Category: Mindful Memory Preservation

Posts about preserving memories – living / past. Reflections on past memories. Legacy. How / why shooting documentary rocks.

Using Photographs in Healing After Loss / Grief

#019 – A Story on Photographs + Healing After Sudden Loss with Brittni Schroeder

It was after 11 p.m., when I should’ve been sleeping, but instead I laid there, mindlessly scrolling Instagram as I was jolted into full focus on a stranger’s feed. I was so captivated and moved by her shares, that I got back up and wrote out about 20 questions for Brittni BEFORE even inviting her to […]

Photographing Family In-Home

That Clutter in Your Home? There’s a Story There

Friend, you can skip the cleaning before you pick up your camera. Confession: my house is almost always a mess. It’s not that I like it that way or that I don’t care about it. It comes down to three simple facts: I want my children to have access to lots of materials with which they […]

All the Awesome of July in Documentary Family Photography

In the spirit of unity + community here’s a round-up of all the things (that we know of) happening in the Documentary Family Photography Community in July 2018. Note from our Founder: Hiiii! It’s always something.  I’ve started to feel like a broken record of excuses as to why I’m not as far as I’d […]

The End of an Iconic Toy Store Generation: Farewell Toys “R” Us

It’s weird how strong of an effect a brand has on people. Whether it’s Nike for athletes or Disney for families, brands have cultivated a staple in our culture. I’d argue that these brands hit a fever pitch during my childhood. Nike’s ads were plastered with Michael Jordan, Disney targeted families during a renaissance of […]

An Iconic Photo of “The Bubblegum Lady”

I have a story about bubblegum and a picture to go with the story that shows how amazing photos are, and how important our job is. This is my grandma – probably my favorite person in the universe. We lived in a small town of fewer than 3000 people. Everyone in town knew of her. […]

Exciting May 2018 Things in Documentary Family Photography

In the spirit of unity + community here’s a round-up of all the things happening in the Documentary Family Photography Community in MAY. Note from our Founder: Hiiii! Remember last month how I set an intention to re-establish my boundaries (like no laptop after kid bedtime, in bed by 9 p.m. to read / journal […]

Photography Podcast / How to Preserve memories with pictures

#001 – Gain Total Clarity Around What Matters Most

Whether you’re trying to keep up at home, in your photography journey, or in your business, let’s (re)gain total clarity on what matters to help you stay focused on your values. The more you start pausing to enjoy them, the more you look for them, and the more you SEE + feel them in your day-to-day. […]

Awesome Things to Know in Documentary Family Photography APRIL 2018

In the spirit of unity + community here’s a round-up of all the things happening in the Documentary Family Photography Community in April. Note from our Founder: Hiiii! My kids are home from Spring Break and my in-laws are in town this first week of April. That means, I’ll be doing a whole lot of […]

Making Memories Tangible + Durable for the Littlest of Hands

How often do you practice what you preach? Countless times I’ve shared my perspective on printing beloved images to make them feel more real. Does something really happen if it’s not shared on social media? Do memories even happen if they’re not printed and preserved? Admittedly, I’m the worst at taking my own advice. Really, […]

Awesome Things to Know in Documentary Family Photography March 2018

In the spirit of unity + community here’s a round-up of all the things happening in the Documentary Family Photography Community in March. Note from our Founder: Hello my friend! I’ll keep this quick, so you can get to the goods in this post. I’M DYING to know how we can make this better for […]

Documenting What Follows After Receiving “The Call” We All Fear

It’s always easier to tell other people’s stories, isn’t it? The Sunday after Thanksgiving, we got “the call.” My oldest sister Cathy’s battle with Lymphoma was coming to a much quicker-than-expected end. After a three-hour drive to Albany, my husband, my three children and I arrived rather frantically to the hospital in anticipation of seeing […]

Awesome Things to Know in Documentary Family Photography February 2018

In the spirit of unity + community here’s a round up of all the things happening in the Documentary Family Photography Community in February. Note from our Founder: Hello, Friend! As we inch our way into February, I’ve been reflecting on celebrating what our little, growing genre has built up so far. I sent out […]

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