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Inventive ideas for putting your baby in front of the camera and enjoying the resulting pictures

Makin’ it: Photo ornaments for any year

December 10, 2012

When I unpacked this 2010 ornament (below), I felt bummed out that I hadn’t made one for last year, 2011, when the boys were all in their matching jammies and Sawyer was barely out of his fourth trimester. The prior year, in an “I have my shit totally together” moment, I created this ornament on […]

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Makin’ it: A coffee table-worthy photo book

December 3, 2012

photo: c. jane create on blurb’s facebook page Most of us don’t have the photo chops to make a book as lovely as the one I’m sharing below by Casey Mullins. She is a talented photographer (and writer) and has an eye for editing that makes her pages so beautiful that I almost want to […]

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Inventive ideas for putting your baby in front of the camera and enjoying the resulting pictures

5 Super easy outings to do with your baby

October 25, 2012

Sometimes you just gotta get out of the house. We say it all the time. You might not really want to, but if its noon and you haven’t showered yet or if it’s 4pm and you’ve been rattling around your cage all day, IT IS TIME. I’m getting stir crazy on your behalf. Armed with […]

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7 tips for frightfully good Halloween photos

October 23, 2012

Rookie dad and camera gadget junkie Brian Russell wrote to us and offered to share photography tips  for Halloween. His own twins Max and Wyatt are a bit too young for candy, but not for costumes. For parents wanting to capture the night’s special moments on camera, it can seem like a trifecta of tricky […]

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Inventive ideas for putting your baby in front of the camera and enjoying the resulting pictures

Use baby as a prop in your Halloween costume

October 4, 2012

Now that you have your very own baby, your Halloween costume options have really expanded. If your baby is pretty new, she can be carted around with you, with no regard to bedtime. Enjoy it while it lasts. A few ways use your baby as a fun prop or sidekick to your own costume. Some […]

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An app I really wish I had when I was a rookie mom

September 28, 2012

You know all those cute photo series of babies that clever parents take, showing how they grow over months or weeks? Our friend Karen is doing one like that. Here are the first five months of her baby’s growth: Pretty clever, you must agree. The rest of us usually complain that we are not organized […]

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Inventive ideas for putting your baby in front of the camera and enjoying the resulting pictures

Activity #222: Shoot ‘em from behind

September 7, 2012

Taking pictures of new standers, cruisers, and walkers is most adorable from the backside. Allow me to demonstrate.

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What do you DO with your pictures?

August 14, 2012

This is the third and final post in my series sponsored by Windows Phone. I have no data to back me up, but I’m going to assert that on the very day one becomes a parent, the number of times per hour she snaps a photo increases tenfold. What do you think of my guesstimate? […]

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Inventive ideas for putting your baby in front of the camera and enjoying the resulting pictures

Makin’ it: Thank you notes out of your own photographs

July 30, 2012

I’ve been making cards, like the one above, from photos of my kids since they were born. I learned Photoshop as part of my first real job; I made graphics for movies each week, essentially creating a miniature version of the film’s poster with the title font and an image. Knowing my way around that […]

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Best, easy baby photo series yet

June 27, 2012

Our friend, Karen, (formerly known as Auntie Karen, now rookie mom Karen) blew us away with these pictures of her son’s first three months in custom onesies that she made in minutes. Baby Laz is wearing a dot for each month of his age (1 dot = 1 month old, get it?) and laying around […]

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Inventive ideas for putting your baby in front of the camera and enjoying the resulting pictures

5 photo tips for your summer snapshots

May 30, 2012

We’re happy to introduce guest blogger Beryl Young, a photographer and mom who is teaching a photography e-course, Radiate, launching this June 2012. As a mom to an extremely busy and active 20 month old I know how tricky it can be to capture that perfect portrait of your kiddos outdoors in sunshine doing the […]

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Picture perfect Mother’s Day

May 13, 2012

This lovely pic of me and my children spawned a new idea for great family photos: Have everyone make an angry face! Right? Hope you had a Happy Mother’s Day!

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