Why we love teaching kids photography… AND a huge announcement at the end!

Why we love teaching kids photography… AND a huge announcement at the end!

“The camera is an insturment that teaches people how to see with our a camera.” – Dorthea Lange Kids + Photography… it’s a combination I can’t ever get enough of! Kim and I have talked about writing a kids photography book for years! There’s just not a lot out there, and we have so much to say we can’t possibly cover it in a 2 hour class. So, why? Why bother handing a camera to a child? Why sign them up for a photography class? There are several...
Crown Him With Many Crowns

Crown Him With Many Crowns

Lately I’ve been using a Hymnal during my devotions… it’s funny and super ironic because I completely rejected hymns for so long, especially as a rebellious teen… they were “old and outdated” I’m a modern gal and I rolled my eyes at Hymns, “Like, why do we have to sing such old songs?? My parents are like, sooo uncool, like, there are so many new songs.. the old ones are so boring and like hundreds of years old..” (sheesh I was dumb, and I...
Chocolate Frosting and a home day with August.

Chocolate Frosting and a home day with August.

He didn’t have a fever, but for a couple of days August had been especially sensitive. He asked me to check his temp before school Monday and cried because his tummy hurt so I decided to keep him home anyway. It was pretty obvious after we had dropped the older two off and were back home that he wasn’t “sick” when he was already asking if we could make a cake. I said “no” … and we waited until after lunch to bake a cake and frost it. Chocolate cake...
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...

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