My Favorite gear for Beginner Mom Photographers

Are you a mom that wants to learn how to take photo’s of your growing babies, but doesn’t know where to start? Maybe the thought of what gear to research, the time and energy spent choosing what is right for you- while not feeling “tech savvy”, and already busy raising babies- leaves you feeling immediately overwhelmed. So much so, that you just *never* do it…I know, because this was my story, too.

While I loved my high school elective Photography course, when I became a mom I was also working long shifts as a nurse, spending my days off catching up on house keeping and taking care of my little guy. I knew I wanted keepsake memories of my baby growing up, and deep down, I knew I wanted to learn how to take these photos myself. Not having the time, or budget to get milestone photo’s taken professionally, or book a photographer on every family vacation we may ever go on- I knew if I could just figure out how to use a camera, I could do all of this myself.

While researching, I immediately became overwhelmed at all the gear talk I would read about on professional photography pages and blogs. The gear they would recommend was SO expensive, and I would wonder if I *really* needed all of that fancy expensive stuff just to take photo’s of my own family?

Eventually, I came to the conclusion that I just needed to START. To overcome my mindset blocks. I could learn something new, and the fear of making the wrong gear decision couldn’t hold me back anymore. I decided I would learn and begin with beginner gear. So, I begged my husband for a Canon Rebel for Christmas that year, and promised myself I would learn how to use it practicing on my toddler, and baby number 2, coming soon.

Maybe you are like me. Overwhelmed thinking about gear and already having decision fatigue before you even start. Or Maybe you have a mindset block. You don’t think you can learn something new. Or you feel “too busy”. I just want to encourage you, from one mom to another, that you *can* learn something new, and have fun doing it!

I created a Free guide of all my favorite photography gear for beginner mom photographers. And I want to share it with you.

I now take all three of my children’s birthday portraits, photo’s in Christmas Jammies, our family vacations, and baking heirloom recipe’s passed down for generations. I print the photo’s I take, and decorate our home with them. I create family yearbooks of the image *I* take of my babies, and they absolutely LOVE looking through them in my lap and reliving the memories together.

I want this for you, too.

If you want a little head start on your journey to photographing your babies, you can download my Free Gear Guide.

Cheering you on,


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