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Tips for Choosing Your Photos at Portrait Innovations

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This post is sponsored by Portrait Innovations. I’ve learned these tips for choosing your photos while working with their photographers. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Getting portraits done can be a stressful time. I know I tend to stress too much because I want everything to turn out great. You have outfits to pick, children that you hope will act right and decision after decision to be made. We take the … [Read more...]

How do I print photos? Amazon Prints! Plus $1000 of Amazon Gift Cards to be Won!

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Photo geek? Yes, that's me. I take TONS of photos. In fact, I'm that woman who has literally thousands of photos on her phone. We've been slowly decorating our new home since we bought it in September and when it comes to the personal touches I love having photos around. I bought a few frames that have several 4x6 spaces for photos of family and we also have other frames on the mantle and on our TV stand. How do I print my photos to decorate my … [Read more...]

Tips for Photographing Children & Spring Photos with Portrait Innovations


This post is sponsored by Portrait Innovations. I've learned these tips for photographing children while working with Portrait Innovations. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. When it comes to photos you could say I'm a bit obsessed. Every detail about the photos has to be perfect. I worry about it from the moment I make the appointment until the moment the session is over. Finding just the right outfits and … [Read more...]

Amazon Prime Photos has all new features! Plus a chance to win a $500 gift card!

Amazon Prime Photos

Have you heard!? Amazon has launched an all-new Prime Photos experience with Family Vault. Now, Prime members can share their benefit of unlimited photo storage with up to five family members or friends at no additional cost. Prime Photos is free for Prime members and makes it easy for family members to safely store and share all their favorite photos. Additional new features include: Image Search, People view and Places view. And Prime … [Read more...]

Tiny Prints and their Big Selection Have You Covered

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Disclosure: This post contains an affiliate link. Weddings, birthdays, showers, babies, graduations, holidays and more...Tiny Prints can handle it all! You can find adorable, elegant and Unique Baby Shower Invitations from Tiny Prints, announcements and more! No matter what the special occasion is chances are you can find just what you need from Tiny Prints, and in a design you love. Mama's, once you've taken those amazing photos of … [Read more...]

Ten Things to Consider Before Hiring a Photographer

So for all of those folks out there who have read all of these posts and still thought, "I just want someone to take my kids pictures!!!" I am going to put quotes around the word professional ALOT. I don't want to label someone who doesn't want to be labeled. I don't so much consider myself a "professional" photographer as much as I am just doing something I love and people happen to like it. I feel like that word is being thrown around alot … [Read more...]

Tips for Taking Great Photos of Your Children


So now that we all feel way more comfortable with our camera and settings, lets talk about our most famous subject to shoot, our kids! :) Kids can be the most fun and rewarding subject to shoot but also the most difficult. When I have kids in the studio I know I may only get 20-30 minutes of actual shooting time, even though most of the time they are there for 45 minutes to an hour. I am not pushy with kids either, I am a go with the flow kind … [Read more...]

Jill-e Designs Has Me Covered in Style and My Camera in Safety

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Product Samples Received to facilitate this post. In February when we bought our camera one thing I knew for certain was that we NEEDED a great bag to protect our investment. I wanted something more than mere material, I wanted something with REAL protection. When I started researching bags, I came across Jill-e Designs and read some great things about them and their bags. When I looked at their site, it was love at first site for this mama who … [Read more...]

Your Camera Settings and What They Mean

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A Note from Mama on a Green Mission: I want to thank my guest contributor, Audrey from Audrey Oliphant Photography! I "met" Audrey online about 3.5 years ago when we were in the same due date club. We were due in July 2010 but Audrey's miracle twin girls arrived in April of 2010. I've shed tears for her and her girls, both sad and happy, and I am beyond elated that Audrey has agreed to be part of this event by sharing her expertise! As a person … [Read more...]

Accessorize with mod and make Photography Easy

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Product Samples Received to facilitate this post. I've been in love with photography as long as I can remember. I never really pursued it much but it's always been a hobby of mine. The love of photography is something my husband and I have in common and enjoy together. There are differences in how we see things though, which makes it interesting. He models part-time and sees photography in a marketing/model point of view. I love the "artsy" part … [Read more...]