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Best Ways to Preserve Your Memories

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I try to ask clients “Where are these pictures going to end up?” because I know the tendency is for our digital images to get archived on some hard drive somewhere, to be forgotten.  We live in an age where we accumulate hundreds or thousands of pictures a year, and, overwhelmed by the volume, we […]

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A Letter to the Camera-Dodging Moms

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Are you a camera-dodger?   First, let me say this: I am the mom who dodges cameras and dreads viewing pictures of myself. I have kids, and the purpose of my life seems to be to make their lives as close to perfect as possible.  I find that I am always my last priority (well, […]

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Operation Free the Pictures, Part II

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10 Amazing Ways to Display your Amazing New Photos   I have some amazing options for displaying your pictures – options you cannot get from Shutterfly or Walmart.  You definitely need to check these out.  When you’re good and inspired, send me a message and let’s design something to fit your house!   1. Prints […]

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A Photo Escape

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  Come make some memories with your family!       As I was having a tea party with my 1-year-old this afternoon, I noticed a lantern given to me by my mother-in-law, and suddenly I felt inspired. What if I created a camping-lite experience for families right in my garden, and photographed the whole […]

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A Best Friends Photo Shoot

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I was approached by a sweet young lady who, in partnership with 2 friends, wanted to gift a friend a photo shoot for her birthday.  What a fabulous idea! We met at my parents’ Redding estate for a private and exclusive setting.  The girls, who hail from Germany, spoke in German to each other and […]

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Display Your Photos: Standout Metal Collage

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I am so excited right now.  A large flat box arrived on my doorstep this evening and I knew exactly what was inside: the pair of standout metal collages I ordered for a client. I had never seen this product in person before, so I was really curious to see how they came out and…. […]

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Photographing Shells

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My husband has a massive shell collection comprised of shells ranging in size from miniscule to bigger than my head.  A child of Wisconsin, the first time he saw the ocean was after he met me.  Maybe that is why he became so fascinated by it.  He knows the name, scientific name, and value of […]

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Why Hire a Professional Photographer?

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In this age of ubiquitous and high tech camera phones, almost everybody is a photographer.  Why spend the money to hire a pro? The goal of the following article is to clarify what you’re paying for when you hire a professional photographer.  If the hourly rate sounds like a ridiculous hourly wage, keep in mind […]