the whole word know you belong to me.”
~The Band Perry


Every single morning when we walk Maren into school, Zane MUST hold Maren’s hand, or Maren must be touching his back. As long as Zane is being touched and acknowledged by M, he is HAPPY! If Maren walks ahead of him, or forgets, or runs off with a friend, he starts to cry and run after her! ;( The poor little guy LOVES his big sister! Everyone at school can’t believe they walk in together like this every morning, and they go crazy over how cute they are together!!! Maren usually puts her hand on his back, and walks like this everywhere with him, if she’s not holding his hand! She is so proud, and takes such great care of him. I’m so proud of my big girl, and what a wonderful big sister she is to her Zane!

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Falling For Fall <3 | South Florida Child Photographer | Delray Beach Florida

     A couple of weeks ago, I had the sudden urge to decorate our front porch in fall flowers and Halloween decor. For those that know me, I am by no means a planner. When I come up with an idea, I just do it right then and there. SO the day I thought of this idea, I drove my impetuous little self to home depot, and went to the extreme.:)I spent the entire day with my children picking out flowers, planting them, and bringing our front porch to life! You can’t see it in these pictures, but we also hung little tiny ghosts in all our surrounding porch trees. It is just so darn cute. The best part about it, is we had fun as a family!!!! Maren and Zane LOVE the flowers!! Then Daddy met us later that evening at our local pumpkin patch and helped us pick out the perfect pumpkins for our porch. I let the kids pick the one’s that they could carry out themselves. It was such a great day!!! It only took me two weeks later to get these cute shots of my kids in front of our home. These images will be so special to our family for years to come, as this is home is not the home we will be in forever. We are currently building a custom home, and we are renting this beautiful home from a wonderful family. It has been a home to us, where we have made some amazing special memories. Zane has basically grown up here. I can’t wait to cherish these images and memories forever, and remember this place of love, and where we continued to grow our family memories. It is for sure a home that will be in our hearts forever. So, I am so glad I have these special images to take with me. <3

All below images shot using a Nikon D700 & 50 mm 1. 4 Lens. Below image shot at Iso 320, Ftop 1. 6  Shutter 1/160

 Below image shot at Iso 320, Ftop 1. 4  Shutter 1/250

 Below image shot at Iso 320, Ftop 1. 6  Shutter 1/200

 Below image shot at Iso 320, Ftop 1. 4  Shutter 1/250

 Below image shot at Iso 320, Ftop 1. 6 Shutter 1/200

I hope everyone has a great Fall and enjoys their Halloween week!!!! Can. Not. Wait. to share my kids Halloween costumes with you!! I was supposed to shoot them in their costumes tonight, but we had a slight hiccup in weather, and are stuck inside all day due to another Hurricane here in Florida! SO, keep a look out for their costume shoot ****hopefully*** prior to halloween!!!! I know I may be biased, but their costumes are absolutely REDICULOUS!!!!;)

Thanks for stopping by, and DON’T forget to leave some LOVE!!!



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October 26, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Cher Bear - Hi Brooke! Your photos are fantastic and your children are just gorgeous! I love that you’re posting the camera and lens used, as well as your settings. Hate to ask this, but are you using actions to edit? If so, would it be possible to list those as well? Us photogs… always wanting more! :) Love your tag line to be inspired – I certainly am with sincere thanks!

October 26, 2012 - 4:03 pm

broo7204 - Thank you so much for your sweet compliments! I actually hand edit from beginning to end, and then use one, sometimes two actions for toning only, and these are always from the Paint the Moon’s Newest action set, Luminosity, the “Artisan” collection. In these, I used a hint of peach frost, and a touch of skinny jeans, two of my fav! I will try and write the actions I used as well, to all my posts, but I rarely change it up! Sometimes I don’t run any actions at all. A lot of my toning is done by hand!!

October 26, 2012 - 9:18 pm

Kerry Wells - Or Aunt Kerry. Love your work, Brooke!

Simply Sammie | South Florida Child Photographer | Palm Beach, Florida

It was such a pleasure photographing 22 month old Miss Sammie. She was like a little doll and I just wanted to take her home!!! Her look she gave me was just piercing, with those big blue eyes, and curly golden curls. Oh, and can we say her Mama has some major style in children clothing!!! Loved meeting you Sammie!!!!

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October 24, 2012 - 2:29 pm

Yarah - Wow! All these pictures are beautiful! The picture is gorgeous, the little girl is gorgeous, the settigns are gorgeous and the clothing is gorgeous!

October 24, 2012 - 3:00 pm

broo7204 - Thank you Yarah!!! xoxo

You May Say I’m A Dreamer…..

“You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.””
~ John Lenon

I know I have used this quote on her before…but I feel it fits her personality, and mine, so well. We are both such day dreamers, sometimes, to the point we are in suchanother world. I may be one of the only one who understands this side of her. I think we both just think a lot. And dream, A LOT. Yes, being a day dreamer can be a huge hinder on many important things in life. However, being a daydreamer plays very important roles in our lives as well. One being, our constant flair and need for creativeness.

Both of these images were shot using a Nikon D800, 50mm 1.4 Lens, shot at 1.4. I used some direct window light and had a friend holding up a white reflector on my subject’s left side of the face. (Camera Right).
Thanks for stopping by the blog today, and Happy Monday!!!
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October 22, 2012 - 6:22 pm

Elicia - Love these! :)

October 22, 2012 - 6:55 pm

Andrea - I think your pictures are beautiful and amazing! Keep snapping! : )

October 22, 2012 - 7:11 pm

Robyn - love!!

October 22, 2012 - 7:25 pm

Emily - I’m in LOVE with all your photos, you are an excellent photographer, you capture those sweet images with such taste.
Keep on posting your photos I can’t get enough.
Many blessings to you and yours.


October 22, 2012 - 7:28 pm

Emily - I’m trying to follow your blog, but I can’t go through.???

October 22, 2012 - 8:20 pm

Tati - Lindas fotos!

October 22, 2012 - 8:21 pm

Heidi Kalish - Your work is dreamy! So inspiring!!

October 23, 2012 - 11:23 am

broo7204 - thank you so much everyone!!! thanks for all your comments and support! More tips and tricks to come!!!

October 24, 2012 - 1:15 am

Teresa Byrd G.i.f.t. photography - Love your photography!!

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