7 Reasons Why you Need Multi-Generation Extended Family Photos This Year

It is summer time and that means there are lots of family reunions and reasons to travel and visit Grandma and Grandpa. My husband’s side of the family gets all 12 of his siblings and their families together every three years. It is a week long adventure of about 50 people. Every reunion is a little different, but getting a whole group photo is something that happens every single time. It isn’t without hiccups and frustrations and uncooperative children (and adults) but they are always pictures that are cherished by everyone as years pass.

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Getting Mom in the Photo with Self Portraiture: Timers and Remotes

Finding someone to take our photos occasionally isn't always an option and for those spur of the moment creations you envision, it for sure isn't going to happen.  Maybe your budget is tight and you don't want to invest in a professional photographer, or maybe you ARE a photographer and can't bring yourself to pay someone else to do what you are perfectly capable of doing. 

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Balancing Life as a Mom, Author, and Lava Cone Bicyclist

I am always inspired by women who after having children, find a path for creativity and success. Keira Dominguez, a friend and author, is just one of those inspirations. In the midst of raising 5 children, she published her first of what fans hope will be many regency romance novels.

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Avoid Guilt and Regret: Mom, Get in the Photo

Parents die.  Children grow up and leave home.  It is a horrible, depressing and possibly harsh thing to start this post off with, but so often we are self-conscious of our looks or our body and don't want to be in the image.  If you were to pass away suddenly, would your children care one wit about those scowl wrinkles?

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Thelin Family Welcomes Beautiful Newborn Baby Boy

It is no secret I love doing newborn photo shoots. Between the newborn snuggles and getting to know proud moms and dads (that I almost always want to become best friends with after meeting), and the little bit of chaos that young children bring into life…it just breathes a little life and happiness into me.

Believe it or not, I really miss the younger kid crazy phase of life.

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Commonwealth Park Family Photos with the Barton Family

Not sure if I have mentioned it before or not, but I LOVE redheads. My oldest is my one and only redhead and we were both surprised and delighted to discover we had red hair in the family tree. Now, almost 20 years later, I still get fan girl style happy anytime I see redheads.

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13 Secrets to Perfect At-Home Family Portraits Revealed

In-home family photography is the perfect way to capture your family exactly as they are. It is both meaningful and relaxed, it is weather resistant and bathrooms, makeup touch-ups, and a change of clothes are all within reach.  All of this is especially true when there’s a new baby. 

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Capturing Impeccable Headshots -- Valuable Secrets to Know

Headshots are a critical piece of many professional’s PR packets. A dynamic headshot for models, actors,

and other performance professionals may very well be the difference between acquiring the gig or not.

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Complete Guide to Basic Photography Classes--Limited Availability

Did you get a new DSLR camera for Christmas?  Or have you had a big fancy camera for months (or, gasp, YEARS) and you still don't know how to really use it?  Maybe you have been trying to take great pictures of your babies, your toddlers, your child's birthday parties and sports events but they end up dark, blurry, or otherwise not how you imagined.  It has happened to the best of us.

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Lightroom Hack: Video Tutorial for Creamy Beautiful Skin Tones

You have added all of your favorite presets and the image looks just how you want it, but the skin tone is either too orange, too blown out, or something is just off. Here is a quick series of tips for getting that creamy skin tone in Lightroom without using brushes or editing in Photoshop. These are some of my favorite skin tips!

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Holiday Mini Session Frequently Asked Questions

Christmas is around the corner and the weather is meh, and if you are like me, your list of things you need to get done is already growing. If you want to get the whole family together for one quick shot for your annual holiday card, but you don't want to spend full price because you really just need that ONE photo, let me help cross one thing off the list, painlessly and at an affordable price. 

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