Surprisingly enough, Janelle’s first love was not photography, during her early years on Long Island’s North Shore she dreamed of becoming a star on Broadway. Janelle’s adolescence was spent in front of the camera, performing on stage and singing extensively. Some might say this love of the spotlight and ability to capture (& hold) one’s attention is exactly what makes her the successful photographer that she is today.  

Janelle’s drive for stardom took her to Boston Conservatory where she began studying Musical Theater. However, being truly immersed in the program, Janelle realized that the stage was not where he destiny lied. Upon returning home to Long Island, rather than taking time to contemplate her future, Janelle threw herself into further studies. It was then that she began taking photography classes and found her true calling. Janelle completed her BFA in Photography at CW Post and immediately started an internship at Hampton Models. She quickly climbed the ranks to Staff Photographer and it was this position that truly shaped the foundation of Janelle’s unique, personal approach to photography. Connecting on a personal level with each model that she photographed resulted in some of the best photos these professional models had ever taken. Janelle’s ability to make her subjects feel 100% comfortable directly translated into photographic success. This idea of intimacy and warmth is the basis for every photo that every member of the JBP team takes.  

The transition into Wedding and Portrait Photography from the Fashion Industry was easy for Janelle. She began assisting with other local photographers in order to learn the business but felt that no one was offering the level of personal attention Janelle strived to provide. She began to dream of opening her own studio, being her own boss and not being your ‘typical wedding photographer.’ So at the young age of 25, Janelle did just that.  

Janelle Brooke Photography was born in her parents’ dining room and has since grown exponentially. Janelle’s dream started in one room, at one table (which had to be cleared each night for dinner) with one employee and 12 wedding bookings. 

janelle brooke

Lead Photographer. Sun Chaser. Wife & Mother.

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JBP is now a partnership with an ever-expanding team that occupies an office with five desks, two showrooms, a studio space, 40+ wedding bookings and 60+ newborns and families photographed each year. It is Janelle’s warm, encouraging demeanor that has granted Janelle Brooke Photography the success it’s achieved since it’s inception in 2008. These qualities have been instilled in our team by Janelle personally; they are the backbone that she built the JBP team on and the reason all of our images are natural, creative and most importantly, totally unique to each couple or family that we photograph.

  

Surprisingly enough, Janelle’s first love was not photography, during her early years on Long Island’s North Shore she dreamed of becoming a star on Broadway. Janelle’s adolescence was spent in front of the camera, performing on stage and singing extensively. Some might say this love of the spotlight and ability to capture (& hold) one’s attention is exactly what makes her the successful photographer that she is today.  

Janelle’s drive for stardom took her to Boston Conservatory where she began studying Musical Theater. However, being truly immersed in the program, Janelle realized that the stage was not where he destiny lied. Upon returning home to Long Island, rather than taking time to contemplate her future, Janelle threw herself into further studies. It was then that she began taking photography classes and found her true calling. Janelle completed her BFA in Photography at CW Post and immediately started an internship at Hampton Models. She quickly climbed the ranks to Staff Photographer and it was this position that truly shaped the foundation of Janelle’s unique, personal approach to photography. Connecting on a personal level with each model that she photographed resulted in some of the best photos these professional models had ever taken. Janelle’s ability to make her subjects feel 100% comfortable directly translated into photographic success. This idea of intimacy and warmth is the basis for every photo that every member of the JBP team takes.  

The transition into Wedding and Portrait Photography from the Fashion Industry was easy for Janelle. She began assisting with other local photographers in order to learn the business but felt that no one was offering the level of personal attention Janelle strived to provide. She began to dream of opening her own studio, being her own boss and not being your ‘typical wedding photographer.’ So at the young age of 25, Janelle did just that.  

Janelle Brooke Photography was born in her parents’ dining room and has since grown exponentially. Janelle’s dream started in one room, at one table (which had to be cleared each night for dinner) with one employee and 12 wedding bookings. JBP is now a partnership with an ever-expanding team that occupies an office with five desks, two showrooms, a studio space, 40+ wedding bookings and 60+ newborns and families photographed each year. It is Janelle’s warm, encouraging demeanor that has granted Janelle Brooke Photography the success it’s achieved since it’s inception in 2008. These qualities have been instilled in our team by Janelle personally; they are the backbone that she built the JBP team on and the reason all of our images are natural, creative and most importantly, totally unique to each couple or family that we photograph.

  

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