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Overcoming Insecurity; Thinking of Starting a Photography Business

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I sat down at my computer today intending to work on a side project and I found myself compelled to put it aside and write this. Just maybe it’s what you need to hear today – I do! Continue reading “Overcoming Insecurity; Thinking of Starting a Photography Business”

Our Life In Pictures

“Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?”

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“Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” ~A.A. Milne

Two months today and we’ll be celebrating your two year birthday sweet Mattheus! I can’t help but want to experience your first two years all over again, go back to the beginning. Yep, even those sleepless nights! Your smily, giggly, snuggly self has brought so much joy to our family.  Continue reading ““Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?””

Our Life In Pictures

First Lost Tooth

Joshua got his first visit from the tooth fairy last night after watching all his other friends loose their first teeth for what seemed like FOREVER! It also happened to be the night before his birthday party which he thought was amazing timing!

Of course he was wide awake for hours, waiting on the tooth fairy, which meant the tooth fairy had to be very patient ;-) Made me wonder why we don’t leave out cookies and sherry (I mean a glass of milk!) for her, too? Perhaps time for a new family tradition!

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Our Life In Pictures

The Art of Motherhood

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A shorter post, but one that speaks true to my heart as we approach Mothering Sunday.

Continue reading “The Art of Motherhood”

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4 Unique Ways To Use Shadow To Photograph Your Kids

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Often times when we think about indoor portrait photography, we think about how to use light. We’re taught to find evenly lit areas and avoid patchy light, which can be unflattering. Like many photographers, I have sought out this soft, even light for the majority of my portrait work, avoiding the harsh and direct light which cause such contrast.

But, what if this ideal light isn’t readily available, especially around the house? Does it mean we call it defeat or wait till the weather cooperates and shoot only outdoors? Continue reading “4 Unique Ways To Use Shadow To Photograph Your Kids”

Our Life In Pictures

Beach By the Lake

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It really shouldn’t amaze me that when we are outdoors and in the nature, I rarely find myself telling them ‘No!’ (‘No, keep your hands to yourself!’ ‘No, you can’t climb that!’ ‘No, stop hitting your brother’s bum!’)

Being outdoors stirs the imagination, brings out the adventurer and gives the space to get mucky, isn’t this the essence of childhood? These are my favorite moments to photograph…no need for direction, cues or any kind of posing!

Here’s a snippet of our littles (and bigs!) on the beach at the lake in Arkansas.

(* Canon 550D, 50mm f/1.8 lens. All shots were taken at ISO 100  f/2.0  1/2500sec)

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Shooting In Manual, Tips

How Autofocus Points Can Transform Your Photos

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Here is a fun, creative way to transform your photos and improve your photography skills!

In this article I look at the Autofocus points (AF points) on your camera and how you can change the settings to produce more professional looking photos; sharper images and controlled focal points. Continue reading “How Autofocus Points Can Transform Your Photos”

Capturing The First Year

Capturing The First Year {One Year}

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I believe that I will have you questioning how this post relates to photographing a one year old even before you reach the end of the first paragraph! ‘The grand finale of Capturing The First Year and she gives us this?!’ If you would indulge me a little and read on, your photography may just be changed forever! Continue reading “Capturing The First Year {One Year}”

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Creative Ways To Photograph Kids In The Snow

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Seeing a child’s joy and curiosity over the soft powdery white flakes and the crunch underfoot brings back our own childhood memories of catching snowflakes on the tongue, snowball fights and building snowmen! (Or in my case, it was a beautifully engineered igloo that my dad had us work on together!)

Memphis doesn’t get a lot of snow, however and even when it does snow it’s really more of a dusting! So you can imagine that even the mention of snow gets children buzzing! Snow day! Continue reading “Creative Ways To Photograph Kids In The Snow”

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Pullbacks For Indoor Photography

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There are a couple of key things that I wish I had found out earlier in my photography journey (or even as a new mum with a dslr!) Today, I share one of them, whether you have a point and shoot or a dslr, it will change the way you photograph, forever! What is it, you ask? Continue reading “Pullbacks For Indoor Photography”