Category Archives: Good to know

Why you want me at your home before you’re “ready”

I’ve recently started practicing a phone-free morning – for the first 30 minutes of my day, I don’t look at my phone. I have a timer set for 30 minutes and I can’t pick my phone up until the timer goes off. What I’ve noticed is that I have time to hear my own thoughts,...

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My favorite documentary newborn and family session gear [updated]

It’s been a couple years since my latest family and newborn photography session gear update post – so it is about time for an update: Nikon D750 camera body The D750 camera body combined with the 35mm and 24mm 1.4 lenses are my favorite for low-light situations like dark rooms, non-bright indoor lights and births...

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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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What documenting families for 5 years has taught me about parenthood

The thought of having kids ties a little scared knot in my stomach still – but seeing how others do the parenting thing has shown me that maybe I, too, could survive at parenthood someday. There are a bunch of lessons that I learned as a psychologist, and have seen in practice while following along...

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JENNA CHRISTINA PHOTOGRAPHY

 

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