Do you have kids who love to play in the snow, but they don't feel well or you just can't keep dressing them up to go out for two minutes? Try bringing in snow to play with indoors! Winter sensory play brilliance! We don't see much snow since we moved to sunny California, but back when we lived in Massachusetts it was a fixture of our lives for months on end. The kids … [Read more...] about Winter Fun for Kids: Bring in the Snow for Winter Sensory Play!
Visiting Miramar Beach and Setting Goals for May 2017. Setting goals each month makes it easier to stay accountable. April was a hard month, so it was pretty amazing to end it by dropping the kids off for a one-night sleepover with cousins while Mike and I escaped to Half Moon Bay. This was our first time child-free since Emma was born in 2006! The kids had a blast with … [Read more...] about Visiting Miramar Beach and Setting Goals for May 2017
Step by step tips on how to save those dark and grainy photos. Winter is on its way, bringing shorter, darker days. If you're like me, your home isn't full of much natural light anyhow. I am always deciding whether or resort to flash or take a dark photo, which will also be grainy. I bought a Lightscoop this fall, and it has helped quite a bit, but sometimes I don't have … [Read more...] about How To Save Those Dark and Grainy Photos!
Today's post was written by my brother James, who loves photography as much as I do. He is also really great a explaining in amateur-friendly terms how to take great pictures of kids! He wrote this post in our secret family Facebook group for my sister who just bought her first DSLR camera, and I asked if I could post it here. While I shoot in full manual mode, James uses the … [Read more...] about How to Take Great Pictures of Kids
Capturing newborns is one of my favorite kinds of photography. Here are a few of my favorite newborn photography tips. Newborn Photography Tips Capture details. Tiny fingers and toes grow alarmingly quickly! I love the newness of tiny newborn fingers and toes, and you can snap photos of them easily. This is also a fun way to get creative! I used a black cloth (an extra … [Read more...] about Newborn Photography Tips