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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.

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First Impressions from Turbulent Egypt With Our Kids

By Me Ra Koh |

It’s almost 2am in Egypt; the family is sleeping but I have to write. There is so much to share. It’s hard to believe that we are only on Day 12 of our Egypt adventure. There is SO MUCH to this country that a couple days here can feel like weeks. The history alone is mind blowing, let alone the political turmoil. The days have been so full that we get back to our hotel and crash every night. Choosing to bring our kids to Egypt instead of Hawaii was a little scary but has been worth it, and a family adventure that we will never forget! Here is a beginning look at Egypt through our family’s eyes–plus, a few crazy stories that you just can’t make up.

From an armed guard escorting us through an open market to a surprising situation that involved camels and pyramids to the breathtaking imagery that Egypt offers, this is our family’s first impressions in Cairo, Egypt.

Every photo was taken with one of these three SONY cameras; DSC-RX100, NEX6 or SLTA99V DSLR.

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First Impressions from Turbulent Egypt With Our Kids

Streets of Cairo

In the first 48 hours of arriving to Cairo, our family is in awe of all that surrounds us. The jet lag, the fatigue, the foreign sounds, smells, and tastes can seem to whirl past us, but at the same time we feel ourselves pulled in to the intrigue and mystery of Egypt.

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Me Ra Koh

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 and Living Radio, and she was the go-to photo expert on The Nate Berkus Show (NBC) for two years. Starting November 2012, she will host her own show, Capture Your Story, on Disney Junior, empowering and inspiring moms to capture their kids. She is also the author of the bestselling book, Your Baby in Pictures: The New Parents’ Guide to Photographing Your Baby’s First Year. Read bio and latest posts → Read Me Ra's latest posts →

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6 thoughts on “First Impressions from Turbulent Egypt With Our Kids

  1. Sara Arrigoni says:

    Love all the images! My favorite is the citadel and the camel guide and camel. Can’t wait to see more!

  2. Egypt has been everything we expected and like nothing we expected.
    I can’t wait to dive in the Red Sea tomorrow for my fortieth birthday.

  3. Rhonda says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the pictures. I really hope to get to visit Egypt one day before I die. :)

  4. I just love this… it is so inspiring. You are giving the kids a childhood filled with such rich experiences. Amazing images.

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