how a momtographer should choose a new camera

There are so many things to think about when you choose a new camera! I wish someone would have pointed me in the right direction when I was trying to decide which camera to buy!

Wondering how to choose a new camera with so many options to choose from?  To the mom who chases her kids around with her phone, or the fancy DSLR, or the point and shoot camera you’ve owned for years, thee mom who loves taking pictures of her kids, and is dying to get a new camera, but just isn’t sure where to start, I got your back!  You wouldn’t believe how many people came to me … read on–>

20+ perfect Christmas picture props

I am especially excited to be sharing this post with you.  Christmas is my favorite time of year, and there is no shortage of cute props that anyone can add to their families pictures.  Of course, I am all for you handing the responsibility over to a professional photographer to capture your family’s moments.  Whether or not you’re a fan of having your picture taken, your family will appreciate seeing you in them too!  Whether … read on–>

stocking stuffers the mamarazzi will obsess over

These are great stocking stuffers for the photographer in your family. I got your back, mamarazzi!

Stockings are my absolute favorite thing to open on Christmas morning.  All those thoughtful little gifts packaged into one super fun place.  I like to think I put a lot of time and effort into the gifts that go into my kids’ and my DH’s stocking.  Sometimes, it can take a lot of work to come up with new ideas every year.  Since I happen to be CEO of the mamarazzi in this house, I … read on–>

50 Christmas props for your newborn pictures

Newborn babies, and Christmas props, it doesn't get much cuter than that! Make sure you are prepared for your newborn's photo session with this list of props.

Hi again!  Nearly 3 years ago, we welcomed our little Christmas baby into our family.  She was due on Christmas Day.  Thankfully, she was born a couple of weeks early.  I have to say, it was so much fun looking at all of the Christmas props for newborns that year.  I thought it was special to be able to add something into pictures that showcased the time of year that she was born.  If you’re … read on–>

50 fall newborn photo props

I love a good newborn prop, but I want something I can use afterwards too. These are perfect.

Hey there!  I’d be lying if I said this post weren’t tugging on my heart strings a little bit.  It’s nostalgic and sad for me at the same time, knowing there will be no more newborns in our house.  If you’re about to have a newborn, or are just starting your journey with a newborn baby, breathe it in (for real, breathe in their breath, it’s amazing).  You may be tired, and weepy, but you … read on–>

5 great photography books for the beginner

I thought you might like to know which the best books for learning photography.  But first..  Last night, I watched a vlog with some tips on making laundry time easier. One of the tips was to have a “lost sock” bag.  I’ve got one of those. Except it holds roughly 300 unmatched socks and they never get paired up so we all wear mismatched socks. Once I get this post all finished up, I’m headed to … read on–>

5 point and shoot cameras worth checking out

Welcome!!  I’m just sittin’ here getting ready to type out all this awesome information for you.  My two youngest are sitting right in front of me screaming,”doo doo castle! doo doo castle!”  I have no idea what that means, and I’m not sure i really want to.  It’s going to take me a while to get this all typed out.  “doo doo castle! doo doo castle!” is a little distracting.  Isn’t it??   At they’re … read on–>

what’s in my bag | camera equipment

find out what kind of camera equipment i use

Lately, I have gotten a lot of emails and messages wondering what camera equipment I use, what types of cameras I recommend, and which lenses are my favorite.   The best way for me to answer everyone is to let you all know at once!  It’s actually pretty simple what I use, and while I do own a couple of soft boxes, and some backdrops, and faux wood floors, what I like to use it’s … read on–>

must-haves for capturing summer pictures

I can’t believe summer is almost here!  I can almost hear the sounds of my children fighting, and begging me to fix them something to eat.  I can almost see the giant messes they will leave all over the house, and the dishes piled high in the sink. Ahhhh, summer!!  Somehow, you still manage to be my favorite.  I have dreams of lazy summer days at the pool, or beach. and even though I know … read on–>

5 photo apps you NEED on your phone

There are 5 photo apps for moms that I love, and we are always carrying our phones around taking pictures of our kids.  I recognize the need and desire for a “big, fancy camera” I make my living with one!  And, if I stopped taking clients tomorrow, I would still need all of these things in my camera bag! But since we almost always have our phones with us, these days, here are some of my favorite … read on–>