Your children aren’t really cooperating when you ask them to sit down and smile at the camera, are they? I’ll tell you a secret… Most kids aren’t. Even during my photo shoots, the little ones rarely will do that. Why? Cause it’s just not fun! Taking a (sharp) portrait of your children looking and smiling […]

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siblings hug

The thought of trying to coordinate a normal family photography session can seem daunting. There’s the date selection, outfit coordination, and the inconvenient timing of good light.  Coordinating an extended family session with more than just your nuclear family may seem insurmountable. I’m here to tell you 5 good reasons why you should absolutely consider […]


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I’m sure all the other northern photographers will be able to relate to this. I’m a family and baby photographer and every winter my business dies. I really wanted to try to improve this situation, so this past winter I offered a few heavily discounted sessions. The shoots took place indoors at the client’s home. […]

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playful indoor session

Selecting a family photographer that can take great photos of you and your crew, isn’t difficult if you know exactly what to look for. Here are my top tips for choosing a family photographer. Tip One: Great Family Photos The first sign of a great family photographer is great photos, right? When you look at […]


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tween playing


Newborn photography is a relatively new concept, and it’s becoming more and more popular every year. For ages, the most photographed event of our lives has been the wedding ceremony.  Couples plan for years organizing every detail – large and small. Choosing the perfect wedding photographer is a task in itself.  Finding the right person […]

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newborn photo shoot

So you’ve booked your newborn photo shoot and the big day is drawing nearer. Now for the tricky bit – what to you wear for a newborn photo shoot?!  As someone who’s about as far from fashion savvy as they come, I know the feeling of bewilderment and stress you’re probably experiencing right now.  Good […]

What to wear for a newborn photo shoot.

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Why in-home newborn photography?

Picture this. You’ve just brought home your brand new lil’ baby – maybe this week, maybe last, or maybe almost more than a month back now (um, where did THAT month go..?). Maybe your little one is a late night party-animal, and you’re up from the wee hours and into the early morning. Perhaps your […]

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As we shift from splash parks, endless days and Popsicle stained smiles to…….cozy sweaters, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and endless red and golden leaves, I encourage you to start thinking of your yearly portrait session, the documentation of your growing family, and *gasp* your holiday cards. As a professional family and baby photographer, people often ask […]

6 tips for choosing outfits for your outdoor photo shoot.

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Best time for senior pictures?

Choose the best time for senior pictures. THE PROS AND THE CONS SUMMER (in between junior and senior year) Pros – Nature is green and flowers are blooming. Most likely, you’re less stressed being out of school and have more free time. Are you a water buff? Can wade, canoe, kayak. Schools have early fall […]

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Here’s a small sampling for the some of the kiddos I photographed this summer. My Lifestyle Children’s Photography is relaxed, fun, carefree and designed to capture true, authentic expressions and emotions. Here’s to STRONG girls. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. -anonymous As a play photographer, trust me I […]

Lifestyle children’s photography

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