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Hello and welcome to the blog! Im Brooke and I am a self-made, self-taught photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. My happiest days are spent serving others while chasing that glowy light. I’m so glad you’re here, enjoy viewing my latest work, and getting a little peek into my life!

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Meet the Brooke Elisabeth Photography Associate Team

Jan 1, 2020

The Brooke Elisabeth Photography senior associate team is comprised of young, talented, dependable and hard working photographers! Each one of my associates has shadowed sessions and have been trained in on how I go about every session situation. Through the associate collect, I will always be your point-of-contact and will handle the editing of your final images, but my associate will be the photographer for your session. So, I think it is so important everyone one of my clients feels like they know exactly who they are working with – including who my associates are! I asked my associates a bunch of questions and want to share them with you in hopes that you get to know a little more of the Brooke Elisabeth Senior Associate team!

Associate Chloe:

Q: Tell me a little about yourself:

A: I love meeting new people, laughing until I can’t breathe, and smiling until my cheeks hurt! I am an athletic trainer seasonally, and am currently preparing to attend Bethel University for my graduate degree. I am originally from Southern California, and I love bringing the newest west coast trends to photography here in the twin cities!

Q: What enneagram number are you?

A: I am a 2w1, and boy is the enneagram accurate to me!

Q: what is one thing you could not live without?

A: Jesus, my hubby, my horse and my two dogs

Q: What types of things could you talk about for hours?

A: Athletics and of course photography!

Q: Why are you excited / what are you looking forward to photographing seniors this season?

A: I can’t wait to meet seniors and spend their session making sure they feel beautiful/handsome, special, and excited to celebrate all they have accomplished.

Associate Annie:

Q: How did you get started in photography?

A: I’ve been carrying a camera in my hand since I was in middle school. Remember those little disposable Kodak film cameras? I can still hear that terrible clicking noise when you had to move to the next frame. I took photos of everything and anything. No, really. You wouldn’t believe how many photos of rocks I have from my childhood! Believe it or not, at some point I wanted to be a storm chaser and take photos of tornadoes. Eventually, I moved from random objects and took more of an interest in portrait photography. In high school, I bought my first DSLR body and began taking photos of family and friends. Pretty soon I was in college and people were asking if I could take their engagement photos! Photography has ALWAYS been something I have loved and felt passionate about.

Q: Why do you love what you do?

A: Whenever someone asks me what I love about photography, I’m always surprised how my answer hasn’t changed ever since I picked up my first camera. Photography offers a pathway for me and for others to see life in a different lens (no pun intended). For me, photography is more than just seeing a subject and snapping that shot. Rather, it’s more about seeing the beauty in everything, even the smallest, most insignificant things. When others see a pile of dirt, I see something that brings life.

Q: Tell me a little about yourself:

A: Speaking of life, you can usually find me with a coffee in my hand and me wishing that I had more. I worked at a coffee shop throughout high school and became addicted early in life. Jokes on my mom, though, as I still turned out to be tall despite the caffeine. When I’m not drinking coffee (lol), you can usually find me hanging out in South Minneapolis with my husband. We live near a lake and enjoy kayaking, swimming, and taking walks. Don’t let that fool you, though, as I’m a chronic TV watcher and pride myself on having re-watched Gilmore Girls and Friends more than the average person.

Q: What enneagram number are you?

A: I’m a loyal 6 enneagram through and through. I plan for multiple scenarios, think through my decisions very carefully, and I always like to be as prepared as possible. I’m happiest when I am close with my family and friends and feel valued when I can give comfort to others. Also, I try to look for more positive experiences and often stray away from negative vibes.

Q: Why are you excited / what are you looking forward to photographing seniors this season?

A: Photographing seniors is ALWAYS a blast. I love hearing about everyone’s future plans and what they are enjoying about their last year of school. And have you SEEN the senior style lately? I’m seriously blown away by everyone’s individual style and wish I had been on that level when I was a senior in high school.

Associate Bethany:

Q: Tell me a little about yourself:

Hey there! I’m Bethany, a missionary in training, photographer, summer loving, essential oil using, Midwest girl currently residing in snowy Minnesota. I love to travel, explore new coffee shops, and spend time outdoors. I’m currently attending college where I study Intercultural Ministries, Bible and Theology and Social Justice. I have a heart for reaching oppressed women, holistic health and fitness, and of course, visual storytelling and photography! I love to make new friends so let’s adventure together and create some special images! 

Q: How did you get started in photography?

A: I got started in photography after my first trip to Nepal in 2016. I fell in love with capturing culture, color, light and the beauty that exists all around us. After coming home I began to photograph friends, family and anything I could get my hands on. I attended Rocky Mountain School of Photography several years later and started my business shortly after that. I love being behind a camera and helping others see the beauty in themselves!

Q: Why do you love what you do?

A: The act of creating is tethered to our identity as humans. I believe we are creators at our core. It reminds us of who we are and frees us to give outward expression to the intricate of our identity. I create because it brings meaning, authenticity, and joy to my life and the lives of others.  Photography is my creative outlet and the thing that makes me feel truly alive! As cliché as it sounds, I love capturing authentic love stories, raw moments, and genuine beauty. It is a joy and honor to work with clients to capture the little things that make you, you!

Q: What enneagram number are you?

A: I am an enneagram 2. I think I have both wing 1 and wing 3 tendencies but lean more towards the achieving 2 wing 3! Definitely something I’m growing in though😜

Q: what is one thing you could not live without?

A: My family is such a blessing to me. My sister is one of my best friends and has given me two adorable nephews that make my life SO much brighter. Being an aunt is my other favorite job and I wouldn’t want to do life without them!

Q: What types of things could you talk about for hours?

A: I love talking about oils, natural products (cleaning, makeup, lotions, you name it!), fun fitness classes, and minimalism haha! I also have a strange obsession with van life and love talking about travel!:)

Q: Why are you excited / what are you looking forward to photographing seniors this season?

A: Wow, senior year is such a fun and exciting season of your life. You have so much ahead, and so much to look forward to as you begin to pursue what sets your soul on fire. It’s an honor to have conversations, capture photos that make you feel more you than ever, and encourage you as you head into the most exciting and growing years of your life! I can’t wait to work with you!:)

I hope this gives you a more inside look at who makes up the Brooke Elisabeth Associate crew, and I am so excited and all of the clients we will be able to serve this year! If you are interested in learning more about the associate collection click HERE!

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