the brooke michelle wedding experience

a wedding as unique as you

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We invest a lot of ourselves into our relationships to make love feel as magical as we see in the movies. We give our time, money and create sacrifices for the ones we love.

So when it’s time to say “I do” and walk down the aisle to the person you are choosing to invest the rest of your life with, your wedding photography should be no different! 

Each experience I have with a couple is totally unique and catered. Simply because, your story and how it's captured should not be a "one size fits all" deal. 

let's chat deets.

Step one

Whether it’s a video chat or phone call, after your initial inquiry I want to “meet” you and your fiance to see if I would be the perfect fit for your day! I’ll take this time to answer any of your questions and possibly some you didn’t even know you had! We will talk about your vision for the day, what’s most important to you and I’ll help to provide advice anywhere I see fit! I love to help my couples and educate them in any way I can to make this a stress free and crazy love filled experience! 

and then

we believe

it shouldn't just be photos, it's an experience.

the engagement session

Step Two

Ok, so now that you are officially booked and we are officially best friends (let it happen), we have our first opportunity to get you in front of my lens! We can work together to make this session as casual or fancy as you’d like! We can incorporate sentimental places or things to make it true to you! Engagement sessions are the perfect test run to see how I interact with you, direct and pose and what the final product look and feels like! This will help you realize I am indeed not crazy, but just love to tell you quirky things to do to pull out a more candid look and feel to your images! 

and then

we believe

it shouldn't just be photos, it's an experience.

cue the countdown

Step three

With my clients, I try to put in the effort to check in on you regularly, recommend you other vendors I love, and help you through any stress or speed bump throughout the planning process! So you’ll definitely be hearing from me a lot from the time you book to the time your day arrives! However our final chat leading up to the wedding day may be the msot important of them all! Questionnaire and work with you or with your planner to create a timeline perfectly curated to squeeze in all the good stuff and celebrate it extra loud! 

and then

we believe

it shouldn't just be photos, it's an experience.

going to the chapel

Step four

IT’S OFFICIALLY HERE! All the stress and happy tears have led to this, the day you say “i do” to your best friend! And let’s just say, I better see you on the dance floor. I’ll be there to remind you to put on deo (your significant other can thank us later) or to take a bathroom break before you get dressed, maybe even suggest an extra mimosa! Consider me that bonus bridesmaid that you never really asked, but you can’t get rid of! I’ll follow you around photographing all the happy moments and the in betweens. I’ll be there to capture every important moment to later relive a day that flies by so quickly! 

and then

we believe

it shouldn't just be photos, it's an experience.

check you out

Step five

Once the sun has set and your guests on the dance floor start to slow, then all your hard work is done! YOU’RE MARRIED! Let me set the scene, it’s probably late and I am just driving home jamming to Spotify and fangirling over you and the images we just captured! This is usually how wedding days end for me, which is why within 24 hours you’ll have your very first preview! Now is my time to show you and all of your quirks off online! I post your very first preview to Facebook or Instagram so you can get excited for the rest to come!

and then

we believe

it shouldn't just be photos, it's an experience.

a little peek

Step six

Once the sun has set and your guests on the dance floor start to slow, then all your hard work is done! YOU’RE MARRIED! Let me set the scene, it’s probably late and I am just driving home jamming to Spotify and fangirling over you and the images we just captured! This is usually how wedding days end for me, which is why within 24 hours you’ll have your very first preview! Now is my time to show you and all of your quirks off online! I post your very first preview to Facebook or Instagram so you can get excited for the rest to come!

and then

we believe

it shouldn't just be photos, it's an experience.

fill the walls

Step seven

Whether or not you have decided to print an album through me, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND printing your images! As fun as they are to share online, it’s even better to view the hard copy and see your wedding daily on the walls of your home! 

and then

we believe

it shouldn't just be photos, it's an experience.

how will i know if we are a good fit?

I highly encourage chatting on the phone or video chatting with couples before booking, to go over some key elements and questions that determine if we are a good fit! I ask couples opinions on specific things I find important, as well as what you vision is and if we are laughing the whole time then thats a sure tell sign that we are the perfect blend! 

when is the best time to book you for our wedding?

As soon as possible! Dates are never guaranteed unless a signed contract and retainer have been completed. So if you know you want me to definitely be part of your day then I would advise chatting with me to get everything set up and let’s make things official ;).

how would you describe your photography style?

Ahhh this is one of my favorite questions to answer! I would describe my photography style as bright, bold, and bringing out the real in people! I aspire to show everyone’s personalities through my photos and direct clients in a way that feels genuine and organic. My warm tones come from my love of warm days which are usually the happiest ones. I reflect that into my work to make everyday feel like the best day full of sunshine and warmth!

do you edit all of your own images?

I do! All the edits you see posted, blogged, and spammed over social media were all taken and edited by me

can I have the RAW's?

Unfortunately no and trust me you don’t want them! As a photographer I need to ensure I protect my art by only releasing fully edited images out into the world. With RAW’s being huge in size and hard to handle if not familiar with the format, I do not release them anywhere publicly!

what's the farthest you will travel?

Can I pull out a Mean Girls quote and say “the limit does not exist!” Traveling is a huge passion of mine so feel free to take me on any world travels you have planned!

do you provide video services as well?

I do not! But if you are interested in a videographer, be sure to ask me and I’d love to point you in the direction of some of my favorites!

do you watermark any images?

I do not! Personally, I think watermarks can be distracting and as much as I love my logo, I love my clients faces more; I would never want to take away from that!

who will own the copyright?

As the lead photographer, I will retain copyright to the images taken on your special day! But as the couple you will have access to them for personal use.

do you attend rehearsals?

I usually do not attend rehearsals! I will send you and your fiancé a questionnaire a few weeks before the wedding asking all the crucial information I need to be able to capture your day!  

WE WANT YOU! what is the next step to book you as our photographer?

Well, YAY! I can not wait to make things official ;). After discovering we are the perfect fit, I will send over a contract for you and your fiancé to sign, as well as a retainer for 50% of your total package price to lock your date with me!

can we pay you a portion of the payment after the wedding or after the images have been delivered?

No. I require all payment before each wedding and portrait shoot (bridal, boudoir, engagements, etc.), but I am more than willing to work with you on a payment plan of monthly installments or whatever it takes to make you more comfortable!

can we provide you with a shot list for the wedding day?

This may surprise you but besides the family formal list, no! I prefer for all of my clients to trust me to capture their day to the best of my ability. In my opinion, if I am looking down at a shot list I will miss the real, candid moments right in front of me. Moments that are yours and not from a Pin on Pinterest :). 

how do we pick the engagement session location?

As soon as possible! Dates are never guaranteed unless a signed contract and retainer have been completed. So if you know you want me to definitely be part of your day then I would advise chatting with me to get everything set up and let’s make things official ;).

do you send proofs of all the images you have taken for us to pick our favorites or do you make the selections?

After a session I go through all the images I have taken and select and edit my favs. Also know as, ‘the best of the best’ form the session! 

how many images can I expect from the engagement session and wedding day?

For the engagement session my couples can typically expect between 45-60 images! For wedding days the final gallery usually comes to 500-800 images for an average eight hour day! 

what is the turnaround time for images?

For engagement or portrait sessions, such as boudoir or bridal portraits, my clients can expect a two week turnaround for the full high resolution online gallery. For weddings my turn around time for the full resolution online gallery is usually four to six weeks! 

do you provide a color and black and white version of every photo you deliver?

I do not! With the sometimes insane amount of images I deliver I just do not have the time. I usually only duplicate the seriously special and intimate moments and others that I personally believe look better one way or another! 

can i request edit adjusments after I see the final images delivered?

When you book with me you are acknowledging that you have seen my work and that you know my photography style! If you choose to book me, this means you LOVE my style, know what to expect, and trust me fully! Because of this, I do not take edit requests but just ask that couples are fully aware of my editing style so there are no surprises when the final gallery is delivered!

can you photoshop me skinnier or remove an unwanted tattoo?

No! I use (what I call) a three day rule in my business! This means if something is temporary such as a bruise, acne or stain then I will edit it out to the best of my ability. I will not edit out anything that makes you, well, you! However, I will pose you in the most flattering way and make you feel amazing every second you are in front of my lens! 

how does the album design process work?

Ahhh I’m so glad you asked! This is one of my favorite processes! Once you’ve received your high resolution online gallery I will ask you to go through and create a list of favorites! Once you’ve selected and named the favorites list, I send them off to my designer and we wait for the first proof, aka the best part! You are able to proof and make revisions up to three rounds and once it’s perfect we send it off to be printed! Simple as that :).

do you have insurance and can you provide proof if the venue needs it?

 Yes! I have liability insurance for up to one million dollars and can easily provide proof to any venue in need of that! 

do you have backup equipment in case anything were to happen to your gear?

Absolutely! I am kind of a freak when it comes to this, even my backup has a backup! It is as important to me as it is to you, to provide images that will be with you for years to come! So in order to do so with confidence, I am sure to bring replacements for pretty much anything in my bag!

do you want the real story?

Always. I find I usually get this question when I ask "how did you meet?"

how do I get started?

enough chit chat

pop the cork! 

chat it out!

give me the deets

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fill out the short + sweet contact form with all your wedding day details!

we'll set up a call to "meet" for the first date and see if i'm the perfect fit!

once your contract is signed and the retainer is paid, it's time to celebrate! I guess we're officially official now!

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In relationships we choose to invest a lot of ourselves to make things as magical as we see in the movies. We invest our time, money and ourselves for the ones we love. So when it’s time to say “I do” and walk down the aisle to the one who you are choosing to say invest in for the rest of your life, your wedding photography should be no different!

with every wedding package you can expect
- a complimentary engagement session
- high resolution online gallery
- print rights to your images 
- a second shooter


investment

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average wedding investment of $4,400
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Weddings

I hands down couldn't have chosen a better photographer! Brooke makes you feel at ease on your day and captures every single moment! The entire time she felt like a best friend who just so happened to be capturing the best day of my life. Words can't begin to describe how amazing she is. Not to mention that she isn't just a photographer she helped me with my timeline, vendors and so much more leading up to and on our big day! Love her!” 

April & bobby

word on the street

"I hands down couldn't have chosen a better photographer!" 

Brooke is such a kind and energetic soul. She will do anything to get the best picture. She was extremely professional throughout the whole wedding planning process by pleasing my mother and answering emails in a timely manner. What I loved most about working with Brooke is how much you can tell she absolutely loves her job! She makes you feel like your wedding isn't just another job to her, she is genuinely excited for your special day and to be apart of it.

Brooke & Jarred

word on the street

"What I loved most about working with Brooke is how much you can tell she absolutely loves her job!"

“Okay, so let me tell you about how FANTASTIC Brooke is. Little did I know that with hiring her as my wedding photographer, I’d also be getting a coordinator, an amazing advice giver, and that I’d be gaining a lifelong friend. I truly don’t even know where to begin explaining the experience I had with Brooke. When I say she was with me through the entire process, I mean it! She was there to capture the proposal, she shot our engagement session, she KILLED IT with our wedding day, and this chick even drove 2 + hours to take honeymoon pictures for us. Her talent is so evident through every single picture she takes. She goes above and beyond to capture your story is the most unique and epic ways. Her creativity is Out. Of. This. World. (And yes I clapped in between these words because it deserves the extra emphasis). 

Kennedy & JD

word on the street

"She goes above and beyond to capture your story is the most unique and epic ways."