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It’s Christmas card season and you know what that means…time for new family photos. Today, I want to share with you what I chose for our 2013 family photos and give you some tips & tricks as to what is pleasing to the camera.

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Mamarazzi of Tulsa is a one day workshop where we teach moms the basics of photography including how to shoot in manual mode, lighting, and composition.  We also spend a good portion of the day focusing on how to capture more creative photo journalistic images of your children.

A recent student had this to say about our workshop:

“I finally got my big girl camera and signed up for the next Mamarazzi Workshop. And let me just tell you, I am SO glad I did. Jenny and Ashley are not only so talented, but they are willing (& patient!) to share their gifts with others! In todays times, this seems to be a rare find, but these ladies do it with smiles and enthusiasm! If you are a mom like me and having a debate on whether you should or shouldn’t, just do it already! My only mistake was that I didn’t do it sooner!!”

Our final workshop of the year is coming up on November 9th. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to use your camera before those all-important photo opportunities that the holiday season presents.  Register HERE.


This weekend we hosted a Mamarazzi of Tulsa photography workshop here at my home.  I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again…Mamarazzi day is so inspiring to me.  Watching these moms who are confused and often frustrated by their digital SLR cameras turn it all around in one day and feel so confident in their shooting ability is amazing.

Plus, I get a refresher on many of the documenting aspects that I often forget about.  After the class I sat down and made a list of the things that I want to capture my children doing before they grow out of it.  Such as…

  • The way Ella holds scissors (and sticks out her tongue while she thinks and cuts at the same time)
  • Drawing on our big chalkboard wall
  • How small they look when they play on Dad’s computer
  • How they love to ride bikes in circles around our garage
  • That they like to play rockband together
  • How they smoosh their faces up against the glass when in the shower

I love capturing these kinds of moments for my children.  I always say I want them to have a real sense of who they were as children…not just styled images of them smiling and saying “cheese”.

We only have ONE more workshop left in 2013.  To find out more information, purchase our E-Book, or to sign up for our mailing list visit our website.

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A special thank you to the parents who offered up their gorgeous children to be our models for the day!

many of our mamarazzi students come into the workshop with the kit lens on their digital SLR camera and they quickly realize their limitations because of the small amount of light being let into the sensor (which causes blurry or dark images). a lot of this may seem like a foreign language if you don’t know much about photography. but all the more reason why you should sign up for our mamarazzi mailing list to get an opportunity to attend one of our workshops.

the article may be a bit hard to read as is. if you’d like to read the full version (found via clickin’ moms) i’d be happy to email it to you.

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