I love answering your questions! And if I can, I’d love to be able to answer as many of them as I can in one place. Below is a list of some of the questions I am asked most frequently. If you have a question that has not been answered here (but that you think belongs on this page), you can either contact me directly or leave a comment on this page.


What kind of camera do you use? I use a Canon Rebel XSi. As of Sept. 2012, I’m now using a Canon 60D and it’s AMAZING!

What lenses do you use? What is your favorite?

My #1 lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L I rented it this summer to shoot around at my cousin’s wedding and didn’t want to send it back. Now it’s my favey fave.

I also use the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens when I’m planning to shoot things that are a bit further away.

And the lens that makes you work the hardest but turns out the most beautiful, buttery photographs is the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. That’s the one that makes the background so nice and blurry.

Interior Design

What is the paint color I see in your bedroom/sewing room/playroom/bathroom/kids’ room/living room/audrey’s room/stairs and hall/kitchen/dining room Stay tuned – a gallery is coming!

Pregnancy & Childbirth

Are you still a doula? No, not at this time. I took a break when I found out I was pregnant with Hazel and haven’t done it (formally) since. I still attend births and I still love the process, but it’s just too big a time commitment for this season of life. Someday I’d like to go back.

I’m interested in becoming a doula. Where do I start? I began my training with DONA International (Doulas of North America/ International). There is currently no governing body that requires a person to be certified to serve as a doula, but the training is excellent and the process is important for preparing a person to really serve a pregnant woman well. And, if you love childbirth enough to pursue this as a career, it’s pretty likely that you’ve already covered most of the reading! :)

Kids Gear Favorites

What kind of stroller do you use for two kids so far apart in age? We bit the bullet and invested in a Bumbleride 2011 Indie Twin and we are SO glad we did. Oliver was 3 1/2 when we bought it and he almost 6 now. We used it for our Disney trip last Spring and it was a life saver.  The wheels have innertube tires so I can literally push and steer it with both of them in there with just one hand if I have to. The front wheels (there are two) swivel and with the flip of a switch can be locked into place so they stay straight for jogging. It was an expensive stroller but we are really very happy with it and we’ve already gotten 2 1/2 happy years out of it!

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  1. Shannon Nelson 4 September 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks for answering these questions! I’ve been following your blog for a while and have loved looking at your photos. In what I have seen, so many blog authors that capture such stunning photos have those big bad mama jama cameras that are more than I can justify spending. So it was exciting to hear that your photographs are taken with the Rebel XSi and that I don’t need to take equity out on my home to preserve my families moments beautifully!


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