10 ideas for cute first day of school pictures

These are the cutest ideas for first day of school pictures! I can't believe we are already thinking about back to school photos. Seems like summer just started!

School will be starting in just a little over a month.  Some of my friends even have kiddos starting school in less than a month!!  While it might seem premature to think about, parents all over the world will be taking first day of school pictures.  I’ve gathered some ideas for cute first day of school pictures you’re going to love! 10 Ideas for cute first day of school pictures *for your convenience, there may be … read on–>

family photo gallery wall ideas

These are such fantastic ideas for hanging family pictures! I love a good family photo gallery wall ideas. I love how it tells your family's story in pictures. It's such a fun way for people to get to know you when they visit your home.

Knowing what to do, or having an idea when you start is the key to really good photo gallery walls.  And, what kind of photographer would I be if I didn’t absolutely love ideas for hanging family pictures?  I love how they decorate your walls with your family’s story.  It paints a picture of your life on your walls, and that always makes me so happy to see.  The best thing is it doesn’t matter … read on–>

how to brighten a dark picture in LR

This is so perfect! Such a quick way to brighten a picture that was too dark, and I thought was ruined!

Obviously, when I am taking pictures, I always try to achieve something close to perfect exposure.  Most of the time I do a pretty good job. Sometimes, I fall in love with a picture that needs a little work though. Thanks to Adobe Lightroom, it’s a quick and easy fix to brighten a dark picture.  There is so much you can do to your photos quickly, and easily with Lightroom.  If you’re curious about its … read on–>

quick and easy photo album

I can't believe how easy this photo album was to make. I am so happy to have my pictures printed in a book.

I have visions of creating gorgeous albums, every year, for my children to pour over when they are older.  I imagine well-planned books filled with pages of our memories.  I can’t tell you how much I value printing your pictures. Having tangible images either in book form, or hanging on your walls is so important.  Guess how many books I have printed.  Go on, I’ll wait. Did you take a guess?  The answer is 2. … read on–>

50 fall newborn photo props


Hey there!  I’d be lying if I said this post weren’t tugging on my heart strings a little bit.  It’s nostalgic and sad for me at the same time, knowing there will be no more newborns in our house.  If you’re about to have a newborn, or are just starting your journey with a newborn baby, breathe it in (for real, breathe in their breath, it’s amazing).  You may be tired, and weepy, but you … read on–>

5 great photography books for the beginner


I thought you might like to know which the best books for learning photography.  But first..  Last night, I watched a vlog with some tips on making laundry time easier. One of the tips was to have a “lost sock” bag.  I’ve got one of those.  Except it holds roughly 300 unmatched socks and they never get paired up so we all wear mismatched socks.  Once I get this post all finished up, I’m headed to … read on–>

5 point and shoot cameras worth checking out


Welcome!!  I’m just sittin’ here getting ready to type out all this awesome information for you.  My two youngest are sitting right in front of me screaming,”doo doo castle! doo doo castle!”  I have no idea what that means, and I’m not sure i really want to.  It’s going to take me a while to get this all typed out.  “doo doo castle! doo doo castle!” is a little distracting.  Isn’t it??   At they’re … read on–>

must-haves for capturing summer pictures


I can’t believe summer is almost here!  I can almost hear the sounds of my children fighting, and begging me to fix them something to eat.  I can almost see the giant messes they will leave all over the house, and the dishes piled high in the sink. Ahhhh, summer!!  Somehow, you still manage to be my favorite.  I have dreams of lazy summer days at the pool, or beach. and even though I know … read on–>