Family photos are so important. They’re priceless in the very moment they’re taken because that moment is gone and your kids will never be so little ever again. But it can be really easy to skip your annual family photos if it’s not an experience the whole family enjoys. Most of us have experienced one […]

Congratulations, new mama! How are you feeling? Maybe excited, overwhelmed … and a little tender. Your body has just accomplished the miracle of bringing a new life into the world and your new bundle of joy is finally here. Giving birth is an amazing process, but it’s also difficult and painful, and chances are your […]

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A workshop specifically tailored to new moms who want to learn how to take better pictures of their brand new babies. Join us April 23, 2022!



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How to plan a successful DIY photoshoot for your baby’s 1st birthday Last week I photographed not 1, not 2 but 3 people who share my birthday! I felt a special kinship to each of them simply because we were all born on November 28th. I have always been a big birthday fan- I love […]

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Are you looking for a solution to take your own DIY Newborn Photos? Or maybe you are a professional photographer who occasionally photographs newborns but not enough to warrant the cost of all the posing aids and props? Here are 4 inexpensive ways to create a “nest” for newborn photography. I have to admit something- […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So you just had your bundle of joy and the time has come to take some newborn photos. Congratulations on your new arrival! So when are those photos going to be snapped?  This is a question that begs consideration long before your little one arrives. In order to get those perfect, curly 1-10 day old […]

The perfect maternity photo can be taken around the 8th or 9th month of pregnancy, as long as you are not too far along to be very uncomfortable. This can be done in any season. But there are some considerations to take in that are unique to photography in the winter time. Late pregnancy brings […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Have you ever sat with your loved ones on a comfy couch; maybe in your mother or grandmother’s home and leafed through all of the old photo albums together? What joy it brings is and what memories we share during times like these are treasures that cannot be exactly matched by any other experience. 

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You’ve found your photographer, set a date, and now the big day is almost here! At any time of the year, a photo session is a great way to spend time as a family and create a cherished, lasting memory. But before you go in (or out) for the shoot, there are several things to […]

Do you feel like you have a lot of time?⁠ ????️⁠ Last night, as I should have been going to bed I was scrolling through instagram and 2 images popped up back to back- 1 from a friend here in Boise, one from a friend in Seattle.⁠ ????⁠ Their posts had almost identical captions on […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What do you need to successfully take your own newborn photos and avoid all these mistakes we’ve been talking about? A roadmap. ⁠⠀ ????????????⁠⠀ A map that guides you to ⁠⠀ ✔️A safe setting for your baby⁠⠀ ✔️Good lighting⁠⠀ ✔️Flattering angles⁠⠀ ✔️Easy DIY poses⁠⠀ ✔️Equipment you already have on hand⁠⠀ Are you ready for that […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Baby Photography Mistake #5:⁠⠀ ????????????⁠⠀ ⁠Believing you need fancy equipment and all the things.⠀ When I had my first baby I wanted alllllllll the things. The crib, the swing, the carrier, the snot sucker, the stroller, etc etc. And of course, I wanted them to be brand new (I know, I’m a total snob, but really […]

Baby Photography Mistake #4:⁠⠀ ????????????⁠ Pinterest fail posing⁠⠀ This was the big mistake I made with my first son….and my second for that matter! I looked for inspirational images I liked and wanted for my own baby and then “replicated them” with no knowledge whatsoever on how to actually accomplish these poses ????⁠⠀ Funny, but also […]

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