It's so easy to rely only on using the camera at our fingertips...and for most of us, this is on our iPhones! 

But it doesn't have to be this way!

maybe you were once like me and thE ONLY IMAGES YOU HAD OF YOUR CHILDREN EXISTED IN DIGITAL FORM.

I've been there, friend.

It’s sort of like auto-pilot. Has this ever happened to you? Like, when you’re driving home and you look up and suddenly, you’re in your driveway without the memory of how it was you got there? 

Because of the role of technology in our lives, this feeling is probably more familiar than any of us care to admit. We become so task oriented-checking our email, planning meals for the week, updating social media-that we lose the ability to stay mentally present within the moments happening in our daily lives. 

I knew this was happening to me when I scrolled through my iPhone photo folder where I store images of my children and I couldn’t remember the context of several of the images outside of the images themselves. The moments were made for taking photos, not the photos made for remembering the moments. In other words, I was forcing my family into scenarios for the sake of snagging a cute picture, rather than trying to document who they are in this season of their childhood and what the narrative of our daily life together is like.

Our brains do this thing when we’re distracted.

All I know is, the good stuff with our littles is happening right before our eyes, and, if we’re too distracted to pay mindful attention, we might miss it.
 
That's where 35mm comes in! I found that shooting film while with my family allowed me to put down the camera and live out these moments with my children, rather than constantly checking my phone or the back of my camera for perfection!

Tangible storage solutions for physical images. 

Making magic and mindful memories with your kids.

How to simultaneously document AND be present. 

Loading your camera and processing your images.

The basics of shooting film.

THIS guide IS FOR YOU IF YOU WANT TO LEARN:

Using AN AFFORDABLE POINT AND SHOOT 35MM FILM CAMERA, YOU CAN DOCUMENT YOUR FAMILY WITH EASE AND INTENTIONALITY. 

Yes! I need this guide!

The Guide

what's inside

Watch how-to videos on the technical aspect of shooting film, from loading the camera to metering! 

VIDEOS

My favorite ways for creating emotive images of children.

Prompts

How to be sure you can get into the images with your children!

Portraits

Friend, let me tell you, my career didn’t begin this way. Before I started photographing weddings, I was a teacher. And as many good stories often begin, I was faced with a choice. I chose the road less traveled, and it changed the trajectory of my life. Now, instead of being confined to four walls, my job has taken me around the world to celebrate the fleeting joy of life’s most precious moments. It has also given me time to focus on my life’s best calling...Mama to my two beautiful babies. 

i’m nikki, a fine art marriage and motherhood photographer (and, more importantly, mother of two)

LET’S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER:

According to Apple, 1.43 trillion iPhone photos were taken in 2020. 

If you printed every one of those photos as a 4x6 and filled a standard sized wooden palette, you would have yourself nearly THREE FOOTBALL FIELDS of photo palettes. 

However, a very small majority of us are actually printing our photos anymore. Despite that staggering number, Google vice president, Vint Cerf, warns users that we could be living in a second “Dark Ages” era. The technology is changing so fast that our current digital imagery could soon become obsolete. He says, “future generations would struggle to understand our society because technology is advancing so quickly that old files will be inaccessible.”

LETS MAKE MAGIC FOR OUR CHILDREN IN A TIME WHERE SO MUCH IN THE WORLD IS UNCERTAIN.

This means detrimental things to our ability to educate our children about the times they lived in during their earliest days. Without proper planning, we won’t be able to show them the nuances of our communities and society during the historic season in which we’re raising them. But, beyond that, they won’t be able to see the joy and the love within the haven of the homes we’re creating for them.

Tangible documentation is essential for their sense of belonging, and for their self-concept.

Yes, I'm ready! Sign me up!

Ready to implement a game-changing system for giving your littles the gift of printed childhood memories!

this is just what i need!

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