Category: Diary of Documentarians

An Annual Family Photo Session to Spotlight Cerebral Palsy

I want to share a story with you. A special one. Special. Special needs. Special needs family. What does this mean? Why is it important to share the stories of special families? Well because they are among us. They are our family, friends, neighbors, and classmates…. By sharing their stories it helps bring awareness to […]

The In-Home Documentary Maternity Session for Sarah + Jean

When I began to do research for my first maternity session, I felt like I kept finding pregnancy cliches – heart hands, chiffon over bellies, baby shoes – but I rarely found photos that told me something unique about the couple being photographed. And then on Pinterest, I came across a black and white photo […]

Engagement Photography That Speaks To Your Heart

Have you ever looked at a photograph of your newly engaged friends thought “Man, I have never seen them look like that!” Maybe it’s a friend wearing a suit when he’s clearly a shorts and t-shirt kind of guy. Maybe it was a girlfriend sitting daintily in a park when you know she would rather […]

Documenting Real Stories: A Surrogate Birth Story

When my client, Susan, first reached out to me about documenting their surrogate birth story, it felt too good to be true. As a documentary family and birth photographer, it seemed as if all the storytelling stars had aligned. I think every photographer has a “bucket list” and this was definitely on mine. So, I […]

Making a Connection With Your Client While Making Pictures of Her In Pregnancy

I won’t lie. Like many photographers, it took me awhile to find my feet. I began as a filmmaker and threw myself headfirst into the wedding industry, falling head over heels in love with photography along the way. I was happy with my work, but after awhile, I knew that the culture of high expectations in […]

17 Photos to Inspire You in Documenting Adult Men

Throughout various communities, I’ve seen people wish they could pose men better. Documenting adult men is a whole different ball game. Every Monday (ok, most Mondays, if I’m being honest), I post a ‘Motivation Monday’ themed post in our Facebook Group. In April, I had a wild hair to challenge the group to photograph their […]

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The Newborn Pictures I Wish I Had

2011, I became a mother. Kendall was born. She was a petite, little thing and I knew nothing about photography back then. And this is a story about the newborn pictures I wish I had.

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Fearless and Framed’s Double Dog Dare to Photographers

It’s time to think outside the box. Take the dare to photographers to that will change how you approach your next photo session and proven with a couple of 100 year old meaningless photos.

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