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girl dressed up as a pirate by Melissa Gibson

keepin’ it real: finding your blogging style

Blogging has become an important part of businesses, but also a fun little hobby for people like myself.  You can showcase your latest work, your child’s art and recent happenings in your life.  Perhaps you own a business blog where you post images and advice for clients.  Maybe you have a how-to blog that includes tips and crafts for the home. Or?  You could be like me, and have a personal blog where you post images and stories of your(…)

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lifestyle photograph by MWAC Melissa Gibson

more than a hobbyist

I am a mom and I am a photographer.  Since I am not a business owner, I am a considered a “hobbyist”.  However, I am not “just a hobbyist”.

I am an artist.

Even more than an artist?

I am a storyteller.

Seven months before my first girl was born, I was writing about her.  I wrote letters to her in her own journal.  Skipping by my old personal journal to now jot down notes about her life instead.  I remember putting my thoughts(…)

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Shan Wilkinson

how to capture beautiful moments in your childs’ lives

by Shannon Wilkinson
If you have a child and are a photographer you have likely experienced it: you plan out your shoot, you buy the clothes, you dream about the day and when it arrives disaster…your child wants nothing to do with you or your camera. The perfect shoot you envisioned falls to pieces before your eyes. It can be so disheartening and discouraging but there are things you can do to help avoid PCS (Photographer’s Child Syndrome).  Here are some(…)

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8 tips for photographing uncooperative children by Jennifer Dell

8 tips for photographing uncooperative children

We’ve all had one of those shoots, whether with a client or your own children. We take the time and dream up the perfect session. Every little detail has been planned and you couldn’t be more excited. You’ve envisioned this session and the way you want to go for weeks. The day comes and the weather is gorgeous and your location is ideal. You’re ready to go. Then, the unimaginable happens…. your children (or quite possibly your client’s children) have other plans. Instead of having a super sweet and girly vintage tea party, your impeccably dressed little girl decides that rolling in the mud and throwing rocks sounds like more fun (this would be my daughter). Or perhaps your sweet children would rather run the opposite direction, away from that gorgeous, gooey setting sun that provides the perfect backlighting. Whatever the case may be, I have learned over the years (mostly from working with my own children) to go with the flow.(…)

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