Brant & Esther | Sunset Elopement | Santa Monica Beach, CA Photographer

Brant and Esther are MARRIED!!!

Brant and Esther met online back in 2014 (how cool is this – Esther grew up in the Netherlands!) and after a while of chatting, they became best friends. It wasn’t long before they realized they were perfect for each other and dove into a long distance relationship across the world!

Brant proposed to Esther at the top of the St. Vitus Cathedral while traveling in Prague (how romantic is that?!) and after months of wedding planning and a handful of complications, they decided to say their vows at sunset on the beach in Santa Monica, CA – officiated and surrounded by friends! It was such a beautiful evening and the happiness exuded from the bride and groom! Following the intimate ceremony in the sand, we headed to P.F. Changs and continued celebrating the newlyweds with dinner, drinks and dessert!

Brant and Esther – I am so beyond excited for you guys and cannot thank you enough for allowing me to be a part of your special day!! I cannot wait to see what comes next for you both in this next chapter of life together!!



Brant & Esther | Sunset Elopement | Santa Monica Beach, CA Photographer

Liou Family | Santa Monica, Ca | Family Beach Session | Holiday Mini Session | Brooke Tobin Photography

Hey, Friends! I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and Holiday season, as well as a very Happy New Year!

I have been SO behind on blogging the last month or so due to all of the festivities and I am so excited to finally share with you all what I have been working on! So be sure to check back soon because LOTS of new beautiful faces are about to hit the blog!


My husband, Mike, and I know Serena and her husband, Bill, from work and as soon as she told me that her parents and sister were going to be in town, we KNEW we needed to do a family session! I had such a blast working with these sweet people. They were so kind and bubbly throughout our entire shoot – always giggling and striking a pose! And believe it or not (I can’t!), their parents haven’t had any photos taken of themselves in almost 20 years! They were naturals!

It brings me so much joy to see the love shared between families and I am so lucky that I get to spend my days with beautiful people like these 🙂


Liou Family | Santa Monica, Ca | Family Beach Session | Holiday Mini Session | Brooke Tobin Photography