Capturing The First Year

Capturing The first Year {Three Months}


Oh three months, where have you gone?!

What seems like over-night, my tiny nugget has doubled his weight and somehow it happened right in front of my eyes! Perhaps a little sad to say goodbye to any resemblance of a newborn, this is a stage that in fact I have been looking forward to after having enjoyed watching our older sons grow. By three months, so much of their personality shines through. Quirky smiles, gurgles and hands-in-mouth mark this milestone! Continue reading “Capturing The first Year {Three Months}”

Shooting In Manual, Tips

Shooting In Manual {Low Light}


Shooting in low light is indeed a challenge, but it doesn’t mean you should avoid it completely! In fact, you can create some absolutely stunning images with a little bit of control over your settings. Continue reading “Shooting In Manual {Low Light}”

Shooting In Manual, Tips

Shooting In Manual {Light, Bright & Airy}



Finally, you got your hands on that dslr after dreaming of being able to take professional looking photos of your own kids…and fast forward a couple of months, a year even, it is still set to auto-mode, packed away safely on a top shelf away from little one’s reach! Am I right?!

It turns out that anything than sticking to your dslr’s auto-mode is a little trickier to navigate than first thought and the pictures that were supposed to have that professional artsy flair are, well, a little blah! And let’s face it, the built-in flash seems to have a mind of it’s own :-)

Willing to give it another chance?  Continue reading “Shooting In Manual {Light, Bright & Airy}”

Shooting In Manual, Tips

An Introduction To Shooting In Manual Mode


‘I took the plunge and bought a decent camera to take pictures of my family but my pictures never turn out the way I want.’

Sound familiar?  This is overwhelmingly the most common statement I have heard from clients, parents and friends all hoping for the same thing from a decent camera. More professional looking pictures. Shooting in auto mode seems safe, but this won’t consistently help you produce beautiful photos with an artistic flare, nor will you become a better photographer. But how do you transition to shooting in manual mode?

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Capturing The First Year

Capturing The First Year {Two Months}


If you have ever done a search for tips on how to photograph a two month old, you have probably come up empty! Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be too much inspiration out there for this age. They are definitely out of the sleepy newborn stage, yet unable to sit, tummy time is a short lived affair and they will most definitely not be happy being squeezed up into different positions. So you’re pretty much left with laid-on-back with arms and legs rigorously moving at the speed of light! Not incredibly flattering if truth be told. On the plus side, they are not quite at the three month (cute) blob stage ;-)

Okay, okay Dr Skeptismo has left the building! I’d like to offer some starting tips that will help you creatively photograph your two month old. Continue reading “Capturing The First Year {Two Months}”


Newborn Photography; Successfully Take Multiple Shots From One Pose


Trying to pick up a few extra tips for your Newborn Photography? You may even be one of those brave souls looking to take photos of your own little one once you bring them home from the hospital! Here are a couple of tips on how to make the most of each pose and take a series of pictures from each pose before moving and repositioning your baby for the next shot. This is also especially helpful if your baby, like mine, is not the typical can-sleep-through-anything-babe that most newborn photographers seem to portray! Thankfully this skill isn’t limited to newborn photography but you can learn to tell a far greater story from any photo session of any age if you can get this down!

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Capturing The First Year

Capturing The First Year {One Month}



As I prepared for our third child’s arrival, I never questioned if I’d love him as much as my other two. But, I did wonder with him being the third, if I’d ever have those overwhelmingly beautiful moments that I experienced with my first. Especially seeing as the novelty of pregnancy was long gone! (Been there, done that, got the t-shirt!) Continue reading “Capturing The First Year {One Month}”


Late Fall Inspired Family Session

Meet David, Julie, Piper and Mochi!


Though I’ve taken a step back from my portrait business, I do enjoy the occasional session for fun and to keep practicing! So, for this chilly impromptu fall session we opted for somewhere local and low-key, a little off the beaten track. Continue reading “Late Fall Inspired Family Session”


The Heart of the Picture; Photographing Children With Special Needs



Meet Asher, my gorgeous little nephew! Asher has had a very different first couple of years of life than most two years olds. I’d like to share these excerpts written by his mama. Continue reading “The Heart of the Picture; Photographing Children With Special Needs”

Capturing The First Year

Capturing The First Year {Newborn}


I was crazily excited to photograph my own sleeping newborn! Though I loved each and every newborn session I was able to do with the families I worked with during the time of my business,  there was something about it being my own that would take the pressure off a little! I’d have endless time and no interruptions, if I missed a moment I could just go ahead and redo it the next day, right?! All of my previous newborn sessions had taken place in the studio where the variation of lighting and change in focal points was limited. This left me longing to use natural light, making the most of my prime lens.
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