Donyelle Brook Photography | New Website!

 I have a new website!  Enjoy the years of photography here on my old blog, but all the new stuff will be on my new site!

REFRAME, a workshop by RKCO to let --it go.

I created this video with my iPhone.  Not perfect by any means. but I'm excited to try and learn new things.  So, here's to starting new journeys, pushing through fear...and doing it anyway.



Music Video - What is a Woman

I'm co-founder of a company called Rural Kind Co. Our focus has been on a Women's Conference Tour that we created called SHE IS. I created this music video last fall in my living room along with Iesha, the superstar in the video, who is the singer and writter of the song. She wrote this song specifically for these conferences with her band, SHE'S WITH US. The awesome part was meeting all of the beautiful women from our community that were willing to respond to a phone call asking if they would come and dance for a video. All ages came and it was crazy say the least. Loving and learning, that's what we end up doing. So, cheers to "let's just do it".

Emaray | Class of 2020

my kid.
so proud of you, Ema.

Inside | 2020

while we are inside, i'm focusing on a few books.
Book 1: The 4 Disciplines of Execution
Authors: Chris McChesney, Sean Covey & Jim Huling
for those of you needing guidance for Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals.
...& those of you who hate multitasking as much as i do.

a friend of mine says i don't like color...?  Dude, i have a red plaid chair from the 60's...

Rural Kind Co | SHE IS

Rural Kind Co.
4 of us altogether. 
i'm typically behind the camera.
which is fine by me, lol
BIG personalities. BIG support. BIG love.
....big goofballs
we are a company that is focused on bringing rural women together.
we connect each other.
small businesses + people + kindness = what we do
SHE IS women's conference 2020 tour is underway...
check it out.


My days of Senior Photography are few & far between with everything I have going.
But when I get the opportunity, I just soak it up.
This guy.  
Man, you are awesome, Noah.
I wish you the best.


A trailer I created for Rural Kind CO's SHE IS conference!

Cheer's to the dreamers...the crazy one's.

we had no idea
that this is where we would be.  i'm telling you guys,
when you do the things you are passionate about
the story writes itself.
it went from "let's do a project together"
to five island life
to rural kind co.
lol. wait. what are we doing again?
...cheers to the dreamers, the crazy one's.

Rural Kind Co - SHE IS - Women's Conference

this is one of my first videos.
proud moment.
a really cool thing about it is the song...well, & the car lol. 
it was written & performed by a local band here in northwest ia, she's with us.  they wrote it specifically for our women's conference on september 27th in emmetsburg, ia.  
this is the first song they've written...
pretty fricken amazing, huh.
oh, did i tell you that i'm co-creator of a new company called rural kind co!?
actually, the best thing about the video?'s the chicks in the car...they are by far the best.

Five Island Life | She Is...

Color Run | Five Island Life, Emmetsburg, IA

celebrating freedom.
celebrating community.
the rain just made it all the better.
...rural culture.

Lakeside Senior Care & Rural Kind Co.

 a few moments from my days with and a new project called Rural Kind Co.

She's with Us | Five Island Life, Emmetsburg, IA.

if this band doesn't make you want to
get up & dance,
i just really don't know what to do for you.

Five Island Life | Donyelle Brook Photography

this is where i'm at.
rural is the new cool.

Donyelle Brook Photography | Brand Photography in Iowa

model? uh, obviously a model.
i say this with a true heart, he is the top of the line.