So many comments last week about this adorable new suit, if you know me you know that #1 I’m curvy and need a suit that hugs me in all the right areas, and #2 I’m OBSESSED with pineapples. (So much so I’m planning a 🍍 as my next tattoo!!) so I had to show off the cuteness of this suit from @oldnavy. Will this match the crystal blue waters that is Turks and Caicos in a few weeks?! Guess we will find out!
Honest. Sometimes I have no idea how I run a business and work full time. I spend so many personal hours working on everything I can photography wise so I don’t let people down. As much as I’d love to be crawling into bed tonight after being on my feet for 15 hours, I’m answering emails, sending out brochures, and catching up on everything I can so I don’t get behind. I know I can hustle, and I’m so thankful I’m busy enough to even have this problem. However, tonight I need grace and rest, and that glass of wine I swore I wasn’t going to drink after that shift that kicked my booty today. All you side job hustlers, you’ve got this. I’m right there with you. ✨
ANNOUNCEMENT: . . I am releasing TWO MINI session dates this fall October 7th and October 21st. I will be extremely limited on regular session dates for photos so I’m recommending you grab a spot for these two dates for your fall family session!! . . Pricing will be as included: $200 (normally $250) for 15 minute session 5 edited images 50% deposit due at the time of booking . . I will have 20 spots open for both days. They will all be at one location that I find perfect for all types of sun and weather! I will have reschedule dates available as well in case of inclement weather. . . to book your session go to http://brookealexandraphotography.com click “contact” and in session type click “mini session” make sure to put your preference in for date! . . this is first come, first serve!
Detail shots like this make me so happy. I loved the color that Hannah picked out for her florals and her elegant Bagley Mishka shoes make such a beautiful statement. My favorite way to get started on a wedding day is taking all of the little details that you planned and photograph the heck out of them! . you are going to want to stay tuned, I have a major announcement coming your way later today!
The best part about Sunday. ✨
In honor of my first trip oversees to beautiful Ireland, happy St. Patrick’s Day! I am so excited to celebrate here in the states today. 🍀🍺🍀🍺
Day off vibes. Nothing makes me happier. ✨
I miss green. Green everything. 🌿🌱🌵 (true story I’m trying to kill @carlyaho’s ugly aloe plant and it won’t die. But I wouldn’t hate these pretty ones in my place😂)
It was a week full of emotions, and I’m tired and worn out, but finally done with my work week and I can catch back up on emails and messages. If you’ve sent me an email or a message, I promise I’ll get back to you tomorrow!! ✨
I want to applaud myself for making it to 7:30 pm tonight. I achieved 36 hours of work, a concert, daylight savings time, a night out at a brewery, and hardly any sleep but it was WORTH it. Happy weekend to me!
The look I get when I tell her I have to work all weekend.
To all the women who empower, encourage, and support each other; today we celebrate you. You do you, girl. #internationalwomensday
Work day vibes. Super excited to be making progress on a business standpoint and I cannot believe I get to do this every day! If you need me, I’m jamming to tswift and editing at a coffee shop today. The perfect day✨
It’s the collaborations that I’m so thankful for. The friends who I’ve met, photographed, bounced ideas off of, laughed with, cried with, and the people I’ve been lucky enough to meet and photograph/and photograph with. I am thankful for the people who share what they shoot with, how they edit, how they approach clients; the people who let me practice things I’m not good at, who let me be creative and bring their vision to life. To me, THAT is why I do what I do. . Cecilie approached me one day and said “i want you to photograph me when I’m flying.” I immediately did a little dance in my head and imagined the beautiful photos that I could create off of that. Even though we shot these a few months ago, I’m glad I got to share. It was a beautiful fall Minnesota night for the books. . Click the link in my bio to see more!
The weather changed all my plans today, so it’s a work from home kind of day. Who’s over these snowstorms?! 🙄🙄 #ijustwantwarmweather
Happy anniversary to these love bugs. Can’t wait to see the adventures you take this year!!❤️
The day is finally here! The Bloodys and Bouldering event with @lorissaskitchen at @minneapolisboulderingproject! #ad. Cannot wait to drink some tasty Bloody Mary’s and photograph today! Follow @FitFoodieFinds and @LorissasKitchen on IG stories for a play by play of our morning. We'll drink an extra bloody and have a few LK beef sticks for those that couldn't come or don't live in MPLS.
DOODS over DUDES. Am I right?! 😂😉 (clearly I don’t share these faces enough per you beautiful people, so I hope this face brightens your day!)
You guys. My new passport came in the mail, and besides the fact that I look like a complete criminal in my photo, I’m so SAD I lost all (2) of my stamps! 😂 . I also had this complete crisis when I realized if I don’t get married and change my name in the next 10 years, the next time I will have to renew this baby I’ll be FORTY YEARS OLD. Okay life. Slow the eff down! #thisisALMOSTthirty
So many times when I take photos of women I hear “ugh my hair looks awful, I don’t like that side of my face, my teeth don’t look that white, can you make me look skinnier?” ✨ We pick ourselves a part so much that we forget to really truly see our beauty and all that we are worth and have accomplished. Do you know what I see when I take and look at a photo of you? ✨ I see a strong woman. Someone who works hard to pursue her dreams, someone who has fought battles inside, someone who is strong, and is healthy and blessed with so many things in life that I could probably lose count. ✨ It’s easy to look at a picture and pick out everything wrong, but let me tell you something. Instead of trying to find kyour flaws, how about you find things that you actually appreciate about yourself? ✨ and because I practice what I preach: I am fun; outgoing; talented; independent; intelligent; and quirky. ✨ now tell me, what do YOU love about yourself?