Winter Photography Scavenger Hunt

Winter Photography Scavenger Hunt

Is it cold and snowy where you are? Go for a hike, and bring your kids and camera!! The world is so beautiful covered in a layer of magical snow. Also follow the link at the end of this post to view some eye candy from another photographer friend, KC Crow, an Orange County Family Photographer. Today was another cold snow day, and I decided to make it a little more fun by coming up with a Winter Wonderland photo scavenger hunt. We had a blast and I wanted to share some snow photography tips and...
Simplified Photography – The Little Years

Simplified Photography – The Little Years

My photography was all black and white darkroom artistic mubo-jumbo before I had kids… I loved the creative process and I did what I needed to do to pass my college classes, which were mostly film photography classes. I can almost smell the chemicals… have you ever smelled fixer? Then you know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s kind of like gas, nasty smelling but you’d almost wear it as perfume because it oddly smells awesome at the same time… am I just...
Perfectly Imperfect…. (This is to the moms, like me)

Perfectly Imperfect…. (This is to the moms, like me)

Today I attempted to take my families picture, with a remote trigger from my phone. The results were hysterical, and after spending some time in Photoshop, and almost crying, I have one picture I like of our family… and we aren’t even looking at the camera. I admit it, I felt a little upset…. I’m really good at taking other peoples pictures, I capture moments, real smiles, connection, laughter… my own family is a different story! I won’t be attempting this...
Makers gonna make!!

Makers gonna make!!

When we redesigned our studio Kim and I had the idea that this could be a place where we encouraged creativity. It’s a big room, not just for us to take pictures when we have sessions, but a place we can come together and make things. I’m a dreamer and I see so much possibility for community and fellowship while learning or practicing a new skill. I see generations¬† of women coming together and learning from each other. Sometimes I gotta quit dreaming, and start doing, so...
The story behind the song, “O Holy Night”

The story behind the song, “O Holy Night”

Did you grow up listening to Paul Harvey and “The Rest of the Story” like I did? I loved his voice, it was a time-machine we traveled through the radio waves of the broadcast to a different place and learned something new. I usually listened to it at my dads cabinet shop over lunch. We all got quiet while we ate, and the familiar voice of Paul Harvey told us stories and narrated history and the present in a way that gave hope. I loved the stories and waited in anticipation for the...
The Benefits of Gratitude

The Benefits of Gratitude

An attitude of gratitude…. I googled “gratitude” just for fun, and found that there are actual health benefits from deciding to be grateful and counting your blessings. There are so many articles! Feelings of gratitude can boost your immune system, and you’ll even eat less fat. It says so right HERE on this article from Today.com, so it’s must be true, or somewhat true. (There are scientific studies to back it up people!) So here we are, November 3rd! Day three of...

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