Posted on March 6, 2018
Gene and Flora are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year! You may remember their beautiful portrait session that I shared with you all a few months ago. I had the honor of photographing their anniversary celebration too! It was such a wonderful time! This family pulled out all of the stops to put together the most epic anniversary party I have ever seen. From the fire and hula dancers down to the tiny details of the handmade flower arrangements and favors put together by their daughter – every thing about this celebration was amazing. The Drop Entertainment brought down the house with the DJ and photo booth. Everyone had such a great time. I’ve also never seen one family with so many talented dancers! The hula dancers had all of the men up dancing with them and then challenged them to do a dance off, and I was blown away by the talent. They were pulling out all of the stops from break dancing to doing the worm. It was incredible to see and so much fun. Gene and Flora had a beautiful celebration surrounded by their closest family and friends, some of which were friends from decades ago that traveled from around the world to be there. I loved capturing this special time for them. Happy Golden Anniversary!
Photography: Loni Brooke Photography
Venue: The Admiral Baker Clubhouse
DJ and Photo Booth: The Drop Entertainment
Floral Arrangements: Odessa Horsford
Posted on January 16, 2018
Little Landon has a big announcement! He’s going to be a big brother!
I have been on pins and needles waiting to share this session with all of you. It is one of my favorites to date. Being a photographer is so rewarding. I am blessed to get to be a part of such special times in your lives. I am honored to have captured this fun pregnancy announcement for the Howard family. Landon is going to be a great big brother! Here are a few of my favorites from their session:
Posted on January 12, 2018
Happy new year! I hope that you are all having a wonderful and blessed 2018 so far. 2017 ended with a bang for Loni Brooke Photography. It was my honor to capture so many of your family photos for your holiday cards. Now that things have started to get more back to routine, I am going to be blogging my favorites from all of your sessions. Forgive me as I play a little catch up.
The Orr family was so much fun to get to know. Their little Brady is so full of adventure. One of my favorite photos of the evening was the one of him running ahead of mom and dad (I just love how the trees are framing them and it almost looks like a heart). We all had a blast chasing him around and capturing him in his element. Megan and Josh are such a cute couple. I loved capturing their love in some moments of just them too. My favorite part of the whole session was finding out how much we had in common! Turns out, Josh and I are from the same home town back in Utah and went to private schools that played sports against each other. We are the same age and he played basketball when I was a cheerleader. Which means – I cheered at some of his games back in high school! What are the odds? I love how small the world can be! It was fate that I would end up being their family photographer here in San Diego! We started this session as strangers and left as friends.
Here are a few of my favorites from their session. I am definitely looking forward to seeing this adorable family again.
Posted on November 17, 2017
Cora and Grace have been best friends since birth! Their moms, Carly and Haley, were roommates in college and have been best friends since. They even got pregnant at the same time and their girls were born just a couple of weeks apart. How cool is that? It is so rare to find a lifelong friend, but to both have baby girls within weeks of each other is fate!
Cora and Grace turn 2 this month! I had been talking to their moms about this session for months and was so excited that the day had finally come. It was so much fun to chase Cora and Grace all around and capture their big moment. Happy birthday girls!
Here are some of my favorites from their session. There were so many, it was hard to choose!
Posted on November 15, 2017
It was a perfect evening for a family session! The light was GORGEOUS, the temperature was great, the location was stunning – and the Smith family was so much fun (not to mention completely photogenic). Little Charlotte had us all in stitches with her adorable laugh and watching the bond between the boys was a sight to behold. My all time favorite sibling photo I have ever taken is the one (below) of Nathan and AJ having a brotherly love moment. Swoon! These kids are so close and have the type of relationship that I hope for my kids to have with each other. Kuddos to Susan and Austin, you have wonderful children and are seriously doing a great job with them. Can we just also mention how well dressed this family is? I love how they’re coordinated so well and the colors that they chose really make their photos pop (good job Mom!). It was my pleasure to get to know the Smith family. I am already looking forward to their next session and hope that it’s soon!
Here are a few of my favorites from their session:
Posted on November 14, 2017
I just loved meeting the McNicholas family. Sweet Emma is the same age as my little Jude, so we instantly clicked. She is already so great at standing and just loves to smile. Their adorable pup Bisbee added an extra element of fun to their session too. Bringing your family pet to your photo session is a great way to really capture memories of the entire family, after all, our pets are family members too. Bisbee and Emma kept us all laughing and having a great time. I love the natural and in the moment feel of their session. It truly captures their real bond. Their love for each other really shines through.
Here are some of my favorites from their session:
Posted on November 14, 2017
The Palacio family welcomed their adorable baby Autumn just a few short months ago. It seemed so fitting to have their first family photos taken in Autumn! We really wanted to get the autumn feeling with their session, and this beautiful San Marcos location was perfect. This family has such great style too! Moms, take note – this amazing dress Tiana is wearing photographs so well! I had a wonderful time getting to know this family. I hope to see them again soon.
Here are just a few of my favorites from their session: