I met Chris (known to me as Brooks) about 15 months ago through our CrossFit gym. He was the smiling, happy-go-lucky, fan of Detroit sports guy that quickly made friends with anyone and everyone. He and Billy quickly became pals and could often be seen chatting about the woes of the Lion, the awesomeness of the Tigers, or just shooting the breeze post WOD (work out of the day)
As the days turned into weeks and months, we met Chelsea – his amazingly gorgeous fiancé (now wife). We got to know each other through cookouts at the gym, attending another couple’s wedding, and being so fortunate to share their special wedding with them. They are a stunning couple and a match made in paradise! I truly enjoy their friendship and how happy they make those around them.
This couple is nothing short of stunning and gracious. When I met them together for part I of what turned into a 2 part session, Chelsea was aglow with that expectant mom shine and full of smiles. She was ready to pose, model, and just have her picture taken. You can tell she loves the camera and the camera loves her. Chris is on in a million – he charmed Chelsea to no end and accommodated her in every way. The love he has for Chelsea is always apparent, but truly was shown in the manner in which he doted on his wife in the sweetest of ways.
I am so happy that the Brooks family is moving back to Richmond! They had a short stint in Virginia Beach due to Chris’ career. With the arrival of their daughter in August, they returned to the Richmond area to be closer to Chelsea’s family. The Brooks’ are truly some amazing people and I am so lucky to be able to call them friends. I am so excited for these two and cannot wait for the arrival of their baby girl. I am so honored and excited that they asked me to photograph their maternity session. I can’t wait for their bundle of joy to join the world in August! Congratulations!!!!