There are so many unknowns that go along with birth.
Do you really want to commit to a photo session the day after you have your baby?Read More
I didn't choose to hire a doula for any of my three births.
I honestly thought, "My husband is so amazing! What could a doula possibly do for me, that he can't?"
But seeing Carrie work opened my eyes to the incredible work doulas do.Read More
Last month, though, I did my first "By the Hour" project. The challenge, of course, is to create an interesting photo when the timer goes off - no matter how uninteresting things seem to be at the moment.
And that's really what it's all about, isn't it?
Finding that beautiful bit in the mundane.
Reframing your view of your personal situation and focusing more on all the little things you're thankful for.
And being 100% present, so you can truly experience it.Read More
You guys all know what a big fan I am of the every day moments, but traditions hold a big place in my heart, too.
And so, it was important to me to film it. To create this living memory of my little boys and my mother doing something I had done as a child, and something they'll do one day with theirs.
To be perfectly honest, though, I wasn't sure how it would go this year, or whether it would be worth filming at all.Read More
“Tell me a story about when I was a baby,” he says, as we wait at the red light.
His legs stretch well below the car seat. His face is starting to thin. His eyes sparkle in anticipation, hoping for something funny.
The light turns green, and I’m struck with a memory.
What would you do if I came over with my camera for the afternoon?
Maybe you’d cozy up and read on the couch with your youngest. Maybe you’d bake something special with your oldest. Maybe you’d build a fort from start to finish with your kids – or try, until they took over to get everything just so.
Or maybe, like Nicole’s family, you’d just be.Read More
I just knew a fancy camera was going to be the ticket to better photos of our family.
“But you don’t know how to use a DSLR,” my husband oh-so-correctly pointed out.
“That’s what AUTO is for,” I confidently told him.Read More
It’s not for everyone, this documentary family photography thing.
I thought it was, initially.
I thought, This style is so meaningful, so beautiful, so magical – anyone would be thrilled to have these sorts of photographs in their home.
But I’ve slowly come to see, it takes a very special kind of person to see the value in documentary photos and family films – and choose that gift for their own family.
I’ve noticed, over the years, that those that do, all share these three defining characteristics.Read More