Easy photo editing: How to color correct using free software

Learn how to color correct your indoor and outdoor photos in 3 quick steps using free photo editing software!

Last week, I shared a quick tutorial on how to save a dark photo, and today I wanted to show you easy photo editing tips to correct color problems. As I mentioned in the dark photo tutorial, two of the most common problems are that outdoor photos look too c0ol […] Read More »

How to save a dark photo with free software

Learn how to save your underexposed photos with this step-by-step tutorial!

Over the years, I’ve had plenty of family and friends ask me for help fixing their photos—saving a great shot that came out too dark, cropping, resizing, removing a blemish—you name it and I’ve been asked to do it. As much as I love helping them out, I wanted to see […] Read More »

The ultimate guide to a successful family photo shoot

The experience of getting family photos taken be really fun, but it can also be a little stressful. After all, there’s a lot of stuff to think about! How do you find a good photographer? What do you wear? How do you make sure your kids will behave? The best […] Read More »

How to choose a photographer for your family pictures

6 tips on how to choose a photographer for your family pictures

So, you’ve decided that you want to get professional family photos taken. Hooray! There’s nothing like being able to decorate your house (and your holiday card) with new, shiny pictures—not to mention the joy they’ll bring your future-self when you look at them years from now. If you’re anything like me, you’ve […] Read More »

This DIY ombré tissue paper backdrop makes any celebration a bit more fun!

This DIY ombré tissue paper backdrop makes any celebration a bit more fun! | Cardstore Blog

With my husband’s 30th birthday and my baby shower both coming up in a couple of weeks, I’m in full on party planning mode! So naturally, when I found out that Carter, Jessica‘s totally adorable son, is having his third birthday party soon, I knew I wanted to help out […] Read More »

How to make newborn cheesecloth wraps for photo shoots (totally affordable and SO EASY!)

How to make newborn cheesecloth wraps for photo shoots (they're only $4 each & SO EASY!)

Ever since Emily’s gender reveal a few weeks ago, I’ve been in newborn-photo-shoot-prep-mode, anxiously awaiting the day I get to take her sweet little baby’s photos! And that’s pretty much where the theme behind today’s DIY craft comes from: how to make newborn cheesecloth wraps for photo shoots. A swaddle is […] Read More »

The 10 most creative ways to document your baby’s first year

The 10 most creative ways to document baby's first year | Cardstore Blog

Back when Carter was first born, I bought a set of month-by-month onesie stickers from Etsy that I used to document his first year. At the time, I seriously thought I was the MOST creative mom on the block. But boy, oh boy, have some of these other moms outdone […] Read More »

9 creative photo display ideas that will make your walls infinitely happier

9 creative photo display ideas that will make your walls infinitely happier | Cardstore Blog

I’m just going to admit it… I am guilty. Guilty of not displaying any of my photos. I have hundreds (probably even thousands) of photos floating around on my computer’s hard drive, but they make no appearance in my apartment. Sure, I have artwork on some of my walls, but […] Read More »

8 newborn photography tips for the perfect baby announcement

8 newborn photography tips for the perfect baby announcement | Cardstore Blog

I’m not sure if the birth of my baby boy spurred my love for photography, or if he just made it a lot more fun. Either way, my paparazzi-style parenting is now in full swing. The very first “photo shoot” I did with Carter was for his newborn photos. I […] Read More »

6 creative pregnancy announcement ideas (and some exciting news to share!)

6 creative pregnancy announcement ideas (and some exciting news to share!) | Cardstore Blog

Today, I’m happy to announce that my husband and I are expecting our first baby! Our little bundle of joy is due in early July, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. This is definitely going to be the best, most challenging adventure for us yet, and it’s one we’re happy […] Read More »