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

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

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

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

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

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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Stylish photo cards and announcements

May 10, 2012

Giveaway is now closed. A gorgeous photo invitation lives long past the event in my keepsake box. And baby announcements? I like to keep them on the fridge for years. I know I’m not the only one; my friend Lori ties up all the photo cards she receives each holiday season with a pretty ribbon […]

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

Makin’ it: Facebook/Moo cards

April 9, 2012

A tip from my Facebook friend Renee Ross led me to order Mommy Business Cards from Moo cards for my kids to use. This is what they look like: first front, then back. Heather thought my “mommy cards” were so cute, she wanted me to tell her how to get some. Then we agreed I […]

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Activity #51: Print baby trading cards

March 20, 2012

Until our first kids turned four, my mom’s group held a yearly joint birthday party for our babies, in addition to their own private birthday parties. When they turned two, I volunteered to do favors because the magnets I did the year before were such a hit. The two-year old party favor was Mom’s Group […]

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