LAST CHANCE! The Ultimate Photography Bundle Sale Ends Today!


Don’t forget! Today is the last day to pick up your copy of the Ultimate Digital Photography Bundle. Whether you just want to take better pictures of your kids, take amazing pictures to share with others, or even go professional, you won’t find a better deal anywhere. And…it’s going away in just  a few hours – […]

In Which I Get Real About My (Lack of) Talent


As of today, I have over 35,000 image files in my photo library, which would become unwieldy without the right tools and process to keep them organized. A lot of those images were good straight off the camera, but many were not, so I also need the right tool to fix them (or at least salvage them […]

Wordless Wednesday: Nathan the Photog


A few weeks back, I upgraded my old phone. It was the 2012-era iPhone 5 that I’d had roughly two and a half years. The top button hadn’t worked since at least spring of 2014, and while that repair would have been included under a special warranty extension, I never felt like sending it to Apple and […]

Why Candid Photos Are Better Than Posed


I know, I know… I’m probably gonna get some hate mail for this post. Don’t get me wrong – posed photos can be beautiful, and they’re a great way to capture kids at different ages. But… There’s just something about a candid shot that makes me smile. The littlest cousin not having the first clue […]

How Momma Got Her Groove Back

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A few weeks ago, my friend Stephanie invited me to join her at a scrapbooking retreat. I’ve always believed in the value of photo albums, not just as a lasting record of our lives, but as a way to reinforce to kids that they are treasured family members. All of our family photos were destroyed when our […]

What My Eyes See and What Photos Don’t Show – Take 9

Welcome to my new series “Andi catches up on all the stuff she was supposed to blog about back in March but forgot…” Yes, this is supposed to be a quarterly feature, in which I post my five favorite photos on the last Tuesday (or Thursday, depending on the calendar) for that quarter. Over a month […]

What My Eyes See and What Photos Don’t Show – Take 8

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Photography is a big part of this blog, and of my life. I do what I can to show the world that life with two children with special needs – cerebral palsy and Down syndrome – is beautiful, special, and, yes, rather ordinary. At the end of each quarter I post my five favorite photos […]

What My Eyes See and What Photos Don’t Show – Take 7

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Did you think I’d forgotten about this quarterly feature? Well, you’d be right. 😉 It’s a few weeks late, but here it is. Photography is a big part of this blog, and of my life. I don’t claim to be an expert, by any means, but I do what I can to show the world […]

A Day in the Life: Insta-Sunshine Style!


Trying something new today.  I wondered if I could take a photo during each one-hour time block of a typical-ish day to document the day in snapshots. Following are the results. 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Sarah Kate’s standard morning fare: Eggo waffle with peanut butter and syrup and a Tervis tumbler of milk. Breakfast of […]