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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”

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5 Ways The Faceless Portrait Can Nurture A Deeper Connection With Your Child

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We often think of a portrait as focusing in on the face, the eyes in particular. Yet, as an artistic representation of a person, a portrait can be much more.

What I didn’t realize until recently was the surprising connection to my children that intentionally capturing a faceless portrait could stir in me, particularly in the early years.

Continue reading “5 Ways The Faceless Portrait Can Nurture A Deeper Connection With Your Child”

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Finding Shade In The Summer For Your Best Portraits!

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For most of us, summertime means spending more time out in the sun! Gloriously warm beach days, quintessential summer treats and backyard fun. Plenty of opportunities to capture your family on camera, right? Well, kind of….  Continue reading “Finding Shade In The Summer For Your Best Portraits!”

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”

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”

Capturing The First Year

Capturing The First Year {eleven months}

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As we approached the end of the first twelve months I gave myself a little exercise and started thinking through qualities, traits and words that describe our third boy. He’s snuggly, gentle, inquisitive, wondrous, contemplative (and a little clumsy!) Yet he has a charismatic, loud feisty side to him that I know will come in highly useful over the years as the youngest of three brothers!  I imagine most go through the emotions of moving out of the first year, it’s an unnerving feeling to start to let go a little as we begin to realize there is no stopping this natural process called ‘growing up.’  Yet, stepping back and seeing our littles gain a sense of independence and pride is highly rewarding.

You could even say that there is a slight parallel in this months theme; stepping into The Great Outdoors ;-) Continue reading “Capturing The First Year {eleven months}”

Capturing The First Year

capturing the first year {ten months}

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My present situation as I put together this blog post; to my left is a (rather large) slice of freshly-baked-and-still-warm pumpkin bread and to my right is a steeping cup of Harvest Apple Spice tea and I have the windows wide open letting in the crisp air. Autumn in Memphis, you have taken too long to get here!

There is something about Autumn that wells up childhood magic, joy and anticipation and I can quite literally smell the change in the air. I wish I could make my excitement accessible to download but something tells me that you feel the same way :-)

Capturing the first year has been about learning to appreciate the small things; what I see everyday as my baby grows, the seemingly monotonous moments. But, with such a love for all things Autumn, how could I not include this seasonal change in this year long project? My intention is NOT to produce a holiday card, however the goal is to bring a little seasonal twist in a mini series of shots in keeping with the tone of Capturing The First Year. Continue reading “capturing the first year {ten months}”

Capturing The First Year

Capturing The First Year {eight months}

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A few months in to Capturing The First Year, quite honestly I remember questioning what I’d gotten myself committed to! I worried that I wouldn’t find the time to complete the challenge or that I would start to lack the inspiration and even motivation to continue these monthly check-ins! Raise your hand if you find you start things but rarely finish them! And I am not taking about a glass of wine here :-)

Surprisingly two things have happened…. Continue reading “Capturing The First Year {eight months}”