Photo Tips

Moms Like You!

Me Ra Koh

We just shot a beautiful wedding in LA yesterday, and we’re headed home! In the midst of wedding season, I’ve received a handful of amazing emails from you moms! You’re doing the photography exercises, and you’re so AWESOME to send me what your capturing! I just love it! Not to mention, I’m totally inspired by you going for it!

One mom is from Alaska. Her name is Nickie, and she tried these shots after reading the post “Unexpected Moments.” She said, “My boys 6 and 3 were playing ride the horse so I grabbed my camera and shot away. I only had a few minutes but their expressions are priceless and I never had to say cheese once!”

Way to go Nickie! You can tell these boys are so in the moment of laughing and wrestling that they don’t even notice the camera! There’s no way a “cheese” shot could be better than these two!

Jessica, is another AMAZING mom from Seattle. She sent me a couple of her latest shots, and I’m so blown away! Jessica is just getting better and better. In the winter she attended one of our workshops, and I can’t believe what an improvement I’m seeing in her shots from color, sharpness and beautiful background blur! Check these out!

Isn’t that laughter shot to die for!!! You go Jessica! πŸ™‚

With all of you sending me photos, I have to let you in on a fun, developing idea. I’m having someone build us a forum for just moms. Wouldn’t it be great if you could show other moms what photos you’re getting when you do the blog exercises? What better way than a forum! So file that away, and I’ll be sure to keep you updated! We also have workshops in the works too for this coming winter. Lots of good stuff!

A quick DVD update! We’re sending, yes finally! (YIPPEE!!!), the final DVD 1, Refuse to Say Cheese, version to have them start replicating and shipping. So we hope to have your copy of the first DVD in the mail within the next two weeks! YEAH!!! It’s really going to happen! πŸ™‚ Thank you a million times for all your patience, and if any of you have any questions please feel free to email me anytime.

Keep refusing to say cheese! And keep the photos coming! I love, love, love to see what you’re capturing!!


To learn more about me visit About Me Ra.

For information on Me Ra’s popular photography workshops and DVD series for parents, visit DVD series and “Documenting a Child’s Life.”

To see our day job, visit our website. πŸ™‚


  1. Hi, Me Ra–

    I just found your website via another mom’s blog, and I’m blown away! You’ve got great tips, gorgeous images and a totally upbeat, positive feel. It’s been a breath of fresh air to look through your blog. I am so inspired! Thank you!

  2. Jessica says:

    Me Ra – Thank you for your kind words and continued inspiration! The forum sounds great and looking forward to the DVD! You’re always up to something exciting πŸ™‚

  3. Me Ra says:

    Sarah Jane! So glad you found us! Thanks for all your kind words, and I hope you send me what you get with the exercises!

    Jessica, you are just blowing my mind in how your pictures are improving! Thanks for letting me show and tell here! So proud of you!

  4. ellen says:

    I am so excited about this. I used to take a lot of pictures and feel like I got “lucky” on one or two, now it’s the opposite, there’s only one or two “unlucky” shots. I put the pictures on my blog for our family and friends to see the kids, but it would be nice to be able to post them somewhere that would allow me to learn what I could do better. Can’t wait!

  5. Denise says:

    I just found your blog today – and after seeing this post – I am totally getting the dvd and am very excited to get started! I’m not a photographer, but I’ve always loved pictures and I have a one year old. And I have to say… I am completely disapointed in the pictures I’ve taken of his first year. So hopefully – with the help of your dvd, I won’t take any more boring pictures!

  6. Michelle says:

    I think your idea for a mom based forum is a great idea. where do I sign up…

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