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Me Ra Koh loves cameras, kids, and parents, and spends her life bringing them together. Her work and photo recipes have been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Disney Junior, Lifetime Television, VH1, Martha Stewart Living Radio, and she was Nate Berkus’s regular go-to photo expert on The Nate Berkus Show (NBC) for two years. Staring November 2012, she will host her own show “Capture Your Story” on Disney Junior, empowering and inspiring moms to capture their kids. She is the author of the bestselling book, Your Baby in Pictures: The New Parents’ Guide to Photographing Your Baby’s First Year. The next book in the series, Your Child in Pictures, is scheduled to release Fall 2013.

Her photo tips have been featured in The New York Times, Parenting, American Baby, Popular Photography and American Photo, and her award winning photos have been on exhibit from New York City to San Francisco. Her popular CONFIDENCE workshop (digital photography workshops for women) has sold out nationwide for five years, giving women a safe place to be empowered with their camera and renewed in creativity. She now has a team of trained and certified CONFIDENCE teachers who she and her husband, Brian, mentor, equipping their teachers to carry out the CONFIDENCE mission and workshop to their local communities by offering beginner (half day), intermediate (full day) workshops to moms.

Her instructional DVD series "Refuse to Say Cheese" and "Beyond the Green Box" have won awards from parenting publications, as well as being named a Top 10 Holiday Gifts by FOX News. She is also proud to be one of six founding SONY Artisans of Imagery representing family portraiture. Me Ra is an inspirational keynote speaker, speaking to the heart of women and inspiring their creative spirits. She resides in Seattle, WA with her greatest loves; her children and amazing, supportive husband.

5 More Ways to Turn Your Kid into a Writer, Me Ra Koh, Babble

The Next Jane Austen? 5 More Ways to Turn Your Kid into a Writer (Part 2)

I’ve love hearing how much you are enjoying 5 Ways to Turn Your Kid into a Writer (Part 1)! Ready for five more? Our kids possess ocean size imaginations. They are budding Hemingways and Jane Austens living under our roof. They just need their creativity tickled out of them.  =They thrive when we create space MORE »

Part 1: 5 Favorite Ways to Engage Reluctant Writers for Kids of All Ages, Me Ra Koh Media

The Next Hemingway? 5 Ways to Turn Your Kid into a Writer (Part 1)

Before becoming a professional photographer and a mom who buys one way tickets to New Zealand, I was an English teacher for middle school and high school students. I taught for seven years while I finished my first book. It feels like another lifetime but it was a time I cherish. Writing has always been MORE »

*Me Ra’s newsletter! Get 5 MORE Photo Tips that will Change Your Photos Overnight when You Subscribe to Confidence Photography Workshops for Women Offered Nationwide. Find one of our wonderful teachers near you! Get to know them in the following posts; 8 Tips for How to BEST Pack Your Camera Bag 7 Tips for Photographing Kids with Monuments Three Keys to Telling a Great Photo Story! Photograph Kids Using Soft Light and Blurred Backgrounds (VIDEO) 10 More Episodes from “Capture Your Story with Me Ra Koh” 13 Ways to Engage the Photographer in Your Kids (from Me Ra and her two kids!) 14 Photo Tips to Capture Love, Me Ra Koh

8 Ways to Capture Kids and Their Lovies This Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air! Let’s pull out your camera and capture kids and lovies this Valentine’s Day! What is a lovey? A lovey is that special, well-loved object your child can’t live without. Some lovies will come and go as they get older, and some lovies will never grow old. Whether your baby’s lovey is MORE »

Yes Bell by Me Ra Koh, SONY Artisan of Imagery

The Best Way to Handle Fears: Ring Your “YES” Bell!

My mom and I recently took a special three day hiking trip together. Along the way we discovered a huge YES bell in the middle of the forest! I had never seen anything like it! The massive bell was suspended from the inside of a tree as if it had naturally grown from the tree MORE »

Self-portrait of Me Ra Koh, SONY Artisan of Imagery

11 Women Photographers Open Up About Their Self-Portraits for a New Year

For those of you who enjoyed last year’s post, 15 Women Photographers Share Their Self-portraits and Photo Tips, we are back! It’s been a year since my CONFIDENCE Photography Teachers, and I shared our self-portraits. Over the last year, deep, beautiful change has happened in each of us. We have become more at peace with MORE »

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7 Family New Year’s Eve Ideas with Inspirational Twists

If you plan to ring in the New Year at home with the kids, here are 7 Family New Year’s Eve Ideas with Inspirational Twists!  Start early and do them all or pick a couple favorites. These are all activities that we have enjoyed as a family over the years, and some have become traditions! MORE »

7 Ways to Empower Your Kids with Money

7 Ways to Empower Kids with Money

Kids are bold. They don’t hold back. But sometimes that boldness can make this mama a little nervous. That is why today’s post is all about 7 Ways to Empower Kids with Money.  Ever since I can remember, my daughter has wanted to be rich. My son rarely brings up the topic, but his twelve MORE »

mouth-watering photo tips for favorite holiday recipes

8 Mouthwatering Photo Tips to Capture Favorite Holiday Foods (recipes included!)

This holiday season, my amazing team of CONFIDENCE photography teachers turned their cameras to the subject of food for 8 mouthwatering photo tips to capture favorite holiday foods.  The photo tips will inspire you to capture your own favorite foods, and we even included links to the step-by-step recipes! Warning: these photos are going to MORE »

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