Dawn Durfey

About Dawn Durfey

I am the proud mama of one little girl who makes every day a wonder. I am married to a great guy who makes me laugh daily. Along with them, I love children's literature, photography, writing, and exploring nature.

6 Sweet Personalized Mother’s Day Gifts Every Mom Would Cherish

By | 2018-05-03T17:04:38+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Ideas|

As the mama of an almost-four-year-old little girl, these thoughtful Mother’s Day gift creations make me smile at the idea of giving or receiving them. As a keeper of memories and a documenter of my daughter’s life, I know I [...]

Heart on a Fence Photo: Capture A Wintery Playtime Memory

By | 2018-02-28T11:18:06+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Stories|

Impromptu photo shoots may be my favorite. I love how a spontaneous plan evolves as mere seconds tick on. Spur-of-the-moment photo shoots are like play time! Creativity emerges because it responds to some prompt. My prompt today was a snow-shaped [...]

4 Ways to Create Memories with Your Children When Traveling without Them

By | 2018-01-25T05:22:56+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Ideas, Stories|

Do you sometimes travel without your kids? I took my first trip away from my three-and-a-half-year-old daughter Eloise to visit a dear childhood friend in Washington, D.C. I’ve always been able to hug and kiss Eloise good-night, so going away [...]

12 Months of Family Portraits: Remember the Past, Enjoy the Present, and Consider Future Images

By | 2018-01-24T14:27:33+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Ideas, Stories, Tips|

Among your New Year’s goals, you might want to exercise more, drink more water, go through a neglected closet, or get a stamp in your passport. Maybe you’re a mama like me who wants to also keep up with memory [...]

’Tis the Season for Pictures: 5 Must-Photograph Holiday Moments

By | 2017-12-24T10:17:17+00:00 December 24th, 2017|Stories|

The holidays bring sweet delights, and, if you’re a parent, that likely brings the desire to share all those moments with your kids. I want my daughter Eloise to experience all the joy the Christmas season brings—and with that are [...]

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