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the Dickson Family

I really adore this family. Amber is a talented florist, and I’ve been a fan of hers personally and professionally (that sounds so creepy…we’re gonna go with it) ever since she and Seth were some of my first clients. They invited me into their home to photograph their sweet little boy, and I left with the loveliest little bunch of florals just to say thank you–I’m continually amazed at how gracious and generous you are to me. You, all of you–clients, friends (real life and internet) and those of you who just come by to look at photos. I’m inspired to be a nicer, better human because of you.

Amber and Seth, thank you so very much for trusting me to document your family, for opening your home and your hearts and your whole huge love for each other and for your darling Greyson. It was a treat, for real.

If you have a fabulous family and you want to have the real, raw, beautiful moments photographed, let’s chat about your family session. 

the Stewart Family

I’m so, so excited to share these images. I am just head over heels in love with photographing families in their homes and their favorite places. Lindsey is a rad photographer herself, and I was honored to document her family in their home, their backyard hammock, and their favorite park right around the corner. I had to laugh, because Lindsey kept protesting that her home wasn’t beautiful enough, and looking at these photos I’m just giggling. Because guess what. You make your home beautiful. I’m probably going to say that one million times and I don’t even care because it’s so true I just gotta.

We also teamed up with Flower Afternoon to create a simple installation–and with a few ferns and blooms on the nightstands, the space was transformed into a beautiful backdrop for photos.

Thank you so much, Stewart family, for trusting me and letting me hang out with you. It was a delight.

Interested in a lifestyle family session of your own? Family sessions include a 1.5 hour session in your home and your favorite places, and at least 60+ completely edited, hi-res files for printing any size, anywhere. Family sessions are $425. Let’s chat about yours, or see more info about family sessions here.

Kate Broussard - September 12, 2014 - 7:08 pm

Those ferns are magical! Beautiful session!

Whitney - September 12, 2014 - 9:08 pm

I love these! The Stewarts are a beautiful family :-)

Jessie - September 13, 2014 - 12:20 am

I came here because you begged me to on Instagram, and I’m so glad I did. These are magic.

Brooke Schultz - September 15, 2014 - 5:01 pm

Ohhh, thank you so much Kate! Whitney, I completely agree–they’re gorgeous! Jessie, what a compliment coming from you! Seriously, thank you.

Sally - September 23, 2014 - 9:05 pm

These are to die for. So so so good!!

Kendra + Jeff: Salt Lake City Wedding

Kendra and Jeff.

This is the first wedding I’ve photographed where I’ve been part of the ceremony. Maybe other photographers do that a lot, but while I’ve photographed friends, Kendra is much more than that to me. I wouldn’t have had it any other way–it was just a treat to document these two. Not just because Kendra is one of my very very best women, but because their wedding day was full of love and beauty and a few torrential crazy rainstorms but mostly love and beauty. They weren’t ruffled by anything under the sun (or rain, as fate would have it!) and just flowed with happiness and excitement and wow it’s just great we get to spend our whole lives with the ones we love.

Our core group of soul sisters reunited and it felt SO good, celebrating such a joyful event with people who have shaped my heart so much. We may or may not have had a sleepover on the night of Kendra’s wedding reminiscent of the sleepovers twelve year olds have, giggling til all hours of the night. It was magical, to say the very least.

I feel tempted to share far too much…and so, I will.

Event Planning: Charming Details (LOVE her!)

Venue: Salt Lake LDS Temple and This is The Place

Videography: Nathan Pickett Films

Flowers: Flower Afternoon

Dress: made by the bride’s mother

Let me guess. You’re super in love and about to be wed and you want to make great photos. Let’s do it.

Shelli - September 11, 2014 - 6:47 pm

The colors in these photos are perfect. And Kendra is beautiful inside and out. Love it!

Allie Moore - September 11, 2014 - 7:21 pm

Congrats Kendra! Beautiful photos.

Becky Bartholomew - September 11, 2014 - 7:23 pm

These are such beautiful photos of Kendra and Jeffrey. You did a wonderful job capturing their wonderful day! Thank you so much.

Katie - September 11, 2014 - 8:23 pm

Oh. My Goodness. Brooke! These are so beautiful. I especially love the pictures of Jeff and Kenj at the temple. And the picture of Claire and Kenj. And they are all so beautiful and terrific.

Breanna McKendrick - September 11, 2014 - 9:17 pm

Brooke, this is seriously one of my favorite weddings from you. It is perfect.

Jess - September 11, 2014 - 9:36 pm

you are beyond talented Brooke! Kendra looked so lovely and happy! It makes my heart smile :)

Becky Bartholomew - September 11, 2014 - 11:16 pm

On the very first picture, look how the hanger and the v-neckline of the dress form a heart! Nice

Charming Details - September 15, 2014 - 2:26 pm

I’m just seeing this! Beautiful photos, Brooke! You captured everything flawlessly!

Brooke Schultz - September 15, 2014 - 5:02 pm

Ahhh, thank you so so much my friends! Your kind words mean the world to me.

Claire Ford - September 15, 2014 - 8:24 pm

Usually when I see the pictures you take I want to shout and scream and yell how incredibly talented you are. But the feeling I’m getting right now after looking through this post is that these pictures were taken by a confident, calm, capable photographer who knows so well what she’s doing that it all looks just effortless. I honestly don’t say this lightly, my dear: You are the best I’ve ever seen. And Kendra, gosh, could you be any more effortless in front of the camera? I think not. So much love, my dears. So much love.

Homegrown Wedding Inspiration

Sharing this shoot has been a long time coming, and it’s practically killed me to sit on it this long. I’m THRILLED to have it featured on Salt Lake Park City Bride and Groom today!

The inspiration for this work was a couple getting married at home, in the most intimate of settings, with flowers and art and custom tattoos for the big day. It was a treat to use Candis + Andy’s restored home, where they were married themselves, and show off the gorgeous work they’ve done.

As always, I can’t thank those involved enough. Their talents are unspeakable, and you must check them out.

Paper goods and tattoos: Huckleberry Paper

Floral: Flower Afternoon

Hair and Makeup: Versa Artistry

Dress: Danielle’s Bridal

Location: Private Residence

Romney + Jesse: Cabin Mountain Bridals

Have I already told you what a kind and sweet duo Romney and Jesse are? Yes? I have to tell you again. They just shine.

We made photos at the Brighton cabin where Romney grew up vacationing, and I can’t think of anything sweeter than bringing your love to one of your favorite places for photos.

Romney and Jesse, congratulations. You are beautiful together.

Bouquet: Flower Afternoon

If you’re in love and you want to make beautiful photos, let’s chat about your wedding day.

 

 

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Meisha + Sam: Bridals at Albion Basin

Meisha and Sam. Two complete stars. The grass was wet and they were not deterred. It was actually cold (this pregnant lady was in heaven!) and they were not deterred. We saw MOOSE and they were not deterred.

They are so full of light and love, and now that their wedding is over I’m downright sad I won’t be photographing them anymore. Well, until babies, that is! elbow, elbow. juust kidding.

If you like these photographs and you’d like to make some with the one you love best in the world, let’s chat about your wedding.

see ya summer.

I can’t say I’ll miss this summer allll that much–being pregnant in the heat is no joke. Yahp. Not a pretty sight.

But this little girl, in this swimsuit? Kill me dead. Reason enough to keep hot weather around.

Want your family photographed? Fall family sessions are on sale right now! 

Fall Lifestyle Family Sessions

Welcome to a fresh approach to lifestyle imagery for creative families who ache for authentic, beautiful photos of their family. This is not your average Christmas card shoot; there’s nothing mini about it, and cheese-saying is no longer the focus.

How it works:

Photo sessions will take place in and around your home, in your favorite places and spaces. We’ll start in your home, but your backyard and your porch and the park around the corner you go to every day are not off-limits. It’s about documenting you in your meaningful spaces–something group cheese-saying shots in the autumn leaves just can’t touch.

We’ll spend an hour and a half with your family making photos. If you have specific things you do as a family together, like cooking or reading books, we’ll document those things–but, if you just want love-soaked images full of giggles and funny faces and the beautiful mess that is your everyday life, well, that’s at the top of my list.

You’ll receive a set of completely edited, hi-resolution photos (at least 60+ images) so you can print any size, anywhere. You’ll also have an online gallery to share with family and friends for ordering crazy gorgeous professional prints with extra retouching* and mounting on sizes larger than 8×10. Prints are shipped right to your front door–Grandma will be thrilled!

*Editing services do not include body sculpting, head swapping, skin plasticization, or any other excessive retouching. You are breathtaking as you are. Deal?

At-home family sessions are for you if:

-there are at least two of you and you have a home. I don’t care if you have zero kids or seven, you are a family.

-you yearn for more photos of you with your kids, for someone to see and document all the love you shower them with every day.

-you dream of candid, raw, gorgeous moments to hang on your walls and remind you why you keep opening your heart and doing the gut-ripping soul-bursting work of being a mother, a father, a member of your family.

 

I’ll be honest. These sessions are NOT for:

-peeps who ‘just need one good photo’

-people who want traditional, posed, everyone-smiling-looking photos. We’ll get a few of those, but they are not the focus of our time together

-large extended families, unless grandma and grandpa have a home in Utah and want everyone to come hang out for the session. (In which case, coolest Gma and Gpa award!)

-those who are worried about what others think of them. These sessions are up close and personal, and some of your people might not get it. Your in laws might want your girls dressed in matching outfits by that great waterfall. If matchy and posed is what you’re after, this session is not for you. We’re going for the whole story of your family.

You have questions. Here are the answers.

But Brooke, my house is just not pretty enough.

If you have at least one window and a door that leads to outside, we are good to go. I know, because you’re here, that your house is full of love, and that’s all I need. I have photographed families in basement apartments and gigantic spaces–please believe me when I say it does not matter. You matter.

What about travel?

Sessions in the Salt Lake City area do not require a travel fee. Families south of Provo or north of Ogden, shoot me an email before you buy and we’ll discuss travel fees.

If you’re far away, please let’s still photograph your wonderful family. Contact me for rates.

Do I get all the photos you take?

You’ll receive every good photo, and I promise you won’t miss the ones I weed out–eye blinks, two of the same photo with little hairs in different spots…oh, let me spare you the heartache. I always err on the side of giving more photos rather than less, and you’ll have at least 60 photos from our session. The real kicker: I’ve never had a family ask for more photos.

 

What are hi-res files?

Hi-res files is just a nice way of saying you’ll be able to print these photos as huge as you like, anywhere you like.

 

When does my session happen?

Sessions are taking place September 15-20, 2014. See exact times and available dates below.

 

When will I receive my photos?

14 days or less after our session date, via Dropbox–so you don’t have to wait for anything in the mail!

 

I want to book a session but I can’t do any of these dates! What do I do?

Send me an email and we’ll see if we can make something work, mdear.

 

But what if my kids are just going crazy the whole time?

It’s my job to worry about your littles–I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve.;)It’s your job to show up full of love and with an open heart.

 

 

Buy a session Monday September 15, 5:30-7:00pm: Sold out, thank you so much!




Buy a session Wednesday September 17, 5:30-7:00pm:  Sold out, thank you so much!





Buy a session Thursday September 18, 5:30-7:00pm:




Buy a session Saturday September 20, 9:00-10:30am:


Buy a session Saturday September 20, 5:30-7:00pm:




See more family photos here. More questions? Email me here.

Jamie S - August 26, 2014 - 9:51 pm

Just bought a session! Yay! Can’t wait – see you soon.

[…] Want your family photographed? Fall family sessions are on sale right now!  […]

[…] Interested in a lifestyle family session of your own? Family sessions include a 1.5 hour session in your home and your favorite places, and at least 60+ completely edited, hi-res files for printing any size, anywhere. Family sessions are $425. Let’s chat about yours, or see more info about family sessions here. […]

Alise + Nick: Big Cottonwood Canyon Bridals

Alise and Nick met because Nick volunteered in Alise’s 4th grade classroom. They were sly enough to keep their romance a secret from Alise’s students, the thought of which just tickled me pink.

Two of the warmest, kindest people you’ll ever meet, they happily braved dirt and bugs and all kinds of whatnot to make great photographs. (Mega cool points for washing off Alise’s dress on the front porch with a hose afterward!)

Congratulations, you two!

Brooke Schultz photographs joyful couples who are head over heels in love and planning unique, homegrown weddings. She’d love to be part of telling your story. More details here, or get in touch about your wedding here.

Brittany - August 21, 2014 - 11:40 pm

Brooke, You’re amazingly talented. Pictures like these make my heart sing. I’m calling you the second I’m engaged. I can’t imagine any one else capturing my love.

Brooke Schultz - September 2, 2014 - 10:32 pm

Oh Brittany! Thank you so so very much. Really. You are so kind! I’d love to be part of your big day to be sure. :)

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