Category: Documenting Love of All Kinds

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 […]

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A Seaside Storytelling Newlywed Couple’s Session in Oahu

If ever I could make a dream session come to life, this is one of them. Shooting + mentoring, newlyweds, salt water, sea turtles, and food all in one… need I say more? This is the third share in a series on the length of time for documentary sessions. See post 1 and post 2 here. Brian […]

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 […]

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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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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