Friday Round-up | Favorite Links from a Family Photographer

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The kids are wearing snow pants to school today as the weather has turned frigid, our advent calendar is up and running, we have a festive evergreen centerpiece on our kitchen table and this weekend we are getting our tree. Now I just need to start that shopping...

A few reads for your Friday:

Seeing as I really don't knit anymore, these yarn trees look like a cute way to use some of my yarn stash.

This Instagram course from "A Beautiful Mess" looks intriguing.

New "reference view" in the most recent Lightroom update.

10 health and happiness hacks for busy moms.

A tutorial on using Filmic Pro, a video app for mobile phones.

These mini window wreaths are really pretty.

I know I am late to join the party, but I am addicted to sheet pan dinners. Some recent favorites: Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken, Sheet Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken, Italian Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner, One Pan Roasted Garlic Chicken and Vegetables.

70 worthwhile stocking stuffers - some really great ideas here.

This video about NEO vs. Traditional consumers is so so interesting and eye-opening.

12 children's books for progressive parents - another great list.

I'm not going to make it there in time to see it, but Annie Leibovitz currently has an exhibit of women's portraits on in NYC.

Kelly Clarkson singing "It's Quiet Uptown" from the Hamilton Mixtape, which I can't stop listening to.

Bookmarking this for the future: a beautiful way to break the news about Santa to your kids.

Censored photographs taken of the Japanese Internment Camps by Dorothea Lange.

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Have a great weekend!

Francesca Russell is a documentary-style family photographer and filmmaker located in Garden City South, NY. If you'd like to see more of her recent documentary family photography, head over to her Facebook page or follow her everyday adventures on Instagram. If you are looking for a family photographer on Long Island or in the New York City area to document your family's story in photos or a film, please contact her for a session!