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May 12, 2011 Sarah Coggins

Have camera … now how do I use it? This is what led my friend, Allison, and I in taking a “mamarazzi” class taught by local photographer Annie Harrison of Red Bridge Photography. We met Annie & her partner, Rebecca Faulk, at a park in Durham. Our boys had a chance to play while we learned the basics of shooting in manual mode on our dslr cameras as well as discussing how to best shoot little subjects (ie, your kids & babies – hence “mamarazzi”). Then we spent an hour practicing and getting tips from the professionals.

Putting together a scrapbook page for our adventure, I knew I wanted to keep the focus on the photos. I started with a template by Paislee Press since I love the simplicity of them. I removed a couple of embellishment elements, edited the title & journaling then put in the photos. I literally did not touch the paper colors or the shadowing. It sounds quick and sort of was. It took me a while to narrow down our hundreds of shots to just 12 that really rock and help sum up the day.

Supplies: Paislee Press Press Plate No 27 template; title – from class workbook; Myriad Pro font.


  • allison c May 12, 2011 at 7:45 am
    That looks SO GREAT! And way to go on narrowing down the number of photos! (and thanks for getting us in there)
  • April May 12, 2011 at 9:17 am
    Love it. Great photos. :)
  • Linda May 12, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    I love the title of your layout, very cute! Great photos, I'm sure it was hard to chose just 12.
  • Staci May 13, 2011 at 7:40 pm
    So sweet! Adorable photos!
  • Sarah May 15, 2011 at 9:12 am
    How cool. Great photos! Next time we come to Raleigh we will have to get together. We are hoping to move there if we can sell our house.
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