All the Awesome of December in Documentary Family Photography | Fearless and Framed

All the Awesome of December in Documentary Family Photography

Here’s a round-up of happenings around the Fearless and Framed Community this month.

Note from our Founder:

Hello friend!

I’ll cut to the chase – this is a busy month for many of us.

Have you thought about teaching a beginner level photography class?

I’m a huge advocate for them, because:

  • They’re a fruitful revenue stream addition
  • They educate your community on YOUR approach to photography (i.e. getting you in a room of potential clients)
  • They boost overall visibility to your brand with each + every workshop you promote

If that’s not enough to get you excited, check out my free workshop called: Workshops That Create Clients.

If you’ve tried watching it in the past few months, we’ve updated it onto a new platform (and a little birdie tells me there’s an extra special bonus for December only that you’ll learn about via your inbox in mid-December!). Register here.

Happy Holiday & end of 2018, my friend.

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Living Memories to record this month:

  • Traditions
  • Decorating for the Holiday Season
  • Extended family gatherings
  • Favorite ____________________________
  • Togetherness
  • Warm and cozy (shoot how it feels – look for lighting and textures that help to express this feeling) 

For more ideas, follow #sessionsparks on Instagram! Follow F&F here to see our Session Sparks in your feed. For a guide of 160+ Session Sparks ideas with descriptions for yourself + to share with your clients, click here.

Session Sparks by Fearless and Framed

Fun Themespiration Calendar

So sorry, we’re a U.S. based company and simply cannot know the calendar of the entire world. We simple pick a few fun ideas from National Day Calendar. Something to add? Comment below!

  • December 3 – National Roof Over Your Head Day
  • December 12 – Gingerbread House Day
  • December 12 – Chanukah Begins
  • December 21 – National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day (Third Friday in December)
  • December 23 – National Roots Day
  • December 24 – Christmas Eve
  • December 25 – Christmas Day

Intentional Documentary™ Podcast


  • #032 – Documentary Projects + Confluence Magazine with Katie Jett Walls
  • #033 – How Hiring a Lawyer Expanded My Business with Shay Lawson
  • #034 – Zoom In, Zoom Out, Repeat.
  • #035 – The Day-to-Day Can Be a Visually Loaded Feast Too with Paul Gero
  • #036 – Making Time for a Meaningful Life with Alexandra Franzen

Rapid Download all the {FREE} Available Mini Mags here: Click here to subscribe

NEW Noteworthy Resource:

Fire Keepers Memories: a virtual family history scrapbook.

Create, store, and save memories through pictures, audio, video and text. Each memory is stored by date and title for easy recall. Use the mobile app to notify + share memories with family and friends too.

Only $35 per YEAR to have an organized, central location for your family memories.

Visit and download the APP in the App Store. You can also find us on Instagram @firekeepersmemories as well as LIKE us on Facebook at


Start your “To-Remember List” Playbook: Record your living memories in one, central place to help trigger your anticipation skills when the opportunity to #preserve one of them arises. Get started here.


The Marketing Makeover Bundle: Navigate who / where to market + what to say to forge relationships and stay connected with the ones you’ve already established. This is so packed, it shouldn’t be free. Grab your Marketing Bundle here.


15 Great Additions to Your Phone Photo Books: I’ve made a checklist for you so that you’ll REMEMBER to grab these treasures for your next phone photo book. Grab your list here.


Start learning for free today with the amazing selection of live and on air classes from CreativeLive. Learn creative skills from the world’s top experts – Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Oscar Winners, and New York Times best selling authors, thought leaders, and legendary entrepreneurs. Check Out CreativeLive’s Free On-Air Classes

A Quote that hit our hearts

(ya might wanna pin this one!)

Check out our Quotes for Documentary Family Photographers Pinterest Board for more inspiration!

Stories We Love



>> Fearless and Framed

Fearless and Framed welcomes the opportunity to feature other photographers and industry leaders. Join us in the documentary movement. Share your story, your photos, your thoughts, & more.

>> Beyond the Wanderlust

Available to all fans of Beyond the Wanderlust. The Daily Story is a collection of images that capture the emotion of storytelling.

>> Sham of the Perfect

Unposed, un-styled, documentary images from your personal archives or from client sessions. Interesting images that tell a story and celebrate life in it’s most raw and honest form.

>> My Name is Mama

My Name is Mama is a collaborative project that’s willing to tell the truth and embrace the joyous, painful, inspiring, authentic, boring, beautiful stories of mothers around the world.

>> Dads in the Wild

Monthly themes with a goal of capturing all the amazing dads out there and their relationships with their family + children!

>> Documentary Movement

For photographers transitioning from posed sessions to documentary sessions (or those already shooting documentary style)

>> Documentary Family Photographers

Worldwide community, website & blog aimed at getting real family life pictures out into the mainstream, so that we can forget about perfect and all enjoy the ups and downs of parenthood & family life.

>> Goodbye Posing Guide

>> Modern Storytelling Family Photography

>> The Stories that Make Us

>> In The Now

>> Breaking the Glass Ceiling – A place to share your personal photo projects

>> Emotional Storytelling with Twyla Jones


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