Our family Funbooth

I did a spur of the moment funbooth session with my kids one rainy Sunday afternoon.  I can’t say enough good things about these sessions.  They’re SO fast and easy especially with smaller kids (or older kids who are picture-taking intolerant).

It’s hard to tell from these, but Caleb wasn’t diggin’ this idea.  But in this kind of setting, it’s easy to distract and get them to laugh and participate anyway.


I am currently booking for Funbooth sessions.

If you book a Funbooth session in November, you’ll also receive a FREE 5×5 custom made book from Persnickety Prints with 60 black and white photos from your shoot.  

Those 5×5 books make a PERFECT gift for parents or in-laws (you can order extras).  Just sayin’.


I love that I get pictures like these with my kids.  And I equally love that THEY get pictures like these with their mom and dad!


You can read more about Funbooth sessions here.


Some of our photos, some photos of the custom 5×5 book, and how I display them on my wall!


The 5×5 books.


Funbooth sessions are the perfect solution for family pictures without the hassle.


Here they are displayed on my wall.


If you haven’t had your family pictures taken this year, this is the perfect solution and you can turn those pictures into all sorts of fun gifts for family members for Christmas (5×5 books, Project Life pages, novelty gifts from Mpix, etc.).

EIGHT Photo Display ideas for your home

I’ve been working REALLY hard the past year to take more photos of our every day lives, get our photos organized, backed up, documented, printed, and displayed.

I posted a series about how I’ve been doing this called “Picture Display Movement”.

I’ll be the first to admit it’s not easy and it certainly takes some time.  BUT.  It’s a HUGE priority for me so I’m making time.  Scheduling time.  And making things happen.

And now the walls of my home are filled with photographs that make my spirit happy.  And remind my children they are loved.  And remind our family of how amazing, funny, (and sometimes heartbreaking and disappointing) life can be.

Here are EIGHT different ideas (and a bonus at the bottom) on how to display photos in your own home to hopefully inspire some of you to get them printed and displayed.  

{For suggestions on where to print your photos, click HERE}

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ONE.   Print your photos on matboard and display them on a shelf.  I like doing non-traditional sizes for my matboard prints.  This is 20×26.



TWO.   Get a series of pictures (these are all photos I took at Lake Powell–my happy place) and put them in frames to hang on the wall in a row (horizontally or vertically).

I hung these on the wall using Velcro.  There’s a sticky side that sticks to the frame and a sticky side that sticks to the wall and then it Velcro’s together.  Easiest way to make sure the pictures are level and in line with each other.



THREE.   Print on matboard and display it on an easel.


FOUR.   Put all your Instagram prints on a print (using Photoshop or other photo-editing software) and display in a frame on the wall.


FIVE.   Use various sizes of matboard prints (can you tell I LOVE matboard prints) and attach them directly to the wall.  The large picture on the left is attached using velcro in all four corners and in the middle.  The bottom 4 pictures have velcro on the top and are resting on the shelf on the bottom.


SIX.    Use magnet boards (these are from IKEA) and print off various sizes (4×6, 5×7, and a few 8×10–you could also do square prints) and attach them to the magnet board.  I just have plain rectangular magnets but you could get cool fancy ones.

Every six months or so I print off new ones and rotate them in.


SEVEN.   One of my favorite wall displays.  These are printed on standout boards (stick 1/2 ” out from the wall) but you could easily do this on matboard.  These are a series of pictures from my Funbooth session.  Just grouped them together.  


EIGHT.   Printed 16 random pictures at Persnickety Prints in 2×2 squares.  Attached them to a wall by our toy room using Washi tape I bought at Target.


For a BONUS wall display idea, click HERE and see what I did with hundreds of my 4×6 photos to make a super call wall display in my office.


For more info on how to Organize, Print, and Display your photos, click HERE to read the Picture Display Movement series.


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Why it’s so hard to take “good” pictures of your own kids

There’s a reason, well several reasons, why professional photographers tell you not to attempt taking certain types of photos of your own kids. 

The every day stuff is one thing.  But when you try to gather them in one place and have them look semi-normal and do what you ask them to do, that’s entirely different.

My kids will never behave for me like they would for someone else.  And my guess is, yours won’t either.

These photos should speak for themselves.

My kids:

Her kids:

Next time I’m hiring a professional.  🙂

More details on the reason behind these Funbooth photos in a future post.

Photography Sessions

Although I am making some transitions in my business and spending more time on this blog as well as the photography classes I offer, I will still be offering very limited photography sessions throughout the year.

To see more information on types of session I offer and samples of images, you can click the links below.




I offer sports photography upon request.

I no longer do weddings.  

Please e-mail me if you have any questions or you want to book a session.  

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I get it.  Getting family pictures can be super stressful.  Finding the right clothes.  Getting everyone ready.  Finding a location.  Getting there on time.  Making sure the kids don’t still have ketchup on their face.  Trying to act calm and happy while your kids are being terrors.
I get it.  Trust me.  I do.
But.  Family pictures are SO important.  So so important.  One of those things you’ll always be glad you have and never regret that you did.
I also realize sometimes the stress is too much.  Too overwhelming.  And you have a kid that simply will NOT cooperate during family pictures.  So you just never get them done.  Even though you want to.
Which is why I came up with Funbooth sessions.
They’re fun.  They’re FAST.  They’re easy.  And they work for kids with all different types of personalities.
The point is to be casual.  Crazy.  Fun.  Like a photobooth.
Low stress.  No weather elements.  Sessions only take about 25 minutes.  And you end up with a bunch of photographs with your family, your kids, and their personalities.
FUNBOOTH SESSIONS are $200 and I do them in my in-home studio in Lehi.
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