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  • Welcome to our blog!

    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.

Marlie’s 1st Day of Preschool

Hello Friends,

It’s been a while since posting anything personal about the BE team. Today was one for the record books, as we sent our daughter off to preschool. I think it’s clear that she is ready even though mom and dad are a little unsure. Best wishes to you all for an awesome back to school and start of the fall season.


Brooke and Eric

Be Creative Photography

Our daughter’s first day of preschool

Audrey Gebhardt - This may sound weird but I used to read your blog religiously but then lost track of it, stumbled upon it today and CANNOT believe your baby is not a baby!! She’s beautiful!!

Jai Catalano - The happiest little girl I have seen in a photo shoot and going to school at the same time. So cute.

Ann Ellis - I just love the picture of her with her hand up in triumph holding Eric’s hand!! When Alexa was born, Kristy said I want her to grow up to be a strong, independent woman. That is exactly what Marlie looks she is on the path for. Can’t wait to see her in person.

Wedding at The Royalton, Alison & Jeff

Alison and Jeff had a beautiful wedding at The Royalton.  Take a peek at some of our favorite images from their incredible day. We can’t get enough of their happiness and those dimples of Alison’s just put her joy over the top. Thank you guys for being so wonderful to work with. 


Ceremony & Reception:  The Royalton Mansion in Roslyn, NY
Floral Design:  Stefan’s
Reception Music:  Hank Lane’s Jeff Lubin Band
Hair & Markeup:  Tamra Porta
Shoes:  Badgley Mischka
Dress:  Legends by Romona Keveza

Pixil Studio - “Team Tuchus” great

Flix Photography - Great Images! I really love the emotion in the images

Paul B - Wow, amazing phtos. I wish you were my photographer when I got married. Congratulations to Alison and Jeff!

Spring Break Special, Be Creative Photography Wyckoff, NJ

Dear Friends,


Spring Break is here, YIPPIE!  Don’t suffer from stay-cation boredom.  We have some great ideas for you and the little ones. How about a picnic at a beautiful arboretum with trails, bridges, fountains, gardens and more? Or a nature adventure at a gorgeous botanical garden with plenty of trees to climb, fields to run free, flowers to wow, and butterflies to chase?


We’d love to take you there for a fun afternoon that will be sure to delight you and the kids. And the best part is that we will document the whole adventure by taking beautiful pictures along the way.


So make a date with us, pack a blanket, your sun hat, butterfly catchers and LETS GO!


Best part about this invitation is that with these photos you will have a jump start on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts for your loved ones. Your husband and wife will love how you chose to spend a day of your vacation!  And the memories will be priceless.


Now, the not so good news.  Spring Break was like yesterday. There are only so many days in a weeks vacation so please don’t hesitate to call us and book your session as there are only a few spots available!


As if all of these reasons weren’t good enough to book an afternoon with Be Creative, here is one more!  The Spring Fairy has dropped off three $100 gift certificates that we can’t wait to give away.


We hope to hear from you soon and we can’t wait to reveal our Spring Break destinations. This offer expires April 20th!
Sunshine and Good Times!


Be Creative Photography
Brooke and Eric Lagstein

Wedding at the Tribeca Rooftop – Johanna & Mike

Johanna and Mike had a beautiful, action packed wedding at the breathtaking Tribeca Rooftop in New York City. Take a look at some of their favorite images of the day. We just loved everything about them. From their undeniable adoration of each other, to the gorgeous decor, and the amazing dance and drum performance – this wedding knocked our socks off. Congratulations to a wonderful couple!  Thank you for choosing Be Creative Photography

Gabi’s Bat Mitzvah at Gustavinos in NYC

Mazel Tov to Gabi. It was an honor to be a part of your special day and create these memories for you!  You are such a warm and sweet girl. Best wishes for a very bright future! Over the years our photography repertoire has expanded beyond weddings and families. We began photographing Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s years ago, thinking we’d do a few here and there.  However, this area of the business is in high demand and we suddenly have found ourselves photographing tons of Mitzvah’s every year. Every Mitzvah session begins with a family session focusing on the child of honor.  The images from this session are often used to decorate the party itself.  They also become a wonderful keepsake for the entire family.  Below are some of the shots taken of Gabi and her family in Central Park.

Photography is usually not permitted during the ceremony if it is being held in a temple.  Some families opt to have a mini session before the ceremony begins. In other cases the ceremony is performed on location of the party itself and for those the entire ceremony is photographed.
The party is just plain AWESOME!  It’s very much like a wedding.  The free spirit of the 12 and 13 year old kids is infectious and before you know it the adults are out on the dance floor shakin it to Gaga and Black Eyed Peas.  It’s just so much fun! The decor of this event was stunning, thanks to uber talented event planner Nancy from N Event Productions.

Family Session Location: Central Park
Party Location: Gustavinos
Planner: Nancy Olecki -Nancy(a) 347.723.1881

Mikayla Bivona - Very awesome pictures! I loved all of the bright colors! I loved the picture of all of the girls jumping up into the air! All of the kids dancing is amazing! Again, awesome colors, awesome pictures.

Josie - Your photos are gorgeous! I absolutely love the dresses you have on!!!

Heather - Beautiful pictures! You really captured the beauty of the ceremony, the family and the party.

Joni Schrantz - Gorgeous girl, gorgeous dresses, gorgeous shots! Great work!

Amy + Jeff’s Wedding at Tappan Hill Mansion

Amy and Jeff’s wedding was vibrant, joyful, authentic, stylish and everything one could wish for. We are so happy they chose Be Creative to photograph their wedding. Tappan Hill Mansion never disappoints. A venue that has it all; top notch catering by Abigail Kirsch, a beautiful terrace for the ceremony that overlooks the Hudson River, and fantastic ballroom settings for dinner and dancing!  We shot their 8 times last year and it never gets old! (Check out Danielle and Rob‘s Wedding also at Tappen Hill,)

Check out what Amy and Jeff had to say after the wedding. We just love getting letter like this!  Thank you guys!

What is so special is that your photographs really brought back amazing memories, exactly what great pictures should be able to do. When looking through the photos, the emotions, joy and love of that day all came flooding back to us. All our family and friends have so far shared the same sentiments. We are so lucky to have worked with you. There were even times when we were looking at them, when we asked ourselves… was this all really our wedding? Those people really looked like they had a blast at this wedding!!!

Amy & Jeff”



Ceremony & Reception: Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown NY
Floral Design & Lighting & Decor: Diana Gould
Reception Music: Big Ric Rising
Hair: Fine Artistik Salon in NYC
Shoes: Jimmy Choos
Dress: Pronovias



Mathew - Fantastic work! Looking at these dancing pictures makes me wanna dance! Great energy 🙂

adayofbliss - She wear really very pretty dress. The way of their wedding place is decorated beautifully. I think they all are enjoy a lot and both are looking good together.

Mikayla Bivona - I don’t know what else to say but, beautiful pictures. And beautiful dress. 🙂

Joni Schrantz - Love the shot of the bride in front of the window. Also the reception shots are pretty epic! Such energy. Great work!

Tom Ellis - Wow! Simply love your work. Great shots of the horah and other dancing, you certainly do have the gift for candid photos.

Joni Schrantz - How wonderful! I love the energy between these two. Gorgeous shots! Looks like a great pair to work with.

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