About Us

FOREST HEART family

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• Napping
• Listening to records while I cook dinner
• Wes Anderson Films
• First snow of the season
• The Great Lakes
• Tori Amos
• Foxes
• Anything in miniature size is amazing!
• Cluttering up my house with succulents
• Hideous Kitty Cat Knick Knacks




this is me

I watch way too many movies, love taking naps and am fueled by Chinese food….seriously, If I don’t eat it at least twice per week I will die, its a big problem. I grew up surrounded by the beauty of the Great Lakes in Michigan, which I will always carry in my heart and call home. Now I live in the D.C. metro area with my husband, the love of my life and my two siamese kitty cat children (who I am freaking obsessed with). 

I knew photography would be my life  the day I shot an entire pack of Polaroid film of my stuffed animals when I was a little girl. I had 10 photos that looked like a hot mess, but I had never felt so alive. I’ve been documenting weddings and portraits for 16 years and this job still fills my heart everyday.

in a nutshell

loves

I'm a look at the

Moon kind of person...

• Cooking without recipes
• Tea and many bowls of miso soup, gotta have them!
• Makoto Shinkai Films + Yayoi Kusama Art
•  Believer in Aliens 
• Midnight Snacks 
•  Anime + Manga
• Owls
• Browsing at plant nurseries ( I spend way to much money there) 
• Playing overwatch video game
• My bullet journal... it keeps me moving forward


loves

• My Fur Baby Cockapoo
• Mexican Food (Authentic, not that fake stuff)
• Memes
• Binge Watching Netflix
• Video Gaming
• Listening to Alternative Music
• Walking in Nature
• My Online Shopping Addiction
• All Doggies!





my 30 second

Born in New York City and raised in rural Minnesota, I gave up cold Midwestern winters upon moving to Northern Virginia in 2018. My years since were spent living in many different places, Drawing inspiration from the places I've lived, nature and the people surrounding me, helps me to show others the world from my own perspective, but also give them a chance for their stories to be told in their own way. Photography is the perfect balance of capturing something real but also being able to add my own style and artistic flair to it, and that's what drives me in this craft. When I'm not doing photography I spend time listening to music and cuddling with my cockapoo puppy. (He's the best cuddler in the world!) 

elevator pitch

loves

Brooke

• Vegan Food
• Face & Hair Masks
• Minimalist Design
• Hedgehogs
• Going To as Many Concerts as Humanly Possible
• Tattoos
• Kombucha
• Quoting & Rewatching King of the Hill Multiple Times
• Trader Joes
• Collecting as Many Pairs of Vans as I Can
• Jemstones





Let's Hang

I am a type 7 on the Enneagram and an ENTP Myers Briggs type through and through (yes I am that person who is really into personality tests, anyone else here?!). I live in Loudoun County, VA with my boyfriend Grant, our 2 black cats and hedgehog… its such a crazy crew! I quite literally “fell” into photography when I fell and broke my foot my senior year of high school playing tennis and was put into 2 photography classes to replace the gym class I was suppose to take… what a convenient way to get out of gym! Being a wedding and portrait photographer indulges my genuine love of being the ultimate observer. I grew up on a 104 acre horse farm in Pennsylvania which originally was my biggest inspiration for photography and it still holds true today even in my wedding and portrait work how important incorporating nature in my photography is to me. It’s such and honor and a fun creative challenge to capture tons of different people and love stories each year! 

It's going to be lit!

loves

Lead Photographer

allison

owner + photographer

I have been a dreamer for as long as I can remember. All the little thoughts dancing around in my head and me...trying to recreate them into some form of art. Photographs, paintings, mixed media and even recipes are some of the amazing things that I have created. Dreams are where I get my best ideas! I live in the Maryland, DC Metro area with my high school sweetheart in a geeky apartment filled with video games, books and art. I enjoy all things Japanese, so much so that I am learning to speak it...yup that's right I speak Japanese!

So why Photography? Well it all began with my grandfather. He was a photographer too, and his stories were so wonderful, I could listen for hours. I feel he passed his love of photography down to me. Here I am, always with my camera in one hand, bullet journal in the other, creating moments and telling stories with my art. What an awesome job!

carrie

owner + photographer

sophia

associate photographer

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