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CREATE A LIFE-BRAND

I’ve always been fascinated by motherhood. I grew up without my mother, so since ever I was a girl I’ve studied mothers and their children, envious of the easy bond, the magnetic affinity. In awe of what it must be like to have that oneness, that other half, on demand. An unlimited supply of security […]

Documenting Real Stories: The Intimate Familiarity Between a Mom & Her Baby

Sometimes what’s warm and familiar to us is something we don’t SEE. I mean, really see. We’re easily caught up in the doing + prep for the cookies, festivities, gifts for everyone, dinners, and beyond that we can miss feeling the experience itself. I don’t know about you, but holidays aside, I crave more connection […]

Preserving the Heart of Your Holidays Through Family Photography

NoFo Winery Part Deux was the name of the invitation for the Facebook event sent by a client of mine whom I’ve become really good friends with for a few years now. My initial thought was, “it’s like an invite to a birthday party, but for moms with wine & cheese. Plus, NO KIDS for […]

Documenting Real Stories: Bring Your Camera to Girls’ Day

This post is the second in a series about how long a documentary session “should” be. The first, Shooting Under the Pressure of a Clock is here. To summarize, I mentioned that often in a short, 1 hour or so session (especially in-home when things move a bit slower), I leave feeling like I could […]

How to Get More Great Photos in a Short Documentary Session

It sometimes feels like clients only seek photography services (documentary especially) for the MILESTONES (weddings, birthdays, events, etc.), as if only the big moments are worthy of hiring a photographer for / spending money on. In my experience (after starting out on this lone, documentary road in my local area), when money is attached to photography, […]

Magnify Small Moments into a Photography Experience

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

When I asked this mama to pick a family memory that she wanted me to capture during their session, she told me that they love to play at the park and play baseball together. So, that’s exactly what we needed to capture! We planned the session in the evening, at a really cool park that […]

Mom + Kids Choose Baseball & Park Play for Family Photos

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

Self Portraits of Motherhood Founder, Ellen Covey Photographer, Ellen Covey, sent me a Facebook message that changed my photography game. She invited me to the group she created for aspiring + elite photographers to connect all based on one topic: Self Portraits of Motherhood.  Since Ellen has started this group, it’s grown fast and has now evolved […]

18 Stunning Self Portraits of Motherhood + Inspiring Community

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