It's ALIVE!

It's ALIVE!

When Nature’s Way contacted me about doing some images for them I was thinking maybe of doing some basic photos of us just using their product… boring! While that would have been fine, and we would have shown off their product just fine… it didn’t align with what we like to share with you guys. Magic. How was I going to make vitamins magic?

Getting back into the groove of school with Philips Hue

We were recently asked by Philips Hue to share some of the benefits we’ve seen with their products. We’ve actually been using their products for a year before they even got ahold of me. I love new tech and jumped on the opportunity to work with them because I enjoy their product so much. With so much chaos around the Murray household we try to increase any kind of efficiency possible. We have our lights set to fit our schedules with the kids. Not only can you activate the lights with your favorite smart home assistant, you also have the option to set colors. This is actually incredibly fun for our little four year old. Each night he picks a new color for his nightlight, it’s helped turn our bedtime routines into a game. 

Now, for the image. Since the holidays are coming up, all of which offer their own brand of magic I decided that I wanted to create a family of lamps to help out our 4 year old with his learning. Learning in itself is a kind of magical process, so that’s why we created a story with a bit of that very same magic.

The Mad Diaper Scientist!

The Mad Diaper Scientist!

By now it is no secret that we work with brands to create images and share them with you. Now our friends over at Pampers have asked us to share some details about the science that goes into their diapers. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to fly out to Procter & Gamble‘s headquarters in Cincinnati Ohio (the parent company of @PampersUS) so I could check out what they’re doing with diapers these days. Honestly, they’ve got some cool tech. Apparently there’s

Our Family Dynamic and Incredibles 2

Our Family Dynamic and Incredibles 2

Cooking perpetual meals for unaligned appetites. Carpooling between three different locations in the span of a few minutes. Meeting the individual demands of four dependent yet different minds, some of which contradict one another. Perpetually assuring that a newly mobile baby doesn’t find herself in peril danger while her super hero brother flies through the house looking for villains…

The Octogenarian Grandma and the Unethical Pawnshop Owner

An octogenarian grandmother was cleaning out her home and in the clutter was a dusty old watch. She had no recollection of the watch’s history beyond the fact that her husband wore it on a few occasions with outfits he felt went well with the timepiece. She thought nothing of it and placed it in the box to take to the pawnshop.

Fine. I'll *blog*

Alright... so here it is, the honest truth. I want to write about something but I'm afraid to publish. I want to call out an entire industry, but fear that might slow down sponsored posts. I want to share my opinion on sponsored posts but shudder at the idea that some companies or agencies will find a reason to not work with me. What I want to write about is social media...

The Dolls

The Dolls

Our little girl has decided on a few new best friends. Dolls. She carries them around everywhere she goes. Tucks them in at night. Changes diapers (ironic given...

The Laowa 12mm f/2.8 - Review

The Laowa 12mm f/2.8 - Review

A few weeks ago the company making the Laowa 12mm f/2.8 lens contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing their upcoming lens. They have a lot of information on their kickstarter already so I knew what to expect: sharpness throughout, zero distortion (amazing for such a wide field of view), and a fast aperture, all packed into a nice compact collection of glass and metal.

A7Rii - Review

A7Rii - Review

It’s been a couple of months that I’ve been using the highly praised A7Rii, and it is about time I give my review on Sony’s latest flagship device.

It was herald as one of greatest cameras on the market. With 42 megapixels, squeezing out low-light performance like a Canon 6D, fantastic dynamic range, in-body image stabilization, and, to top it off, super-fast autofocus that is supposed to rival DSLRs… even with Canon built lenses!