super easy photo edits in Photoshop Elements 15 & a giveaway


If you’re a repeat reader here, you’ll know that lately I’ve been sharing lots of cool projects you can make using Photoshop Elements. And I get to keep giving copies of the software away, too! There’s another giveaway at the end of this post, so make sure to read all the way through.  (Giveaway closed.) I […]

fix that photo: how to boost & brighten a dull photo


Sometimes a little bit of editing can turn a good photo into a great one. In the next few weeks, I’m going to share a variety of simple photo edits that will help you make the most of the photographs you take. Today’s easy edit focuses on how to brighten and color boost a dull photo. […]

easy fix for dark or underexposed photos | simple photo edit


It’s such a disappointment to upload photos to your computer and realize they’re dark and underexposed. This happens often when you shoot on AUTO – today’s cameras do a pretty good job with exposure, but even the smartest camera can get confused. It doesn’t know whether the person you’re photographing is supposed to have a […]

winter and snow day photography tips


In the weeks leading up to Christmas, snow is great – it’s fun to play in, pretty to look at, and can make an evening magical. However, once Christmas has past I’m always ready for the snow to be done too. No such luck in my neck of the woods – our last snow of […]

the secret to a better black and white photo


  Have you ever converted one of your favorite photos to black and white and been disappointed with the result? Take a look at the photos below: This was one of my favorite photos from an early photoshoot of my daughter. The colors were bright, it’s well exposed, and her expression is adorable. However, when […]

Photograph: take great photos of your newborn {Pt 4: editing}

  I hope you’ve been enjoying the first three parts of this newborn photography series. If you’ve missed them, here’s the rundown: I don’t claim to be a pro, and following the steps I’m outlining here isn’t going to make you a pro either. There’s a lot more to photography than props and poses. If […]

how to get a group shot using a small backdrop {a little photoshop magic}

Trying to get a picture of all my children together where they are all looking fairly normal is a nightmare. I think it just might be statistically impossible, what with all the possible grimaces, cries, chokeholds, etc. that have a tendency to pop up in our photos. But sometimes I’m crazy enough to try anyway. […]