Barton Family Photo Time!

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 | No Comments


Every year I get to take my siblings family photos for Christmas and it is so much fun! Now that I am married it is even better because my husband and I get to do it together and we both love photography so much! This year we took several families photos and they look so beautiful!

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I love looking back at the family Christmas photos from previous years and see how much the kids have grown. Time goes by so fast. It doesn’t feel like that long ago when I was changing my nieces and nephews diapers and now they are taller than me! Family is precious, glory to God.

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Brooke Meghan

The Dominguez Family

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 | No Comments


Gabriel and I always have so much fun taking photos of the Dominguez family. This is our second year taking their Christmas card photos and this is the second time it has rained the day of the shoot! But both times the photos turned out beautifully and the rain was not a problem. They are such a fun family to photograph, I can stare at them for days! Here are some photos from their shoot that Gabriel and I took together.

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Brooke Meghan

The Barton Ladies

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 | No Comments


I finally was able to take my mom and sister’s Christmas photos this year! It was so much fun. I could take pictures of them all day. They are so beautiful and made my job very easy. I took their photos at the Nature Center in Anaheim Hills. It’s one of my favorite places to take photos and I have great memories there. My dad used to take my sister and I there to go on little hikes when we were kids and it always felt like we were in a far away forest. Here are a few of their photos.

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They’re adorable!

Brooke Meghan

Merry Christmas 2013

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 | No Comments

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This is my and Gabriel’s second Christmas together being married but our first year taking family Christmas photos. Our friend Zach blessed us and took our photos for us. I ended up getting our cards printed through and they turned out really nice.

We ended up going up to Big Bear in mid-November and captured snow falling. It was so beautiful and really was the perfect scene for our Christmas card photos.

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Gabriel was browsing several blogs for inspiration as usual and came across a winter crown. He thought it would be a great idea for our Christmas photos and he made one for me. I think it turned out wonderful!

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Gotta take a selfie!


I look forward to taking many more Christmas family photos and capturing our family grow, Lord willing.

Merry Christmas!
Brooke Meghan

Sister Getaway: San Diego 2013

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 | No Comments

San Diego

My sister Britney and I decided to do a quick getaway to San Diego last weekend. It was so much fun and was such a beautiful time bonding with my lil’ sis! Plus, I got to introduce Britney to my favorite burrito from Lucha Libre: The Surfin’ California. It contains grilled steak, shrimp, french fries, avocado, pico de gallo, cheese, & chipotle sauce. MMMmmm.. I want to go back and get another!!

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Here are pictures we took while we were there.

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Of course we had to go into Nordstrom and shop a little! (: We ended up not purchasing anything, but it was fun just looking and trying things on.

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While we were walking around downtown, Britney saw that an ugly brown spider had landed in my hair on the top of my head. Ummm… yeah I freaked. Britney was embarrassed. Haha. I actually didn’t go wacko I just couldn’t stop smacking my hair for a good 2 minutes… oh well I guess that is considered wacko. Hehe.

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Brooke Meghan

A Little Pumpkin on the Way!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 | No Comments


This past weekend I attended a beautiful baby shower for my cousin Paris. She had a fall/pumpkin theme and it was adorable. (I have a lot of gifted and creative family members.) Her mom, Deloris, threw her a special shower. The fall theme was very cozy and set the tone for the lovely evening. Not only was the home decorated so elegantly, but the food was delicious. They served a thanksgiving meal! Need I say more about how awesome the food was? Mmm… I may be biased though – thanksgiving meal is one of my favorites. Then, there was a dessert table full of treats: assorted caramel apples (from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory - yes please!), pies, cake, cupcakes, chocolate covered marshmallows, and more! I was taking pictures of my plates and sending them to my husband just to make him jealous (yes, I’m a stinker sometimes.)


During the shower we each filled out “Advice for mom” cards, and played lots of fun games with sweet prizes! It was a great time being together and showering Paris with love and support as she soon becomes a mommy to a beautiful little girl.

Thank You Lord for Your love towards us.

Psalm 139:13-14 “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.”


Brooke Meghan

Thankful Thursday: Friendship

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 | No Comments


Thankful Thursday: I am thankful for friendship. I have the greatest best friends who I can trust with my life and that is a blessing. Life is more beautiful, fun, and inspiring with my friends around. I am so thankful that I have them by my side. God is so good to give me such special friends. I cherish every moment! I love you guys!

“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24

Brooke Meghan

October 2013 Highlights

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 | No Comments


Here is a summary of my October in pictures from my iPhone! October went by way too fast. I miss it already!


Reading The MacArthur Daily Bible with my husband while drinking my cinnamon roll coffee.


I got to throw my niece’s 13th birthday party sleepover. It turned out amazing!! The picture above is of the dessert/candy table.


Celebrated my mom’s birthday at The Ranch Enchilada. So yummy! Priscilla drove down from Vegas and surprised mom! The image above was our “funny” picture – although I think it should be called the “real” us picture. Hehe. Love!


For Gabriel’s 25th birthday we had dinner at my moms house. I made homemade pizza and my mom made the homemade cheesecake. It was delicious and Gabriel was so happy.


I turned 24 this year! When did I turn 22? I feel like I was 21 just a couple days ago. Time goes by so fast! For my birthday, my mom made a yummy birthday dinner and I was spoiled with lot’s of gifts. I had a beautiful time with family.

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October was full of celebrations and I love it!

Brooke Meghan


Top Tunes #4

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 | No Comments


I am absolutely in love with Derek Minor’s newest album Minorville. Lot’s of good stuff, therefore, he’s got 3 top songs this week from me!

Brooke Meghan

Thankful Thursday: Marriage

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 | No Comments


Thankful Thursday: I am thankful for the gift of marriage. Marriage has been such a blessing and has taught both Gabriel and I what Christ’s love truly looks like. It has grown us both to a closer walk with God and that is a beautiful thing. It is amazing to witness God use us to make such beautiful things for His glory. I thank the Lord for who He is and His grace that keeps us. Thank You God for giving us the gift of marriage and for being committed to see us through. All glory and honor is Yours forever.

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:6-7

Brooke Meghan

photo cred: nick radford