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Summer Photography: Light Writing, Blur and Zoom!

When I write about mommy blogger photography, I do it with the nonprofessional mommy photographer in mind, because that's what I am. I write from my self-taught perspective to help make photography more accessible to the everyday photographer. If you happen to fall in that category, I have some fun techniques for you to try this summer. ...more
Thank you for these great tips! I'm excited to head outside and try them, especially the foam board!more

June Daily Photo Challenge

Two Martini Lunch...more

Camera-Ready: Make Your Action Shots Pop

I may be slower than a slow loris these days, but for some reason my three-year-old doesn’t agree that relaxing in the hammock for several hours every afternoon is the best way to spend the summer. By some lapse of logic, he prefers to run, jump, climb, swing, ride, skip, twist, twirl, and dance. Weird, right? ...more

Photography: How to Use Summer Light to Your Advantage

When I first started family photography, I did it purely on my driveway in front of my garage. I know, that sounds very picturesque, right? But I got great results. I bought a black, king-sized flat sheet and hooked it up to the bottom of my open garage and shot away....more

Solving Your Photography Color Woes

Did you know that different sources of light have varying color temperatures? Does this sound like complete gibberish? I'm happy to admit that until I made a sincere effort to improve my photography skills after the purchase of my first DSLR, these words sounded like a foreign language to me, too. After I uploaded my first batch of photos taken with my fancy (to me) new camera I noticed that they looked a little...Smurf blue?...more

Aunt Alda's Cheesecake Recipe

I have a few of Aunt Alda's recipes and today I would like to share her cheesecake recipe..You can follow this as I have before with success or try it my way.. I decided this was a good time to try it with a different twist.  I will post the recipe as the original. :  Enjoy!  Happy Baking ...more

Photography: Tips on Shutter Speeds and Water Shots

I can feel it getting closer.It's getting warmer, the boys are getting more and more antsy during our morning school prep, as I am most certain that they are during their school hours. The sky is brighter longer. Summer is in the air. I both long for it and hesitate to embrace it. In my more honest moments, I admit that being faced with all of this energy, in the form of four growing boys, all day, every day is a bit much. But I do love being surrounded by my loves, and summer is always a time to make many memories!...more

Getting Started: Tips for On-the-Go Photography

I'm gonna lay this baby out like a good sermon - 3 points, ya'll! Organization (ish), Preparedness (which is really the first cousin of organization), and Creativity ... all for the purpose of getting us out there and capturing the goodness of summer! ...more
Do you use a preset when editing your photos?  They all have a finish to them that I absolutely ...more

How to Turn Ordinary Moments into Extraordinary Photographs

Summertime is approaching and your calendar is already filling with family vacations, weddings, July 4th celebrations and so many other quintessential events of the season. Now, think ahead for a moment to September. During those quieter post-back-to-school days you will finally unload full memory cards and perhaps create photo albums. Will that stream of photos tell the story of your whole summer?...more
I love this post.  Everyday stuff of everyday life, that is what love is made of. Michelle ...more