I’m Brooke Snow, your kindred spirit in photography and professor of meaningful creativity.
I am an idealist at heart. I believe that there really is such a thing as life balance and that we can live our dreams while empowering others and changing lives in the process!
First and foremost though, I am a wife to a delightful husband and mother of a wild monkey boy who make life a constant adventure.
I love this crew of zippy Snow family members, but sometimes I can forget just how much.
It can be a great temptation to get carried away in daily distractions, business tasks, and long to-do lists.
At the end of 2010 I found myself exhausted from life. I had just finished my third and most exhausting year in photography.
And guess what?
I didn’t like photography any more.
In fact, not only was I ready to stop photographing professionally, I had already long stopped photographing my own life and family. Photography had become a chore, a duty, and brought a long list of other expectations in the process.
But before things could completely tumble into oblivion, I made one of the most important decisions I have ever made for my business and my family.
I took a sabbatical for the entire year of 2011.
- I redefined where photography fit in my life in a way that allowed me to serve others as well as my family.
- I learned how to keep photography joyful and special.
- I learned how to make the experiences I have with every person I photograph an opportunity to not just get great images, but to strengthen relationships at the same time.
The years journey was a complete paradigm shift for my life.
It changed the entire foundation of my intent with photography both personally and professionally.
It is upon these laurels that I blog, that I teach, and most importantly, that I live.
If you want to learn more about photography, if you want to live a creative life of inspiration, and if you want to find your own photo/life balance, you’ve come to the right place!
I’m so happy to have you join us!
Family Photo Credits: Sarah Grace Photography