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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.

We can’t believe it’s 2012!

Happy New Year to all of our blog readers, if there are any of you left!?!  It seems that facebook is where most of you hang out so we have become much more active there.  Please join our facebook page to keep in touch!

We just cannot believe that it is the year 2012! How did this happen? It seems that our wedding which was in 2005 was only a heartbeat away. Yet during that time so much has happened. We moved out of Hoboken, became suburbanites with the purchase of our first home, added our beloved pup Maggie to the family, traveled to various hot spots around the world, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl who is now TWO, and of course we are celebrating our 7th year in the business.  So how is it that our wedding seems only a heartbeat away when all of this has happened? It just goes to show you how important and memorable your wedding day is. We are honored to capture these memories for so many people, our wonderful clients! We can’t thank you enough for your ongoing support and love for our photography!

If you haven’t seen it yet, here is our 2011 Holiday Card.  I had to share it because I kinda LOOOOOVE IT!!!



And here are some photos of us taken on Christmas Eve! We rarely have pictures of ourselves so I had to post this phenomenon!


Best wishes to you all for an amazing, happy, peaceful, love-filled year!

Brooke and Eric Lagstein 

wayne - so awesome

Kelly - Marlie is so grown up for such a lil person. Love her. So sweet.

Natalie - LOVE your holiday card!! It is adorable!

I really love your Christmas Eve photos!! :o) They are fantastic!! Marlie is such a doll! :o)

Be Creative Photography featured in today’s local news!

Exciting news!  We are thrilled to be featured in our local news, The Patch.  Read the article below!

Couple Builds Their Passion For Photography Into Business
By Lynn Bruggemann

For Brooke and Eric Lagstein, film is not the only thing that develops in a darkroom. As undergraduates at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the couple spent hours watching their photography come to life along with their relationship.

The Wyckoff residents took that love of photography — and each other — to launch Be Creative Photography. The couple’s work focuses on capturing life’s joyful events like births, families, engagements, weddings and religious celebrations.

The couple is known for their “celebration of life” style photography. Brooke is responsible for infants, while Eric handles weddings and families.

“We photograph people experiencing true emotions and authentic moments in their lives,” said Brooke.

It was the Lagsteins’ families, in particular their grandfathers, that ignited their interest in photography. Eric told Patch he and Brooke were both given cameras by their grandfathers. The cameras are kept on display in their office for inspiration.

“I grew-up in Mahwah and Eric in Oakland, and we are very family-oriented,” said Brooke.

Be Creative Photography has received national recognition. Eric’s photographs have received awards and accolades from the Wedding Photojournalist Association.

Brooke was hired to photograph Broadway actor and former Wyckoff resident Constantine Maroulis’s newborn daughter Malena. The photos were featured in People magazine’s March 25, 2011 celebrity baby feature.

Brooke recommends Valentine’s Day to parents looking for an excuse to get photos of their children and the Lagsteins offer the following tips for capturing the kids at their best:

1. Choose the time of day that your children are the happiest. Make sure they are well fed and well rested. They will be more likely to play along.

2. Put on your own silly face or get a friend to do something unexpected standing behind you. Kids will really laugh and look directly at the camera. Their smiles will be authentic and real.

3. Capture your children engaged in everyday things like doing their homework, sitting on a swing, playing their instrument, reading a book with their dad. This is a great way to preserve the memories of what your child enjoys and who your child is at that stage of development.

4. If you want to capture your child in a natural landscape like the beach or a field, choose dusk or dawn. This is the most flattering light and it will enhance the mood of the photographs.

5. Fill the frame. You want the subject to take up most of the view finder. Get closer to the subject rather zooming in. Especially with digital photography this will help preserve the quality of the image.

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Mikayla Bivona - Great job aunt Brooke! You are definitely one of my remodels! Uncle Eric, You are also a great remodel! And, you two are both really funny! Say hi to Marlie for me! 🙂 🙂

vasanth - Excellent piece of photography 🙂

A fall family photo shoot in Ringwood, NJ

Now that the infamous holiday cards have all been delivered we can finally release some of our shoots from this fall/winter.  Eric had a beautiful day for this photo session at Ringwood Manor.  We loved working with this super nice family and happy go lucky kids!  They are also old friends of Brooke’s and it was great to meet the kids and reconnect.

vasanth - wonderful capture of luvely expressions… keep rocking

Children’s portraits in an urban setting by Be Creative Photography

UH! Jocelyn is just the sweetest little girl around and a total ham in front of the camera.  We are so honored that this is year #4 for her portraits by Be Creative Photography.  We couldn’t be more excited with this years urban, pop twist.

vasanth - really fantastic composition… like the tone used

Gina Chong - What an adorable little girl! Great shots.

Josh - The balloons are super cute!

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