Category: Documenting Family

“Before 8am” A Documentary Photography Project

Hannah’s photo session was part of my “Before 8am” series, a photography project I started with the goal of documenting what happens — wait for it — before 8am. I wanted to choose something that happened in everyone’s day, a time or event that every family experiences in some way. Everyone has a morning routine, […]

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18 Stunning Self Portraits of Motherhood + Inspiring Community

Self Portraits of Motherhood Founder, Ellen Covey Photographer, Ellen Covey, sent me a Facebook message that changed my photography game. She invited me to the group she created for aspiring + elite photographers to connect all based on one topic: Self Portraits of Motherhood.  Since Ellen has started this group, it’s grown fast and has now evolved […]

Celebrating Motherhood: Documenting a Baking Story

As a mom, I enjoy spending Sunday afternoons, in the kitchen, baking with my littles. I always think about how special these moments are to me and how my littles will grow up with fond memories of the everyday things we do. For many months I had dreamed of shooting a baking session and was […]

Documentary Family Photography: Embracing the Reluctant Mom

I want to start by acknowledging the dirty little secret of family documentary photography: for many, it takes some selling. I’m a part of several Facebook groups of photographers, most of which are filled with incredibly talented, open-hearted, and yet frustrated women who are struggling with how to get more families to embrace this style. […]

Holiday Home Decorating with Documentary Family Photography

One extraordinary experience as a child is transforming your home into a holiday paradise. If I’m honest, it still feels like magic today as an adult. The magic is peaked in our hearts when we see those twinkling lights or pull out an old ornament that makes us say, “Oh yeah, remember this thing?!” We have […]

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Documenting Reality: Nightlife of a Parent

My husband, Dave, and I loved trying a new recipe, cooking with a glass of wine in hand, and have brownies for dessert while watching a new movie… or two… because we didn’t exactly need an awareness for bedtime. It’s been our thing, together, to relax after work or home on the weekends… until we […]

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