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Put Mom in the Photo – my Mother’s Day Mantel!

Put Mom in the Photo - my Mother's Day Mantel. Thanks for all of your sweet comments about my post last week about putting mom in the photo. Putting ourselves in front of the camera is something I really believe in and something I am trying to be better at. I know it takes a little planning and effort sometimes. I find myself with second-day hair and in my yoga pants most of the time. But it was … [Read more...]

Put Mom in the Photo!

If there is one thing that I wish I could tell my younger self - it would be to have taken photos of myself with my kids. I did pretty well at taking photos of my kids at their important events - birthdays and special occasions. But as I look back over the photos throughout the years I am rarely in any of the pictures. I know as moms that we put our kids and families first. And, for me, it seemed … [Read more...]

HAPPY Holidays: Free Christmas Card Photo Templates

I'm so happy to welcome Mique as the first guest for the 2014 HAPPY Holidays series! It's always so fun to see all of the amazing projects and ideas from my awesome guests -- I can't wait to see what this year brings! I know you'll love them too!  Welcome to the 2014 HAPPY Holidays event! -- Jen Hi everyone - I'm Mique from Thirty Handmade Days and the Queen Bee Market. I'm so so happy to … [Read more...]

Daddy & Daughter Shaving Photos for Father’s Day

Hello Tatertots & Jello readers! I am so excited to be here today. I am Tasha and I blog over at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. So nice to "meet" you! My blog focuses mostly on DIY renovations and home decor/crafts as my husband and I renovate our outdated home one room at a time. But, we also have adorable 3-year-old twin girls that I love to take photos of, especially for special … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays: How To Capture Magical Photos with Santa

Hello all my Tatertots and Jello reading friends. My name is Emilie, and I am a photographer and educator. You can find me at www.photobyemilie.com/blog. I'm thrilled to share with you a little Christmas spirit. What's more Christmasy than SANTA CLAUS? There is nothing like visiting Santa to get kids (and parents) excited for Christmas. Today I'm going to give you a few ideas to make your … [Read more...]

Instagram-friendly Project Life Kit and DIY Photo Tips!!

Instagram is one of my new favorite things! I just love sharing ideas over there!! So I was so thrilled when I heard one of my other favorite things - Project Life - was creating a kit that was Instagram-friendly. Awesome!!   The new Just Add Color Kit Project Life Kits is perfect for your Instagram pictures -- with its 2x2-inch and 4x4-inch square pockets and cool inserts. (My teenagers … [Read more...]

Project Life Special on HSN and a Project Life Giveaway!

I'm not a traditional scrapbooker, but I love taking pictures and documenting our family's adventures with Project Life. I think the thing that sold me on Project Life last year was how simple and easy it is!   The kits come with everything I need to create amazing pages. All I need is my pictures and a pen to create memorable albums. I can even print out my Instagram pictures and use them in … [Read more...]

Phone Photography: What’s Your Favorite Camera Pic?

I've been using my phone for snapshots for a long time. I'm trying to get better and compose even my snapshots like a pro -- as if I were carrying my Instamatic. But I've always been frustrated at the cameras built into my phones. So when  Microsoft offered to send me a new Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone with cool photo features, I was excited to try it out and I've noticed that I've been taking … [Read more...]

Giveaway Monday — Win a 16 x 20 Rolled Canvas from UPrinting!!

One of the things I am most passionate about is documenting the everyday moments in life. My sister Wendy taught me the importance of recording these moments. UPDATE -- Giveaway is Closed. Winner is Ali from Cupcake Diaries And with Mother's Day this past weekend, you can turn those family moments into something that you will remember always. {Family Gallery Wall} … [Read more...]

19 Ways to Display Photographs in Your Home!

Hi there! I'm Wendy from Wendy VonSosen Photography and the Wenderful blog. I'm excited to be a fledgling contributor to Jennifer's blog and experience a little piece of Tatertotsandjello!   This year one of my goals is to print out more of my photographs. Often I'm so busy with clients' pictures that I don't take the time to sit down and edit and print my own. So my images sit on … [Read more...]