Our Most Important Work – Parenting Inspiration

A couple of months ago I exhaled as I pinned this quote to my Embrace Your Chaos pin board. It was the reminder IView full post »

How to Take Creative Halloween Pictures- Jennifer Chaney

How To Take Creative Halloween Pictures of Your Kids (8 Quick Tips!)

1)  Make it a game. This is a trick I use in my professional family sessions, and it’s a favorite! Many times weView full post »

Creative and candid family photography done in the home on a Saturday morning - Jennifer Chaney, photographer

Norwegian Pancakes, Childhood Art and A Swim School Family :: Photographs of Saturday Morning in Danville

She carefully tucks her plastic hair brush into her purse, placing it alongside her tangled bracelets and lastView full post »

Children's books can be mind-numbing, and other's will subtly teach you about parenting. Many Moons by James Thurber

A princess, a moon and me in first grade (simple parenting lessons from children’s books)

Reading to my crazies is one of my favorite parts of motherhood.  I’ll quickly pass up trips to the playground in lieuView full post »

9 Style Tips to Help You Dress Your Family for Pictures (Without the Stress!)

You know the drill. When it comes to getting our family photos taken, the stress starts the moment we book ourView full post »

Jennifer Chaney Family Photographer Piedmont, CA

Piedmont Family Life Photos :: Pillow Cities, Kissing Dogs, and a Sentimental Mama

“This one… it’s one of my favorites,” she said pointing to a the picture of her youngest son laughing in his room. IView full post »

My Secret Weapon to Capture the Best Photos of Your Child

Your chest swells a little with that deep-in-your-heart feeling that your son is getting older. That time is moving tooView full post »

Jennifer Chaney family photographer

Goodbye Old House. Hello New Story. (Photos of a Lafayette CA family.)

They waited for me. Shoved the thoughts of packing boxes and moving trucks to the back of their minds until our sessionView full post »

Why mom's need an oxygen mask - Jennifer Chaney

Why every mom needs to find her oxygen mask (mine was buried under cooked carrots).

When my daughter was a toddler, I took her on a lunch date with a girlfriend. Sassy was noshing her way through herView full post »

Family Photography in Diablo CA - Jennifer Chaney

Wild and Wondrous :: The Ligon Family Photos

She asked me if photographing her family in their home again would be too boring. To which I replied, “you have twoView full post »

Take fewer photos to remember stories - jennifer chaney

Put your camera down. It’s hurting your memory (also, 1970s fashion for kids).

I have many detailed childhood memories. At three years old, I climbed up on the hood of my father’s prized Jeep andView full post »

10 Min Video of Photo Tips for Dad - Jennifer Chaney

How to take pictures your wife won’t delete :: Photo tips for dad (video!)

There’s a lot of chatter on social media about moms not being represented in family photos. This happens for SO manyView full post »

Chicken eggs, tooth fairies and bedheads :: Saturday mornings in Walnut Creek

There’s something completely magical about walking into the room of a sleeping child. It might be my favorite partView full post »

motherhood quote - toni morrison light up your face

Parenting epiphanies born on a treadmill. (Thank you Oprah.)

She padded into the kitchen, squinting and shielding her eyes, but I didn’t give her a chance to adjust to morningView full post »

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baby legs and big brother :: san ramon family photography

She walked into the front of the room, flashed her megawatt smile, and proceeded to kick our butts with a ridiculouslyView full post »

Jennifer Chaney Family Photos

Does your family look like this? Please say no…

Two weeks ago I padded out to our mailbox to sift through the pounds of paper recycling when I flipped byView full post »

Take better photos with your phone

New!!! Online Beginning Photo Class

Guess what time it is? No, it’s not Hammertime, but I love the way you think! It’s time to learn how toView full post »

Coffee, belly laughs, and baby legs :: Tiburon family photography

When she said her favorite activity was to talk to her husband of more than a decade, I was hooked. These beautifulView full post »