Category Archives: From My Heart

51 things I’ve learned about documentary family photography in 5 years

I just celebrated 5 years since my very first documentary session. While it feels like these years have gone by quickly, I’ve collected *just a few* realizations along the way: 1. The 35mm lens could be glued onto my camera body – but having a 24mm on my 2nd camera body is a great addition...

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On creating art versus capturing memories

I’ve always been a creative person – from making dress-up clothes out of mom’s leftover fabrics to waking my sleep-over friend up at 5am so that we can craft things to sell to my parents. I loved to draw, paint, create mini musicals, build. When we first moved to the US I had weekly, if...

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6 questions to ask yourself around your family photographs

As adults, we’re often set in our ways, acting out the patterns that work for us day in and day out. When we’re in the middle of those patterns and routines, we rarely do anything to stir things up. Every once in a while it is good to stop and ask yourself some questions, so...

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My backstory of approaching family photography in a documentary way

When I first got into the idea of newborn and family photography I started out doing posed and propped sessions. I quickly realized that the pictures weren’t quite what I wanted to create for my families. The pictures might’ve been pretty and sweet, but I wanted *more* out of the pictures for the families I...

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