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How does it feel to give birth and go back to work after 12 weeks leaving your new baby with the nanny? How much trust and courage does it take? How does it feel to raise kids who aren’t your own? How much love and patience does it take? And how does it feel when […]

“Nanny available, early July” a Goodbye Story Documented Well

I won’t lie. Like many photographers, it took me awhile to find my feet. I began as a filmmaker and threw myself headfirst into the wedding industry, falling head over heels in love with photography along the way. I was happy with my work, but after awhile, I knew that the culture of high expectations in […]

Making a Connection With Your Client While Making Pictures of Her In Pregnancy

With regards to weddings, I tell people that I’m a documentary wedding photographer. But really, I’m just a photographer at a wedding. I resisted shooting weddings for so long, forever basically. The truth is that I just dont like wedding photography. I have an aversion to cheese and I see a lot of it in […]

Mike Riley on Saying Yes to Fully Documentary Wedding Photography

Every morning at 5 a.m., my Father-in-law wakes up and prepares himself for his morning drive. This is not just any leisurely morning drive, it’s his bus route to pick up his eleven grand-kids and take them to school. (and, he blogs about it as you can see HERE) Next year, there will be 2 more […]

Dude Bus Series: An Inspiring Story About an Awesome Grandpa

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

Hannah’s photo session was part of my “Before 8am” series, a photography project I started with the goal of documenting what happens — wait for it — before 8am. I wanted to choose something that happened in everyone’s day, a time or event that every family experiences in some way. Everyone has a morning routine, […]

“Before 8am” A Documentary Photography Project

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