Archive for November, 2009

Book Signing and Class at Charlotte Secondary School

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to Charlotte Secondary School for a book signing at their book fair to talk to each grade level, 6-8. I talked about my book and about how they can follow their passion. I wanted them to know that they can do anything they put their minds to! That careers can be born out of hobbies and they can wake up each morning super excited about their jobs!

The last hour of the school day, I took 14 students outside for a photography lesson. Each child had the opportunity to write why they wanted to be chosen and me and a panel of teachers chose the students based on their reasons. One was chosen because he wanted to learn my mistakes, I thought that was a very forward thinking and thoughtful answer.

We took a dog, Lexi, outside and I showed them how to make creative portraits using different angles and lighting conditions. Here are a few images from our shoot.



Charlotte Secondary School hosts photographer/author Brooke Mayo as she presents her new book “Diving Doggies: A Celebration of Underwater Play”

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

I will be speaking at Charlotte Secondary School on Friday, November 20th in Charlotte, NC. We will have a book signing at the book fair from 8-10am and then I will be talking to each grade individually about my book and following their passion.
At the end of the day, I will be teaching 12 students about photography. We will have a doggie model and go outside and learn how to use light and composition to make an interesting portrait.

You can view the whole article on the website My School Rocks.


“Diving Doggies: A Celebration of Play Underwater” has arrived!!!

Monday, November 16th, 2009

We are sooo excited to announce that our book has arrived! You may purchase it by sending an email to or via paypal on Enjoy!!!

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