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 […]
Inventive ideas for putting your baby in front of the camera and enjoying the resulting pictures
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 […]
Trust us. A few photos of a future beloved security object will mean the world to your older child. So, photograph the lovey when it is new. Just in case.
Shutterfly has some great stuff and good deals for Mother’s Day gifts. See it all here > Use promo code MOMSDAY to save 20%. Do you know they can print photos on a sort of plaque with a stand so it has a frameless appearance? It makes a nice gift – a little bit different […]
I met first-time mom Lila at an event in San Francisco and she told me that the 52 Project was the best thing she did as a new mom. The motto is “A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in (fill in the year),” and although you might think, aww man, I […]
Lynnette gave us the idea to start a collection of photos using baby as a prop to demonstrate all the What Not To Dos. Baby with a beer bottle?
This is me at ten. This is my son at (almost) ten. Can you tell which is which? Pretty striking, huh? Thanks to Wendy for scaring up this retro Mickey Mouse visor on ebay for our fun! And these are the outtakes. Turns out it is not so easy to get a kid to show just the right […]