Brooks & Grace
Where Adorable meets Affordable
I had a dream. To take a passionate hobby and through determination, hard work, education and grit turn it into a company where every family could get gorgeous high-quality images at a reasonable price! I truly believe that every family deserves beautiful images of their children. So, in 2014 after almost 10 years with the Cleveland Clinic Colorectal Surgery department I started this company and have never looked back or been happier! This is my purest Joy! A lot of people wonder where the name came from and the answer to that is my other purest joy my three children! Mason Brooks & Amelia Grace are my twins names and their big brother Kyle is our &! The term ampersand is a corruption of and (&) per se and, which literally means "(the character)" he is the character of our family and the "character' we should all strive to achieve. They are My Reason. My Purpose. My Life.
I pride myself on building strong relationships with each and every child I photograph. I love watching them grow over the years from behind my lens! Happy, comfortable children who are having fun will always have the best photographs! So that's what we do here we play, laugh and sing! I never rush a session or child for that matter. Children are individuals and need to be treated and respected as such. Some children are shy, some have learning and social differences, and some become your best friend in 3 minutes lol. But they all are perfectly unique and with patience it's that individual spark, that core personality of theirs that I capture.
I am always up for a challenge and enjoy creating everything from extravagant monthly themed mini sessions and cake smashes to sweet dreamy newborn sessions! I believe that the perfect gallery comes only from a blend of my talent and timeless photography style coupled with your personal taste! They are my images but they are your memories and should reflect that. Thanks for taking the time to read a little bit about me.
"Amazing gift of picture posing and patience with babies and kids. Brooks & Grace is definitely world class service! I would highly recommend her service to any family."
"Samatha is so patient with children. My daughter's two year pics seemed to be almost impossible to get her to cooperate. I thought that I was going to be disappointed with the pictures. Samatha captured so many beautiful shots and they came out wonderful. So many good ones hard to choose a favorite. I was so surprised considering how my daughter was behaving. This is my third photo shoot with her and she has been just amazing each time. Her work is top notch."
"Samantha was the most patient photographer we have ever worked with! You can tell she loves what she does! My daughter loves working with her so much she gave her a hug at the end love supporting a small business and local mom!"