a collage of photos showing outfits for kids, moms and dads to wear for photo shoots


Need help choosing what to wear for your photo session?  Don’t worry – I’ve got you!  I can help you and your family look and feel terrific.  Years of working with children and families has given me lots of experience with what colors and styles work well, and what will stand the test of time.  […]

April 23, 2020

take great photos indoors. a girl is looking out the window from her room, with pretty afternoon sun falling on her face.


Taking great photos indoors just takes understanding a few key photographer’s techniques.  Are you totally frustrated with the results you get when taking pictures of your family indoors?  Just read on to get tips that will make your photos so much better, and make the whole experience fun and creative. YES, THESE TIPS WILL MAKE […]

April 16, 2020

Pressure on moms to be perfect is intense. here, a mom hold her baby in her lap, kissing his forehead.


The pressure on moms to be perfect just has to stop.  This culture of faking perfection is so sad.  Mamas, do you feel it?  Are you feeling the stress of putting on a smile and saying “Great!” whenever you’re asked how you are?  I think this pressure to appear perfect, to be able to handle […]

April 7, 2020

what time of day is best for your photo shoot? Little boy on a toy tractor, on a grassy hill. Late afternoon sun is streaming down on the grass.


What time of day is best for your photo shoot?  Photographers usually prefer to schedule sessions either near sunrise, or near sunset. That’s my preference. That’s when I feel your photos will be most beautiful, most striking.  Why? For natural-light photographers like me, it’s ALL about light.  Light creates the magic. When we take photos […]

March 24, 2020

10 great colors for your next photo shoot. This shows many color samples, showing lots of shades of peach, blue, white, beige, rust, that look great in photos.


Here are lots of  great colors for your next photo shoot!  These soft, natural shades are flattering for photographs, and are easy to find for moms, dads and little ones.  Look for jeans, soft blue shirts and sweaters, khaki pants for dads and boys, creams and tans for girls and guys. As for pinks, I’m […]

March 17, 2020

newborn photos in hospital or at home? One photo of mother holding baby in hospital, and other side of split shows family with newborn at home, sitting on couch.


Should you choose hospital newborn “Fresh 48” or newborn photos at home?  Moms often tell me they can’t decide whether to have their professional newborn while they’re in the hospital, or when they get home.  There are wonderful things about each. Fresh 48/hospital photos Photos in the hospital, called a “Fresh 48” session,  as in […]

March 7, 2020