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Category Archives: Photography Tips, How To’s & Advice

print those iphone photos!

family photography

raise your hand if you remember me blogging about the importance of printing your photos??  anyone??? while the age of technology may have reduced the amount of images people print, it has also made it soooo easy to do so!  in just a few clicks you can order prints and have them shipped to you.  so what are you waiting for??? no, seriously, what are you waiting for?

i found a site to make it easy to order prints and albums right from your phone!!!  no more excuses!  the site is artifact uprising


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how do I . . . . ???

Photo how to

display photos in my home?

I get this question a lot so i’ve decided to discuss this topic on my blog on a regular basis, giving ideas and showcasing cool products.  if you’ve spent anytime reading this blog then you know that i highly encourage printing your images and displaying them in some way.  especially if you are making an investment in hiring a professional photographer, but also the photos that you take on vacation and the day to day smartphone shots. kids love


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things to do during a polar vortex . . .


take pictures of your kids!!  yes, that’s right.  get that fancy camera you got for whichever holiday you celebrate, take it out of the box, turn it on, let the fun begin!  Here are some tips for taking great photos of your kids:

1.  get down to their level, instead of shooting them from above:

2.  focus on the eyes – get close. fill the frame with what’s important – them!!

3.  capture some of their playtime, when they are super focused on something important


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tips for taking great photos of your kids!

the midwest has been hammered with the blizzard of 2011!!  and if your family is anything like mine, you’ve been out with your kids enjoying the snow.  what a great time to capture some family photos to remember this occasion!  here are some tips to help you take some awesome photos:

1.  get down to their level to show how much snow is surrounding them.

2.  zoom in to capture their snow-covered faces.

3. action shots!!!  jumping into a snowdrift or making a snow angel.

4. once inside


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favorite quote

i love to read quotes.  quotes from famous people, infamous people and regular people.  quotes about family, life, work, kids and friends.  i love finding quotes that relate to my life and experience.  i have a favorite quote about friends – someone once gave me a card with this quote in it and i also recently ran across this quote in a book.  it’s about friends.

“a friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the


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