Post-processing a tricky lighting situation from an in-home documentary session

I wanted to make this photo black-and-white, and make sure that we could still see mom in the final photo while keeping her fever-napping son as the main focus. If you’ve ever been curious about how exactly a black-and-white photo may come about when the lighting conditions are less than ideal – here’s where you...

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What I do with my own photos

As someone who works within the photography industry, I want to share some light on what I do with my own photos: I purge and organize digital photos Even though it may feel like digital storage is an endless treasure-trove of photos and space for more, it’s crucial that I go through photos I take...

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Documentary family photography is about holding space for who you are

As more and more families are getting excited about documentary family sessions, a few things need to be emphasized: Trust that you are enough just as you are The most important aspect about documentary family photos is to capture who each family member is, how everyone interacts, and in what ways everyone contributes to the...

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Social media can be a beneficial thing

“x ways social media negatively affects your life” and similar headlines are everywhere – but I’d like to counter with saying that it’s not that simple. Social media is not good or bad in itself – it’s how we use it that determines what it does for our life. If we take the time to...

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JENNA CHRISTINA PHOTOGRAPHY

 

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