Koren Smith Photography
Documenting genuine moments that tell beautiful stories.

Blog

This is the blog page for Koren Smith Photography a Family Documentary Photographer in the Bellevue, Nebraska area. This page is used to view all of the weekly content put out by this photography busines. 

Blog

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ISO cHALLENGE

I talk about a challenge I participated in through a Facebook group to help push past my comfort zone.

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Feeling blessed

The fourth part to my month long Joyfulness November. This week I do a brief reflection on what brings me joy in this final week of November.

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Let me count the ways

The third part to my month long Joyfulness November. This week I reflect on my husband and what about him brings me joy.

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How Long I've waited

The second part to my month long Joyfulness November. This week I reflect on my son and what about him brings me joy.

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What's in a Name?

The first part to my month long Joyfulness November. This week I reflect on my daughter and what about her brings me joy.

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13 Spooky details to document this halloween season 

Halloween is almost here! Be sure to captures these fun moments before it's gone.

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When you don't get enough likes on facebook

It's easy to get caught up in a number of likes (or lack thereof). Sometimes you need to take a step back and refocus yourself.

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Mom Opens up about her session

 Earlier last week, I had the opportunity to photograph a Documentary Maternity session for this wonderful soon-to-be second-time mommy with her daughter, Rilynn.

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Late Night Store rUN

I’m sure a trip to the grocery store might not seem like the ideal night out with your family, but it’s a time I've truly come to appreciate.

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MOMENTS WITH MOM

Last month, I wrote about wanting to get in the frame more often. I had great intentions but it's a hard task to commit to. I get busy, I forget, I get lazy and ultimately I take my time with my kids young for granted.

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10 real life moments to inspire your next session

If you are thinking that it might be time to have some new family photos but you don't have a special reason to take them, think again! Here are some real moments in your life that would make for some fantastic family treasures.

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What is DOCUMENTARY Style Photography

In the past few weeks I have mentioned that my style of photography falls under the documentary category. Since this is still something that is considered new when it comes to family photography I wanted to take the time to explain what it means.

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Bless this mess

 

September 11, 2017

Between the unscheduled food fights, the blank walls that are practically begging for a new look and the inevitable dirty diaper episodes, my life is a mess.

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I was there too

September 4, 2017

My love of photography was born on May 23, 2014, at 12:05 pm. It started with my OBGYN saying, "Okay Grandma, let's grab a quick photo before I leave." The second I heard the click on my mom's phone my life was forever changed... 

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The color red

August 28, 2017

Becoming a mom has heightened my sense of awareness. I'm more in tune with my surroundings now than I ever before...

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DAILY hABITS

August 21, 2017

I started last week off deeply immersed in the feeling of guilt. While I find the process of starting my own business thrilling, it’s also very difficult and extremely time consuming. Daily, I am having to practice the fine art of time management.  

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Finding Your INspirations

August 14, 2017

My work has been feeling the same lately. I feel like I take the same photos of the same thing. This week I felt like I lost some momentum and drive to take my daily photos. I was so focused on techniques...

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CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

August 8, 2017

In the words of David Bowie there comes a time in everyone’s life where we need to “Turn and face the strange”. This week marks the start of some new things in my family. A new career, a new perspective on life, and for my father a brand new look...

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Welcome to my blog

I'm Koren! I'm a wife, mother and documentary style photographer all combined into one person. I am passionate about my family, encouraging others, documenting genuine moments that tell beautiful stories and capturing timeless images along the way. Here is where I share my latest work, peeks into my life and resources on how to take your storytelling photography to the next level.

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BEGINNING, END AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

July 31, 2017

This week’s challenge is a pretty easy one but a very important thing to practice: seeing something all the way through. We have previously gone over other elements of storytelling photography...

 
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Sweat the small stuff

July 24, 2017

The ability to take photos at a moment's notice these days really doesn’t seem to be all that impressive. Anyone who has a phone has access to a camera...

 
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ROll of 36

July 17, 2017

My life is starting to feel repetitive. We've been staying indoors more often these days because of the unbearable heat. I've seen the same four walls all week long and I'm starting to feel trapped. This tends to take a toll on my nerves, not to mention my creativity...

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Summertime Senses

July 10, 2017

As a person who often finds themselves living behind the lens, it's sometimes hard for me to pay attention to the small moments in life. My focus lately tends to be all about the technicality of the perfect shot...