I’m super excited to report that in less than 10 minutes for $10 (plus shipping), I am totally on trend with a flipping adorable Christmas ornament of my children. When Whitney told us that funky shapes are all the rage for holiday cards, I thought, “Bah! That just costs more in postage.” And now I’m […]
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Inventive ideas for putting your baby in front of the camera and enjoying the resulting pictures
Those arm rolls. Those spaghetti straps. That face. 😍😍😍 #adfm #fatbaby #9monthsold #babiesofinstagram A photo posted by Karen Merzenich (@offthemeathook) on Oct 22, 2016 at 10:52am PDT We share our favorite photos on Instagram, but then where do they go? My Instagram feed has all kinds of things on it, but when I post a […]
To create this very easy baby photo series, I made onesies to represent his age. Baby Laz is wearing a dot for each month of his age (1 dot = 1 month old, get it?) and laying around on their coordinated rug from Crate and Barrel and relaxing on the living room chair. Click to enlarge […]
Baby photo gifts come in a wide array of silly to sweet. Playing cards, wrapping paper to mugs and iPhone cases. What about a blanket?
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Coralee Dixon, rookie mom and creator of Shortcake Photo Book, emailed me with an offer to create a personalized photo book so easy that I wouldn’t need to do anything at all. For a few weeks, I was too frazzled to respond to her message so that gives you some sense of my frame of mind. Baby books and year-end videos […]
We are big fans of the I Spy books, starting with the board book versions I bought when Julian was a baby. We play “I Spy” with regular books, too, and now we’ve graduated into Where’s Waldo? territory. When Julian was four, he and I did a little photo shoot with big plans — still […]
When I saw this activity on photojojo, I ran right out for bulldog clips to get started on a long overdue family photo wall. Unfortunately, my local Office Depot does not carry them in stock (nor does the next one down the street, which I stupidly thought was a different chain… but was the same chain!) so […]
Easier than stickers on clothing or blankets, we love this app for making cute photos for instagram, your walls, or a “baby book” (whatever that is!) When I was a little girl and my stepmom was pregnant with my sister, my dad took full-length profile photos of her changing body each month. Or at least […]
AKA 3 simple ways to capture your child’s Halloween costume For photography buffs, Halloween is a glorious time of year. Adorable children lit up by the golden fall light, wearing irreverent, bold, and/or hilarious costumes. But for your average parent juggling one or two little people with extra accessories, it can be a challenge to capture […]
Rookie Moms reader Becky Senf is a museum curator of photography in Phoenix, Arizona. She sent me a link to an online collection of photos she has assembled on Art Photo Index (API). It is a thought-provoking exhibition with beautiful images of family life around the world. Her text addresses the phenomenon of being judged […]
As part of my 101 things in 1001 days, I’m taking on another challenge: Can I be happy for 100 days in a row? Yes, it is a list within the bigger list… good thing I love lists! Day 1 of the #100happydays project. Me & @alecflett on a lazy river #californiagreatamerica #100daysofhappy A photo […]