Brooks-Brewer family portrait at French's Point in Stockton Springs, Maine
• by whitney
The Brooks and Brooks-Brewer families are the kind of people who greet you with the warmest smile and most open arms. I loved photographing the Brooks-Brewer side of the family last year, while a little Miss Bristol was in utero. She finally entered the world six months ago, and over the recent Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I was able to meet her for the "second" time, along with more of the Brooks clan at their private estate in Stockton Springs that hosts weddings and events year-round. Jessika's mother and father, Bonnie and Bob, and Jessika's younger brother Rob and his wife Pam, joined the usual suspects Fred and the kids -- 6-year old Bailey, 4-year old Payton (who still loves pirates!), and 2-year old Camden. It was beautiful to see French's Point in the winter with a fresh heap of snow covering the grounds. There's something special about that place no matter the season. For me, it was extra special to be there with the entire family who have so much history on this beautiful peninsula with its breathtaking views. Thank you so, so much for having me document your family again! I loved our Saturday together!