St. Augustine Family Photographer | Danielle Brooks Photography
St. Augustine Family Photographer and Family Portrait Photography Studio. Specializing in Family Photography, Senior Portraits, and Head Shot Photography.


St. Augustine photographer specializing in families, children, and seniors.

Over the Falls in Niagara

Rich and I had a blast in Niagara! It was a great way to finish out the year with family. The trip was not without some crazy stories. A shout out to my bestie Jess for literally saving the trip. It was awesome to look back and see God's providence throughout the experience. Here's how it all went down...

We flew into Pittsburgh on Christmas Eve and were sitting at the kitchen table. Rich's mom, Donna, comes up and says, "You all remembered to bring your passports right?" Rich and I both looked at each other with blank stares as we realized we forgot them at home. Donna had no idea what brought the thought to her mind, but she felt the need to ask about the passports. We all thought the trip was gonna get canceled, but I gave my old roommate Jess a call to see if she could FedEx them for us. Praise the Lord she was able and willing to run over to our house, get our passports, run to Office Max, package them AND get them out before the last shipment at 4pm! AHHHH! Meanwhile, Rich and I had to go with his family to Christmas Eve service. I was literally about to throw up from how nauseated I was. I was sitting in the car praying that they would get out in time. After what seemed like an eternity Jess called letting me know they got out in time! It was SO crazy! I am truly blessed to have a best friend who is willing to go out of her way to help me. The entire time I just kept thinking that if the passports weren't going to make it on time then why would Donna have had that thought? I knew it was God that prompted her, and it was crazy to see how many hoops we had to jump through to get our passports and how God helped us through each one.

So a huge shout out to Jess for her help. Thank you for being willing to be the hands and feet of Christ. We had a great time. I've been to Niagara Falls before, but it was in the summer. Going in December was way different and MUCH, MUCH, MUCH colder!

It was pretty much in the 20s the entire time we were there. I did pretty well for a Florida girl!

This next photo my hubby, Rich, took. He's getting pretty good these days! We also had a baller 300mm lens to play with during the trip!

The next couple of photos were taken on the Skyline Ferris Wheel. It was ginormous and it made me a little nervous to be up that high, but we had some pretty great views of the city!

There was a huge snow storm that blew thru right after we got there. It dumped at least a foot of snow!

There was something wrong with a Margaritaville being covered with snow and below freezing.

We had lunch at the Skylon Tower! It was delicious and the views were amazing. The Skylon Tower rotates and you get a 360 degree view of the city.

I saved this photo for last because it's one of my favorites. We were walking through a park right by the falls and there was a man who had tons of little birds around him. He must have been there for a while or is a regular because the little birds would just sit around his legs and fly up to eat out of his hands. He also had a little squirrel who would sit on his knee and eat peanuts. It was pretty incredible how peaceful he was with the animals. I wish I could do that. I would probably annoy them trying to pet them all the time. All-in-all it was a great trip. Rich and I had a blast with our family. I'm so blessed to have married into such an awesome family.