The best way to describe me is, I am ALWAYS on the go. Sitting still often doesn’t apply to me, and it comes handy when photographing people. During the process, you will see I have the desire to get to know YOU and personalize every session to meet a variety of needs. Also, helping with small details as far as wardrobe, or location is fun to me. I enjoy capturing raw emotions in the perfect light, and that is my goal every session. After being set in a pose, there will be interactions by laughing, suggesting tickles, or talking about your day. You never know, I might throw out a few tricks in order to show the real you, and YOUR story!
I have been photographing since 2011 and took it seriously around 2015. It began with me shooting my children, and led me to finding a passion for shooting fashion models. Once I developed my unique artistic eye, I brought it over to weddings. It took one bride asking if I shot weddings, after she deeply searched a fashion photographer, and connected with my fashion work. That was the moment that got me hooked. We are friends to this day. I am here to be yours! Let’s grab a cup of joe and talk about your session!!
(To get to know me better, go Instagram and find my handle at @heyitsjosiebrooks; to see behind the scenes and anything extra!)
Behind the scenes by Vania Elise Artistry
How do I book?
To reserve your wedding date, you simply need to sign the contract and pay a non-refundable 50% retainer. This can all be done online through me directly, and after you contact me I will guide you all the way.
Do you travel?
Definitely!! For your event or day I will create a personalized travel amount, that I will need to make it to your special moment. To me it doesn’t matter if it’s across the world, I would be happy to come your way!!
Where can I find a full wedding album?
Let me know what you would like to see, and I will send it over right away! You also are free to browse my blog or portfolio on this site.
Who owns the copyright to my images?
While I retain the copyright of the images from your wedding day, the contract gives personal print permissions to our clients, for any non-commercial usage. If you have any concerns about privacy, please let me know.
When will I receive my images?
I pride myself in efficient processing and quick turnaround times, while keeping full quality! You can expect a preview from your wedding day or session posted to the Facebook page within a few days of your event, and an e-mail containing your full gallery within two weeks of your session, or four weeks of your event.
What makes you unique from other photographers?
I like to get to know you both as much as I can through meeting in person, or the questionnaire you fill out. Once I get that questionnaire I will prioritize every thing that is important to you. I also am very artistic, so I like to be more of a journalistic photographer through that creative mindset.
Can we create a custom package?
Of course! Tell me exactly what you are looking for and I can customize as much as possible! I can do something as simple as remove a second photographer, which is around $30-$50 an hour that I pay them. Once I do that, it will remove certain shots and lower the amount of images guaranteed. However, it is definitely dooable!!!
Who is your second photographer?
I hand select a photographer that vibes the best with my personality. I choose photographers that I have worked with before, and that I am now very close to outside of work because of it. My clients are very important to me, and that is why I select the most talented and trusted photographer I know!!
Can we add on a session with my portraits or wedding?
It will be my pleasure to add on sessions (including a day-after session) any time if I am open. You can elect to add on hours as late as the moment we are scheduled to leave! If you choose to have us stay longer, just let me know and I will add it to your online invoice afterwards. You can choose to add on an album anytime within a year after your images are delivered.
What if I have more questions that you don’t have here?
Totally expected or normal!! Let me know, and I will be happy to answer!
Thank you for reaching out to me! I am honored that you have considered me to document your special day. If you have any more questions, feel free to contact me at any time. -Josie