MEMORY KEEPING

memory keeping | printing photo books

Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this. ― Dave Eggers Let me first begin by noting, that for all of the images I share (a lot!), I'm terrible about printing. I have crested…
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printing childhood artwork + homeschool notebooks

Childhood art is magnificent, isn't it? Children have a way of seeing and coloring the world in the early years without the constraints of reality, without the pressure of perfection. I'm not exactly sure why or when the majority of us…
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finding beauty right where you are

Every year, around this time, I grow a bit heart-sick. While I scroll through images on my phone of apple orchards, cozy sweaters, and brightly colored leaves, our air remains warmly humid and summer foliage endures. I love our small town…

unravel your photos 02 | see the big picture

I've been quietly working through the photography boot camp, Unravel Your Photos, with Life:Captured and Artifact Uprising the past few weeks. These lessons are a sort of retreat for myself--efforts I know will pay enormous dividends in…
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a letter to my children | summer portraits weeks 26 - 35

Dearest children, We are now several weeks into our school year and have been reading oodles of fables together lately, samples from the more familiar Aesop's Fables to India's Jataka Tales to West African Folklore, and while the…

unravel your photos 01 | class overview

Although I have spent much time during the last 18 months discovering ways to simplify, de-clutter, and organize our daily living and home, I admit I am a complete mess in terms of digital photo archives. The hard drive on my computer is…

giveaway | a photo workshop with Ginger Unzueta

I think all mothers sense the fleeting nature of childhood at some point. We grow a longing to pause life just long enough to breathe it a little deeper, laugh a little longer, and enjoy right where we are with our children in that moment.…

indesign for beginners | an online class reviewed

My husband and I recently watched an old episode of Friends, one where Monica passes around recent pictures she's taken, nervously saying, "don't touch the photos! It will leave fingerprints." My husband looked at me and said, "it's such…