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MAKE your life FEEL like A FUN GAME,

rather than something to survive & endure.

CREATE A LIFE-BRAND

Throughout various communities, I’ve seen photographers wish they could pose men better. Documenting adult men is a whole different ball game and, frankly, is pretty easy to do! I had a wild hair to challenge our FB group to photograph their husbands (or bestie). We’ve been saying for months that we don’t want our blog […]

17 Photos to Inspire You in Documenting Adult Men

I had a great job with amazing benefits + on track for a prolific career. There was one problem: I wasn’t happy. I wanted to pursue photography full time, but knew it was selfish to do that to my family. Still, my amazing, supportive wife encouraged me to do so and I put in my […]

First Clients in a Small Town at the Cherry County Fair

When I was five, we moved an hour up the road to the house I lived in for the remainder of my childhood. I remember standing in the bathroom on our first night. The sun was setting and the sky was glowing pink and orange out of the kitchen window, but in the bathroom it […]

Photographing a Moving Story + Thoughts on Memories

Weeks before I was married, a friend’s mother warned me that my marriage would never work. Little did she know that comment wouldn’t deter me. It challenged me. I think she meant well, really I do, because I was 19 and my husband, Joel was 20 when we were married. When I look back now, […]

Photographing Employment Hardship + Lessons Learned

Our “school” mornings consist of our family being together — groggy and sometimes a little crabby, but together. I revealed these Morning in the Life photos for our 7 Day Storyteller’s Challenge participants, so they could have an example. The funny thing is, I made these pictures on a whim, before the challenge on the fly, without thought. […]

A Morning in the Life Before School

PLAY is missing from most of our American lives these days. We’re so busy, and play is the first thing to go when we feel rushed. Play and fun are critical components to childhood and shouldn’t be brushed aside so easily. It’s in play, together, that we bond and forge memories. It’s in play, particularly […]

Playful Dads: A Documentary Photo Project

As of late, I’ve committed myself to toting my camera along with me as many places as possible. Not to incessantly be snapping away, but rather, to have it handy for documenting special moments in the lives of my 19.5 month old twin daughters, Ruby and Vera. Specifically, moments that I know we’ll want to reflect […]

Turn ‘Bring Your Kids to Work Day’ into a #preservedmemory

You know those trips it seems you will never top and will never be forgotten? That’s how the trip to the cabin was last summer… The weather was AMAZING. The food was good as always. The mosquitoes were there, but bearable. The fish were biting like crazy. The hot springs were just hot enough. Fun […]

Documenting Your Family Vacation in Photos

Last year, we laid out the pink table cloth and did something I hadn’t done since I was a child myself. We colored Easter eggs with our daughter, who was about 2 1/2 years old at the time. This was her first real year to be able to understand the concept. Creating our own documented […]

Coloring Easter Eggs in Documentary Family Photography

My husband, Dave, and I loved trying a new recipe, cooking with a glass of wine in hand, and have brownies for dessert while watching a new movie… or two… because we didn’t exactly need an awareness for bedtime. It’s been our thing, together, to relax after work or home on the weekends… until we […]

Documenting Reality: Nightlife of a Parent

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