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Confessions of a Former Gatekeeper Mom: The Importance of Zooming Out

My iPhone must hate me. It’s constantly yelling at me to “free up more storage space” and the battery is always on “low power mode” because I wear it out taking pictures of my children all day. I stay home with my two year old daughter and nine month old son, and a quick scroll […]

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Behind the Scenes :: Mid-Michigan Moms Blog Photo Shoot!

Last month our amazing team came together for our annual photo shoot! While many of us have known one another since the launch of our site two years ago, some of our newer team members had never met in person before. Of course we all chat online and through our social media channels, but there's something [...]
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How to Compose Compelling Portraits

Most of us photograph our kids on a daily basis. But how do you elevate your images from being of the subject to telling a story about them? Composition is a great tool to use when creating a portrait. Photography, unlike many other art forms, is inherently subtractive. There’s a whole environment in front of you – […]

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Tell Your Story Through Pictures With Bella Vita Photography

Every picture tells a story, and as the saying goes a picture is worth a thousand words. But what if you’re never in the picture? It’s so easy to snap a quick picture of your children and family on your phone these days, but how many pictures are you actually a part of? We moms […]

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Oh Baby! Fun Ideas to Document The First Year

Documenting baby’s first year is such a “millennial mom” thing to do, and I’m not ashamed to say I absolutely LOVE it! Little ones change so much within those first twelve months. You bring baby home, eyes barely open just eating, sleeping {sometimes}, needing those diapers changed to sitting, crawling, maybe even walking and talking.  Rarely do […]

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10 Tips for Photographing Your Baby

I am not suggesting that you forego a professional photo shoot for your newborn.  However, many of us have decent cameras or smartphones readily available.  They only stay little for so long, so you’ll probably be photographing your baby more often than not.   Here are some tips to get you started: including manual setting […]

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