5.12.2011

Mamarazzi {Minnesota Lifestyle Photographer}

I don't share a lot of my personal life here on my blog, I know I occasionally share pictures of the kiddos that I especially love, but not our everyday lives.  I am participating in Becky Higgins' Project Life due to the sheer amount of pictures I take of our day to day lives.  I love the idea of a mamarazzi and totally consider myself one, it just so happens I'm fortunate enough to be able to take quality pictures that document the details in my family's life.  

And because I feel fortunate to be able to do this, I'd love to share my ideas, tips and tricks on how you can better document the details of your life.  Since I don't share many of the mundane details of our life here, I thought I'd give you a better picture of how I shoot my own family.  Sure, I love doing the portraits for the milestones like birthdays, Christmas and other holidays, but what I truly love looking back on are the daily happenings.  

This is my month of February:


I can clearly remember each and every shot I took from Bennett's naked booty in front of his favorite place ever (the fireplace) to Bianca being a grump at the sock hop.  These pictures are what make up my life here at home.

These 2 are from a movie night we had about a month ago.  The kids were freshly bathed and all camped out on the carpet watching Tangled.  It was a nice sunny night and I love that I can remember that.

My family goes strawberry picking each June, these shots are from last year but I remember the day plain as day.  It started out windy and chilly and within minutes the sun was shining and the kids were devouring more strawberries than we could pick!  

I try to do the same for families I shoot as well.  It was a cold wintery day last December when I shot the D family.  We spent time in front of the fire reading books, checking out the kids' rooms, sledding and sipping hot chocolate.  What a great way to spend a session and getting to know another family.

And the W family, we also spent time checking out Georgia's room, jumping on the bed and swinging high.  It was a lot of fun.
This is just a small snippet of what I do and I want to teach you to do the same for your family.  Head on over here and check out all the details.  Then head over here and register!  What are you waiting for?

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