Ya know, as I mull over it now, struggling with anxiety and being concerned for the well-being of others has been a worry on my brain since high school. Forever attempting to ensure someone else’s happiness before taking care of my own. If only I could go back and time and say “Worry about yourself!” […]

Encouragement

June 23, 2017

Screw You, Anxiety and 7 Reasons Why You’re Not Wanted

Hey, parents, it’s time we take our socially awkward relationship to the next level especially when it comes to taking family pictures. Let me explain, almost every professional photographer is throwing out tips like sticky candy as if they are the grand marshall of the local <insert your local community name here> parade. And true […]

Community

June 12, 2017

5 Ways To Stop Awkward Family Picture Stress

Hey, parents, it’s time we take our socially awkward relationship to the next level especially when it comes to taking family pictures. Let me explain, almost every professional photographer is throwing out tips like sticky candy as if they are the grand marshall of the local <insert your local community name here> parade. And true […]

Community

June 12, 2017

5 Ways To Stop Awkward Family Picture Stress

Right around the 2:58 minute mark, on probably my 10th time watching her power of vulnerability ted talk, I realized Holy crap, Brené Brown and I might be thought twinsies. Do I really think like a researcher-storyteller? Am I finally done being in a relationship with picture perfect? The problem is — and I learned this from […]

Change

May 17, 2017

Picture Perfect We need to break up

Most people believe their mum is immortal even if they piss you off or get under your skin. So on this particular morning, as she sat on her couch sipping her morning cuppa I happened to be in my curious camera gear mode. Knowing my mum loathed me taking photos of her I thought ohhh […]

Community

March 8, 2017

Keep Calm And Carry On Experiences

Most people believe their mum is immortal even if they piss you off or get under your skin. So on this particular morning, as she sat on her couch sipping her morning cuppa I happened to be in my curious camera gear mode. Knowing my mum loathed me taking photos of her I thought ohhh […]

Community

March 8, 2017

Keep Calm And Carry On Experiences

‘Sh*t! I never actually expressed my photographer expectations before we met to take our family pictures.’ Many of parents, begin the process of finding photographers something like this. So setting expectations is key but it doesn’t happen too often. In part 1 of The Struggle is Our Journey Souvenir I mentioned, ‘we paused for “x” […]

Encouragement

February 8, 2017

Your Photographer Expectations Deserve To Be Valued