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CREATE A LIFE-BRAND

When I began to do research for my first maternity session, I felt like I kept finding pregnancy cliches – heart hands, chiffon over bellies, baby shoes – but I rarely found photos that told me something unique about the couple being photographed. And then on Pinterest, I came across a black and white photo […]

The In-Home Documentary Maternity Session for Sarah + Jean

Do you feel like you’re constantly censoring yourself when you write about your experiences? You kinda have to, right, or you might sound like an emotional train wreck. My dad likely only has a few good years left. I’m scared to death about what life is going to be like without my parents. I miss […]

Family History: Photos BecauseĀ I Miss Them Before They’re Gone

Like white water rafting or flying through a good book in one sitting is for some people, Fearless and Framed® is my thrill. Truthfully, I’m the opposite of someone that experiences business burnout…. I can’t get enough. I’ve been running businesses since 2008 and though there’s been some zigging + zagging, I truly enjoy the journey. […]

Escaping Business With Our First Family Vacation

The days I cherish most are the ones that are beautifully ordinary. They’re the building blocks of who we are, how we spend our time, who we choose to love, and the foundations on which we grow our family and lives – that is what a Day In The Life session is all about. To […]

A Few Secrets to Getting More Authentic Photos

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

Getting the chance to witness the new love that surrounds a brand spanking, new baby is joyous. Getting to capture those moments with my camera is even better. There are no posed moments, only raw emotions. This had lots of those moments! When I’m working with a family in this type of setting, I like […]

A Fresh 48 of a New Family of 4 with a Documentary Approach

I see many blog posts written by photographers that start with something along the lines of “I got to spend time with…” and I always think about how they should find another way to say it.  But when I sit down to write about this family, all I can think to write about is how […]

Documentary Family Photography When the Kids are Grown Up

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

I just about leapt out of my chair when Natasha submitted this story about photographing traditions of her parents. I especially love that Natasha included little details here + there of the home itself. These things, unless you’ve first-hand said goodbye to a loved one’s home, are often overlooked and taken for granted until they’re […]

Recognizing and Photographing Traditions of Your Parents

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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