When Layla was young, around the age of four, she happily declared that pigs were her favorite animal. Interested in her choice, I asked her why. Without missing a beat, she stated, “because they’re pink and they make bacon!” Well then! We laughed and laughed but her love for those cute snorting creatures never died.
I’ve always been a very visual person. If you try to read me a book, I can’t grasp what you’re saying unless I can read along. When I’m trying to learn something new, I have to see it being done or have visual examples instead of simply reading step-by-step instructions. Thank goodness for YouTube! Even
It’s easy to believe you need a large studio space with a wall full of windows to create beautiful portaits but I’m going to tell you a secret… You don’t! And to prove it, I’m going to show you my small, messy, and unappealing bedroom where I have taken all my “white wall” headshots of
In the summer of 2006 I began my photography journey. I had been interested in photography for several years prior to that but never put in the effort to learn. That all changed when my first child was born. I couldn’t get enough of her and I wanted to capture every amazing moment of her
Who has a new prism?! I know a lot of you do since I’ve received a lot of questions about how to use a prism! I bought my prism here one Amazon and it looks like this (at least it did before one of my kids dropped it): Many of you know that I teach
I love photographing my kids sleeping but they’re at an age where I can rarely catch them. Naps are a thing of the past in this house. Instead, my camera has redirected itself to my snoozing dog. Well, there’s two dogs here but the youngest one, Chewbacca Thunder, is the one that sleeps in a
Light is so crucial in photography and even the smallest change in light can make a huge impact. I love the golden hour and that warm backlight you can get in your camera. Come on, I know you’re with me on that one! What I don’t love is how short the golden hour is and
I really love storms. You know how some people get excited for the first snow of the season? Well, I get excited for the first thunderstorm of the season (and all the subsequent ones, too). Nothing beats the smell and feel of rain, the sound of the raindrops hitting the windows, and the crackle of