DIY heart photo display {perfect for instagram photos!}


One of my goals recently has been to take more photos of our family, and then print more of them out. I found this heart photo collage art print available from Minted and thought it would be a great way to get some of my photos off my phone and up on my wall, but I’m […]

get better photos with a seamless paper background

cool! post shows how to get a professional looking photo with seamless paper background

It used to be that to get a really great frame-worthy photo of your child, you had to go to a photo studio and pay someone to take the photos and then pay even more for every single print you wanted. These days you can get great photos of your kids are home with two […]

the best places to learn photography {for free}

5 best sites for free online photography tutorials. I need to check these out and learn how to use my camera!

Whether you got a new camera for Christmas or you’ve had one for a few years and never taken the time to really learn how to use it, this is a great time of year to start learning more about photography. There are loads of sites and tutorials online that can help you improve your […]

SHOOT 2015 online photography workshop giveaway


A few years ago I started working to improve my photography skills. I spent a lot of time reading online tutorials and teaching myself to shoot on Manual, and I really enjoyed how much better photos I was taking of my owns kids became. I’ve shared a lot of what I’ve learned in photography tutorials […]

best holiday photography tutorials


The holidays are one time of year that I really, really want good photos. At the same time, I don’t want to be so busy taking pictures that I miss out on enjoying special times together. And it kind of ruins the moment when I tell my kids to STOP OPENING THAT PRESENT RIGHT NOW […]

best tips for taking great photos of your kids this halloween

how to take great photos of your kids this halloween - photography tips & tricks

Looking back at the photos I have of my kids over the year, Halloween photos are some of my absolute favorites. The kids just look so adorable in their costumes, and they’re usually grinning ear to ear in anticipation of candy overload. But since most of the action on Halloween happens after sunset, it can […]

how to take great photos of your kids – tips & tricks roundup


We all want amazing photos of our kids, but the process of getting them can be, well, unpleasant to say the least. Kids have an amazing ability to figure out exactly what you want them to do, and then refuse to do it. For hours. Regardless of bribing, cajoling, and threatening (usually in that order). Even if […]

understanding aspect ratio for better photos


Have you ever taken a great photo, sent it to be printed, and gotten it back only to see that half of someone’s head is cut off? Or maybe you tried to enlarge a group photo to an 8×10 and the people on the sides got cut off. Why would the photo lab do that? […]