a dream.

This past week I have been living it up in Utah, a mecca, a hub, a portal for photographers. I have so much to share and so much editing to catch up on so please be patient with me.  I have not forgotten about you!

When Becky Earl asked me if I would take her pregnancy pictures and in turn take my pictures I nearly fell off my chair.  Seriously.  This lovely lady is my idol.  Not only is she this amazing photographer and artist but she is kind and giving.. and gorgeous!  A truly remarkable person.  So after I came to, I picked myself off the ground, mustered up the courage and wrote back “Yes!”.

We began our day by driving to an elusive candy shop (that I promise I researched) that apparently does not exist.  So, we decided to go with the flow and drive around Salt Lake.  I loved the spontaneity.  I loved watching Becky keep her cool as the sun continued to close on the horizon.  Wow, that sounded so poetic.  When we found our location Becky, without any hesitation, whipped on those roller skates.  To those who may be tempted to send hate mail about endangering Becky and her cute (because we all know he is going to be cute) baby, in reality she was going as “slow as molasses”.  I think I saw a snail cruise past her.  But, at times she did get a little too confident in her ability to roller skate while being incredibly top heavy (meaning the belly).   At that point I grabbed her arm and brought her back to reality.  Lol. Love ya Becky!  We then got totally crazy and whipped out the Bubblicious Bubblegum.  Add blowing bubbles to her list of talents.

We then jumped in the car and continued our spontaneous ways and came across this totally awesome location.  I was then able to see Becky in action while in front of the lens myself.  Click here for this post!  She is ama-a-zing.  These pictures she took are a real treat since I really don’t have too many.  I feel somewhat weird saying how much I adore these pictures since they are of me but what the heck.. I ADORE these pictures!  They are very special to me and will be to my kids one day.  Thank you Becky!

But wait, the day did not end there.  We headed to Arby’s where I introduced her to the Arby’s Reuben. I was afraid that my Norwegian-ness made me partial to the sauerkraut. Yet, she loved it!  I was then blessed, and I say blessed because I feel it really was a blessing, to visit her neice, Jayda. Click here and here.  She was born at 26 weeks at 1 lb. 9 oz.  She is a miracle baby.  She is beautiful!  Thank you Ashley (Jayda’s momma).

It was a fantastic day and I have these beautiful images to show for it.  Thank you again Becky and congratulations!

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Have you seen a more beautiful pregnant woman? Sheesh!

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Gorgeous Becky!  You are the natural.

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Joy - First of all, Becky simple oozes beauty and you captured it so well. I am in love with your creative ideas like the rollerskating, so fun and carefree, yet unexpected. I just LOVE it! Becky looks phenominal in these pictures, you did an amazing job! It isn’t easy to photograph another photographer, but you rocked it!

Rebecca - These are great!! Love the roller skates! I’m glad you got this experience… but that you’re home now :)

Melissa Davis - OH WOW. these are SO awesome…so great!

Becky - Beautiful! Great idea with the roller skates. I love the creative angles.

Becky Earl - Thank you from the bottom of my big huge belly (it’s deeper than my heart) lol. I am totally in love with these. You totally captured what this pregnancy has been to me…pure joy!!! Thank you!

Kimberly Marie - These are fabulous and fun! Great job. Momma to be looks amazing and full of joy! :)

Amanda - Love them!!! So fun.

Kennedy - I have always thought Becky was one of the most beautiful women I have ever met. This confirms it! Perfect pictures of a truly lovely person!

jaime lackey - okay I have been stalking your blog to see these! They were worth the wait! They look fun and fantastic! I seemed over the moon to be shooting with you! You did a beautiful job!

Errin - Love The Belly, Love the Skates, Love Becky, Love the Pictures!

linds - Gorgeous photos…SO fun!! I too, idolize Becky. I’m glad I found you too, your work is absolutely incredible!!

kathy - Soooo fun!!!!!!! I LOVE them! You are so creative! She must be thrilled!!

JoDee - BEAUTIFUL job Brooke – What a glowing mother-to-be. I love the skates and bubbles and bright colors…you totally rocked it!

Shannon Dodge - Brooke, these are FABULOUS shots!!! I love them. The colors, clarity, creativity…all of it! Becky is GORGEOUS. She has such a tiny pot belly!

Danielle Anderson - So cute! Props for getting up on the skates while prego!! LOVE the pink color choice too.:)

Melanie - Wow, such radiant beauty!!!! and Brooke, you’re rockin the colors, wtg!

Jeanette - Stunning photos! I’m so very impressed with the rollerskates!

jean smith - wow. wowee! brooke…i love these so much. seriously, bekcy is adorable and you are amazing!

meghan Poort - Becky!!! You look beautiful! I want you to come back to Vegas!!! Beautiful job Brooke!

shannon - these are so great! so fun…and she’s gorgeous!!

Kelly Mendoza - Absolutely beautiful! You seem to have captured her own personality.

rychelle - you really captured her well. these shots scream FUN!

Chelsea - These are just fabulous! I LOVE her outfit and your photos are super fun! Did anyone else have disco playing in their head while looking at these rad skating shots? :D

marissa - Brooke! You are so creative! I love the colors in these. These make me smile!

Tammy - These are fantastic! As Marissa said, they just make me smile. :)

admin - Thank you everyone! This was truly an amazing day and will be etched in my memory forever :) Becky is awesome in front of the lens (as she is behind it) so it made things a heck of a lot easier on my part!

Chantelle Wanser - Becky is a childhood friend of mine and to see her shine in those photos you took of her brings the biggest smile to my face because she just looks like she had a great time in them and No I haven’t seen a more beautiful pregnant woman.She looks just like her mom in those pics… so beautiful..you can tell you have a great personality just like Becky because it is written all over those pics..A job well done on an amazing person!:)

Lana DenHarder - These are fun! What a great spin on maternity shots!

KaraRL - Love these! You captured her beautifully.

Brekke - Becky you are nuts getting on those skates. I wanted to go rollerblading while pg but couldn’t bring myself to do it. lol

Brooke, these are awesome!

Britney Barker - What a treasure these are! Just beautiful!

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