Taking Great Photos of Kids

I’m working with Shutterfly on a sponsored three-part series to share some of my favorite photography tips with you. Over the next few weeks I’ll tell you how to photograph your cute home, and I’ll talk about documenting your baby’s growth like I’ve done with my monthly baby pictures. Today though? It’s all about taking great photos of kids.

First of all, kiddos are short. You’ll get better results if you get down to their level.

Of course, sometimes standing over them can give you an interesting shot. The occasional Dutch angle is good too (just don’t overdo it).

Don’t be afraid to get close.


And even if you don’t know a thing about composition, or the technical aspects of photography, you can never fail when capturing emotion.

“I’m not so sure about this…”

“It moves!?”

“This is the best!”

See that? Pure joy! Nothing better.

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New Marimekko Shop

Crate & Barrel has created a Marimekko shop-in-shop at the Chicago location, and I was invited today to check it out. Everything was just as bright and fun as you’d imagine. There were a lot of blues and greens, but you know me… drawn to pink every time.

Marimekko likes to reduce waste and reuse as much as possible. We made necklaces out of jersey scraps, leftover from the manufacturing of their clothing.

I also modified the necklace I was wearing (thanks to Barri’s genius input).

There will eventually be twenty of these shops across the country over the next three years, but everything is available online too. Well, everything except my necklaces. And the Marimekko fabric by the yard. (Oh, how I loved the fabric.)

Luli Watercolor Pillow

I owned this pillow briefly before returning it. It wasn’t right for my house, but I still think it’s pretty.

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