Family making hearts with their hands and the sign for I Love You at high school graduation

The Long Goodbye: How to Survive Their Senior Year

The process of saying goodbye to your high school student begins long before dropping them off at college or basic training. Being prepared for this will help you to survive their senior year. Reflections I wrote this post the summer after my oldest child’s high school graduation. As we approach graduation season once again, I […] Read more…

holding glass display box with keepsake letters inside

How to Display Keepsake Letters

Do you have keepsake letters from a loved one that you are saving?  Are those notes, cards or keepsake letters tucked away in a drawer somewhere?  I hope you’ll be inspired to display those memories after reading this post. Why I Display Keepsake Letters Shortly after my mom died I found a letter in her […] Read more…

grandparents with three adult children and their families posing for family portrait

What to Wear: Family Photos Outfits for Summer

The number one question I receive from my clients is what to wear. Choosing family photo outfits doesn’t have to be overwhelming! Over the past 10 years of photographing families professionally, I’ve put together some foolproof tips. You can find those nine tips here on my photography site. Summer is a great time to schedule […] Read more…

Graduation party buffet with guests and photo banner decorations

Graduation Party Ideas: Celebrating Your Graduate

We’re excited to share our simple and inexpensive graduation party ideas. These easy ideas will help you celebrate your favorite graduate in style without breaking the bank. When my son graduated from high school last year, we knew we would be having a party! He’s the oldest grandchild on both sides of our family. With all our families coming to […]  Read more…

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How to Make a Photo Banner | Decorating with Photos

Get the steps to create a photo banner to decorate for your next celebration. Photo banners are perfect for milestone birthdays, graduations, retirements, anniversaries, or showers. I’ve always loved decorating with photos. Like AnnMarie, I would much rather see photos of people I love hanging on my walls than random artwork. When my oldest was […] Read more…

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How to Create a Photo Book | Graduation Gift Idea

My son graduated high school a couple of years ago…yes I know I’m old! Sometimes I still can’t believe I’m old enough to have a kid in college.  But you know as they say…young at heart. Well, that’s what I keep trying to tell myself. Anyway back to the point of this post…I wanted to […] Read more…

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