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The Atmosphere of the Holiday Season

I like to dive into the holiday spirit quite early in the season. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely live for autumnal delights and all of the magic and beauty that fall has to offer, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say my favorite part of the year is when November 1st strikes. When I gleefully trade in my pumpkins for pinecones. Every year, the day after Halloween marks the day my Christmas tree goes up—all in celebration of the most wonderful time of the year—Christmas Day.

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Creating a Winter Family Bucket List

The days are shorter, the trees are bare, and the weather has us tempted to stay indoors and hibernate. Rather than tucking in and waiting for the winter season to end, why not make the most of it? Winter is a fantastic time to be outdoors. Get your crew together and make a winter family bucket list. Brainstorm some of your must-do cold weather activities and then bundle up and have some fun!

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Setting the Table

It’s the holiday season. Amid the hustle and bustle and chilled piney air, I’m hosting a dinner party. The table is set: a picturesque scene of freshly pressed linens, delicately ornate vintage dishes, and flickering candlelight.

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How to Make Your Home Cozy for the Holidays

Getting ready for the holiday season can be a stressful time. Between full schedules, unannounced family visits, and running around shopping for gifts, it can seem like there’s never enough time to do everything you need. But I’ve come to find comfort in making my house a home, and the holiday season is no exception to having a space where I can sit back, relax, and enjoy the twinkling lights on my Christmas tree. I try to make decorating for the holidays the least hectic task on my list.

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Let’s Beat the Winter Blues

’Tis the season of gloomy, cold days, and with that comes the dreaded “winter blues.” What if I told you I found the secret to enjoying these dark months and beating my cold-weather blues?

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One Photo from Every Trip

As full-time travel content creators, it’s easy to get lost in our job and take the heart out of our photos. Sometimes it can feel like we’re chasing after the perfect photo instead of truly chasing the adventure we originally sought out. In a world dominated by social media, it’s easy to fall into the trap of trying to get the perfect shot instead of authentically capturing memories. Let’s be real—we’ve all taken those family photos where we were bickering and complaining, only to stop just long enough to flash a smile before the click. Many of us probably have those photos hanging in our living rooms! They might look great for guests entering the home—but do you reflect on them fondly?

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The Most Important Photos to Capture on Your Big Day

There are many photos to take on your wedding day. In this age of digital cameras, your wedding photographer will likely snap thousands of details and moments. We all know that photos of the first kiss, dancing with the parents, and portraits are important. But there are a few special captures that will stand out from the rest.

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Ten Tips for Taking Great Family Photos

Fall is among us, and it’s officially the season of pumpkin picking, leaf throwing, weather changing, and as we head into the final months of the year, photo taking. Ah, yes, the year-end family photos. They’re great for using in holiday cards, and they’re even better to serve as a moment-in-time capture to which you can look back and reflect. Our family has taken photos in the fall months ever since my kids were born—it’s become somewhat of a tradition—and I love to look back on them each year to see how we’ve grown.

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Pets Are Family Too!

Few things in this world are more exciting than bringing home a new pet. It’s indescribably special to introduce a new member into your family and watch them explore their new home. I’m so grateful I grew up in a household that cherished our pets as part of the family. Each time we adopted a new puppy or brought home a new kitten, it was a momentous time.

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I've Had Blank Walls For All Of The Pandemic; I Didn't Realize How Much It Affected Me

When the work was done, almost every wall had a picture of our family (or at least a toothy picture of the baby). Suddenly, the place felt more like home.

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Golden Hour Is A Thing Of The Past

Golden Hour is a great time of day to take photos, but Blue Hour is even better. The intriguing blue hue that fills the sky makes for a unique photo.

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Feels Like Home: To My Husband In His Deployment

When I look back in a few years and this deployment period is just a distant memory, these pictures will remind me that I survived the long, hard days.

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National Parks Offer The Perfect Backdrop For Family Memories

Parks are the perfect locations for having fun while safely social distancing. As a bonus, the natural beauty provides the perfect backdrop for cherished family photos.

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How To Take Better Photos Of Your Kids

In my years as a photographer, I’ve picked up a few handy tips to help capture those beautiful moments to create keepsakes to cherish for years to come. Here are nine pointers to keep in mind when capturing those picture-perfect shots.

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Reflections On A Decade Together

Typically, the first thought people have when they hear we met online is that we met through a dating website. The truth is, our story isn't so straightforward. We weren't seeking love, but it still found us. This August we’ll celebrate ten years together.

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Slowing Down The Daily Rhythms To Enjoy Each Moment

As our family has grown, I've come to increasingly relish the opportunity to reset, recharge, and enjoy the parts of myself that so easily get lost in the hustle and bustle of motherhood.

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A Tribute To My Mother

My journey to understanding my mother began with the first wave of morning sickness; my experience brought back memories of her pregnancy with my youngest brother.

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Why Your Kids Want You In The Picture

There is something almost magical about revisiting the past through photographs.

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Embracing Simple Acts Of Love

In my home, our favorite means of expression has always been through art—capturing pictures and getting our hands involved with different types of art projects has always brought us closer.

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This Father's Day Will Be Different

I wanted to make this Father's Day one that my kids could look back on and say, "Wow, that was the best day ever!"

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My Perfectly Imperfect Roller Coaster Ride

For me, Father's Day feels like another beginning of a new year, imbued with emotions of indelibly etched images, breathing hope into the future with my son.

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These Are the Days

There is so much I want to remember from these days, so it seems foolish to rely solely on my own memory.

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A Letter To My Father: For All The "Weekend Dads"

So, here it is: a letter. Not to complain about how difficult it is to find you the perfect gift but to explain exactly why you deserve the perfect gift.

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A Snowy Birthday Adventure

These photos will help us relive that little adventure - time and time again. These are the moments that life is all about.

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7 Tips For Taking Great Photos With Your iPhone

I want to share some tricks that'll help you take better photos with your iPhone. We live with these devices, so here's how to always be ready to take incredible images.

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Family Roots

Today, most people have a camera tucked away in their pocket. With a simple click, anyone can capture their daily adventures for posterity. These moments can be captured, forming a visual history of a special bond.

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Holiday Ornament Exchange: Creating Memories From Miles Apart

It's been a topsy-turvy year so far, and the holidays won't be an exception. However, our family has discovered that even amid difficult challenges, we can always find a fun and manageable solution.

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Creating Magical Images With Bokeh

The holidays can be a wonderful time to capture beautiful photos. Here, I share a few tricks to get that magical blurry background effect, known as bokeh.

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Your Go-to Guide: Family Photo Edition

Whether it's tartan sweaters or matching pajamas, the holiday card is a big deal! I share a few tips to capture everyone together in one photo—smiling.

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2020 Reflections: Lessons My Photographs Have Taught Me

To my me and my wife, moments with our daughter are what matter the most.

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Capturing The Fleeting Moments While Ignoring The Mess

The moments are fleeting, and the kids are growing way too fast. This holiday season, I'm capturing it all—including the mess.

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Surrounding Ourselves With Memories

I knew my daughter might not recall some family living far away. Because of her, I understand the importance of a printed photo.

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The Adventure Moment: A Reflection

I believe that when you travel with your children, especially as they get older, you’re giving them something that can never be taken away: memories and experiences.

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Stop Taking Snapshots And Start Capturing Memories

Have you ever wished you could take your family photography to the next level? Stepping up your game doesn't have to mean getting a new camera

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An Ode to the Furry Family Members That We Can’t Live Without

Many people consider their pets to be their children—or at least that they are full, bona fide extensions of their families. For the people who consider their pets a part of the family, life is never dull.

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Transform Your Camera Roll

If you want to up your photo game, here's my list of the must know Camera features to take stunning photos and adjust them to beautiful, professional quality pictures worthy of a space in your home.

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The Perfect Gift Is Already On Your Phone

There is no more satisfying feeling than giving a thoughtful present and witnessing the recipient’s reaction as it's open. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and we can attest that the response to providing a photo-based gift will confirm that for you.

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You Are A Photographer

You're a photographer! Smartphones have been one of the best things that has happened to photography since it has allowed the masses to capture beautiful images. In fact, more photos will be taken THIS YEAR than all photos taken combined since the advent of the camera.

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