Hello and thanks for stopping by my website! My name is Brooke Van Buskirk and I own Lil Creek Photo & Video. I live in Brandon, MB with my husband and our two children. I grew up in the small town of Manitou, where my passion for photography began. At a young age I would take my Mom's film camera and photograph everything I could. Later in life, when I received a point-and-shoot digital camera, I set out to discover my own creativity. It was in 2011 that I really started working on my craft and have fell in love with capturing moments in time for others.
My style is a mix of posed and natural portrait imagery, filled with true to the eye colour and feeling. I love to photograph outdoors or right in the home; areas my clients have a connection with, somewhere they can relate too and are comfortable. I also enjoy the studio space where I primarily capture children & families, take headshots and even sports teams. I love working with artificial light (flash & strobe) to really make my subjects stand out. I am a strong believer in getting the lighting right in camera and do minimal editing to my images. No matter what type of lighting situation I'm given, I know I can get a well lit shot for my clients.
I have post secondary education in both photography and video, graduating with a diploma in Media Production in 2011 from Assiniboine Community College, and a diploma in Professional Photography from Prairie View School of Photography in June, 2015.
My video work spans from sports & entertainment camera operation to wedding production. My goal is always to create something high end and professional, while keeping the day fun and exciting for my clients.
I am based out of Brandon but will travel all over Southern Manitoba. I look forward to working with you and your loved ones!