Christina Loucks is a creative powerhouse. In her professional life, she is a stylist, brand strategist and designer -- in her personal life, a mother. She fills her busy days with creativity, a little bit of chaos and a lot of love. Most recently, Pinhole Press had the pleasure of collaborating with Christina on a photo shoot for Mother's Day, where we learned more about how her daughter Mila inspires her creativity and her creative work.
Aging happens slowly. Initially, your parent talks about “senior moments” in a light-hearted way: forgetting the keys, losing a book, missing an appointment. There comes a time, though, that many adults look at their parents and really start to worry because their memory loss is becoming more serious. For some persons, the memory loss is severe and the family must deal with a diagnosis of dementia. In the quiet moments after a diagnosis, they piece together plans to make life rich and beautiful for their loved one for as long as possible.
Whether your parent is suffering from mild memory loss or if they've been diagnosed with clinical dementia, you no doubt want to do as much as you can to help. Happily, research has shown that there are things that can help their condition and may even slow memory loss.
An old family photograph is a priceless memento that connects you to family history that we can only now imagine. With the passing of time, there's a mystery that builds around about old family photos. These photographs raise questions. They make us smile. They make us laugh.
Holidays like Mother's Day are the perfect moments to pull out your old photographs and retell family stories. This year, we're partnering with Legacybox to help you turn your family photos into a photo book with our Mother's Day giveaway ($559.95 value). Enter to win a Family Legacybox and Pinhole Press photo book below.
We can all agree that Mother's Day provides the perfect opportunity to share photos of the grandchildren with your mom. But, spring is a busy time of the year and it's essential to find ways to send a thoughtful gift rather than a (whoops!) belated gift.
The Mother's Day gifts that are guaranteed to dazzle are sentimental and unique. To save you time, we've rounded up our favorite Mother's Day gifts. Whether your photos are on your computer, Facebook or Instagram, these quick and thoughtful gifts are simple to create and guaranteed to bring a smile to her face.
Photographs have power, since they remind us of times past and can showcase the beauty of a relationship -- photos of mothers and daughters are especially moving. Angela Scheiderich, owner and photographer at Harlow Bliss Photography agrees, and she has proof in her beautiful Mother/Daughter Project. We recently spoke with Angela about mothers, daughters and her powerful imagery.
The Mini Book of Names and Faces is a personalized board book that will help your child learn family names and first words. Perfect for small hands, this custom board book is designed for children ages one and up. The Mini Book of Names and Faces board book is a great gift for a baby who has family members spread out across the country or the world.
Shopping for mom (or grandma) can be fun but stressful. Even if she says she doesn’t want a present this year, you know your mother deserves a special gift. A Brag Book is a thoughtful and easy gift that she will really love. Learn how to create your custom Brag Book for Mother's Day in the video below.
In my last post, I wrote all about re-thinking the documentation process when it comes to travel photography. One of the most important (and pesky) steps of that whole process is coming home, downloading the images and narrowing that large number of files down to the best of the best. While that task can seem daunting, I find that it’s really important to do it right away, as to not fall into the never-getting-done trap!
St. Patrick's Day provides us with an opportunity to break up the daily routine and share creative moments with our family. To celebrate Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland, green shamrocks and ribbons have been worn since the 1680s. To join in the festivities, we've gone green and pulled together a full day's worth of shamrock inspired food and activities any child would be lucky to get - they'll think they struck gold!
Traveling with kids is always fun and exciting! My two kids are usually bursting at the seams to get on the road, but are "bored" or antsy after just a few minutes driving! To help curb their "boredom" on our upcoming vacation, I decided to put together activity boxes for each of my kids! These boxes are perfect for road trips, flights, or even just a few minutes of sanity at home for momma on those late spring afternoons!