Category: Documenting Living Memories

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 […]

How to Get More Great Photos in a Short Documentary Session

This post is the second in a series about how long a documentary session “should” be. The first, Shooting Under the Pressure of a Clock is here. To summarize, I mentioned that often in a short, 1 hour or so session (especially in-home when things move a bit slower), I leave feeling like I could […]

Day in the Life – A Documentary Engagement Session

When Lauren emailed me to inquire about wedding photography, she said what appealed to her about my wedding gallery was all of the STORIES the photos held. She wants to remember her wedding day as a story, as well as to see the bits of stories that happened that she + Nick didn’t see. When she […]

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Pictures of 10:30 a.m. in the Documenting Our Days’ Blog Circle

Immediately when Hannah Cross of Four Point Photography told me about the 10:30 a.m. theme for the Documenting Our Days blog circle, I envisioned one of two things: a self-portrait of me working away, staring at the computer, while the kids are at daycare. or, me pacing the clock by 10:30 a.m. on the days […]

Magnify Small Moments into a Photography Experience

It sometimes feels like clients only seek photography services (documentary especially) for the MILESTONES (weddings, birthdays, events, etc.), as if only the big moments are worthy of hiring a photographer for / spending money on. In my experience (after starting out on this lone, documentary road in my local area), when money is attached to photography, […]

17 Photos to Inspire You in Documenting Adult Men

Throughout various communities, I’ve seen photographers wish they could pose men better. Documenting adult men is a whole different ball game and, frankly, pretty easy to do! I had a wild hair to challenge our FB group to photograph their husbands (or bestie). We’ve been saying for months that we don’t want our blog to […]

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Sunflowers at Sunrise: An After-Wedding Photo Story

I wanted these AFTER the wedding photos to be fully unposed, but wasn’t sure how to do this as I got in my car, under the dark sky, before I met newlyweds, Andy and Kate, at sunrise. I’ve grown into a photographer that thrives on documenting motion and moments when no one is paying attention – […]

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