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Tips on how to work with kids as subjects
What is focus stacking?
Portrait Tips: Don’t be a hog!
Kids on Pics, episode 3: Rule of thirds
Kids on Pics, episode 2: How to take a selfie
Kids on Pics, episode 1: Getting started with your iPad camera
Summer photography fun with kids: Water refraction
Portrait Tips: What was I wearing???
Portrait Tips: Just get in the water!
How to pick a location with stunning light for family photos
How to photograph a toddler: Three prompts for lifestyle family photos
Portrait Tips: How to photograph boys (let boys be boys)

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Kids on Pics, episode 3: Rule of thirds

This lesson is more so about composition. Composition is a big word for kids. I like to explain the rule of thirds to my kids as the place they position things in their photos. Sometimes it is not best to

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Kids on Pics, episode 2: How to take a selfie

I am a self-portrait photographer, meaning my kids are constantly seeing me take creative fun images of myself. Whether I’m splattered in blacklight paint or rocking a crazy makeup look, my kids see it all. Mostly because I am shooting

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Portrait Tips: What was I wearing???

How do you know someone is a photographer? They only wear black clothing, of course. The stereotypical garb of photographers is a stereotype for a reason, and we’ll get to that. Fortunately, black isn’t the right color for everyone and

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Portrait Tips: Just get in the water!

I recently moved back to Cache Valley, UT, which is where I started my photography business 12 years ago. It was incredibly satisfying to receive calls for portraits from clients I hadn’t seen in nearly a decade. Dream photoshoot I

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Portrait Tips: The solution to the Cuteness Zone

“1200 pictures??? How is that even possible …?” You’ve said that to yourself after a shoot, right? There’s a certain sense of dread associated with it. “She’s a newborn; she didn’t even change poses!” But it happens to all of

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Four ways to photograph white backgrounds

Sometimes the simplest things can produce the most results. Sometimes the least expensive things can open up more doors than you ever thought was possible. Sometimes photography feels like magic. White backgrounds are such things. Below, I will be sharing

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