Tag Archives: Snappin’


Learn Light Painting AND Win $500

My lovely little sister came for a visit this weekend, and taught us how to do light painting. She has this rad job where she gets paid toView full post »


6 Tips For Great Summer Photos

Summertime just screams “BEAUTIFUL PICTURES!” to me. So did our Carnival cruise. In fact, when I told Carnival we’d beView full post »


5 Photography Tips All New & Expecting Parents Need to Know

I’ve been shooting with a Canon camera and lenses for almost 5 years now, so naturally I was pumped to work with them on a post toView full post »


Tips To Keep a 365 Photo Project From Becoming A Chore {Contributor}

Suzanne is blowing my mind with her 365 photo project. She’s making it look so easy that I asked her to write about it for me… I meanView full post »


Manual Shooting Made Easy(ish)

I truly believe the (not so) secret to getting images that WOW from your DSLR camera is to force yourself to learn how to shoot in manual.View full post »


Big Impact, Little Cost: Display life’s little moments on a clipboard wall

This home has considerably more wall space than our last one, which is equal parts exciting and overwhelming. On one hand, I can’tView full post »


My 4 Year Photography Journey

This is one of the last pictures I took with our old point and shoot camera, about 4 years ago, right before I received my first DSLR as anView full post »


How To Get Great Pictures At Disney World

I took my 6 year old son and my mom on a short trip to Disney World last week, and came home with a notebook full of tips and tricks IView full post »


It’s A Small, Terrifying World

I’ve been MIA because last week was bananas. The short story is I spent the first half of the week at Disney World (!!!111) and theView full post »


Bluebonnets 2014

We live in Texas. It’s bluebonnet season. I’m a photographer. I have children. This is inevitable. Bluebonnet pix 2014,View full post »


Slice Of Perfect In Our Messy Reality- A Photography Challenge

“How do you keep your house so clean?” I get this a lot, which is highly laughable. While I would say we have managed to keepView full post »


This Is 6 Months

Half a year with this guy. Unbelievable.   Pics taken with my Canon 6D and Sigma 35 1.4 lens. View full post »


A Facebook Celebration and a Shutterbag Giveaway!

When I started blogging 6 years ago, I never, ever, ever thought more than a handful of people would read it. And I never intended thatView full post »


Pictures Of Our Week

Another week has passed, and a million things I’ve wanted to tell you all about (okay, at least 27 on my to-write list) sit in myView full post »


8 Days With Lowell

::sits on pillow, dusts off blog, adjusts breast pads:: Hi! Lowell was born 8 days ago. Life is lovely and chaotic all at once. I’mView full post »


Sunlit Clovers and Dumb Luck

She zig zagged through the strip of dead grass alongside our house as the sun was setting behind her, looking for dandelions. I wasView full post »


She’s A Force

“A squirrel, a squirrel! Dere!” she pointed. She followed it with her eyes, traced it with her fingers on the window. SheView full post »


Calling All Birth Junkies, Baby Junkies, and Photography Enthusiasts

Voting is on for the 2012 International Association of Professional Birth Photographers Image Of The Year. And let me tell you, theView full post »


Fall Fields, Photographing Friends, And Do You Believe In Orbs?

I’ve been terrible with taking pictures of us and our life lately. I keep meaning to make it a priority (and I’m actuallyView full post »


Turn Your Photos Into Stories- Photobucket Stories

Sometimes we need more than just a Facebook photo album and picture captions to tell the story of an event. Sometimes we need a digitalView full post »


iPhone and Instagram Inspiration

I know a lot of you lament that you don’t have “fancy” cameras or that you don’t have time to learn how to useView full post »


Photographic Evidence That I’m Here Too

Over the weekend, the photography community lost a beautiful soul to ovarian cancer – Jen Burgess Thompson, mother to 2 young boys. IView full post »


A Smoky Mountain Escape In Pictures

Sometimes a girl’s just gotta get away. Escape. Connect. I had the privilege of joining Susan from 5 Minutes For Mom, Zina fromView full post »


Romance and Real Life

“Mom, I don’t WANNA eat here,” Kendall whined. “Well, it’s not your anniversary, is it?” I chimedView full post »


Days Like This

Days like this… they happen. Days when I just can’t seem to find the energy to put my wheels in motion. Or rather, to get anyView full post »


Special Delivery: Proof That Daddy Didn’t Always Have a Beard

On October 8th, it will be 6 years since the day Scott and I got married. Our wedding was something you’d see in a magazine.View full post »


“Half Circle, Half Circle”

Scott does this thing with Kendall a few nights out of the week where they sit down and they practice writing letters and numbers. TonightView full post »


Finding Peace Through My Lens

My soul needed the trip I took last weekend. It was a “work” trip (and I’ll blog more about the work side of things nextView full post »


When Did THIS Happen?

Uh… four year old? Are you still in there? Because you look 14 to me.View full post »


Toddler Fingerprints In The Frosting

Just got done processing these pics from the mini-birthday celebration we had for my mom right before I left for Blogher. I figured theyView full post »


Thinking Out and Improving Your Photos, Plus a $450 Clickin Moms Giveaway!

I get questions every now and then about what settings I use to take my pictures and how I make them look a certain way (bright, colorful,View full post »


Blographer – I’ll Be The One In The Sash

So, very exciting fun news to share with all of you! I became a pageant queen over night after winning my very first title! Not really, BUTView full post »


The Way I View: Fatherhood

I’m lucky, so so lucky to have Scott as my parenting partner. He is truly my equal when it comes to this gig, always picking up hisView full post »


A Small Digital Hoarding Breakthrough

For as many pictures of our family that I have, both taken by myself and professionals, only about 2% of them are printed and displayed inView full post »


How To Photograph An Ordinary Day In Your Life

We all have the “pretty” pictures of our kids, our families, those days we’re supposed to document. They’re framed,View full post »


This Is How I Do: Editing In Lightroom 3

I’m going to show you all today how I edited this picture in Lightroom 3… The image on the left is SOOC (that means straightView full post »