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Photo Session Questionnaire

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It’s Photo Tip Tuesday! I’m excited to share the Photo Session Questionnaire I give to my clients when they book the custom session.  Whether you are a photographer or a family being photographed, these questions will help you figure out the best way to give your pictures some personality and a unique-ness, just like your family! So many people are dipping their toes into a photography business, and there are so many things to think… Continue Reading

Tips for helping people feel comfortable at photo sessions

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This is a post for the budding photographer, but it’s also for anyone who has their pictures taken to keep in mind. This post was originally shared at the New York Institute of Photography, and I’m bringing it back to my site now which a few edits. Family Pictures. They happen every year for many families. The mom is stressed about everything from planning the perfect outfit, to their kids behaving, to their husband cooperating,… Continue Reading

Colorful Playroom Wall Gallery

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It’s the END of the Decorating with Pictures series, and I’ve simply LOVED it! Have you???  If you haven’t had a chance to enter the giveaways, they all end on March 5th, so go now and enter every one of the amazing prizes from 56 shops!!! I’m excited to share what I’ve been putting together!  Are you ready for something criz-azy?!?  Let my introduce you to my Colorful Playroom Wall Gallery!  To hear the crazy… Continue Reading

Photo Gallery Wall


Hi. I am Nicole. Family photographer in Denver and all around good time……Thanks so much for stopping by, I was so excited when Kristen emailed me and asked me to collaborate on her decorating with pictures series. It is something that is near to my heart because. photographer. I will keep it very visual. I just love the idea of mixing art, numbers, words with photos. It brings this sense of cohesiveness as well as… Continue Reading

Picture Memory Pillow


Hi there Capturing Joy readers! My name is Melissa Mortenson and I blog at the Polka Dot Chair. I consider myself one of the “old ladies” of blogging since I’ve been at it since 2007. I’m very excited to participate in my 2nd Decorating with Pictures series! For those of you that don’t know me, I’m an avid shutterbug. I’m constantly posting photos on instagram and seem to take a 1000+ pictures every time we… Continue Reading

Decorate with finger print memory art


Today our guest contributor is from Small Fry sharing how to decorate with finger print memory art. Small Fry is a children’s lifestyle blog that shares DIYs, recipes, fashion, films, and adventures all geared toward celebrating parent and child hood! We love how meaningful pictures make a space, but today’s tutorial turns your photos into art! This project is great for your child’s special day, whether it be the first day of school, a baptism or… Continue Reading

Pictures with Kids Love Notes


Hi Everyone! I am so excited to be here for Kristen’s series. This is one of my favorites each year and am thrilled to be a part of it this year. My name is Kiki from Kiki and Company where I love to do all kinds of DIY projects, but my favorite is printables, printables and more printables! I share all kinds of FREE printables on my blog, but also sell a ton in my… Continue Reading

Decorating with Travel Pictures


Hi friends! I’m Jessica from Decor Adventures, where I blog about all the fun I have decorating our 114 year old house. Yes, it’s a oldie, but we love it. There’s lot of furniture makeovers, design inspiration and renovations happening at our place. In between work and grad school, you can find me painting something or other just about any day of the week. Today I’m excited to show you a final project I did… Continue Reading

Decorating with Pictures and Washi Tape


Hi Capturing Joy readers! I’m Kimberly from The Washi Blog – a feature blog all about one of my favorite crafting mediums, washi tape! I’m so excited to be sharing a fun ways to use washi tape with pictures today as part of the Decorating with Pictures series! There are SO many ways to use washi tape, and the good news is, it is so quick and easy! I’m sure you’ve seen many galleries online… Continue Reading

Decorating with Pictures at Munchie’s Mama

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Hey there!  I’m Summer from Munchie’s Mama, Nailed It Decals and Elevate Blog Conference.  I’m also a Mama of 3 and have been married to my High School sweetheart for almost 8 years.   On my blog I share about my trials and triumphs in parenting, kid and wallet friendly fashion, quick and easy crafts and baking more sweets than my waistline can handle.  Some readers’ faves includethis Twist and Pin Hairstyle Video Tutorial, these General Conference Cinnamon Rolls, and… Continue Reading

Decorating with Pictures at It’s Always Autumn


Hi everyone! I’m Autumn, from It’s Always Autumn, where I share sewing, crafting, and photography tutorials as well as recipes and printables. I’ve been following Kristen’s decorating with photos series for a couple of years now, so I was excited to be invited to join in this year! I’m not much of a home decorator, to tell you the truth. I actually kind of like the look of bare walls, and I think I only… Continue Reading

Decorating with Photos and Burlap


Hi Guys! I’m Maryann from Domestically Speaking and I’m thrilled to be a part of this awesome series (Kristen is a genius!).  If you’re new to Domestically Speaking I blog about things I love… DIY, paint, home décor, recipes, crafts and more… a crazy mix of all the things I heart! Today I’m sharing with you guys a mix of a few of my favorites… my kiddos’ photos and burlap! This is a fun DIY… Continue Reading

Decorating with Photo Banners

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Photo banners aren’t just for special occasions. Hanging them in your home year round is a great way to display family photos in unexpected places.       Hi, friends! I’m Kristi from…a creative lifestyle blog where I can think of anything to do besides chores! I’m thrilled to be here with Kristen today in this fantastic series. I met Kristen last year at Blissdom…I knew I liked her right away when I found… Continue Reading

Decorating with Pictures at The Cards We Drew


Hey everyone! It’s Abbey here from The Cards We Drew! I’m so thrilled to be here today as a part of Kristen’s awesome Decorating with Photos series! There have been some amazing ideas so far and I hope I can inspire you with my own idea with my Older Sibling Nursery Photos Idea. I’m due with a baby in just TWO weeks and I’m wrapping up my little girl’s nursery reveal (on the blog VERY… Continue Reading

Decorating with Picture Frame Bookends


Hello fellow fans of Kristen Duke! I am Landee and I blog at (aka Landee See, Landee Do). I am so excited to be a part of Kristen’s awesome series Decorating with Pictures! I’m an avid crafter and dabbler in photography so this series is right up my alley. On my blog I also share projects I do around my home, recipes my family loves and printables for nearly every occassion.   Come on… Continue Reading