Sometimes You Get Lucky, If You’re Willing to be Brave

Earlier this week, I saw storm clouds and had a family session scheduled.

I called and consulted with the family and due to black cloud concern, we postponed until later in the week.

It never did rain, but it sure looked threatening.

I sometimes forget that moments that seem less than ideal, sometimes challenging, maybe even threatening, are the very elements that can combine into something totally extraordinary. Getting out of our comfort zones can seem frightening (I love my comfort zone), but if we always walk a safe path we’ll always get predictable results.

When storm clouds hit a couple weeks ago during a fabulous mentoring session, I was hesitant of continuing plans for our shoot together. But given the completely un-reschedule-able-ness of the moment, we went through with it.

So glad we did.

And we did indeed get lucky.



Brooke Snow is a Lifestyle photographer in Cache Valley, Utah. She grew up on a dirt road on the outskirts of town where her neighbors consisted of wild life…which of course made walking to the bus stop an adventure. She has been chased to school by a herd of 114 Elk, a skunk, charged by a Moose, and they once had a wild mink sneak into the living room. Sometimes life for her can be too exciting. She currently enjoys living in her suburb hundred year old house in a quiet neighborhood where so far the only “wild life” is the neighbors pygmy goats that keep escaping.

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As a photographer, she’s been published in Where Women Create and Where Women Cook magazines, featured on the Huffington Post, The $100 Startup, and is a regular contributor to her local NBC lifestyle show Studio 5. A sought after instructor and speaker, when she’s not putting the magic into her next presentation, you can find her drooling over organic recipes, hiking with a mountain buggy carrying precious cargo, and hanging out in her Farm House with her fabulous little clan in Northern Utah.

Her free course Living a Thriving Life is the perfect anecdote for those seeking balance in the midst of chaos. Discover how to create meaning in both your photos and your life at
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  • Vince - Wow, love the rainbow and the sun breaking through the clouds. I’ve found that I love shooting in Portland for just this reason, the changing weather makes for amazing backdrops. Good job on the “starburst” effect in the last two photos. I’ve tried to use that effect in the past (inspired by you) and it can be tricky to line up artistically.

  • Jackie - Wow, those are breathtaking! I could look at your pictures all day long.

  • BreeAnn Allred - Brooke those are AMAZING! How special.

  • Chelsea - Love. Can’t even wait for our mentoring session!!!

  • brooke - I can’t wait either Chelsea! Thanks!

  • Trisha - These are so awesome! I am so excited to see more.

  • sarah - These are absolutely beautiful. Thank you, little storm clouds, for giving such a lovely backdrop 🙂

  • Barb Phillips - These are so great looking good for you to be able to capture not only the couple but also a memorable day. Way To Go Brooke

  • Vanessa - Yay Brooke! Your photos turned out AMAZING!!

  • Kylene - Gorgeous, gorgeous! The first one is my favorite.

  • Samantha - So beautiful, Brooke! I can’t wait to be in lovely Utah again.

  • Rhonda Steed - HOLY COW Brooke! Seriously Amazing shots!!!!! What yummy light!

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