How To Be A Newborn Photographer

If you’re considering newborn photography, it’s probably because you’ve fallen in love with sweet images you’ve seen online, or perhaps you have kids of your own. This guide will help you figure out if newborn photography is right for you, along with some tips to get started. There are two primary kinds of newborn sessions that […]

Video: How To Get Kids To Smile For A Photo And why bribery gets hilarious results.

Ok, confession. I find it challenging to get a good photo of my kids smiling at the camera. As much as I love photojournalistic images of them, sometimes I just want them to look at me with a natural smile, darnit! Read More

Family Self-Portraits with Oliver!

The past three weeks as a family of four have been fantastic. It can be chaotic for sure, and it seems like the time we spend on tasks like tidying the house or taking baths has somehow quadrupled. But getting to enjoy a newborn again, while seeing Max just love him to pieces, is filling up […]

How To Take Your Own Family Portraits

There are times when it’s really handy to take a group self-portrait, and with a few simple tips, it’s easy to do too! Over the years we’ve done quite a few self-portrait sessions, when we travel or for things like holiday cards. We even photographed our own wedding! (But that’s a story for another post…) […]

51 Ways to Get People To Smile for a Photo

 You could just ask them to smile. “Say cheese!” Photographers seem to do it all the time. And (assuming they aren’t toddlers or teenagers) your subjects will probably comply.  But there’s a big difference between the fake smile they’ll plaster on their face for you, and a real, genuine, spontaneous smile – one that came about because […]

7 Things Yousuf Karsh Can Teach You About Photography

You may not know his name, but you’ve seen his work. The images of portrait photographer, Yousuf Karsh, are everywhere. You’ll find them on book jackets, bank notes and postage stamps, and of course, in art galleries and photography books too. Over his 67-year career, Karsh photographed some of the most notable thinkers, artists, entertainers […]

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