The Christmas Wrap-up

Well, the wrapping paper has been ripped off, the piles of new toys crammed into every corner and the steady stream of Chrismukkah gifts has finally ended!

It was pretty dark out still when we went downstairs to the tree …

Free Song from Frances England

Thanks to my friend Susan who forwarded this to me.. Frances England (one of my favorite children’s musicians) released a song that you can download for free from her website to use to create your own “year in pictures.”  It’s …

Anatomy of a Photoshoot from Concept to Completion.

As we head OUT of the photography busy season and into the new year, it seems like a good time to take stock and re-evaluate, make any necessary changes which, depending on that evaluation, may include raising  prices for the …

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

So, clearly I didn’t have it together enough this year to create a holiday gift list in time for you to get anything shipped to you (unless you are an Amazon prime member!) and almost thought I should skip this …

Jumping on the Elf on the Shelf Bandwagon

Our elf on the shelf "Sparkle"

Meet “Sparkle” our new Elf on the Shelf (I was quite proud when Jasper came up with that name all by himself!)

I held out as long as I could against the tide of Elf on the Shelf status updates …

A Hanukkah Party for the Motley Jews

Growing up, we lived 5 minutes from my parents’ closest friends the Kagels.  While much has changed in the past 20 years or so since then, we still manage to celebrate Holidays together almost every year.

Last night my mom …

Let’s Make a Holiday Gift List!

As some of you long time readers know, every year I compile a list of holiday gift ideas and every year I ask for YOUR ideas to help me make it as comprehensive as I can!

Answer any or all …

H&H Photocover Album Review

Some of you may remember that I did a post a while ago about “Session Albums.”   I have been using Finao Elements self mount albums until now, but all this time I’ve been looking for a flush mount …

Playing with a 14mm

Hello again, sorry for the scarcity of new posts. So much is going on right now that it might actually be impossible to catch up. Big things.. things like we bought a new house!!!!! Well we are under contract anyway, …


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