Just before school started this fall we took an end of summer break trip to California. Although we were originally just going to visit with friends in the San Jose area, we decided to make a hop over to Disneyland before heading home. We hadn't been there in six years. At that time our now four-year old hadn't been born yet and the last time we took a trip to Disney it was to … [Read more...]
Reflecting on Seven Years – Your Wedding Album
My husband and I just celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary a few days ago. Getting out without the kids is harder now, but we managed to squeeze in a meal for two at a local restaurant we hadn't tried before. We got there right at opening so we had the whole place to ourselves for a while before the lunch crowd came in. Ahhhhhhh...peace and quiet. Having a meal where you're … [Read more...]
Do Second or Later Born Children Have Less Photos Than Firstborns?
If you're reading this post now, this means I am now officially the proud mother of two boys! I'm actually writing this blog entry on the homestretch of my pregnancy - week 35 - in anticipation of the birth of my second. As a second time mom, I remember the sleepless days and nights of having a newborn, so I've been writing posts ahead of time to share with you, and naturally a … [Read more...]
My First Worldwide Photo Walk 2014
This past Saturday, more than 20,000 people took part in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk. In cities and towns all over the world, photographers of all skill levels came out for a two hour period to get out and shoot. It was free to participate although "photo walkers" could optionally donate to this year's highlighted charity - the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya. … [Read more...]
Behind the Scenes – Cleaning Out My Closets
Did you make a New Year's resolution this year? At my good friend's party this past New Year's Eve, she came up with a clever photo booth idea. Each of us had a chance to write our new year's resolutions on a mini chalkboard and took our picture with it. Some friends had a hard time figuring out what to write. I had no problem responding - "My 2014 resolution is to: "declutter … [Read more...]
On the Road to Better Fireworks Photos
You may have caught my post on how to get the best fireworks photos that I posted just before the Independence Day holiday. I wonder if any of you took any fireworks photos? Maybe some of the techniques I posted helped? If you'd like to share your firework photos from the past holiday, I'd love to post them! I meant to share these few snaps with you earlier, but things got a … [Read more...]
POLL: What’s Your Favorite Photo Book Size?
online poll by Opinion Stage … [Read more...]
PhotoBookGirl’s Fourth Anniversary Mixbook Giveaway Winners Announced (Plus a Tour!)
I'm posting the winners a bit later than I hoped, but I had a last minute trip that took me out of town for a while (more on that below), but here's what you've been waiting for! Here are the 4 winners each drawn randomly. Each person will receive a $75.00 credit to Mixbook and a photo book design that I created myself using Mixbook's design tools. Congrats to the … [Read more...]