Hi! I'm Brooke Wall :)
For as long as I can remember my camera has been a part of my everyday life. Whether taking pictures of friends with a disposable camera in elementary school or constantly shooting and getting film developed at Eckerd Drug in my hometown of Wake Forest in the 90's. To shooting with a digital camera for the first time in college while taking photography classes, capturing life's moments has always been an avid passion of mine.
I'm a 2005 UNC-Chapel Hill graduate with a communications degree concentrating in media production. It was in college that I perfected my "eye for photography" through many film, videography, digital editing and photography classes. I bought my first Canon Rebel during my senior year and with that purchase took my love of photography to another level. My first shoots as a photographer focused on dancers and capturing their movement onstage with low-lighting and no flash. Dance is my other love language. I also happily brought my camera along to many weddings, birthdays, trips and plenty of life events in general, often times shooting hundreds of pictures and providing discs with the images as gifts to loved ones. I never pursued photography as a "job", but rather as a passion while I worked in radio in my early 20's as well as at a dance studio.
I decided to go back to school to be a nurse in the fall of 2013. I've always felt a calling to help others in the healthcare industry. I realized during my nursing school orientation that it would be very hard to have a full time job while in school. This realization led me to officially start my photography business "Brooke Roberson Photography", finally putting myself out there as a professional photographer in hopes that I could have the opportunity to capture memorable moments in others lives while also obtaining my nursing degree on a flexible schedule.
My photography business continued to grow in the years that I was in nursing school. I gained so many wonderful clients who were very patient while I scheduled sessions around clinical rotations and working long hours at the hospital. From 2013 to now, I have become a full time nurse, gotten married to my soul mate Kyle, moved to Charlotte, moved back to the Triangle area, had 2 beautiful little girls and experienced a whole lot of life. I lost my mom Linda in 2021 to cancer. Many of you may have actually met her in my early photo days as she often tagged along as my assistant and biggest cheerleader. After losing my mom, I took a break from everything and focused on being a stay-at-home mom. With that being said, on my 10 year anniversary of officially starting my photography business, I'm ready to get back behind the lens on a full time basis in 2023.
You may have noticed a new name change to the business. 10 years after officially launching "Brooke Roberson Photography", I am now launching "WallFlowers Photography by Brooke Wall". This name is super special to me because I call my 2 little girls my wallflowers. The new logo and branding was done by a dear friend from my hometown who is a brilliant graphic designer, Emily Markwood from Hayes Barton Designs. I sent her a picture of my favorite flower, a pink peony from my mom's yard and had her incorporate it in the logo. My mom loved her pink peonies as well as her mother, my 100-year-old rockstar Granny. Emily incorporated the flower perfectly into the new name and I feel like my business now honors the most important women in my life: my mom, my granny and my little girls.
I do not look at photography as a job, but something I absolutely love to do and something that is and always has been a part of my life. I have wonderful friends and family who encouraged me for years to pursue this dream and am still so appreciative of their support.
When you schedule a session with me, don't be surprised if I get giddy to the point that you would think I'm at a Beyonce or Justin Timberlake concert! I truly love bringing out the best in others and capturing inner beauty while maintaining artistic integrity in every picture. I pride myself in creating aesthetically appealing works of art when I shoot using natural light. Don't worry, we will have plenty of posed, "normal" photos, but some of my favorite shots happen when they are unexpected, natural and represent real life. I promise you will have a unique experience and more importantly, a lot of fun. OH AND I LOVE COLOR! Bright, colorful photographs are my specialty.
I'm available for the following:
* Commercial or business Headshots
* Family portraits
* Children sessions, from newborn-adult
* High School senior portraits
* High School & College cap and gown sessions
* Engagement sessions
* Maternity sessions
* Dancer portfolios
* Birthday parties
* Pre-Prom shoots
* Dance recitals
* Any event where a free-lance photographer is needed
Please contact me through my website to inquire about pricing and to book your sessions! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day!