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Your Family in Pictures: The Parents' Guide to Photographing Holidays, Family Portraits, and Everyday Life

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  15 reviews
For parents (especially moms) with little to no photography experience who want to capture better portraits and photos of their families using any camera.

What parent doesn’t want to capture the perfectly imperfect joy of family life through photos? From holidays and vacations to portraits and shared moments, celebrated photographer (and mom) Me Ra Koh not only helps moms a
Paperback, 160 pages
Published August 12th 2014 by Amphoto Books (first published January 1st 2014)
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Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
I love taking pictures. Most people do. Well..mostly selfies to embarrass my children with.
Example in point: My hubby and I doing the duckface for Facebook. Yes, We are those parents.

I even have one of those expensive cameras..that I have really no clue on how to use. Those settings? Yeah, I just ignore those and use the "auto" option.
So I thought this book might help with that. It really doesn't but I still really enjoyed it.
The book give some really great examples on how to set up shots. Like
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
A bit basic if you’re not a complete beginner but still valuable and always good to review tips, study others’ ideas, and get inspired to improve.
Alisha L.
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
"Your Family in Pictures" is a great book for those who tend to leave their camera settings on auto because they don’t have much time to play around with adjusting their camera settings all the time trying to figure out what works, or are not sure what settings they need to set their camera to in order to get the results they want in their photos. I will admit it. I bought a DSLR camera and I almost always leave it in auto mode. After buying it, I had planned on studying more about photography s ...more
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent book by Me Ra Koh that has inspired me to keep on practicing!
Mar 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Forty Recipes for Gorgeous Family Photos

(Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through the Blogging for Books program.)

Me Ra Koh found solace in photography. After miscarrying her second child, Aidan - during the tail end of a two-year tour to promote her debut book, Beauty Restored: Finding Life and Hope After Date Rape, no less - Koh fell into a deep depression from which photography became her lifeline out.

In the twelve years since, she's started a wedding photograp
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love photography. I love how pictures tell stories and how with just one glimpse they can transport you to another place and time. With Baby G on the way, I’m spending more time thinking about photography. I would love maternity and newborn pictures, but they are just so expensive and out of reach for us right now. When I heard about Me Ra Koh’s new book Your Family in Pictures I knew it was a book I had to read! If I can’t get the pictures taken, maybe I can learn to take them myself.

Me Ra Ko
Miss Pippi the Librarian
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pb, blogging4books, crafty
Your Family in Pictures is the follow up book to Me Ra Koh's previous photography titles: Your Baby in Pictures and Your Child in Pictures. I would love to say that this title follows the style of her previous titles, but at this point, I have not read her earlier books. I assume that her recipes and giving spirit present in this book are also in her other books. I am very interested in finding her other books after reading Your Family in Pictures.

Mr Ra Koh shares her love of her family, her pas
Claire Talbot
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Blogging for books. I am a pretty avid photographer, but I mainly focus on wildlife and local landscapes. I wanted to learn more about photographing people, so I thought I'd give Me Ra Koh's book a try. I liked how the book is set up - with the first section giving you ideas for lighting, how to get your family in the mood, and how black and white can enhance a so-so picture. The second section is "developing a photographer's e ...more
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Your Family in Pictures is a beautiful book that helps moms, dads, grandparents, kids… create memorable family photos. Me Ra Koh walks readers through the process of creating beautiful photos step-by-step. She starts out with the basics to help set the stage for a successful shoot whether completely staged or relaxed. She then dives into how to take photos for different events including everyday photos, holidays, family portraits, tweens/teens, and family vacations and travel. Each section is th ...more
Dec 30, 2014 rated it liked it
I love preserving our families memories through pictures. I'm just a mom though. I don't have a fancy camera or special talent when it comes to photography. I'm just average and guess what! This book is awesome for people just like me!!

Your Family in Pictures is written by Me Ra Koh. Her work and photo recipes have been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The New York Times and Parenting Magazine just to name a few. This is the third book in a series and even though it is the first one I have r
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Pictures are such an important part of our memories. Every family wants pictures to capture the important occasions and the everyday parts of life. The author is a well known photographer who has shared her experience and expertise in this easy to read and comprehend book.

I'm a novice at photography, but want to get better. The author approached this book as a friend showing me tips and tricks. The photography is, naturally, gorgeous. The instructions were practical and easy to implement. She c
Dec 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-star
This book arrived today and I've already finished it. While I don't have a family of my own, I do take a lot of picture for other people and wanted to become a professional one day. This book has a ton of "recipes" for making the perfect shots that don't make things look staged.

I have already tried out the suggestions on my cat and the pictures are so much better than what I was doing. I didn't know what all of the settings on my camera were until reading this books. Me Ra Koh explains everythi
Grace Tolman
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book for the reason that MeRa Koh's passion. for documenting your family's life through photos is my same driving force for photography. I love her vision and she gives you great ideas for pictures without going through much technical jargon.
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
This book had so many great ideas and inspiration for taking pictures of your family! Great for beginners or those who have had more practice. Note: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for a review on my blog.
Sep 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: diy, nonfiction
A brag book from a vanity press with a 'this is what we did & you can do it too!" feel.
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Me Ra Koh is the leading photography expert and educator to moms with cameras. She hosts the Disney Junior TV show Capture Your Story with Me Ra Koh, and also writes a weekly column for Disney’s, A Focused Life, in which she inspires parents to not only photograph their kids but live their best life. She is the author of the national bestselling series Your Baby in Pictures and Your Chi ...more