Jasper’s Preschool Photos

I admit that I was skeptical.. I almost didn’t even bother putting him in “nice clothes” because I figured I wouldn’t want the school pictures anyway. But, they do have their own sort of sentimental nostalgia, so I sent him …

Family Self Portraits, Things that Break my Heart & Giving Thanks

Curls

Us - yes, as as in ME TOO!

Us - Silhouette

First, about the images: I took these images yesterday as part of endeavor to take our own family portraits with just a remote shutter release.  I have to say I’m a little bit amazed it actually WORKED! {Taken with …

Editing ONLY in Lightroom: Before & After with Video

A few weeks ago, I was reading an interesting thread on www.ilovephotography.com where one of the most respected members said that most photographers don’t use Lightroom for more than organization and basic fixes like White balance and exposure. In her …

How to Photograph Families

Last night I did my LAST family photo session of the fall.  Can you hear the sigh of relief?

Families are HARD, but really rewarding if you get it right! I was planning on writing my own post about families, …

Bear & Bed

We have a little ritual at bath time. After I finish drying him off with a towel in the bathroom, he runs naked to our bed to get warm under the covers – a big fluffy down comforter. Normally this …

How to Swaddle Video

Last week I got an email from a reader asking how I get the newborns I photograph swaddled so nice and tight. I had to laugh a little bit, because in all honesty, I find swaddling rather stressful.  Which is …

My Super Secret Weapon: Simon Says

Every photographer needs tricks up his/her sleeve to get kids of all ages to cooperate for the camera.

If you are a mom trying to photograph your three year old, you may thank your lucky stars that your child has …

The Knighting of Sir Jasper

Like any overworked/tired/stressed mother I don’t miss an opportunity to multitask when it presents itself.  This extends also the recycling of costumes from Jasper’s themed birthday parties into Halloween only a few months later.

Last year, it worked out perfectly …


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