October 22, 2012

rough sketch: mark brooke photography

happy monday everyone! as we all sip on our coffee of choice this morning, i'd like to introduce you to one of my fave husband and wife teams in the photosphere - mark and candice of mark brooke photography.

i've had the delight of knowing mark and candice for years... and yes, they're just as fun as they seem!! laughs are inevitable with these two - making anyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. i love these guys so much, and i know you will too after you read a little bit about them. :)

q. // when did you start photography + what prompted you to start?

[ a ] i picked up a camera about 6 years ago... it seemed foreign. at the time it frightened me. all those knobs and buttons... but i knew i wanted OUT. out of the life i had! i worked for a high paced, very stressful, awful work environment corporate job. and despite the amount of awards and the amount of goals i hit, my boss and the company never seemed happy, and in turn, i was not happy! so i wanted OUT! this is when i picked up a camera. as mentioned, it frightened me, but not as much as the life i was currently living. i stared at it for about a half hour and decided i was IN. that night i made a commitment to tak over 1000 photos a day for the next few months... and i did! my husband mark was a natural, so whenever i needed help i would turn to him. but slowly after a few months, i stopped going to mark with questions. i had become confident, i had shot several weddings, and i began to inspire others.

q. // what inspires you + where do you find it?

[ a ] our inspiration comes from art. i know that sounds cheesy but it's true! mark and i both value good design. whether that be from a single tree standing in an open field, to a new logo a friend just made, we become inspired. our goal with mark brooke photography is to bring our clients photos that they are actually going to like years after we take them. we love to find the "lines and the color" in each shot.

q. // when you're not shooting things, what's your favorite thing to do?

[ a ] i wish i could be with my children all day long! i'm in love with them!!! honestly i can't get enough. wyatt and oslo are our two little boys who are the reason we have become who we are today! because of them we want to work hard, build a future, and be better people.

if i'm not with my boys, i am probably in the office working on our two other businesses: cloud parade and hello studios...

and if i'm not in the office, you can find me with a cup of coffee, in comfy clothes, and catching up with my close girl friends.

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i have a penchant for... being a christian - "follower of Christ".

[photos by hugh forte]

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  1. they are such amazing people, my husband and I met them almost 6 years ago when they did our first shoot. They rock, we have had them shoot over 5 different shoots for us from before we were married to now when we have 2 kids. They have become close friends of ours and I always love hanging with them, they really are as cool and fun as they look!!

    The Albuquerque's

    1. that's awesome jessica!! i love hanging with them too... although i don't get to as much since i moved, but every time i visit, i have to get my candice fill. :)