Tips for Baby Pumpkin Photos

by jessicaturner on October 28, 2015

It’s pumpkin season. Porches are decked out and pumpkin patches are quickly becoming picked over. If you have a little one, consider finding a big pumpkin this week and taking a pumpkin baby photo with him or her. This darling photo captures the season and their tiny size, and it will be something you will […]


Week in the Life

by jessicaturner on August 20, 2015

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed I’ve been doing Ali Edwards’ Week in the Life project. This is an annual exercise she hosts encouraging people to document their week. A few observations I have had: Every time I do this project, in the beginning, I get a bit consumed with capturing […]


A Quickie: 5 Minute Kid Photos

by jessicaturner on June 24, 2015

One thing I have learned since becoming a mother is that I never regret picking up my camera. I used to make a production out of photos, but I have come to realize that any documentation is valuable. Last week we had a few extra minutes before leaving for work/day care/camp, so I asked the […]


A Photograph is a Biography of a Moment

by jessicaturner on March 27, 2014

So many of us here love to take photos. This story of a man who documented his wife’s story through their 60+ year marriage is simply beautiful. A must-watch today. Have the tissues nearby. I love what he says, “A photograph is a biography of a moment.” So true. His words reminded of so many […]


10 Tips for Taking Adorable Baby Kiss Photos

by jessicaturner on January 23, 2014

If you have been perusing Pinterest these days, chances are you have seen this cute picture of a baby with red lipstick kisses all over him. I think I pin him to my Valentine’s board every year. This past weekend we visited my family in Wisconsin and my sister asked that I help her recreate […]


The Phone Photography Project: A Summer Class

by jessicaturner on May 9, 2013

Hard to believe this photo was taken a year ago in Hilton Head Do you take a lot of photos on your phone? I sure do. Phone photography has greatly enhanced how I document my family’s story – particularly when it comes to every day life shots. (I’m addicted to Instagram.) That’s why I am […]


How you will feel if your hard drive crashes This post is the second of a 2-part sponsored series by Gillware. To read part one about my hard drive crash & recovery of three years worth of photos, click here. Before my hard drive crashed, I don’t think I ever would have read this post. […]


Dropped External Drive & the Recovery Process

by jessicaturner on April 24, 2013

This post is the first in a two-part series sponsored by Gillware. In January, Matthew was looking for a photo on our external hard drive. While doing so, he pulled the laptop over to his couch, thinking the drive cord was longer than it was, and the hard drive crashed to the floor. Immediately, the […]


Are you on Instagram?

by jessicaturner on March 10, 2013

I love Instagram! It is such an easy way for me to document little bits of every day life and has been a huge help with Project Life. I am also so inspired by other Instagram friends’ photos. I find myself looking at life through my phone’s camera lens a lot more often, constantly wanting […]


Photo Challenge – Are You In?

by jessicaturner on February 22, 2013

You might remember that in January, Matthew dropped my hard drive. It crashed. Literally to the ground and literally as in I couldn’t read a single thing on it. (I’ll be writing soon about how the amazing Gillware recovered 93% of the files!!) You can bet your bottom dollar I am more committed than ever […]