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MAKE your life FEEL like A FUN GAME,

rather than something to survive & endure.

CREATE A LIFE-BRAND

“Have you ever had a dream come true? That shop was my dream. The Lord gave me my dream.” Those were words from one of the last conversations with Papaw. He was a husband, father of seven and a retired truck driver who dreamed of owning his own business. He started Quick Fix Tire when […]

Documenting the History + Memories Inside a Family Business

DISNEY VACATION. Just the words spark such big emotions of both good and bad things doesn’t it? You just spent a boatload of money, like actually a yacht full, on a Disney vacation. Your brain starts thinking about all the fun the kids are going to have and how you’re going to photograph your way […]

Something Rewarding to “Pack” for Your Next Grand Vacation

As people with cameras at arm’s length in today’s world, we habitually train ourselves to see frames all around us sans camera. Naturally, we *think* we’re on top of recording the important stories in our own lives. But are we? What *don’t* we see, because our own lens has become distorted from influence or simply […]

Lessons from an Undocumented Story: a Sunday Dinner Family Tradition

Photographer Dreama Spence said, “In the work of photography, it’s easy to get bombarded with ideas from everyone else. My goal has always been to be my own self. DOCUMENTARY IS VERY PERSONAL. To dig deep and think about a feeling or story, THEN choose when to click the shutter has been very freeing + […]

Two Ways to Leverage Old Stories That Linger in Your Life

I’ll never forget the day when we were handed the keys to our home. A tiny piece of metal that held so many milestones and future adventures. Responsibility and adulthood. That key signified contentment and commitment. It was probably one of the greatest acts of the love I had at that point, shared with my partner, […]

Ease Clients into Documentary Photography with Their Front Porch

Could I bring photographers into the four walls of someone’s home and document a family in an hour… and yield some awesome photos? I really wasn’t sure. And I’ll never forget being on the phone with Anastasia (mom), telling her my plan, and her response, “Do you have kids?” I could hear the doubt in […]

Shooting Under the Pressure of a Clock

My love for art and making photographs started when I was 7 years old. I’ve been taking photographs every single day ever since, and for those of you that like math, that’s over 35 years of photographs. About ten years ago, after gaining some confidence in my early-thirties, I started my own photography business. At […]

Burnt Out From Family Photo Sessions, She Fed Her Passion

We love Sunday afternoons in the Masse (pronounced Moss, by the way) house. Sundays are our family day. We try to stay home, but welcome visitors. Friends or family or both come for dinner and these days are always easy parenting… as the visitors keep the kids entertained. Our home is kind of like a weekend […]

What Our Sunday Afternoons Look Like in Photos

Browsing St. Louis photographer, Jacob Loafman’s, Best of 2014 page on his website kept me engaged, wanting to see more and learn more about this incredible artist. I immediately reached out to see if he would participate in our Iconic Photo blog series. You see, one of the things I noticed on his site is that Jacob has a […]

Iconic Photo from Jacob Loafman – It is her home

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