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Meet Brooke Capozzoli of Brooke Tobin Photography in South Bay – Torrance

Today we’d like to introduce you to Brooke Capozzoli.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Brooke. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’ve been capturing and collecting memories ever since my hands could hold a camera and my curiosity quickly became an obvious passion. On vacation in Florida when I was seven years old, I dropped a disposable camera into an alligator filled swap and begged my dad to go in after it!

Then, somewhere between cheerleading competitions and nannying, I turned my obsession into a business. At just 16 years old, I photographed my very first engagement session for my sister and now brother-in-law. I instantly became obsessed with capturing their love for one another and it was then that I knew that my passion and obsession with photography had become my calling.

Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to witness the start of many legacies and I fall more in love with love everyday. From proposal to parenthood, documenting your memories as they are, while they are happening is the main focus while I work.

Since the beginning of BTP in 2009, I’ve gone on to earn my degrees in Studio Art and Art History. Following my graduation, I married my high school sweetheart, Mike, in the most romantic and perfect day surrounded by all of our family and friends! After our Cancun honeymoon, I flew straight to Los Angeles (originally from Chicago!) and began rebuilding my business on the West Coast 🙂

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Straight after our honeymoon in Cancun, my husband and I moved to the South Bay area from Chicago. I would say it was definitely a struggle at the beginning of our life here, just because I needed to basically begin my business again from the ground up. My work grew and changed so much and I didn’t know anyone or have any connections besides my husband in the area. It definitely took time to network and meet all of my amazing friends, clients and vendor connections in the South Bay, as well as maintain my relationships in Chicago!

Please tell us about Brooke Tobin Photography.
Brooke Tobin Photography provides vibrant, intimate and timeless photography for the romantics who value their marriage and family above all else! I specialize in your legacy: engagements, weddings, maternity, newborn and family portraiture.

I photograph all my weddings and portraits using as much natural lighting as possible, as well as an “unposed” method to keep the focus on YOU. From the traditional photos, your grandmother hangs on her refrigerator to the candid images that take you back to a moment in time – I want you to be able to trust that the documentation of your legacy is in skilled hands.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I definitely would’ve worked harder to make even more vendor connections sooner! There is so much value and education in those relationships and I wish I wasn’t afraid to reach out when I was a newbie and first began!

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