a new photography e-course from A Beautiful Mess!

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last may, our friend (and talented photographer) candice stringham, traveled to new york city to photograph our family for a new e-course she is teaching with our friends at a beautiful mess! the e-course is called capture real life in 52 weeks!

the course just launched yesterday and is all about inspiring you to document and celebrate everyday life through photos.  you can use any kind of camera for the class, including a smartphone, since the technical side of photography is not covered. the course is formatted to help you capture your everyday with several challenges, tips and instructions from four different photography instructors. you can learn more about the course here

below are a few of my favorite photos candice caught of us while she was in town prepping for this course.  many of these pictures come from a part of the course called ‘a day in the life’ challenge, where you capture a picture at the same time every hour during one day. since candice is a good friend of ours, we had the best time spending the entire day with her, chatting and hanging out at home and exploring the city when not taking pictures…


learn more about the e-course and everything it includes, here.  thanks again to candice for coming to new york and taking such beautiful photos of our family!  this post is in partnership with our friends at a beautiful mess!

  1. cheyenne

    these are so lovely! i read about the launch yesterday and immediately purchased the course – can’t wait to get started!
    xo, cheyenne

  2. Such a great idea! I’ve done something similar myself the last couple of years, where I’ve taken a photo every single day and documented it on me and my boyfriend’s blog. 2014 was the first year, where I had a picture from each day throughout the whole year, and there is definitely something satisfying about it – and I love the memories!

    You can see more of my project here (I call it Project 365):


    I will definitely check out the course – it’s always good with some new inspiration!

  3. milla

    sounds like a great course!

    did you know there is a thai match-making site in your advertisments?

  4. All of these photos are incredible, but I hope you have the gorgeous black & white shot of your little boy in mid-air framed and on the wall! So amazing!

  5. Tassiane

    Hello Taza .
    My name is Tassiane . I am Brazilian and photographer . I follow your blog for a long time and I am completely in love . I show to all my photographer friends how you can “color” the life of such a special way.

    Best regards,
    Tassiane :)

  6. I adore ABM and was so happy to see your beautiful family on that course. These photos are nothing but adorable – it’s so special to see you all so candidly xo

    Warm Regards,

  7. Lifestyle photography is becoming hugely popular and I’m loving it. One of my goals in photography this year is to capture more of those real moments that really tell the story of each of the individual members of my family. I’ll take a look at ABM’s course. They tend to put out great quality when it comes to e-courses. I took their Blog Life one and loved it.


  8. Sara

    These photos are great! I bought a spot in this e-course. I can’t wait to get started!


  9. yasemin

    I can’t believe how much bigger your kids already look since these photos. I’m excited to watch conrad grow via your space here on the web :) Thanks for sharing as always. Beautiful family.

  10. carly

    I love the “day in the life” idea. It’s so cute.
    That picture of Samson being tossed up is amazing but it gives me heart palpitations to look at..so fun
    Dresses & Denim

  11. So cute! And that photographer is so talented.



  12. Chelsea

    ha how perfect! I just wrote a blog post on starting a project 52 and wanting to really push myself and get better at lifestyle photos, capturing life and the everyday- this would be perfect!! These pictures are stunning thanks so much for sharing!

  13. Emily

    Such beautiful photos! I love A Beautiful Mess’ blog already so I’ll check out this course!

    UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  14. Valerie

    These pictures are amazing. (Of course, with such a beautiful family how could they not???) This course looks really good. I’ve jus lately started getting the hang of taking picures from different angles etc. A day in the life sounds like a really fun challenge. I should definitely do that. Seriously signing up for this when I get a chance (cough cough…money)


  15. Cassandra

    Do you mind telling us where you got that beautiful and colorful sweater?

  16. This looks like such a great course! I am in my second year of my 52 weeks project on my blog and love doing it. When I reviewed all of the photos I took last year I couldn’ t help but get a little teary. These are all such beautiful photos of the family. :)

    jessica / http://www.teamwiking.com

  17. Yay, this makes me so happy! I saw this advertised on the ABM website. I’m so interested in taking this e-course :) Lovely photos!

    Circus & Bloom

  18. Absolutely love these photos! Especially the one of samson in mid-air. Beautiful!


  19. janika R

    These pictures are really amazing and the project is awesome too.

  20. Lizzie

    These pictures are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!