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Kelsey Bethune | nesting scenes

koko's nest was inspired by the notion of nesting... We often associate "nesting" with women in their final weeks of pregnancy with the hormonal urge to clean and prep the home -- the "nest" -- for her upcoming baby.  But we believe nesting is much more than that. It's that mental and emotional space where you make room for a type of love you KNOW you won't fully understand until it happens; you think about what family values you want to instill in your baby; you consider your current self and surroundings and reach acceptance, while also feeling a surge of optimism and inspiration that propels you forward; and you do a frantic dance between anticipating the baby's arrival and enjoying the...

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Documentary family photographer Nicole Sanchez: photography tips for a nesting family

There's nothing like having a baby to turn one into a photo-taking and -consuming machine. And soon enough, our phones are out of memory from photos, and we've booked photographers annually at Thanksgiving time for that picture-perfect holiday card for the family... But we could all use some pointers to reflect on what photos mean to us, now and in the future.  So this week, we've invited Nicole of Nicole Sanchez Photography to share with us some thoughts on family photography in the home.  Nicole Sanchez at home with her son, September 2016. Nicole is a documentary family photographer based in Northern Virginia. And when I first met her, I had no idea what "documentary family photography" was. But once I...

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