October 23, 2014

5 Tips for Getting Stunning Photos of your Kids (and a PepperLu Giveaway)


As a photographer, I’m fully aware of the need, and desire to capture great images of your children during their youth. As a mother of five, I am also aware that, short of hiring Annie Lebowitz to follow you around, consistently capturing magazine worthy images of their day-to-lives is pretty much … [Read more...]

Confession: I’m Terrified of Family Pictures


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

how to take newborn photos

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

JC Penney Portraits

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...]