LadyBlogger April 11, 2015 – Blogger Photography 101

Blogger Photography | LadyBlogger 2015

We've been talking about the LadyBlogger Conference for awhile now, and I couldn't be more excited to be on board as a speaker! Both Somer and I will be traveling to St. Louis for the April 11th conference, where I'll be sharing basic blogger photography tips and tricks while Somer offers several really exciting professional opportunities to the attendees! Before I let the cat out of the bag with the special offers we'll be promoting, I'll give you the quickie 411 on what to expect at my Blogger … [Read more...]

Learn How To Use Your Camera with The “CLICK” Series

The "CLICK" Series | Fundamental Learning for New Camera Owners

The New Year is upon us, Christmas has passed. You're settling in with your brand new DSLR camera...take one look at the 2 inch thick manual and go "How the heck do I use this thing?" Already overwhelmed, you flip it into Auto mode and go on your way, sure that this fancy camera can carry its own¬†weight in your creative partnership and make perfect pictures happen every time. And then "click." You take a picture and excitedly flip the camera to preview it and...it's blurry. What? Is this thing … [Read more...]

Hampton Roads #ExploreHRVA #Instameet with Ask Naoma

Hampton Roads InstaMeet | Chaos and Kiddos: Mommy's Survival Guide

You've heard me sing the praises of WVEC Channel 13 News and social media guru, Naoma Doriguzzi of Ask Naoma before, both on the blog and on social media. Her constant support and interest in The Studio Hampton Roads have been invaluable to Somer and me, both personally and professionally. Of course we were thrilled to get a call from her pitching an idea to gather some Hampton Roads folks together for a little Instagram "meet and greet" at the local Old Beach Farmer's Market. Our day … [Read more...]

10 Tips to Get Better Photos of Your Children

10 Tips to Better Photos of Your Kids | Chaos & Kiddos: Mommy's Survival Guide

Within minutes of meeting any Mom, I usually hear something to the effect of "You're so lucky you are a photographer! I bet you just get fantastic pictures of your kids all the time! I wish I could get better photos of my children." I'll put aside the whole shoemaker's kids don't have shoes thing (usually the last thing I want to touch at home is my camera), and reply "No, we have horrible days too and girl, my iPhone pics are HORRENDOUS!" In truth, you can be the best technical photographer in … [Read more...]

Quick Tips to Better Photos

Quick Tips to Better Photos | Chaos & Kiddos: Mommy's Survival Guide

As a professional photographer, I often find myself on the receiving end of countless questions from new camera owners who are frustrated with their pictures. As a mother, it's especially hard to hear from other mothers who are disappointed with having missed out on capturing special moments with their kids because they couldn't get their cameras to produce quality results. Thankfully, with the help of the endless supply of information on the internet and a little elbow grease, a little … [Read more...]