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I don’t know why it’s been so hard for me to write about this. Self-promotion doesn’t come easy to me, but this is something I’m really excited about so here goes nothing!

I’ve slipped a mention about it here and there in a couple of blog posts and mentioned it on Facebook but it’s time I let everyone in on something I’m very proud of… My first photography course! All my tips on photographing kids and childhood memories photography in one place.

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We purchased my first DSLR camera when I was pregnant with my daughter. I had no idea how to use it but I tinkered with it a lot along the way. I learned from professionals, read and practiced A LOT. It’s crazy but some of my photographs have been featured on national TV and even on the cover of a textbook.

But I don’t love photography for that reason. What I love most is capturing the fleeting moments–(Yes, childhood is fleeting). My kids and I love looking through our photo books, and digital pictures we’ve taken together.–Photos I didn’t realize would hold as much value as they do when I re-discover them months or years later.

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I also love capturing those special moments for my friends. It’s not something I’m pursuing professionally like I once thought I would (I now call myself a professional photographer of my family) but I do share my talents from time to time with my friends who ask.

Created in partnership with Canon I share all of my tips on photographing children. From capturing the sweet tiny details of your newborn, to photographing an active toddler or a reluctant tween, I’ve compiled it all into an 11 episode video course great for beginning to intermediate photographers. Here’s a preview:

With Christmas coming up it could be a great gift for yourself or a friend you know with a new camera. On sale right now at bit.ly/MyPhotoCourse.

Though I mostly focus on DSLR cameras the tips I share could be use with any make or model. And hey, if you have any specific questions you know where to find me.

Behind the Scenes

Here are some fun facts about the making of this thing:

1. None of the models in the shoot are my actual children, but they were all fun to work with and arguably easier to photograph. Ha! But there are plenty of examples of photos I’ve taken of my own kids throughout the course.
2. I sorta got a bit of baby fever while working with the newborn. I’ve since been cured.
3. Filming this course was nothing like filming a news segment. More cameras, lights, and producers behind the scenes, but it was really fun.
4. We filmed it in Tampa, FL and I actually saw a crocodile in the pond we filmed near.
5. It took several months for this all to come together. In fact, this process began over a year ago and I’m glad I got the nerve to FINALLY officially share it with you.

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So if you’ve been wanting to up your photography game, or have a friend who wants to, please let them know about my new course (right now it’s at a great price of $29.99)! If you buy it please please please let me know so I can send you virtual hugs and kisses.

Now please excuse me while I go and add this to my list of favorite life moments.

A beginner's online photography course: Photographing children.

Whenever I go out of town I promise my daughter I’ll bring her something back. It’s a sort of consolation for me leaving her for a couple of days. She can’t stand when I’m away, and now I even catch her “writing letters” and saying prayers demanding that I take her with me whenever I go out of town. She and I have traveled on many trips together, but when we can’t, I try to bring her something back. And recently I discovered this means more to her than I had ever realized.

How a small gift can have a big meaning to a child. How a small gift can have a big meaning to a child. A couple of months ago I went on a trip to Aurora, New York to take a tour of Fisher-Price, the classic toy brand we’ve known our whole lives. Although the company is a household name, getting inside their doors and seeing behind the scenes is something that rarely happens. This was a big deal, and I’m still in shock to see my face and hear my voice on their website.

A look at the new Fisher-Price Insiders. The FP Insiders are here to share what they think … along with lots of ideas and tips on raising kids, playing, family life, helpful suggestions, and more.A look at the new Fisher-Price Insiders. The FP Insiders are here to share what they think … along with lots of ideas and tips on raising kids, playing, family life, helpful suggestions, and more.I am honored one of four bloggers chosen to be an FP Insider. Along with myself, Adrian from Dad or Alive, Chelsea from Someday I’ll Learn, and Rachel from Rachel Cooks met the people in charge of imagining, creating, and developing the toys and baby products I use and love in my own home.

You hope that the companies who make the products you use in your house would take every effort to make sure the toys are safe, and I saw first hand that’s the case with Fisher-Price.

A look at the new Fisher-Price Insiders. The FP Insiders are here to share what they think … along with lots of ideas and tips on raising kids, playing, family life, helpful suggestions, and more.So here I was in this wonderland of toys from the last 80 years, recognizing many of them from my childhood. From the Big Things Puffalump, to the Chatter Telephone, and Doctor’s Kit–I couldn’t avoid thinking of my kids and what fun toy memories they may have when they’re my age. Especially when there is so much technology now.

A look at the new Fisher-Price Insiders. The FP Insiders are here to share what they think … along with lots of ideas and tips on raising kids, playing, family life, helpful suggestions, and more.A look at the new Fisher-Price Insiders. The FP Insiders are here to share what they think … along with lots of ideas and tips on raising kids, playing, family life, helpful suggestions, and more.Before leaving Buffalo, I stopped at the toy store and stocked up on souvenirs for my kids. I bought a Little People bus for my son, a soothe and glow seahorse for my daughter who hates the dark, and a doctor’s kit for them to share. I only traveled with a single carry on bag, so I shipped the gifts home and searched for a tiny gift that I could pack in my purse.

I ended up buying a couple Little People animals. A zebra for my daughter who loves animal print clothes, and an elephant for my silly son.

A look at the new Fisher-Price Insiders. The FP Insiders are here to share what they think … along with lots of ideas and tips on raising kids, playing, family life, helpful suggestions, and more.When I called to tell my daughter I was on my way home and that I had a surprise for her, she was so excited to see what it was. The funny thing about preschoolers is they are unapologetically honest. I had no idea what she’d think of the teeny toy. When I arrived and pulled her tiny gift out of my purse I didn’t know how she’d react, and I especially didn’t expect her response.

She squealed! Snatched it from my hands and proceeded to kiss it and name it (she is now known as Real Zebra). A couple months in and my daughter still loves the little thing and tucks it in her bag to bring with her when we go out.Just having something to show her that I was thinking of her when we were apart was enough to send her over the moon. It’s helped me realize even more how something small can make a big impact in a child’s life, and how it doesn’t take much to completely make a child’s day.

How a small gift can have a big meaning to a child. This is just the beginning of a conversation I’ll be a part of between parents and Fisher-Price. You can join in by using the hashtag #FPInsiders on Twitter. Ask questions and we’ll be checkin in with answers. I’m excited to share some of the parenting lessons I’ve learned along the way, as well as advice for new moms and dads, and of course more of my own stories.

What are some of your children’s favorite toys big or small? And some of your favorite toys from your childhood?

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Hi! I’m Jennifer Borget



I'm a part-time journalist, full-time wife and mother striving to make the world a better place and inspiring others to do the same. This is the space where I share my journey in making the most of every day.

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