One day I looked down at my sweet newborn, my firstborn baby boy, and was shocked to realize that somehow overnight he had aged to about eight months old. Except, it didn’t actually happen overnight, it just felt that way. As soon as I had children, it was like someone pushed the fast forward button on life and things started speeding by so fast. I knew I had to find some way to capture what their babyhood was like, and I wanted to tell their story, and to be able to convey to them later in life what it was like to be them, to be me, to live in our life.(…)
One of our favorite posts here on the Clickin Moms blog each month is this one, the monthly member share. We love throwing a theme out to the forum members and seeing how they interpret it. This month, guest judge Samantha Covert chose the theme of ‘New’ and there were so many fantastic images submitted. Enjoy…(…)
One of our favorite posts here on the Clickin Moms blog each month is this one, the monthly member share. We love throwing a theme out to the forum members and seeing how they interpret it. This month, guest judge Jessica Lutz chose the theme of ‘Emotion’ and there were so many fantastic images submitted. Enjoy…(…)
My children have grown up in front of my camera. They have said “cheese,” they have held ridiculous props to humor me, they have endured the dreaded, “I didn’t quite get it, can we do that again?” pleas from me, all in the name of their dear mother’s hobbyist-ism. They have done their part to help their mama grow in her own photography, and then some. They have been patient. They have been my muses.(…)
We learn from our mistakes. We grow in asking questions. And we can encourage others forward by being open about our journeys and aha! moments in photography. While the basics come easy now, there will always be more for me to learn and always new ways to grow. That’s something that gets me excited each and every time I pick up my camera.(…)
It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside. Today, we have one of our newest team members to feature, Meredith Novario.(…)
One of our favorite posts here on the Clickin Moms blog each month is this one, the monthly member share. We love throwing a theme out to the forum members and seeing how they interpret it. This month, guest judge Vironica Golden chose the theme of ‘Heart’ in honor of Valentine’s Day and there were so many fantastic images submitted. Enjoy…(…)
So, you’ve spent hundreds…nay, thousands on your gear. Now what?
Do you drag your camera and your awesome glass everywhere you go, or do you stay up at night worrying about what might happen to your precious investment? Fear not, for I bring you the list of essentials that (mostly) won’t break your piggy bank.(…)
As photographers, our job is often to document life’s beauty through our lens.
But while many of the interactions in front of the camera are frame-worthy, some of the things that happen behind it deserve their own blooper reel. We’ve collected a few of our best (and worst) moments for today’s most embarrassing blog post yet.(…)
My photo journey began when…wait for it…my daughter was born! Surprise!
I guess the seeds were planted long before that. My uncle is a photographer in San Francisco. We don’t see him often, but once a year, he visits and brings his fancy camera. He not-so-secretly follows everyone around during holiday gatherings and takes candid shots of the family. We don’t see the photos for a year. When he comes again, he brings the photos from last year. It’s always fun to look back at the previous year…and also hope you’re not wearing the same outfit…(…)
The Joy Project is a 365 daily photo journal.
I have captured my children with my camera almost daily for as long as I can remember. I love to document the everyday beauty of life. It helps me to slow down, to look around our home daily, and see the many gifts (often over looked) that I am grateful for.(…)
We have so many exciting things planned for the Clickin Moms community this year, and the absolute best way to kick things off is by by announcing the incredible, talented photographers who have just joined the CMteam as Mentors. Please join us in congratulating the following women who inspire and help our community so much:(…)
My photography journey starts well before I could operate a camera. My father was a hobbyist photographer when I was a child and often we would spend time together working in the darkroom, aka laundry room, developing photos and hanging them to dry.(…)
This year I started a personal photography project called “Dates with my Kids.” I have monthly dates with each of my three kiddos and photograph our experiences. At the end of the year, I will create a photo book for each of them. Our dates are often simple, usually a coffee shop, building a Lego kit, even grocery shopping or a movie at home.(…)
It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone but it has and 2014 was a great year! Here on the CMblog we have continued to work hard in bringing you the type of tutorials and fun articles that you’re looking for. This past year was a success and we are excited to see what 2015 brings. In celebration, we thought we’d look back on the 14 most popular articles from the CMblog last year!(…)
My journey begins like many other moms. In 2008, I was a new mom and I was so frustrated at always “missing the shot”. I had thousands of blurry, boring snapshots of my son and no real understanding of what it took to get the shots I was drooling over.(…)
In Newport Beach, California there’s no better place to buy fresh seafood than directly from the fishermen. In 1891, a local fisherman grew tired of selling his fish to wholesalers and founded Dory Fleet Fish Market, where fishermen could sell directly to the public. Not long after I moved to Newport Beach a friend of mine told me about it and being a seafood lover I shortly became a regular. Today many of the fishermen have switched from dory boats to commercial boats, which are required to dock at the nearby Newport and Huntington Harbor. Now, just one boat keeps the Dory Fleet Market tradition alive. I really wanted to document the dory boat tradition so I decided to do a photo essay on the routine of fishermen that sell their fish at the Dory Fleet Market.(…)
Every day in my house starts out with my morning cup of joe. It’s what gets me going. I’ll typically drink my coffee (always iced) while the kids sleep in or watch cartoons. The dogs just kind of hang around, waiting for someone to drop some food or open the door.(…)
Hi guys! Here’s a quick peek into our crazy life! When I took this DITL, our youngest wasn’t even two weeks old yet. So things were a bit more crazy than usual. And it was one of the dreariest days so far this fall, so my usual light filled home was a complete cave! I’m not a fan of the dark and gloomy winters! Anyways, here’s a look at a “typical” day as we figure out life with 5 kids!(…)
2004 was the year my son was born, and while I always loved taking photos before that, his birth made me want to document every waking moment of his life. I did not yet own a DSLR, but I began scrapbooking and began playing around with images in Photoshop. (…)