Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Behind the Scenes | 6 Comments

Brooke Bryand Photography | Raleigh, NC Family Photographer | Moving Announcement

As of May 29th, we are moving!

Per my newsletter, I will be flying back quarterly starting with September for Fall Mini-Sessions, but there is no doubt the bi-coastal business will be different once we move.

I want to start off by thanking you for inviting me to be a part of your families over the last seven years. It has been an honor to document each and every one of your children — whether from the time they were in your bellies or their first week of life or when they took their first steps — I am overwhelmed with how you’ve welcomed me to be there for all of your family’s big moments.

truthbomb_784_findtribeAs I look back at my own big moments in the last 9 years of living in SF, I am grateful for each and every tribe that has brought me to where I am today. From our original MSH (aka “Making $hit Happen”) Crew pre-kids who¬†pushed me to start this very business — to my first mom’s group who held my hand (and my tears) as I navigated breastfeeding, sleep training and so much more — to my JCC preschool mamas who supported my transition into being a working mama and all that entails — I. am. grateful.

There are many reasons for this move, but most of all it is about family.

I’ve never understood why anyone would need anything more than what this great city has to offer. And now, 9 years later, I realize it’s not that I’m seeking more, I’m seeking different. I’m seeking a life for my kids where we slow down. Where they spend their summer days lounging at the pool and their nights catching fireflies. I’m seeking the privilege of helping my parents grow through their sunset years with grace, and being there for them when they need me without having to book a flight to do so. And finally, I’m seeking the joy of knowing my niece and nephew…not “Ella-likes-chocolate” knowing, but really knowing her in ways I can’t yet imagine.

And please — come visit anytime. We may even have a guest bedroom to offer (that isn’t an air mattress on Cal’s floor).

Sending much, much love to you, SF.


  1. Lisa Alderson
    February 21, 2016

    Congratulations to you and Dave! What a big move. So exciting for you and your family.


  2. Shirley Smith
    February 21, 2016

    You will be missed, but I think you have made a wonderful choice.

    Thanks so much for photographing our wedding and fitting in so nicely. Loved our photos!

    Hopefully I’ll see you again. Enjoy your new life.

  3. Sally Morris
    February 21, 2016

    Oh Brooke! Off you go on a new adventure. Im excited to see what wonderful things happen for you back here on the East Coast. Im sure SF will miss you dearly. Congratulations!

  4. Jill Brandenburg
    February 21, 2016

    Congratulations Brooke. Sounds like you will have the best of both worlds. Having moved out of my small San Francisco apartment into a proper home (albeit in Sydney), where I can get to know my nieces and nephews and see my parents more than once I year, I can guarantee you – you won’t have any regrets. More happy times ahead.

  5. Anne
    February 22, 2016

    Love Danielle LaPorte -I left one for Lins at office recently. Everybody is BACK! Xoxo

  6. Taniya
    February 23, 2016

    Yay Brooke!! How awesome for you to start such a wonderful new chapter. Adventure awaits, my friend!!


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