Sabrina Brooks Photography » Boston based portrait and newborn photography.

I first met Caitlin in Santa Barbara, CA as I was only weeks away from moving to Boston. Caitlin was already living out East and since I was on my way, we were connected through a mutual friend. I remember following her on Instagram, thinking she was way too cool to ever be my friend. Good thing I was so wrong because she’s the best ever.

We quickly became close and over the last 4 years, we have gone through good times, bad times, rough patches in our friendship, break ups, engagements and shortly we will go through marriage together. Caitlin is one of those friends that you know deserves a great guy. Thankfully Zach is that guy. They even each other out, he shows her that she’s worth it, they build each other up and there is constant laughter and joy.

When it came to engagement photos, they wanted something very Boston. Urban engagement photos and filled with old school Boston buildings. What better than the Seaport district so there we went on one of the coldest days out but we were successful.

Love these two and am excited for their wedding this summer!

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Growing up in mounds of snow….was not my favorite and was a large reason why I decided to pack up my car at 17 and attend college in California. For 10 years, I loved the lack of powder on the ground, rubbing it in people’s faces that I had my toes dug into the sand on the beach in January while they scraped ice off their car windows.

For a good solid few years, I believed myself to be against hiking. Only really half enjoying the beauty of Griffith Park or Runyon in LA, the epitome of Hollywood hiking.

Something changed once I moved to the East Coast and I started to appreciate the seasons. The changing in the air, the snow dropping in bucket loads, snow men, and snow ball fights and seeing the whole city come alive in the Spring. Then came hiking in the snow and standing in awe of the beauty with friends, laughing and jumping into deep conversations. I’ve changed in these last 2 1/2 years here and this small change, I love the most.

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I really can’t tell you the moment that I fell in love with hiking or even enjoying nature really but it grew on me. It once was my last choice to spend a full day of my weekend hiking around in snow. No longer is this the case and I welcomed being invited to take a drive out to New Hampshire with Paul to hike through what I now call “winter wonderland.”

There was a moment on our hike that we stopped, stood and took in the silence. Sometimes the snow would trickle down off a branch and that moment felt life giving. To be surrounded by silence, disconnected from stress and anxiety, business and social media. I will forever remember this hike and this day.

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And a couple off the good ol’ iphone…

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There are no other families like the Canter family. Becoming my friend during a season of disconnection, making it known that I can come over anytime, checking in on me often to see how I am doing, Facetiming on vacations and spending holidays together. I love these people.

I’ve watched their son Hudson go from a chunky baby to a talking and walking boy. He loves to shyly smile when I enter the room like he’s holding a secret, yelling “Auntie Bree, come!” and running to go “up!” (pick him up for hugs).

I love them. Naturally, I wanted to bless them with family portraits for Christmas. They’ve not had the privilege of getting professional portraits taken so this was an honor and a privilege.

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And for good fun, when your model has a melt down.

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