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How to get a great shot of your child by the Christmas Tree

5 Tips for Photographing Your Child in Front of a Christmas Tree

Step-by-step instruction for taking a beautiful picture of your child in front of the christmas tree


3 Tips To Capturing Unique Photos in Ordinary Places

Learn how to quickly turn ordinary locations into extraordinary ones with these easy steps.


Get in Photos with Your Family: There are NO Second Chances

As photographers, we often neglect getting in photos. Now is the time to make a commitment to get in more. Here’s why.


Happy Halloween! Make Sure to Enter the Halloween Contest too…

I love Halloween.  Fun activities, pumpkin decorating, my birthday being the day prior, dressing up, pretending, and did I mention candy? I still dress up, even as an adult.  This year, I am Mrs. Potato Head and my husband Mr. Potato Head, from Toy Story 3.  Pictures will be shared on Facebook in the next…


What Do You Love About Fall? Cider, Donuts and Photography

Every Fall one of our favorite things to do as a family is go to the apple orchard. If you live in a cooler climate, you most likely know what I mean…  I love the smells of fresh cider, hot cinnamon donuts, and pumpkins. The colors are so rich and vibrant. The apples so crisp.…


Underwater Pictures & Video Using the Canon G11 Camera

Underwater Pictures Using the Canon G11 Point and Shoot Camera While I am definitely not going to win any major prizes from my vacation snapshots using the Canon G11 Point and Shoot camera with underwater housing, I did have a blast and captured some super fun memories. My kids LOVED that I could put on…


Vote For Your Favorite Pictures for the MCP Actions Photoshop Contest

Semi-finalists for the MCP Actions Photoshop CS5 Contest Big thank yous to all who entered the contest to win Photoshop CS5 Extended.  There were so many great pictures using MCP somewhere in the image.  Here are the 15 finalists, chosen by my twins Ellie and Jenna, age 8. They had a very hard job narrowing…


Snapshots: What Memories Are Made Of… A Really Fun Family Day

Why are you a photographer? For many, and at least for me, it is about capturing memories. I want to document life as it happens.  I do love portraits, but sometimes the most valuable pictures are not “portraits” – they are snapshots of life. This summer at a charity event, we bid on a Detroit…


Interview with Daniel Hurtubise about his trip to photograph bears in the Alaskan Wild

In this interview, Ellie and Jenna, age 7, asked Daniel all the “tough questions” about his trip to photograph Alaskan Brown Bears. I thought rather than a formal interview, it might be more fun to have questions asked from the perspective and eyes of a child.  And I think I made a good decision. Enjoy…


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