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Shannon describes her experience as a single mom who later found love and formed a blended family with her husband, Dennis. From Single Mom to Blended Family Shannon talks about the challenges and responsibilities of being a single parent. She goes into how she managed to raise a child while also getting a bachelor’s degree […]

“I Wish I Knew…” Episode 04: From Single Mom to Blended Family

Toddler boy smiling towards camera over the shoulder of his mother.
I Wish I Knew

“I Wish I Knew…” Episode 03: Pregnancy Loss and Societal Pressure

Jessica opens up about what it’s like to experience multiple miscarriages, the toll it takes on your mental health, dealing with external pressure, and more. Pregnancy Loss and Societal Pressure She goes into detail about her near-death experience after her last miscarriage where she nearly bled out, and adjusting her expectations of having a nuclear […]

I Wish I Knew

“I Wish I Knew…” Episode 02: Toddlers, Tantrums, and Mental Health

Toddler parents Ximena and Arie talk about the challenges and rewards of toddlerhood, tantrums, and taking care of your mental health as a parent. Toddlers, Tantrums and Mental Health They describe what a tantrum looks and feels like, how they cope with it, and how they support each other along the way. Ximena also discusses […]

I Wish I Knew

Couple Sally and Rubí, who have been together for over 20 years, discuss their long journey to becoming parents.  Our 10-Year Fertility Journey – Finding a Sperm Donor, IUI, and finally, IVF Their path included finding the perfect sperm donor, several unsuccessful rounds of IUI (intrauterine insemination,) and finally, IVF (in-vitro fertilization.)    Below, you’ll find […]

“I Wish I Knew…” Episode 01: Our 10-Year Fertility Journey

I Wish I Knew

I Wish I Knew… A Series on Parenthood

If you’re a parent, then you know there are so many things we go through that nobody really talks about. “I Wish I Knew…” is a short documentary series covering a variety of topics related to parenthood. Over a collection of 10 interviews, parents share their personal stories and experiences around matters such as fertility, pregnancy, adoption, divorce, mental health, and more.

I Wish I Knew

How to Take At-Home Family Photos

Although your immediate concerns may have to do with what to wear and tidying up your home, I would encourage you to focus on staying relaxed and having fun. Creating the right mood and actually enjoying this time with your family will lead to the most natural, joyful, and loving images.

Family of four, two dads and two sons, have fun on the couch during their at-home family photo session
Family Photography

Once you get through the hurdle of finding a great Family Photographer and then actually BOOKING them, the very next thought is usually, “Wait! What do I wear for the session?” As a documentary-style photographer, I like to keep things pretty easy and stress-free. The most important thing is to pick outfits that are simple […]

What to Wear for Your Family Photography Session

Family Photography

Why Documentary Family Photography is the Absolute Best

I know I’m making a bold statement in declaring that documentary family photography is the best style there is. But I truly believe it.  With documentary photography, a photo is more than a photo. It’s a story. When you capture people as they are, in their natural habitat, those images have the power to bring […]

Photo taken through a window of a baby looking out and smiling big, his two bottom teeth showing.

How to Choose the Best Location for Newborn Photos

If you’re considering getting newborn photos, you may be wondering what is the best location for your photo session.  But really, the bigger question you should be asking yourself is this: Do I want to capture life as it is or do I want my photos to feel like a special occasion? Answering this question […]

A new mom shushes her newborn baby while standing barefoot in the middle of her messy living room.
Newborn Photography

In order to take stunning photos of your newborn baby with your iPhone, you will need two things: Yep, that’s it! A great photographer can make almost any camera work. Have you ever heard that saying, “The best camera is the one you have with you”? Well, that’s true!  A better camera will not automatically […]

How to Take Stunning Newborn Photos with Your iPhone

Self portrait of photographer Marjorie Cohen holding her newborn baby. They are in a pocket of light in an otherwise dimly lit room.
Newborn Photography

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