Category Archives: Tips

Life lessons disguised as photography lessons from Sam Abell

Recently I flew down to Los Angeles for a workshop with Sam Abell – a wise kind man who worked for National Geographic for many – many! – years. Even though the workshop was about developing your vision as a documentary photographer, I wrote a post on how some of the wisdoms he imparted can...

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Tips for documentary newborn sessions at home

With the rising popularity of perfectly orchestrated newborn photographs we forget the potential that photographs have in capturing real life, honest moments, and natural portraits. Through documentary pictures you can capture your bond, your dynamic, your devotion – and who you are as a family. Here’s a few mindset shifts that will help capture those...

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On meeting expectant parents where they are

Because I work with a lot of expectant parents (or they often are when they get in touch), I have thought about how I can better meet them where they are. When someone first inquires about a maternity or newborn session, I’m of course super excited! Not only is a huge change happening in their...

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10 steps to getting hassle-free family pictures

If you are considering a documentary session for your family, I jotted down some notes that will help the experience feel effortless: 1 – Allow plenty of time for your session If your kids need a while to warm up to strangers – talk to your photographer about how long of a session would be...

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JENNA CHRISTINA PHOTOGRAPHY

 

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