When I photograph a celebrity portrait, I feel very honored to get that extra seal of approval. But nothing touches me more than when celebrities return with their family for another portrait session, especially when they’re as wonderful as Brooke Burke and David Charvet.
I photographed celebrity portraits of Brooke and her two daughters a little over a year ago when she was pregnant with her baby, Rain. Brooke’s mom also showed up for the excitement, and I was so impressed with the entire family’s realness and friendliness. Brooke’s a busy, beautiful woman and has a very loving, positive and calm attitude toward everyone despite her very hectic, albeit affirming life.
Recently Brooke let me know that she’s pregnant with her fourth child, and that she has launched her new website BabooshBaby.com. Many of the pregnancy photos that we created together are on her new site, but more importantly she’s offering new moms a sexy, smart way to bring their post-pregnancy bodies together. I wish I’d known about this method after my pregnancies.
I’ve seen Brooke’s pregnant belly up close and personal and I can tell you that it’s a miracle that anyone can have such a natural, beautiful belly and gorgeous figure after four pregnancies. Seriously, after seeing her body in person, I totally recommend to all my pregnant and new mom clients that they visit BabooshBaby.com and buy Brooke’s very smart Tauts and her L’Huile de Baboosh. Why not? It seems like a no-brainer.
I photographed celebrity portraits of David and Brooke and Rain recently and I’m so glad this time to have met David and Rain. You can see some of the images that we created in our maternity photography section and also get a hint at Rain’s activity level which is so normal for a new walker- – full of energy, mercurial and loving. She’s a daddy’s girl, as my little girl is, and it was so fun to watch her relationship with David. David is an amazing dad, very patient and very loving. I am really impressed with his attentiveness.
I can’t wait to photograph Brooke and David’s new son. Brooke wrote us this last week and said, “Give my best to Linnea. I am so grateful for her work and our session. I would like to come in with my new born, as soon as he arrives, complete our story and start making selections for a coffee table book.”
To a new year, to a new life, to a perfect family.
Linnea Lenkus has been a photographer for over 20 years. She specializes in studio photography in Southern California, having a portrait studio in Long Beach that is equidistant to Orange County and Los Angeles County. She is well known for her finer lighting techniques, the authentic feeling of her poses and for exceptional maternity, baby and family portrait photography.