The Life Remembered Blog

Tips for A Tiger-tastic, Grrr-ific Daniel Tiger Birthday Party

Tips for A Tiger-tastic, Grrr-ific Daniel Tiger Birthday Party

When my daughter’s 3rd birthday was coming up, there was only one theme to consider – a Daniel Tiger Birthday Party. This awesome PBS series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, with its wonderful characters, songs, and lessons are part of our daily life. Unfortunately,...

Exploring Blooma: Prenatal Yoga, Childbirth Education & More

Exploring Blooma: Prenatal Yoga, Childbirth Education & More

If you're pregnant in the Twin Cities, chances are good that someone has already gushed about Blooma to you. But what is Blooma? Just another yoga studio? Meet Sarah Longacre, founder of Blooma, as well as a doula, childbirth educator, and certified yoga instructor....

Blessingway: Using Henna to Celebrate Pregnancy and Motherhood

Blessingway: Using Henna to Celebrate Pregnancy and Motherhood

Have you ever seen (and drooled over) gorgeous henna painted on someone's pregnant belly? It's actually part of a blessingway, the focus of this week's feature. Victoria Welch, henna artist and blessingway facilitator Meet Victoria Welch of Blurberry Buzz Body Art, an...

Why Photoshop is Critical for Safe Newborn Photography

Why Photoshop is Critical for Safe Newborn Photography

Quick - name an important tool for ensuring safe newborn photography sessions! I bet software wasn't the first thing that came to mind. I mean, unless you read the title of this blog post first (spoiler alert!). But seriously, most people don't realize how important...

Quality Counts in Canvas Portraits

Quality Counts in Canvas Portraits

A colleague at Texas Art Portraits recently shared some images of a canvas wrap she ordered from a low-end supplier. Yikes! The entire structure is made from flimsy cardboard. No wonder people have reported these canvases warping and falling apart within months.   I...

Newborn Photography Workshop with Kelly Brown

Newborn Photography Workshop with Kelly Brown

It's hard to explain how important Kelly Brown is in the world of newborn photography. When I tell people I had an in-person workshop with her this weekend, they smile vaguely and say, "Oh, cool."  But this is KELLY BROWN. She is globally known, and travels around the...

7 Tips for Decorating a Harry Potter Nursery

7 Tips for Decorating a Harry Potter Nursery

I agonized over a nursery theme for our youngest daughter. My Google history is filled with "cool nursery theme" or "geeky nursery ideas" and "unique nursery decor". Nothing really clicked for me until I stumbled across Buzzfeed's 20 DIY Pop Culture Themes for...

Printing Newborn Photos – It Matters!

Printing Newborn Photos – It Matters!

A recent slideshow client has perfectly illustrated the importance of printing newborn photos. She had commissioned me to design a slideshow of her son's first year, to be shown at his first birthday party.  Among the digital files she sent for the show were some...

Sneak Peek of my New Photography Studio

Sneak Peek of my New Photography Studio

I've been spending my "maternity leave" hard at work, building my dream newborn photography studio. So exciting!  Incidentally, I totally recommend marrying a woodworker if you have the opportunity.  

Olivia’s Newborn Photos: Baby Montage

You may remember this little cutie from Olivia's First Day!  Here is a montage of Olivia's official newborn photos, a birthday gift for her mother.  The photos were taken by the awesome Hannah Voermans of Morning Light Photography in Minneapolis....

Capture Moments, Don’t Manufacture Them

Capture Moments, Don’t Manufacture Them

I try very hard to get photos of my daughter with all of her extended family members, since we only see them a few times a year.  We are a very baby-centric group, and people's faces just light up when they finally get to hold her.  Invariably, though, the first thing...

Showdown: Auto-Fill Wizards vs. Custom Design, Album Edition

Showdown: Auto-Fill Wizards vs. Custom Design, Album Edition

"Sure, you can do it yourself - but will you?" I remember seeing that sign at a craft fair years ago and thinking how effective it was.  Etsy is packed with projects that many of us probably could put together if we tried.  We are often paying for someone else's time...