Life happens at lightning speed.  Have you been intentional about making memories with your loved ones?  Because, let's face it. They're not going to remember the stuff you got them so much as the things you did with them.  The photos you have hanging on the wall, or displayed in albums -- those will be the images that bring forth the wellsprings of their memories.

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Creatively yours,

Betsy Finn, M.Photog.Cr.


Winter Storm

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I love winter.  …the cold, crisp, air… the snow… the whole thing.  And so I was just about as exited as our boys were to get our first big storm of the season.  We got a lot of snow. The boys begged to go out and build a snowman, and so we bundled up and went out — but the snow was a little too crumbly.  We made … Read More

Engineering Fun!

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We somehow ended up with a few extra PVC frame laundry hampers in our home.  So, as is usually the case, my creative toddler discovered a way to repurpose it.  Toby asked me about taking it apart.  I thought, “sure, why not?” So, for the next hour, our kitchen became an engineering construction site.  Toby gleefully pulled apart the PVC pipes and connector pieces, reconfigured them … Read More

Cultivating Water Kefir

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Over the past few years, I’ve learned how to cultivate different fermented foods — sauerkraut, sourdough starter (for bread), kombucha, milk kefir, and now water kefir.  My toddler, Toby, has enjoyed helping with these processes. I’ve found milk kefir to be the easiest of the fermented beverages to maintain, followed by kombucha.  Water kefir, thought, I found more tricky.  I think the original water kefir grains (not really grains, but … Read More

Rooting + Dividing African Violets

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Around here, we love finding ways to bring nature indoors.  And one of those ways is to have houseplants.  For the longest time, my mother has had African Violets basking in the Northern windows of her home. So, several years back I mentioned to her that I wanted to have some African Violets of my own for our house.  My mom made me a generous offer… … Read More

Practicing Scissor Skills with Family Photos

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This is a fun little activity that I created on the fly for my four year old.  He wanted to cut things with his scissors… And I just happened to have some photos on hand. Now, I’m not advocating you hand photographic prints to your child to have them practice their cutting skills, because we all know where that could lead. (Yikes! It could be worse than … Read More

First Snow – Grayling, MI

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It’s amazing how transient things are, how quickly the seasons change.  We went up north last weekend as part of our continued “working on the cabin” saga.  And yes, that’s why things have been a little quiet around here on the blog.  Real life obligations always come first — in this case, it was an amalgam of things for clients as well as the addition we … Read More

Simple Studio Portraits

Just because you choose to have your senior portraits done at the studio, that doesn’t mean your portraits will suffer. One benefit of staying at the studio for portraits is it’s simple to do both indoor and outdoor locations — without the hassle of additional travel. We have a nice wooded area, complete with rustic forest path and patches of sunshine that make it through the … Read More

Senior Portraits at the Park

I find that senior portraits, when done at a local park, always end up with a more casual and relaxed feel. Maybe it’s the simple fact of being outdoors, or just happenstance, but if I have a client who is looking for relaxed and casual — I’m definitely going to suggest someplace green and natural. The nice thing about most outdoors options is the variety of … Read More

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