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 […]

Documenting Real Stories: ‘The Boys’ and Their Sinker Making Night

Documentary family photography is something I’m incredibly passionate about. I think about it a lot and the value of the images we make for future generations. I take any opportunity I can to spread the word to other parents about why making pictures of every day stuff is so important. The other day while procrastinating on the […]

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 […]

Documentary Family Photography When the Kids are Grown Up

I see many blog posts written by photographers that start with something along the lines of “I got to spend time with…” and I always think about how they should find another way to say it.  But when I sit down to write about this family, all I can think to write about is how […]

Mom + Kids Choose Baseball & Park Play for Family Photos

When I asked this mama to pick a family memory that she wanted me to capture during their session, she told me that they love to play at the park and play baseball together. So, that’s exactly what we needed to capture! We planned the session in the evening, at a really cool park that […]

Celebrating Motherhood: Documenting a Baking Story

As a mom, I enjoy spending Sunday afternoons, in the kitchen, baking with my littles. I always think about how special these moments are to me and how my littles will grow up with fond memories of the everyday things we do. For many months I had dreamed of shooting a baking session and was […]

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