Alphabet Photography Let Them Be

First off, I love the name of this collection! It’s so fitting and so perfect especially when you’re dealing with children as your subject. Celebrity Photographer Jennifer Blakeley recently released her highly anticipated photography collection this week titled “Let Them Be” artistically depicting young children laughing, being silly, and exhibiting genuine emotion. The collection comes as a response to Blakeley’s frustration in observing society, through the use of social media pressuring parents to push their children to be better, do more, act older and just grow up too quickly. “Sometimes, we just need to let kids be kids. Let them […] Continue reading →


As mothers we are constantly snapping photos of our kids, right? Our Instagram accounts and Facebook pages prove our attention to detail when it comes to documenting the lives our of our little ones. Sometimes, parents — and other child photographers indeed — take photos that take the world by storm. Sometimes we can’t look away and we simply crave to know more. Today I wanted to share some honestly incredible portraits of children that you’ll be thinking about for days. Take a peek below for five photographers who took the art of portraiture to the next level! Grab your hot […] Continue reading →

Photography is a personal passion of mine that blossomed after I gave birth to our first child. Suddenly, all I wanted to do was hang on to every single memory whether it be a facial expression, first step, even as she slept I snapped photos. My husband surprised me later that year with a brand new DSLR, which has yet to leave my side. Transitioning from a point-and-shoot to a DSLR wasn’t as hard as I would have originally thought, although there was PLENTY of tips and tricks to learn in terms of lighting, ISO, Aperture, etc. Now, four years […] Continue reading →

National Geographic is inviting young photographers around the world to take part in the 2010 National Geographic International Photography Contest for Kids. This competition is being conducted in partnership with the U.S. edition of National Geographic Kids magazine (also available in Canada) and 12 local-language editions of the magazine in Bulgaria, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Contestants ages 6-14 from the U.S. and Canadian may enter now through Nov. 1, 2010, by submitting one photo in any or all of four categories: People; Animals; Scenery; and Humor. Photos can […] Continue reading →

On the one month anniversary of Lee Alexander McQueen’s death, children’s fashion photographer JaTawny Muckelvene Chatmon posted her photography tribute to the great Lee “Alexander” McQueen on her website and blog.  Along with a group of other artists, JaTawny composed this photography tribute using child fashion models. The photographer posts “At 11:22 am on February 11, 2010 it was confirmed to me that Lee “Alexander” McQueen died. At 11:22 am a month later (March 11th, 2010) I wanted to share this project put together by myself; JaTawny Muckelvene Chatmon (photography), Isabelle Philogene (wardrobe), Joie Hayes (make up), Kenni Ford (hair) […] Continue reading →

As a intermediate photographer, my camera of choice has always been the DSLR. Over the last couple of weeks I had the opportunity to test out Nikon’s D5000. Now, let me start off saying this is not a good choice for those just learning photography or starting off as a hobby. This camera is definitely for the seasoned or advanced photographer. If you are serious about getting into photography and want an all-in-one piece of equipment with all the bells and whistles, this is it! At 12.3 megapixels, the D5000 definitely provides a high quality photo with amazing enlargement capability. […] Continue reading →