Wednesday, June 1, 2011 {Uath County photographer}

HEYO!!! Today is the big day! 
I have been working so hard to make this new blogsite as user friendly as possible for everyone. I love the new look of Brooke Bakken Photography and I hope you will too!

Please continue to follow me @ !!
I am, of course, 
having a little "Thank You" incentive for everyone that wants to make the jump with me. :)
I love each and everyone of you that continually read my site. Your support means
everything to me and I am so grateful.


Friday, May 27, 2011


NO I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth...
BUT I have been hard at work at branding my business! It has been so fun to hire
a graphic designer and have her use my ideas to come up with some branding for my
business that embodies my personality.

I am in love with the color pallet!! To me it shows how happy I am,
but I also think it shows off the fun side and I like how clean the design is as well.
There are a few other changes coming my way (and yours)!!

I have been working hard to get my new blog-site up and running...
It's not quite ready for the big debut but I will be rolling that out JUNE 1!
I love the functionality of it way more than just blogger....but the one bummer
is that there is not a "Follower" application (or I haven't found one yet).
The best thing for all of my followers to do would be to
subscribe to the RSS feed (the orangey button after my intro) and that will let you know
when I have posted something knew. Oh and there is always the bookmark feature in the
web browser as well! I hope that all of the followers I have right now will make the jump
with me...I promise it will be awesome! I am so grateful for all of you and hope that
you will continue to follow me on my photo journey!

Now check out all these goodies that came my way! I was in heaven and it was like 
Christmas in MAY! I hope you all will love it as much as I do. There are other goodies besides
the ones below but this should give you a good idea of my new brand!
Yay for Brooke Bakken Photography!

 New Blogsite Header :)

~Front of my Business Card~

Back of my Biz Card!

SIDE NOTE- My business has been as successful as it is because of all of you and
sharing with your friends. If any of you would like some of my business cards to hand out to
any of your friends please send me an email (
and I would LOVE to send you some!

~Fun lil' sticker~

How perfect is this?
They would make the perfect gift for any friend or family!

I am so in love with all of my new goody goodness and I am so grateful for Kim at 
MadiLu Designs for all her hard work and amazing vision!
Check out all her work...she is legit!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wedding Wednesday {Salt Lake City Wedding Photographer}

Today I am sharing the wonderful Salt Lake wedding at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building I was able to 2nd shoot at! Tiffany (my most fave photog ever) let me tag along and second shoot for this beautiful ceremony. You can see all of her amazing work HERE. I LOVE shooting and being at weddings. I love seeing the love 2 people have for one another and see them committing to one another for all of time. Through thick and thin, they offer their love for one another. It always makes me love my husband more and realize how precious love is and how lucky I am to have it! Jeff & Tia are no exception! They were so in love and so cute and beaming with happiness the entire day. Tiff, thanks so much for letting me help and learn from the master! I had a wonderful time!

Now let's end it with a Smooch!

Monday, May 16, 2011

LDS Bride Engagements {Utah County Engagement photographer}

Today I was featured on another AMAZING blog for the Vintage Picnic engagements I took of Sarah & Michael in the orchard in Provo. The LDS Bride features photographers from all over the U.S. and I love being able to see all the amazing temples and beautiful brides!

Today was my lucky day! They were kind enough to showcase some of my work and I am so grateful!
Be sure to go HERE and show the comment section some love!
Happy Monday & stay tuned for Wedding Wednesday this week!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cody {Utah County Senior Portrait Photographer}

Cody was a little unsure of a portrait session dedicated mostly to him when we first met.
 But after a few colorful remarks from myself (mostly for shock value) I got him to relax and
LOVED the genuine smile I got to capture. He does have quite the "Blue Steel" stare goin' on
though I must admit! I had so much fun making him laugh and was so honored
to be able to capture this awesome time in his life. Yay for graduating!

See what I mean about his "Blue Steel"?!

Had to get the Lil' bro in there too!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! 
This is my first Mother's day as a mom. Last mother's day I was pregnant and waiting to meet the baby in my belly...but this Mother's day takes the cake! I am so blessed to have a healthy growing little boy that makes me smile bigger than I knew was possible. He has captured my whole heart and I am so thankful to my Heavenly Father for blessing me with this amazing little human being, and with an amazing husband as well. I have the best little family a girl could ask for.

I am also extremely blessed to have had an AMAZING mother. She has been such an example to me growing up of what a mom can and should be. She has always been selfless and put our needs before her own. I hope that one day if I can say I am half the mother my mom was, that my kids will be truly blessed.
Mom, I love you with all my heart!

In honor of Mother's Day, I have done a couple giveaways.
 (One is still going on over at
If you entered but did not win,
don't be sad! I am going to be offering 30% OFF the session fee,
for the month of May. 

If you wish to have a "Mommy & Me" session, 
please email me and in the subject line put "Mother's Day".
I would love to be able to take some pictures of all the mom's
that are always behind the camera and are always sacrificing for their little ones.

This special will run through the month of May.
We can book your session beyond May,
but you will only get this rate if you contact me during this month,
and then we can set something up.

I hope all the of the moms out there know how much your kiddos love you.
The world is a better place because of all the wonderful mother's.

Now for a little picture of the special little guy that made me a mother for the first time 10 months ago!

Momma LOVES you Brady boy!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Feature Friday!

Happy Friday! Just a short post today!
Some of my engagement photos were featured on the Utah Valley Bride blog!
I am so excited to have them out there on such a fun, cool blog! I used this blog a ton actually when I was planning my own wedding. It has a ton of inspiration photos that helped me plan my wedding exactly how I wanted down to the last detail! 
I LOVE me some details and that's what this blog provides!
There have been some amazing photographers featured on their site, so it's amazing for me to see my own up there! Go HERE and show the site some LOVE!

Sarah+Michael=LOVE <3

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mommy & Me {Utah County Cildren Photographer, Utah County Family Photographer}

Jessica and I used to work together at Novell.  She is now a full time Mommy to the cutest little girl Lily. I did a Mommy & Me session for her for Mother's Day and will be doing one more for one of her readers too!

Jessica has a FABULOUS blog for Utah County Moms ( Here she shares a fun calendar of events that happen all over Utah County for moms to do with their little ones.

So that means my readers now have TWO chances to win a "Mommy & Me" session!
Remember that Sweet Treats & More's contest will be announcing the winner tomorrow,
and the contest on Utah County Mom runs through May 11!

Help spread the word and let's make some amazing mom out there SUPER happy!

On a side note, if you don't win, or would like to gift a "mommy & Me" session for Mother's day,
please email me and we can get you a gift certificate for the special mom in your life!

Ok on to the cuteness!!!