Category: Mindful Memory Preservation

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

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 […]

Simple Pictures with Big Backstories of 2017

I’ve been using the phrase “simple pictures with big backstories” for a while now. Those 5 words were a 2017 divine download and could not sum up the MARIE in my work better. This has meant less emphasis on well-rounded technical skill and has anchored me in the best way. I’ve let go of trying […]

Awesome Things to Know in Documentary Family Photography January 2018

We’re trying something new in the spirit of unity + community. Each 1st of the month, we’ll have a new post for you centered around what’s going on in the documentary family photography community – not just with Fearless and Framed® – but with other DFP hubs, vendors, and more. We’re committed to putting this […]

Preserving the Heart of Your Holidays Through Family Photography

Sometimes what’s warm and familiar to us is something we don’t SEE. I mean, really see. We’re easily caught up in the doing + prep for the cookies, festivities, gifts for everyone, dinners, and beyond that we can miss feeling the experience itself. I don’t know about you, but holidays aside, I crave more connection […]

Gaining Closure of a Life Change Through Making Pictures

The moment I said ‘yes’ in the decision to move south, there was a pang that felt a lot like loss among the excitement of adventure. If you knew me in real life, you’d know I’m an easy going, go-with-the-flow kinda girl. I LOVE new + change. Still, when I love something hard, I have […]

Expression Through a New Home Owner Welcome Letter from the Seller

As exciting an adventure moving from Michigan to South Carolina was, it was a BIG DEAL to uproot the kids + say goodbye to the life we built this far. It felt like a loss. Or a breakup. To help process how I was feeling on the goodbye side of things, I wrote a letter […]

Teaching Children about Self Expression through Documentary Photography

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. They say you can learn a lot about someone by what they photograph. They also say that everyone has their own unique perspective. I couldn’t agree more. I am a documentary photographer. I am also a mom of three kids. I love both jobs immensely. I spend […]

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What You Want to Remember (That You Might Not See Yet)

I have no doubt you’ve experienced times where you felt like you hit the fast forward button. “How did I get here?!” flashes in your mind. That happened to me Sunday night when our daughter read us a book: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess. She’s a 5 year old learning to read. I literally looked […]

Photographing a Moving Story + Thoughts on Memories

When I was five we moved an hour up the road to the house I would live in for the remainder of my childhood. I remember standing in the bathroom on our first night. The sun was setting and the sky was glowing pink and orange out of the kitchen window but in the bathroom […]

How Photos Can Reveal Feelings That Would Go Unnoticed Without Them

It has been several weeks since I started writing down words to tell the story behind the photographs from the shoot I did at my father’s studio. I had no idea these images would bring back my childhood memories, and it was absolutely unexpected when they stirred up so many emotions in me. This little […]

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