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CREATE A LIFE-BRAND

I’m a documentary family and event photographer. However, I didn’t start out that way. I majored in photojournalism at Mizzou and worked at newspapers and magazines for ten years. Thirteen years ago, I made the decision to step off the career track to stay home with my children and quit my job as a photo editor […]

Documenting Mitzvahs as Part of a Thriving Photography Business with Susan Kalina

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

Documentary family photography is something I’m incredibly passionate about. I think about it a lot and the value of the images we make for future generations. I take any opportunity I can to spread the word to other parents about why making pictures of every day stuff is so important. The other day while procrastinating on the […]

Documenting Real Stories: ‘The Boys’ and Their Sinker Making Night

I’m a documentary family photographer. Most of my work is with families, in their homes, documenting their lives. And I really, really love it. But every once in a while, I have this irresistible urge to go. To leave the country and photograph something completely out of my day to day. My husband calls it […]

Documentary Photo Project of the Fairtrade Sugar Industry in Belize

I’ve been slightly reluctant to write this blog, as I’ve had some trouble compiling my thoughts. You see, I just feel like my words could NEVER do this evening justice. Pure magic was in the air. I was greeted with smiles in the lobby as I finally had the opportunity to meet Cindy. We took […]

Sixty Years of No Regrets: Photographing an Anniversary Party

If ever I could make a dream session come to life, this is one of them. Shooting + mentoring, newlyweds, salt water, sea turtles, and food all in one… need I say more? This is the third share in a series on the length of time for documentary sessions. See post 1 and post 2 here. Brian […]

A Seaside Storytelling Newlywed Couple’s Session in Oahu

After July’s 7 Day Storyteller’s Challenge, Meghann’s #preserved story stood out to me. She chose to photograph a subject other than little ones… her husband. Ok, hold on… I’m hearing the sound of the record scratch. (post pun intended, ha) I’m adding this, because I know you’re going to ask: Yes, you may photograph your little […]

Documentary of a Husband’s Record Collection – 7 Day Challenge

This session is special to me, because it’s of my brother and his family. I wanted to show the love shared between him, his wife, and their two boys. I was striving to capture each person’s individual personality and how they each add something special and unique to the family dynamic. I wanted to do […]

A Glimpse of a Day in the Life with Boys

I hold these photos nearest & dearest to my heart. You know how you take a million and one family photos, but 95% of them manage to sit forgotten somewhere on your hard drive? Well this will be made into a beautiful fine art album for my daughter to treasure as the most precious memory […]

Photograph the Memories She Will Never Remember

When Marie of Fearless and Framed said she noticed that documentary photographers aren’t generating a ton of images with adult interactions, I wholeheartedly agreed. People love children in all of their raw and beautiful glory. We’re drawn to their cute expressions and the way they see the world with such wonder. We hope that by taking photos […]

Document People Around You, Not Just the Kids

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