From Our Editors
Brooke Morgan Westlake made her foray into photography during high school, when she diligently studied the craft by taking as many classes as her schedule could handle. After graduation, she spent most of her time on the other side of the camera, learning how to strike the ideal pose for any situation as a model and beauty-pageant contestant.
Today, she draws on 18 years of experience to capture memories with current technology and trends, adding each new photographic specimen to her portfolio. She illumines boudoir, engagement, and wedding photos by ramping up the exposure and color saturation, which lends Pre-Raphaelite detail and enchantment to each image. For portraits, she employs the same technique but also dabbles in the other extreme, swapping vibrant colors for desaturated tones that seem to look back through the mists of time. Brooke also accents black-and-white photos with pops of color and subdues child portraits with a pastel, daydream-infused palette.