Monthly archives:December 2013

  • Family Fun Holiday Ideas

  • Family Fun Holiday Ideas Family fun holiday ideas can be overwhelming to try and come with up by yourself. Here are several  memory - making fun activities to do as a family.  I just had an article published by Shutter Love about holiday ideas for family fun. Here are a few more ideas and then go re[...]
  • Create Christmas Cards

  • Create Christmas Cards. Create Christmas cards using your own photographs.  Purposely plan to take a photo that you love that will be used for your Christmas Card.  Look closely at your Christmas decorations, special flowers in your garden or delivered to you, a gift, a favorite Scripture,or  a spec[...]
  • Creating mood in a photograph

  •  Creating mood in a photograph.  Creating  mood in a photograph can be the perfect time to try your hand at taking holiday photos using Christmas decorations and lights.  Allow the kind of light to help set the mood for the photo. These Christmas decorations  are the only light source in the room. [...]
  • Holiday Recipes - Bulgar Bread

  • Holiday recipes are in a special holiday  album in our home and Bulgar Bread is on page one in the book!  Shared thirty four years ago from a friend, Kathy Gustafson, friend on fb. I make small round loaves and give as gifts with local butter or homemade jam.  It's a fun way to give a gift for folk[...]
  • Day 7 hugs and kisses

  • Day 7  Hugs and Kisses.  Holiday Photo Tip. Hugs and kisses make any holiday photo better.  People relax and lean in to the hugs and forget the camera is looking at them! The value of a hug cannot be understated.  Hugs make each of us feel so much better. Here is an awesome article on the [...]
  • Day 6 of Holiday Photo Tips.

  • Day 6 of Holiday Photo Tips. Day 6.  Visit a local tree farm and cut your own fresh tree. The experience of cutting your own Christmas tree will give you hours and years of fun memories to talk about together.  Joe's Trees is a local nursery that has been in business 51 years and is family owned.  I[...]
  • Day 5 of Holiday Photo Tips.

  • Day 5 of Holiday Photo Tips  Day 5. Let it snow!  Let it snow!  Let it snow!   Go outside for a photo as soon as the snow starts falling. It is soft and beautiful and magical. If that is not an option, a bag of snowflakes can be purchased easily and the amount of fun is worth the small amount of mo[...]
  • Day 4 Bring along a little fun.

  • Day 4.  Bring along a little fun. Holiday photo tips continue with day 4.   I just happened to have a box of Santa hats in the back of my car...  This hat is my personal favorite. yes, it is mine and yes, i wear it!  Every time i have worn it for a holiday session, it has made little kids cry by bo[...]
  • Ten Days of Holiday Photo Tips - Day #3

  • Ten Days of Holiday Photo Tips Day #3  Family Pets bring smiles.  Letting the family pet join in the holiday photo fun created smiles on this toddler's face. I love how this little boy is squeezing the cat around the middle and it does not seem to mind being squeezed!Because we are on the topic of [...]
  • Ten Days of Holiday Photo Tips - Day #2

  • Ten Days of Holiday Photo Tips - Day #2 This is getting me thinking and working to have great ideas for holiday photos. I  am loving this challenge to keep you filled up with great holiday photo ideas. Holiday Photo Tip Day #2  Christmas Lights. Let the background Christmas lights make fun bokeh for[...]
  • Ten days of Holiday Photo Tips - Day #1

  • Ten Days of Holiday Photo Tips Day #1. Holiday photos tips seem to be what everyone is looking for right now!  Well, I put together ten great photo ideas to try during the holidays when families  gather together. Holiday Photo Tip #1 Home for the Holidays. There's no place like home.   Sometimes, it[...]
  • Cyber Monday Sale

  • cyber monday sale begins and ends today.  register with a friend and save. best sale of the year. i love news and this is big news! This is great news!  Tell your friends. Sign up for workshops here. Come take a class, meet some new friends, and fall in love with your camera.  woohoo!