a little about mj

I'm on an exciting journey of motherhood, photography and giving back to a world that has been so good to me. I truly believe that if you trust in the learning process, TRY, destroy self doubt and then try again - that you can do anything. Now is the time to join the digital photography movement! Moms are leading the way - won't you join us?

understanding and conquering the f/stop

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When learning photography, I think one of the biggest mistakes you can make is trying to learn too much, too fast. It’s a process. The more that you can slow down, breathe and enjoy the process – the sooner everything will come together and “click”. We’ve been learning that exposure is made up of a […]

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Inspiring interview and Tote & Shoot GIVE AWAY

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Well, today is an EXTRA special day! I have a really fun interview from Courtney who runs the blog, Click It Up a Notch and she is building a great community on her Facebook page – HERE. She is an amazing photographer, teacher, mother and the kind of person you want as your BFF. Do […]

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DIY frame for instagram photos

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Have you ever asked yourself what you’re going to do with all of those priceless instagram photos hiding away on your phone? They may be not all be technically correct but they sure are real. They are everyday snap shots – the messy, badly lit, out of focus, laughing, crying, silly, amazing moments – called […]

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manual exposure : simplifed

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Ok mamas, I really, really hope that you have been giving manual mode a try. It really is the one thing that will take your photos to the next level. Just tell your auto mode that you’re officially fighting and you’re going to see what else is out there. I promise once you get the […]

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a personalized photo welcome sign

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I didn’t find this idea on Pinterest, I didn’t have a manual or step by step instructions – I’m pretty sure this vision came to me in a dream. It was a humbling project that kept teaching me over and over again about learning to cope with plan B, learning to re-envision and adjust accordingly. […]

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video tutorial: photographing in the bright sunlight

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The flags have been hung, the burgers have been eaten, we’ve said our thank yous to all who serve our country so selflessly – Memorial Day has officially come and gone. The smell of sunscreen is permeating the parks and beaches, school is ending, SUMMER IS HERE! So what does that mean for you and […]

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