Category: Documentary Projects

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’re our family, friends, neighbors, and classmates…. By sharing their stories it helps bring awareness to their […]

Documenting Retired Life: A Personal Photo Project from Jen Faith Brown

After working extremely hard for over thirty years, both of my parents retired this year. As a personal project, I followed them around for a couple hours to document what retired life is all about for them. My dad is a lover of all art. He has a workshop in the backyard in which he […]

Documentary of a Husband’s Record Collection – 7 Day Challenge

After July’s 7 Day Storyteller’s Challenge, Meghann’s #preserved story stood out to me. She chose to photograph a subject other than little ones… her husband. Ok, hold on… I’m hearing the sound of the record scratch. (post pun intended, ha) I’m adding this, because I know you’re going to ask: Yes, you may photograph your little […]

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Guest Posting in the Personal Photojournalism Blog Circle

If you’ve been a longtime follower of mine, you know how much I believe in the power of working together to put the gas pedal on personal growth. Watching photographers come together in our Facebook Group to participate in various blog circles, holding themselves accountable, to contribute to their monthly posts has been awesome! This month, […]

A Morning in the Life Before School

Our “school” mornings consist of our family being together — groggy and sometimes a little crabby, but together. I revealed these Morning in the Life photos for our 7 Day Storyteller’s Challenge participants, so they could have an example. The funny thing is, I made these pictures on a whim, before the challenge on the fly, without thought. […]

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How to Make Meaningful Self Portraits with Your Husband

Anyone who has ever attempted to take self portraits knows that they can be a tricky thing to accomplish. I hope this tutorial answers some questions you might have, and gives you some inspiration as well for taking self portraits with your husband and beyond! While the first two points aren’t absolutely necessary to have, they’ve […]

Find Themes Within Your Work for Your Vision, Your Brand, and for YOU

Many of us engage in personal projects in the winter months. I spent my sub-zero winter days cocooned in my house engaged in a slew of internal dialogue, reflecting on why I shoot and what I shoot. I did this through a couple of fantastic classes (Storymaking with Meredith Novario and Find, Define, and Refine […]

“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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