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Written by Amy James — July 28, 2014

Not sure if the Shutter Hugger Mini will fit your Smartphone or Tablet?

We have yet to find a Smartphone or Tablet that the Shutter Hugger Minis will not fit!  We have had several questions asking if they fit specific versions and wanted to confirm they fit those versions:




AT&T Z431       AT&T Pantech     AT&T Fusion 2      Blackberry    Blackberry Curve    Coolpad Quattro 4G    Droid DNA    Droid Incredible    Droid Razr

Galaxy Nexus    HTC EVO    HTC One X    Iphone version 3, 4, & 5    LG Optimus Elite    LG Optimus G    LG Motion 4G    LG Revere    LG Viper    

LG Rumer Reflex    Lucid by LG    Motorola Atrix    Motorola Photon    Samsung Brightside    Samsung Galaxy Note II    Samsung Galazy S II

Samsung Galaxy S III    Samsung Galaxy Reverb    Samsung Galazy Victory    Samsung Illusion    Samsung Intensity    Samsung Montage

Samsung Stratosphere    Windows Phone    Xperia Ion

* Don't see your smartphone on the list?  Shoot us an email and we will be more than happy to confirm for you!





Amazon Kindle Fire    ASUS ME400C     IPad    Galaxy Note    Galaxy Tab    Iconia Tab    Idea Tab    Insignia Flex Tablet    TF300T    Toshiba    

* Don't see your tablet on the list? Shoot us an email and we will be more than happy to confirm for you!



When not on your smartphone or tablet, they also make the perfect laptop accessory!






Written by Amy James — February 21, 2013

You're Gonna Miss This- Zoom in!

 One of my favorite tips for photographing your little one is...  Zoom In!  A Macro lens is a great lens to use to get up close and capture your favorite details.




Written by Amy James — February 06, 2013

You're Gonna Miss This! - Birthdays!

 Last year after seeing the cutest photo on Pinterest, I decided I would start photographing each of my kids around their birthday and adding their favorite things to each photo.  It is such a great way to remember their favorite things at each age, and for me it has also worked out great to use as part of their birthday party invitation (their birthdays are four days apart so we can get away with one party for now!). 

 Here is what we have done for birthday invites the last 2 yrs  (thank you Alana!) and added to their memory books to look back on:


2011 Birthday Invitation



Birthday Invitation 2012


Do you do photo birthday invitations?  Share your ideas with us!




Written by Amy James — October 18, 2012

Fun Giveaway!

Here's a fun giveaway we're doing with a few friends. We're giving away two Shutter Huggers, innovative and fun plush-stuffed animals, elves, and other things that children's eyes and attention are attracted to. We're also giving away a $100 credit to Beautiful Photo Props so you can pick up some scarves, beanies, and more for your beautiful newborn photographs. Lastly, we're giving away one of our Lightroom 4 Presets so you can post produce all of the awesome pictures that you take.

How to Enter

Entering is simple. Simply follow the procedures below, which includes liking the 3 pages and including your email address. The contest starts today and ends Thursday, October 25th. International Entrants Allowed! Good Luck! Update: If you are having issues entering the competition, please sign in to Facebook prior to entering


Written by Amy James — October 15, 2012

You're Gonna Miss This - Part Four

 The other morning my two year-old daughter came running into the room with her play phone, "Daddy, Daddy, the phone is for you!"  When my husband asked who was on the phone, she replied, "It's Jake...from State Farm!"  We both just died laughing.  Kids say the darndest things and as the time flies by it is hard to remember all the funny things they say and do.  A great way to ensure you don't forget, is to keep a notebook in a handy place and jot things down as they happen.   Later you can look back and add them to your memory books, scapbooks, and keepsakes boxes.  Here are a few of our favorites:


"Daddy, when I grow up I'm going to have a beard like you. Right now, I just have a beard on my legs."





"Mom, lets talk about mans.  Who is your favorite man?"






"When I grow up, am I going to be a daddy?"


"Awww, man!  I thought I was going to be a farmer."






"I'm gonna live with you guys forever!"




"Mom, I think I have a fever."

 "You don't feel hot."

"Yeah, but my farts are hot."


Got some funny ones?  Please share with us!

Written by Amy James — September 28, 2012

You're Gonna Miss This - Part Three!

 Not sure what to do with all the photos and artwork you are collecting from the school year?  If you don't have time for scrapbooking, here are a few cool alternatives:


Shutterfly Photo Book (

          Shutterlfy is a cost effective way to make a book that documents your childs school year. Snap photos of your child , their artwork, and activities throughout the year then upload to your account. They have various sizes and templates where you can just upload your photos and then order. They even have a checklist of tips for documenting the school year:

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Plum Print ( :

     If you have overwhelming piles of artwork and  are strapped for time, check out Plum Print.  You mail them your piles and boxes and they will turn it into a coffee table book for you.


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Child's Own Studio (

     Check out to turn their masterpiece into a stuffed toy!


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Printstagram (

    Take most of your photos with your cellphone?  Check out printstagram to turn your cellphone photos into a photobook or memory box.







Written by Amy James — September 13, 2012

You're Gonna Miss This - Part Two!

 While going through all the different ideas for Back 2 School photos, I came across several ideas where the parents included what the child wanted to be when they grew up.  I thought it would be fun to include in or memory book each year and wanted to take it a step further with a photo shoot!  I asked my son what he wanted to be when he grew up.  He went back and forth between Wildlife Explorer, Veterinarian, and Petting Zoo owner before finally deciding on Wildlife Explorer.  I let him know we were going to be doing a photo shoot and his face lit up.  He immediately ran to his room and began selecting "props" for our photoshoot.  Shortly after our discussion, I found a pile of snakes, lizards, and stuffed creatures at the front door.  He even picked out his own outfit for the shoot! (As you will see from the previous post...this is his favorite "dressed up" outfit at the moment).  I grabbed my camera and the Panda Shutter Hugger and we headed to our local "forest".

This shoot was so much fun.  He not only posed all of his animals but he would then pose himself and say "Mom, get a picture of this!"  I will not only cherish the photos we got  but the memory of him directing the shoot as a Great Wildlife Explorer!  Here are a few shots from our shoot:







I highly recommend doing this, we had a blast!  What does your child want to be when they grow up?

Written by Amy James — September 04, 2012

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