I am a mom on a mission to make my house a home – a place that feels safe, warm and inviting for all. And like most moms, I’m a sucker for a photo gallery wall.Read More “DIY Create A Gallery Wall with Smartphone Photos”
“They grow up so fast!” isn’t just a cliche, it’s a reality; especially in the first year of a baby’s life. So many changes happen in the 12 months after a little one makes their debut, from rolling over, to army crawling, to walking. Document every monthly growth spurt with the help of these creative, month by month photo ideas that have taken the internet by storm; and when you’re done collecting photos, make them into a memorable keepsake with the help of our Baby’s First Year Board Book.
As smile specialists, the team at Pinhole Press knows that one can never take too many photos. We believe in capturing the beauty of everyday happenings and once-in-a-lifetime moments alike. In the spirit of summer adventures, we’re sharing our favorite vacation shots from best-loved trips near and far, and giving away a photography package to one lucky winner!
My kids go on summer break at the end of this week and after making up an entire week’s worth of snow days, they’re ready to milk all they can from the sweet summer months. With all the adventures we have during the summer, I’m often guilty of forgetting to document the fun. As a mom, it’s my sworn duty as memory keeper to ensure I preserve our memories for years to come so that when I’m a grandmother, the first thing my grandchildren will do when the visit is sit on the floor with our photo albums. It’s a lot of pressure! As someone who is passionate about memory keeping, I tend to get carried away, can you tell?
‘Tis the season to be jolly! But let’s be honest, ’tis also the season to rely on your morning cup of coffee to function. With the holidays already demanding lots of your time and energy, the idea of wrestling a toddler into dress clothes for a poised family photo probably seems
downright insane daunting. Don’t give up on this year’s holiday cards just yet! Here are our best tips for painless, DIY family holiday photos. Read More “How to Take Last-Minute Photos for Holiday Cards”
I think every wedding photographer should have a “shot list” a week before their wedding session. I also believe it is very important to have a conversation with your clients about specific images and “their must-have shots” outside of your must-have shots. This helps set the expectations and clear up any confusion post-event as well. Read More “The Must-Have Shots on Your Wedding Day – Part 1”
You’ve read all of the must-have shots leading up to your big moment (if you haven’t seen it yet, catch up here!). Now we come to the ceremony. I get as many details of the site as possible.
While my husband and I love to look at our wedding album and re-live those moments we shared with family and friends on that day, we have one regret: we opted not to have engagement photos made. I know! A wedding photographer who didn’t have an engagement session! Who am I?!
I think out of all the questions I receive from the photography community, the ‘Jenn, how do you get those natural smiles from children’ one pops up the most.
My philosophy when filming children is quite simple:
1. To capture natural smiles you have to genuinely make children laugh and show them the way to fun.
2. Children are just smaller versions of ‘us.’ So treat them with the respect they deserve, don’t patronize or talk down to them and they will reward you by letting you in.
3. Keep it moving to capture natural smiles. Attention spans will wane quickly.
Let’s dig a bit deeper…
When I set out on my journey and took my photography from a hobby to a business five years ago, no one was really talking about lifestyle photography. These days, lifestyle photography is trending. The desire to capture natural, relaxed images is being embraced now more than ever.