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    We are Brooke and Eric, husband and wife, the photographers, the passionate and fun loving team, the BE in Be Creative! Our job is to document the happiest moments of peoples lives. The purpose of this blog is to share some of our favorite images and acknowledge the wonderful people we get to meet. Eric was named one of the top photographers in the world by the WPJA and Brooke is also an international award-winner. But most importantly we love what we do, the people we get to know, and we hope it shows through our work. This blog is brand spanking new as of 2010. We have many years of work cataloged on our old blog too so please go take a peak.

Nikki & Ryan’s Wedding – Boscobel House & Gardens

Congratulations to Nikki and Ryan! They had one heck of a romantic wedding. We started at the Pig Hill Inn.

This dress says “romance” if I’ve ever heard a dress speak before.

The reception was the Boscobel House and Gardens. This location has beautiful views of the Hudson Highlands and the Hudson River. The gardens are amazing and there are perfectly laid paths for you to wander and find stunning vistas.

The bridesmaids were trying to help with her dress so that the train didn’t get dirty. Nikki, wouldn’t let them.
I loved the flowers!

The ceremony took place in a rose garden. Here are Nikki and her dad walking into the ceremony…

After the ceremony Nikki and Ryan walked side by side together around the property.
A few portraits before heading off to the reception.

Cocktail hour on the veranda.

What a view and another romantic moment.

Thank you Nikki and Ryan for choosing us to photograph your wedding. We look forward to creating your album!

Sincerely,
Brooke and Eric Lagstein
Be Creative Photography

Josie & Eric’s Fun Photo Shoot

Eric and Josie were just too much! They were so much fun. We’ve never seen two kids more excited for a photo shoot! Their friends gave them a heads up that the photographers Brooke and Eric were going to be a lot of fun. We did not disappoint. Here are just four of my favorite images from their shoot.

Eric is such a boy, I don’t know how else to put it. He loves silly jokes that only he and my big Eric could understand. Josie and I were just off doing girly things because these two had a chemistry we could not understand.

I hate to say it but this reminds me of a Norman Rockwell painting. I just looooove it so much. And the whole sequence is so great together. Here they are going for a kiss.
And a moment later Eric realizes, “what the heck am I doing?”

Josie was dying to change into her pink outfit. And once she did she was just totally content. We did not prompt this pose one bit.

We are looking forward to delivering the photos to their mom and dad on Wednesday. Thank you for choosing Be Creative Photography!

Happy Birthday to Eric!

Happy Birthday to Eric! My absolute favorite person, the love of my life, my best friend! And Happy Halloween to you all! This picture was from 2006!


This next photo needs a little explaining. This is where Eric proposed to me! It’s the movies under the stars on Pier A in Hoboken. I don’t know if any engagement story could possibly top his! He took me to a movie one night and invited friends and family. While waiting for the movie to start, right on that big screen, all of a sudden Eric was on the screen. He actually made a movie and convinced the movie people to put it on the screen. So his virtual self on the screen said “Hello Everybody” with a little explanation. I really don’t remember what he said. He pointed to us in the audience, told everyone how much he loved me, and told himself to get down on one knee! It was incredible! And the best was that everyone was there to celebrate right after I said YES of course. It was a beautiful night under the stars, looking over NYC. Isn’t he amazing!

For his birthday I decided to find some pictures of some important people in Eric’s life and post them today. This is Eric’s little sister Fara (on left) and our niece Joey (on the right). They are BFF.

And here is our nephew Jake, Joey’s brother. And a carbon copy of Eric. See Eric’s baby pics at bottom!

Eric, his sister, and good old Aiko. Can you believe how much Eric and his sister look alike? Crazy.


And this is Eric and his brother David! David lives in Michigan so Eric loves to soak up every second he has with him. He is so happy in this picture, I love it.

And of course I had to post some more of Maggie. We are totally obsessed and love her to death. The is from a few months ago. She is much, much bigger now.


Eric and I both had Halloween Bday parties when we were kids since mine is so close to Halloween. Putting our bday pics together from growing up is pretty funny.


No words can do this justice! hahaha

Happy Birthday Love. I’m so lucky to have you!

Happy Birthday to me (Brooke)!

WOW! It’s only 10am and I have lots and lots of birthday messages pouring in. Thank you everyone. I really needed it because I am just recovering from the flu and your thoughts are really cheering me up. So far many wishes are coming true. First, to wake up and feel better – phew. Second, french toast breakfast. Third, we’re going for a hike with Maggie. What can I say, I’m a simple girl. It doesn’t take much to make me happy.

I have the most amazing husband in the world! My birthday surprise on Sunday was the most amazing and thoughtful thing. Eric planned everything himself! He got my favorite chocolate covered strawberries and he remembered veggie burgers for me. It was incredible. One of the best parts was the sound of my niece and nephews laughter when they scared me out of my shoes. They were cracking up and it was just wonderful! Aren’t they cute!

Thank you Eric – Love ya! This pic was taken last month when we drove all the way to Toronto for Kathryn and Daryl’s wedding. We stopped at Niagra Falls on the way.

And here are some shots of Maggie when she was less than 1/4 of the size that she is now. These are some of my favs that I’ve always wanted to share.


She LOOOOOOVES frisbee.

This is just so funny! Our laundry room is in the basement. We put a cat door in the basement door so that the cats could come in and out without having to leave the door open. We don’t let Maggie in the basement. But every time we go down to do laundry here’s what we have the pleasure of witnessing. She peeks in to see where we are going.

Then she always shoves her head through the little door. It is hysterical!

Here are some of our friends just because I love them so! Sorry that some of you are left out – I love you too.

Lisa - Happy Birthday!!!! Love you. What a cute picture… that was a fun night and can’t wait to see you this weekend.
Love and xoxoxo

Anonymous - HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROOKE!!!!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day and are feeling better!
ummmm…also, is it sick of me that i just want to bite your puppy. i want to EAT her she is so stinking adorable!!!

– colleen

Brooke’s Surprise Birthday Party

Happy Birthday Brooke! Tomorrow, the 29th, is her actual birthday. On Sunday I threw a small surprise birthday party for her. The family was hiding in our bedroom when she got home. I told her she had to go get something out of the bedroom and when she opened the door 10 people surprised her and scared the living day lights out of her. She actually jumped backwards, it was so funny. I’m hoping Brooke wakes up feeling better on her birthday. Following the party on Sunday she came down with the flu and hasn’t been out of bed much. She seemed better today though.
Here she is with her nieces and nephews, her favorite little people in the world. This is her silly face at the end of singing Happy Birthday.

I just LOVE the photo below! This is Brooke’s happy place, really, what can be better then getting squeezed by all of this cuteness. Look how happy she is, I can’t stand it!

And of course, everyone helped her blow out the candles.

Brooke, you are the best, I love you!! xoxoxoxo
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