Back in 2014, Sue Bryce, an accomplished portrait photographer, started the #ExistInPhotos movement. Sue explained that her idea came from reflection on a time in her life when she did not like being photographed because she didn’t like the way she looked. She confessed that she “understood the power of not being able to see myself. I understood the power of not thinking I was good enough to have a photograph of my life.”Read More
Lifestyle. Emotive. Documentary. Authentic. Storytelling.
These are words that get tossed around a lot in the photography world. This is especially true among family photographers. But what does it all mean? And what should it mean to you?Read More
A lot of photographers will deliver both black and white and color versions of each photo in a gallery. If you’ve received a gallery from me, you know that I don’t do that. There have been a handful of very rare occasions where I deliver a black and white as well as a color edit of the same image. But more often than not, it’s either or.Read More
I pulled some of my favorite everyday photos from my personal albums and I picked them apart to tell you why they work. I’ll tell you why the composition makes it a great photo and tools you can use to compose great photos yourself - no matter what camera you are using! These rules apply to cell phone cameras, fancy expensive digital cameras and even disposable film cameras!Read More
Your role as a mother is your legacy. It is the legacy that I pass down to my children. My experience in motherhood will help shape the people they grow up to become. And when I’m gone, it is my role as a mother that they will reflect on to comfort them and to find strength from.Read More
I’m a big believer in the idea that the best camera is the one you have with you. DSLR cameras are big and heavy. Even I don’t carry mine around everywhere! Cell phone cameras are high quality these days. You can take excellent photos with them and capture all the memories and moments without fiddling with settings or lugging around a heavy piece of equipment. Just this past weekend I only used my iPhone on a trip to a museum in Wiesbaden. Photos with a phone are quick and non-intrusive and it slides away easily so you can get back to participating in the moment.Read More
These stupid government housing walls contain families who are growing and laughing and learning! It is within these walls that memories are made, friendships are nurtured and romances blossom.Read More
Picking a photographer can either be easy or difficult. Maybe you’ve followed the work of a local artist and you’ve been saving up to become a client. Then it’s easy choice! You are already a fan-girl and you know who you love. Or maybe you’ve only recently decided that you want professional photos done and after looking at the photographers in the area you are overwhelmed by all the talent to choose from.Read More
Printed photographs are heirloom items. They hold the power to start conversation, to bring people closer, to elicit emotion. They have the ability to document a story. My story. My Facebook feed doesn't tell my story. Facebook isn't beautiful. The photo album on my phone is temporary. It's not exciting. It's for split-second mini moments.
My printed photo albums are forever. They are impactful. They are tangible memories.Read More
Back to School, or in our case this year - the FIRST day of school, is a pretty big deal! It's a milestone worthy of remembering and a memory that you will want to relive and a story you will want to retell.
But your back to school storytelling starts before that first day of school. It begins when you get that letter from the school from your child's teacher. With the invitation to the open house. And when that first school supply gets purchased.
This is where the story begins. Don't forget to start from the beginning.Read More
Let's face it, you're not going to have a professional photographer with you every day. Your handy cell phone does most of the every day photo taking. Me too! To me, pictures matter. It doesn't matter what camera takes them as long as I'm capturing the moment.
Storytelling is one way to photograph your every day. Storytelling take a series of just a few images that tell the story for you. Instead of taking just one photo of an event or moment, snap 5-7.Read More