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Tips For Making Yearly Family Photobooks

I take A LOT of photos of my family. Like, a lot. I share them on social media and text/ email them to family, but they don’t really feel like a true part of our family history until they are printed in a book for us all to touch. I have a collection photo books documenting our life together from the time Jared and I met in 2002 to the present, with the exception of 2015, 2016, and now 2018. The third kid totally threw me for a few years! Now that I’m working on getting back on track, I figured I’d type up a few things I’ve learned along the way that help me tackle this colossal task.

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Baby Lenna

Sweet Baby Lenna was born on Halloween. Her name comes from the word “lion” and is associated with strength and bravery—characteristics that I know her mother, Megan, wishes for her, and characteristics that Megan gracefully embodies as she navigates a tougher road than many.

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Five Pictures To Take This Christmas

A Quick and Easy Shot List for Christmas Day

Christmas is next week, you guys! For so many kids, it’s the most magical day of the year. But how do you document the magic of the day? Here are some ideas of what I try to capture and what usually makes it into my family’s photo books at the end of the year. If you don’t have a DSLR or don’t want to lug yours around, your iPhone will do the job just fine!

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An Evening with the Kelly Family

As a mama to three whose husband travels a lot for work, this was one of my favorite family sessions to date. Erika’s husband gets home late most weeknights, so the evening I spent with just her and her three kids was pretty normal for them and I related to it SO MUCH. One parent versus three kids—especially at dinner and bath and bed time—can be a challenge to say the least.

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