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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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8 Women Photographers Capture the Theme of Refresh: May Blog Circle

By Me Ra Koh |

This post is sponsored by Disney Story. To find out more about this brand-new story-creation app – and how it puts the power of storytelling in your hands - click here.

My wonderful team of CONFIDENCE teachers has come together to bring you our monthly blog circle!  The theme is Refresh!

The word itself makes me feel lighter.  Yet, taking time to refresh ourselves often falls to the bottom of our list.  How are you carving out time to refresh your creative spirit?  How have you refreshed yourself recently?  I LOVE creative ideas, so please share in the comments!  My CONFIDENCE teachers took up the photo exercise of capturing the theme of Refresh with their camera.  If you only have ten minutes to steal to yourself, how would you capture this theme in a single photo or photo story?

After seven weeks of intense travel and speaking, our little family spent a week on a ranch in northern TX.  Throughout the whole seven weeks, I kept thinking of the reward I was getting closer and closer to–time to Refresh with the family and just be.  It was WONDERFUL!

The kids got to fish for the first time

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AND they caught their first fish! (thanks Joy!)

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Just sitting on the dock, watching the sunset on a lazy afternoon refreshed my soul.

But that’s not all!  We had quite the Texas Ranch experience!  Check out our family’s adventure story, using Disney’s new Story app, to see my favorite 15 photos from our week!  Wait till you see the thunderstorm and lightning photos Brian captured!  We were three miles away from some of the worst tornadoes ever!

CLICK HERE to see our Texas Ranch Adventure story!  And then follow the link to see how my next teacher photographed the theme of Refresh!  There are 8 of us sharing photo inspiration with you today!

Enjoy our blog circle!  May you be inspired!

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More Posts and Photo Tips from Me Ra and her CONFIDENCE Teachers:

24 Tips for Taking the Best Photo of Mom EVER!

Photograph Kids Using Soft Light and Blurred Backgrounds (VIDEO)

10 More Episodes from “Capture Your Story with Me Ra Koh”

18 Ways to Grow Your Photography this Spring

13 Ways to Engage the Photographer in Your Kids (from Me Ra and her two kids!)

14 Photo Tips to Capture Love

15 Women Photographers Share Their Self Portraits and Photo Tips

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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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