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When I started my 365 project on January 1, 2020, I really had no strategy for success, and I didn’t know what to expect. But I was highly motivated to succeed. Other photographers I admire had recommended this project as a way to grow creatively, and I was inspired by Ashley Marston and Chloè Rosser, […]

what to wear for family portraits

One of the unexpected joys I’ve experienced since becoming a parent is how much fun I have dressing my kids. I mean not actually getting them dressed — that part can be a PITA. But buying nice clothes for them and enjoying how cute they look in their outfits — that part has been fun. […]

I’m not going to lie. Taking this group self-portrait of my family for our holiday card was really f*cking hard! Wrangling my kids and my complaining husband — sometimes I wonder why I bother. It’s stressful and difficult and annoying, which is ironic because we look so happy in the photo, right? Gotta perpetuate the […]

I love self-portraits, but I don’t usually like photos of myself.  Makes no sense, right?  I guess it’s because when no one is around for me to photograph there is always . . . me.  And I believe in practicing what I preach.  I want my kids to have photos of me during this time, […]

It’s that time of year again!  Family portrait season.  Although most people have the good sense to hire a photographer for this, there is a small subset of crazy and/or masochistic people who want to take their own family portrait.  Maybe you like a challenge.  Or you want to save some money by doing it […]

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