• Babies,  Family,  photography

    DIY Wildflower Crown Session!

    When you have a canvas this cute and still willing to pose a little you take advantage of it (but not too much or they get burnt out and won’t “cheese,” anymore.) I was feeling extra this day. So I handmade her wildflower crown from the flowers on our lawn. This little pink one was the second rendition. The first got a little beat up as she kept throwing it off. By the 2nd flower crown she didn’t want to throw it as much. 😀 Children’s photographers have to have patience. They also know you have to find something the child enjoys and let them be them. The best way…

  • Family,  photography

    On Euthanizing a Beloved Fur Baby and Self-Doubt

    I apologize for not getting back here sooner. The summer got away from me. Our dear fur baby, Sienna began getting sick, losing weight and eventually we made the extremely hard decision to euthanize her. I say hard because you always wrestle with self-doubt in these situations. Could I have done more? Is it the right time? Did I wait too long? It’s tough but in the end she went downhill within a matter of days. Her quality of life was no longer there. She was our loving girl until the very end. I’m crying as I write this. But In sharing there is a catharsis, and I want to…

  • mommy & me by Briana DAily Photography
    Family,  photography

    Consider This – Mommy & Me Photo Sessions

    May & Mother’s Day are just a few short weeks away which means Mommy & Me photo sessions will be everywhere. Preparing for a Mommy & Me photo session is a lot like prepping for any small trip with littles. There are a couple of other things to consider, too. The basics every mom knows, naps, snacks and knick-knacks! Make sure your littles are well rested (naps beforehand if your sesh is later in the day) and have a small amount of snacks on hand for any hungry bellies. Bring a favorite small toy to enjoy in case they’re uninterested in participating right away. Kids can be shy especially in…

  • Babies,  Family,  photography

    At Home DIY Cake Smash Session

    Let’s discuss how to create a simple, diy cake smash for your baby. First you’ll need to find a room in your home with great light. In my house this is our dining room, which is good because our table isn’t too hard to clear and move by myself. Preferably you want windows on two sides of the room providing indirect, soft light. If the sun light is falling directly in the line of sight of your camera, you’ll have harsh shadows. Areas in the photo will be under or overexposed. Once you’ve picked the perfect spot in your home for lighting you’ll need a white sheet and a disposable…