Get close ... & Focus on your Family - IG Books for Fun

So ... I think it's going to be hot for Summer Solstice this year ;) I've been meaning to share these FOR.EVER and a day so I thought I'd pop on here now and do that. People often ask me, what's the best camera out there for them? What camera should they get? I see the shock on everyone's face when I give my simple answer: the best camera is the one you have with you. If I were you, invest in the best camera phone you have and capture life.

Here are the InstaBooks I put together for my family this past year.

 instagram books for your instagram life - IG family books

Yep, a full year of our Instagram Life, right here in a book. Each of the kids got one. We got one. My parents, in-laws and other important family members.

I love walking past my kiddo's room and seeing her quietly flipping through the book, smiling, laughing, sometimes pointing and smiling - as if re-living that memory. That's what it's all about folks. If you have a camera phone, you can do the same. It's worth it, trust me.

 making an instagram book from family pictures

Another fun way to just grab moments as they happen. I love changing perspective and making my kids smile with the fun things they can do. And if you want to have a little extra fun, try editing with snapseed. It's free. Best mobile app of 2012. Get close and tap the screen where you want the focus to be.

taking iphone pictures get close


As the weather heats up and we get deeper into summer, more and more of you are looking at having a session done by a professional. You realize as great as that little camera phone is, it doesn't replace actual coffee table books and wall displays that your family gets to live with every day. It doesn't replace getting prints made for grandma. If you're interested in reading more about how to pick a good photographer, take a glance over this article. Sometimes you just don't know what you should be looking for and you feel like it all looks the same. I think this is a great source of information for anyone that really wants to know what they should be looking for in hiring a professional. Rather than re-write the book, you can take a look there and see what else Amy links to. I think it's worth the read if you are looking to hire someone for your family and Senior portraits.

Have some more session shares coming up and ~ of course ~ the winners of the Fresh Face Contest!

Chat more soon!