"I'm not sure where to start, other than Brooke is HANDS DOWN the most amazing person and photographer. I first met Brooke when she photographed a wedding I was a bridesmaid in. I thought she was so great and the pictures turned out unbelievably beautiful. We got engaged a week later and Brooke was the easiest decision (and quickest) I made. I didn't even consider another photographer. Leading up to our wedding, she was so sweet and answered all our questions quickly and thoroughly. The day of the wedding, she walked right in the house and started snapping photos of our dog Henry. Brooke genuinely makes you feel like you've known her for years. It was a pleasure having her there the day of the wedding. She felt more like an old friend than someone we paid to be there. She made the picture taking experience fun and relatively painless for everyone, even those who aren't fond of getting their picture taken.
Brooke gave us a time frame for when we could expect our edited photos and we (im)patiently waited. We kept telling ourselves that our photos would be worth the wait but both admitted we were nervous to see the pictures. Our expectations were high! We were scared after our wait, we might be disappointed. That couldn't be further from the truth. The photos were more amazing than I ever could have imagined. The day was captured beautifully. I was in tears seeing photos that were captured of hugs, love and laughter. She caught pictures of me with some of my favorite people, I didn't even know there was a camera on me when they were taken. There are so many pictures that I can immediately tell will be cherished forever."
- Laney and Casey
"Currently going through hundreds of wedding photos tearing up with gratitude and feeling so incredibly lucky to have had Brooke as a photographer. She captured the most special times of the day, times we now have on film. There wasn't a moment of the day she wasn't finding some special moment to capture. From the moment we met, Brooke was professional, straightforward, happy, knowledgable, and seemed genuinely excited for our wedding experience and to spend the day taking our wedding photos. From carrying a ladder in downtown Chicago to get the best angle, helping get guests in the right place at the right time, to delivering the most beautiful, professional photos, Brooke knocked everything out of the park. The quality of the images is breathtaking. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding photographer, and are already looking for an excuse to get photos again!"
- Katie and James
"Brooke was hands down the BEST decision we made on our wedding day. Planning our wedding in downtown Chicago from out of town, Brooke helped us figure out a workable timeline for photos, which locations would work with our timeline and time of day, and she even went to the hotel where we would be getting ready to scout out possible areas for our first look. Brooke made family photos so easy, and made sure everything was running smoothly day of and getting people to where they needed to be. Plus the photos are AMAZING. Brooke's photography style absolutelu captures the feeling of the day, and we are so thankful we could have her as our wedding photographer. Hire her and you will not regret it!"
- Beth and Brock
"Brooke...Brooke...Brooke!!!! This little wisp of a lovely woman is a talented, energetic, bright light that you will GLADLY welcome to photograph ANY event! We hired Brooke to capture our wedding on St. Patrick's Day this year, and it felt like she was instantly one of the family. If you're looking for slice-of-life moments that will surprise you, make you laugh, make you cry, melt your heart, make you want to relive the moment over and over again, then Brooke is the hands-down best choice. Seeing our wedding through her eyes was an amazing experience. She was calm and relaxed yet in polite control, she set a picture-taking schedule that was easy to follow (which was a HUGE relief to an overstressed couple who didn't have the energy to have to plan yet one more thing!), she rallied large groups, and she said the perfect things to capture magical moments. I am not embellishing here... some moments were absolutely priceless. I cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to have her with us. Stop looking around for other photographers. You've found the absolute best."
- Peg and Martin
"Looking at these pictures is a constant bear hug of life. Thank you Brooke for your generous gift of laughter and love, all captured in a timeless manner. We couldn't have asked for a better day, and we definitely got a Memory Catcher who was way out of our league, and for that we are forever thankful."
- Jamie and Frank
"Brooke was my best friend's wedding photographer last weekend. Brooke was without a doubt the most present and hard working photographer I have ever seen at work. She maintained an energetic, calm essence about her and carried her attention throughout each important minute of the entire day. She was like a ninja, everywhere at once! She was fully invested in her wedding couple and made sure that she gave it her all. I even got to have a great conversation with her and get to know her a bit - something she could have easily overlooked. She inspired me as a wedding photographer myself to be more engaging, attentive, and have a lasting energy from sunrise to that last crazy dance.
Relational, present, over-achieving standards; Brooke is hands down one of my go-to recommendations for future friend's wedding, or weddings I am not able to shoot myself. She's magnificent!"
- Brittany, friend + bridesmaid of Meg and Andy
"My husband and I got married at Starved Rock State Park on October 6, 2017. We contracted Brooke to photograph our wedding at the suggestion of a close friend. This decision was the most important, and the best, decision we made for our wedding. The morning of our wedding day it was overcast, slightly chilly, and was raining intermittently. However, Brooke arrived excited, cheerful, and ready to shoot. Brooke photographed me and my bridesmaids getting ready and was a welcome addition to the pre-ceremony celebrations. She then photographed the groomsmen (outdoors!) and my husband later told me it was the most fun part of the whole morning.
Now for the ceremony. It began to rain the worst right before the ceremony. However, Brooke was outside with everyone and while everyone was clutching an umbrella, she was clutching her camera. Brooke took so many photographs of the ceremony that we now look back on with affection and awe. At the time the rain seemed unwelcome and unfortunate, but it soon became one of our favorite parts of the wedding. The photographs Brooke took were perfect and we would not have changed anything, even deciding to have the wedding in the rain.
The photographs that were taken captured our wedding, the love that surrounded all of us, and all the little moments in between. I will never forget Brooke, her passion for making others happy, and the joy that her pictures will continue to bring us for the rest of our lives. Brooke, thank you for all your hard work, your joyful spirit, and most importantly….for getting wet in the rain! You gave us the greatest wedding gift of all, these beautiful memories captured in time."
- Hannah and Steve
"If I could add 100 stars to this review I would! Brooke was such a rockstar photographer. She was always up for anything and totally committed to making our vision come true. Everything from traipsing all over downtown Chicago for our engagement session to braving our cold and rainy wedding day to get the perfect outdoor shots - Brooke's passion for people and beautiful things makes her the perfect person to be behind the lens capturing your special day."
- Amanda and Terry
"Wow, where to begin...Brooke is incredible! She captured the most special of moments and emotions from our perfect day! She helped everything run smoothly and helped keep me calm through a few hiccups during the day. I could not imagine saying "I do" without her, she is the full package!!! Thank you Brooke!!!!"
- Kayla and Ben
"Engagement pictures: From the Gentleman's Perspective.
I was NOT looking forward to doing this. I was not looking forward to any of it because I hate with a passion my picture being taken. I'm not a photogenic guy. It's just something you come to terms with over time and, eventually, you stay away from cameras altogether. Well, this day, FORTUNATELY, I had no choice. And fortunately, my fiance and I had the great privilege of getting our pictures taken by Brooke. Words cannot describe this girls eye for great pictures, her professionalism, and personality. She made, me specifically, feel like a damn GQ model. And she made me look like one, too. I'm even starting to wonder why I didn't go into modeling in the first place - she's THAT GOOD. Long story short - this is the person you want to take your photos. You will certainly not regret it!"
- Andy and Kara