An old family photograph is a priceless memento that connects you to family history that we can only now imagine. With the passing of time, there’s a mystery that builds around about old family photos. These photographs raise questions. They make us smile. They make us laugh.
Babies and toddlers love to look at faces, and research has demonstrated that the brains of infants who are just four months old can process faces almost as well as adults’ brains do. Faces captivate your child’s attention, and expressions with open eyes and smiles rank as preferred choices.
With the help of Pinhole Press, you can learn how to create a board book that will bring your family together in one place and help your child learn the faces of loved ones who aren’t able to regularly visit. Early exposure to books encourages an affinity for reading, and the Mini Book of Names and Faces targets your baby’s favorite gaze-worthy subject: faces.
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We can all agree that Mother’s Day provides the perfect opportunity to share photos of the grandchildren with your mom. But, spring is a busy time of the year and it’s essential to find ways to send a thoughtful gift rather than a (whoops!) belated gift.
Say goodbye to hammers, nails and spackle and hello to easy, removable wall decals. Wall Decals are becoming a modern decoration staple in apartments because of their low-maintenance approach to decoration. They are easy to make, easy to use and easy to remove! Bonus: they are a fraction of the cost of traditional frames.
Grandparents deserve the world. They bring love and light into children’s lives with infectious laughter, years of wisdom, and homecooked meals. Show your appreciation for the impact your Grandma has made on your child’s life by creating a personalized brag book that they’ll hold dear for years to come.
In my last post, I wrote all about re-thinking the documentation process when it comes to travel photography. One of the most important (and pesky) steps of that whole process is coming home, downloading the images and narrowing that large number of files down to the best of the best. While that task can seem daunting, I find that it’s really important to do it right away, as to not fall into the never-getting-done trap!
St. Patrick’s Day provides us with an opportunity to break up the daily routine and share creative moments with our family. To celebrate Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland, green shamrocks and ribbons have been worn since the 1680s. To join in the festivities, we’ve gone green and pulled together a full day’s worth of shamrock inspired food and activities any child would be lucky to get – they’ll think they struck gold!
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© Jennifer Tonetti Spellman 2014
As child photographers, we have a responsibility to capture emotion, moments and people that matter most to each other.
Traveling with kids is always fun and exciting! My two kids are usually bursting at the seams to get on the road, but are “bored” or antsy after just a few minutes driving! To help curb their “boredom” on our upcoming vacation, I decided to put together activity boxes for each of my kids! These boxes are perfect for road trips, flights, or even just a few minutes of sanity at home for momma on those late spring afternoons!
Easter will be hopping onto your calendar later this month, and that means it’s time to think about putting together the perfect Easter basket for the little ones in your life. Traditionally, Easter baskets are packed with plastic grass that sticks to everything and enough candy to fuel a week-long sugar rush.