Snap Happy Mom Portfolio

My Professional Portfolio Is Up

I run this blog because I feel strongly about teaching parents how to use their cameras. I really want moms to feel confident with a camera in their hands, and be able to capture moments at home that matter. The tips and tutorials on this blog are intended for all mothers, not just those that call themselves a photographer.

That said, I also am a professional photographer, and I’ve taken pictures as a small side business for several years. I shoot a lot of family sessions and children’s portraits, as well newborns, engagements, and seniors. I’ve been working hard lately to get my portfolio online, to showcase my work and have a place to post sessions for current clients.

I’ve worked really hard on that website, and I’m ready for some feedback!… 

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Nesting Days Newborn Baby Carrier- Review, Giveaway, Promo Code!

Guys, I have a newborn baby. And despite the fact that I’ve had a baby before, I totally forget just how hard the first few months are. Moms of newborns are emotionally up and down, recovering themselves, functioning on little sleep, and still have to be responsible for a tiny human being and possibly a… 

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Chatbooks - Automatic books from your instagram photos. $6 each, shipped to your door. Use code "HAPPY1" to get your first book free!

Chatbooks Is Available For Android Users!

I’m so excited! The super popular Chatbooks app is now available in the Google Play Store! Android users rejoice! I wrote about the Chatbooks here, but the basic premise is that the Chatbooks can print 60-page, 6-inch photo albums of your Instagram or phone pictures. Their most popular product is a subscription to your Instagram… 

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Garbage Truck Book - 4 years old and still obsessed.

Snap Happy Family Favorites – Garbage Trucks Book

At four and a half years old, we are still loving the garbage truck. I thought it would fizzle out by now, but his love for the garbage truck has just matured with his age and skills. When the garbage truck first started to be an obsession, I searched out some children’s books about waste… 

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Flora and the Flamingo - Review by

Snap Happy Family Favorites- Flora and the Flamingo

We read a lot at our house, and want to share some picture books with you that the entire family has loved. Flora and the Flamingo, by Molly Idle, is one of our favorite new books! It’s a wordless story of the interaction between a leggy flamingo and little girl named Flora.

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CameraSim Tool – DSLR Explained

The CameraSim website has a great web app explaining how a DSLR works. It can be complicated to think about, but this visual representation does a good job explaining what happens when you press down the shutter button. I’ll walk you through how to use this simulator to learn about DSLR technology.

My three funny kids -

Funny Things They Say – August Edition

I love the ideas kids get into their heads… they just keep getting funnier! Dash: Is it ok if I flush even if it’s loud? It might wake someone up.

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8 Tips For Taking Pictures At A Birthday Party

Kid birthdays are always tons of fun, and they always involve picture taking! If someone you know has a birthday coming up, here are some great tips for taking pictures at a birthday party.

Chatbooks App- 60 page photo books for $6 shipped. Use "HAPPY1" for your first book free!

Chatbooks and a Free Book Code

Have you heard of Chatbooks? It’s an awesome photo printing app that works with your Instagram feed, and it’s fantastic! How much of your life is on Instagram? All of it, right? Think how amazing it would be to share those lovely memories with people in your home, not just have them stuck in your… 

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My Birth Story

We were thrilled to welcome a third baby into our family one month ago today! And luckily for you, it’s quite the story. FIrst some background: my husband was starting a new job, and his first day of work was my due date. Yeah, not well planned, I know. Aside from a possible gap in… 

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Canon DSLR Deal [expired]

If you’re in the market for the Canon T5i, today is a great day to buy!