When I began planning my actual, post-engagement wedding in February 2013, I came across the photography budget line item (my husband and I are both engineers, and were paying for the wedding ourselves, so a budget was the second thing we tackled in our wedding planning adventure, the first being the guest list), and I wrote in Studio 637. I knew Brooke lived in the Saint Louis area, and I knew we were getting married in Kansas City, but I also knew we could figure that out. I had seen her photos and knew I wanted her to take my wedding pictures. I also understood I needed someone who could manage my boisterous wedding party, but also someone that my husband and I could feel comfortable enough around to allow those super intimate, once in a lifetime, gorgeous wedding photos to be taken. That dear readers, is exactly what I got! When I look at my wedding album, it provokes thoughts of the time and place, and most importantly feelings of that day. Just the other day, I came across a photo of me walking up the cobblestone and gravel steps to the garden where my soon-to-be husband was waiting with his back turned toward me, to catch a glimpse of his soon-to-be wife, and I teared up the same exact way that can be seen in the photo. My husband and I truly treasure all the photos Brooke has done for us (we did our engagement session with her as well). So much so, that I always attempt to figure out how to be near enough to her, to have her photograph our family now, but being in Houston, TX, with a toddler, you can see how that may be difficult!