M E E T B R O O K E
Brooke was raised in Pike Road, Alabama-- right outside of Montgomery. She attended Auburn University where she received a degree in public relations with no intentions of becoming a professional photographer. Her junior year of college, two of her friends got engaged, and they asked Brooke to take their engagement pictures. After the session, Brooke posted the pictures on Facebook-- and things took off from there.
t h o u g h t s f r o m b r o o k e . . .
"I'm a believer in Jesus' grace, and it's only by His provision that I'm a photographer. Before shooting professionally, I was always the girl with a camera in hand ready to document life. I'm thankful to foster friendships with my clients while capturing moments for them to cherish in this lifetime. I'm immensely blessed that what I naturally love to do has turned into a career."
-- Brooke Glassford
Where is home for you?
Home for me is Pike Road, Ala.—a growing town on the outskirts of Montgomery! I was raised in Pike Road, and I still reside in an above-the-garage apartment affectionately known as my loft.
Married or kids?
One day, L dubs! (L dubs=Lord willing)
Why/What got you started in photography?
It’s only by the Lord’s provision that I’m a professional photographer. I know that He gave me the ability and marked out the way for me to be shooting full-time today. I also give credit to my mom for instilling the habit of documenting memories as we have endless photo albums in my parents’ home from our childhood. I always found myself as the girl with a camera in hand documenting social events in high school and college just for fun! My junior year of college, two of my good friends got engaged, and they asked me to take their engagement photos. I posted the photos on Facebook, and things took off from there! I never took photography classes and had no intentions of pursuing a photography career. However, in 2011, Kim and Josh approached me about joining the KBP team! I’m grateful for their guidance and support over the years.
What animal would you be and why?
A horse— no doubt! Why? Let’s start with the fact that I have enough hair to match that of a horse. Horses have been my favorite animal since childhood.
What can we catch you doing in your spare time? Hobbies?
In my spare time, I try to be intentional about quality time with my loved ones. When it’s my solo spare time, you can usually find me reading or listening to podcasts. I also love to saddle up my landlord’s horses in the cooler months!
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite tv show?
Two of my favorite TV shows are The Office and Friends. Either are often playing as background noise/humor when I’m on the photo editing grind.
Cats or dogs?
Cats! (I realize I’m in the minority of the population.)
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
I’m grateful for continued wisdom and advice from so many over the years, but the best advice is to keep the Lord in His rightful place— above anyone or anything.
If you weren't a photographer, what would you do?
If I weren’t a photographer, perhaps I’d be dabbling in the public relations field where I hold a degree. If we’re talkin’ dream life: astronaut.
What is your favorite word?
My favorite word is anything you can abbreviate. I often speak in abbrevs (abbreviations).
Which store would you like to max out your credit card?
I could MAX out my credit card at TJ MAXX! I pat myself on the back when I’ve practiced self-control and walk out of that store purchase free.
Did you have a childhood nickname?
Nicknames are for childhood AND adult life! Two of my favorites are Brookie Cookie (baking cookies is my love language) and FaceBrooke (from college because I posted so many photos on Facebook!)
Sweet or salty?
Salty after something sweet! Ha!
Any strange phobias?
Unfortunately, I’m somewhere on the germophobic scale. I’m most neurotic about two things: public toilet seats and clothes that have been worn outside coming in contact with my bed sheets. These are my confessions.
Name a few of your favorite things:
The Gospel + the Word, my loved ones, photos, low sunlight rays, open fields, horses, Raisinets, water, hip hop/rap music (there’s legit Christian music in this genre out there, yall! Hit me up for recommendations!)