I’m very excited to introduce this new series on the blog! Ever since I started shooting with my first digital camera back in 2008, I have fallen in love with photography, and that love has only grown since having children. I truly believe in the power of a photograph, and feel with all my heart that having a physical record of your memories is one of the best things you can do for yourself and for your family. Now that digital photography is widely available (most people have pretty decent cameras built right into their smartphones!), there is no reason not to document your life and your family’s everyday rhythm. This one wild and precious life of ours is worth remembering.

This series, which I will post occasionally throughout the year, is meant to give you a few basic tips and tricks for capturing those special everyday moments. I will cover a wide range of topics, all with the end goal of helping you improve your ‘snapshots’ and encourage you to get out your camera more. I will try to write as simply as I can, without too much photography jargon. Most of these tips are simple, non-technical, and can be done by anyone with most cameras.

I still consider myself very much a student of photography, so I don’t claim to know all the answers, but after shooting my children, along with dozens of other children over the past couple of years, I have learned a few things along the way that I would like to pass on. I will be sharing my own everyday family ‘snapshots’, which are by no means technically perfect, but I still love them and will treasure them for years to come.

I hope you enjoy this series, and if you have any requests for future posts, please feel free to contact me! And be sure to check back soon for the first instalment, called “8 Tips for Photographing Children Indoors”.


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