Category: Documenting Childhood

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 […]

From Shooting Everything to Shooting With Intention

It’s easy to get lost behind your lens, hunting down your next masterpiece… and when it feels like you’re on the verge of magic (or on the opposite side, the magic feels like a lost cause), it’s easy to feel the need to hold the shutter down… click, click, click, click. It’s like a reflex […]

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 […]

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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, […]

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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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Documentary of a Toddler on a Shopping Spree

Bribing and rewards go hand in hand when you have a potty training toddler. Celebrating the achievement of potty training is certainly shared by both parent and child. On this day, Kendall deserved a big reward. We had been promising to take her to pick out any toy she wanted from the store. I actually […]

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