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April 18, 2014

Confession: I’m Terrified of Family Pictures

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I'm doing something scary tomorrow. We're having family pictures taken and it's a little outside of my comfort zone. I love family photos but I had all kinds of excuses why we should wait. I'm not skinny enough. My hair hasn't been done in a while. I don't have the perfect outfit. In the … [Read more...]

How to Get Great Photos of Your Newborn

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Photographs of my children have always been something to treasure, and I spent a lot of my pregnancy mentally posing my unborn baby for all the great photos I was going to take. Fast-forward three months. Now I have a baby who isn’t quite a newborn and a very skimpy photo album. I forgot how much … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Taking Great Family Portraits

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Kids grow up way too quickly. While I'd love to be able to freeze time for a bit and keep my kids little, it unfortunately isn't going to happen. I treasure our family portraits because they allow me to look back and remember each stage as my kids grow, but finding the time and the energy to prepare … [Read more...]

Photography – Take your Kids on a Photo Date

Most of the photos and video my mom has of me as a kid have me going through crazy acrobatic feats to get out of the frame. I hated having my picture taken and it didn’t matter how many times I was warned that someday I would want those pictures, I was NOT smiling for the camera. We even have a few … [Read more...]

A Little New Years Photography Fun – Lego Fireworks!

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New Years Eve is a different experience with kids. For our first several years as parents, we put the kids to bed at 8:00 and then threw a party at our house so we didn’t interrupt their routine. Last year my husband and I went to a midnight play at a local theatre and had a had a great time. … [Read more...]