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Welcome to the  Blog

I think one of the most important reasons to take photos is to tell your family’s story. We build the narrative day by day, shot by shot, until we can look back through an album (in our hands or on our phone) and see our story. Sometimes it’s easy to forget to add a page […]

December Photo Challenge

I get a lot of photography questions from people…all sorts of people. I guess the big camera is a magnet of sorts. Strangers passing by during a photo shoot, great uncles at weddings, longtime friends….and moms. But if I have time, I’m happy to chat with them. One of the questions I get asked the […]

What Camera Should I Get?

I get a lot of photography questions from people…all sorts of people. I guess the big camera is a magnet of sorts. Strangers passing by during a photo shoot, great uncles at weddings, longtime friends….and moms. But if I have time, I’m happy to chat with them. One of the questions I get asked the […]

What Camera Should I Get?

So the weather around here finally dipped below 99, I swear I saw the leaves starting to turn, and my kids are begging for Halloween costumes. Know what that means? Time to plan your Christmas card. 🤦‍♀️ I know…but, seriously.  If you’ve ever tried to plan a family Christmas card, then you know there’s so […]

How to Plan Your Christmas Card

So today I thought I’d share a little bit more about myself. You’ve been reading the emails that appear in your inbox every week, scrolling through my photos on Instagram, and hopping over here to the blog. Maybe you’ve even spied a few pictures of my curly headed trio. If you’ve wondered who I am […]

How I Got Started in Photography

So today I thought I’d share a little bit more about myself. You’ve been reading the emails that appear in your inbox every week, scrolling through my photos on Instagram, and hopping over here to the blog. Maybe you’ve even spied a few pictures of my curly headed trio. If you’ve wondered who I am […]

How I Got Started in Photography

So you know all those selfies you see on your IG feed of friends….the ones with the flawless skin, glowing cheekbones, and a seatbelt? Yeah….a seatbelt. Or maybe a steering wheel. Ever wonder why you get the urge to take a photo when you glance at yourself in the rearview mirror? You look good, that’s […]

Using Window Light in Your Photos

Instagram Car Selfies

So you know all those selfies you see on your IG feed of friends….the ones with the flawless skin, glowing cheekbones, and a seatbelt? Yeah….a seatbelt. Or maybe a steering wheel. Ever wonder why you get the urge to take a photo when you glance at yourself in the rearview mirror? You look good, that’s […]

Using Window Light in Your Photos

Instagram Car Selfies

I get asked a lot of questions about photography: How did you get started? What camera do you suggest? Why do you shoot Canon?  But today I wanted to address the question I get asked the most. Can you guess it?   “How do I get the background to be blurry?” Yes. That’s the one. I laugh […]

How do I get the background to be blurry?

photos with blurry background

I get asked a lot of questions about photography: How did you get started? What camera do you suggest? Why do you shoot Canon?  But today I wanted to address the question I get asked the most. Can you guess it?   “How do I get the background to be blurry?” Yes. That’s the one. I laugh […]

How do I get the background to be blurry?

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