Coronavirus: Taking Better Photos At Home

What better way to start a new site and blog then when you’re stuck at home. I have currently been inside since March 13th with my husband (Mohamed) and daughter (Gabby). Obviously all of my sessions have been postponed and Mohamed works from home so we are making the best of our time spent together. Most of our days consist of eating a ton (I’m currently pregnant with baby #2), watching Gabby, and watching Netflix. We usually have daily facetime sessions with both sides of the family. Everyone is still in good health and spirits and we are truly grateful for that.

Since most of us are following the stay home orders, I wanted to share some tips here and on future blog posts. These tips would be helpful if you are a parent, a person wanting to take better photos, or someone who just needs entertainment.

I’ll be sharing some insight on taking photos whether it’s with a camera or phone. Check it out below.


This is a hectic time for all of us. You may want new photos of your kids or family but can’t hire a photographer at the moment. Yup, practicing social distancing. If you have a camera or phone that can capture portrait mode you’ll get some awesome shots. I was able to snap photos of Gabby that I’ll share below.

  1. The best way to make a photo appear brighter than usual is to find a light background. This could be a wall, blanket, or even a door and place the subject in front.
  2. Try to always angle the lens or phone down the nose. Don’t shoot upwards into the nostrils. Lol.
  3. If you are outdoors be sure to avoid bright sunny spots. Choose a space with even shade. Avoid facing the sun to prevent squinting.
  4. Don’t over think posing ideas. Some of the best moments captured are usually candid.

Gabby was placed in light color clothing, in front of the window while sitting in a white chair with the background of a white wall.


If you’ve been following me or are new here, you know I’m entertained by traveling. We clearly can’t do that at the moment so I have been finding other things that are fun. I’ll list a few options from binge tv series to recipes that we have seen or tried. Check out my blogs in the future for more shows and recipes.

Binge Worthy Tv
  1. Better Call Saul – AMC(new episodes) + Netflix(reruns)


I’m a lover of tacos but breakfast tacos are becoming my new all time favorite. My vote goes to potato and eggs breakfast tacos.

April 14, 2020

  1. Mike P says:


  2. Marvin says:

    Beautiful Gabby!

  3. Camisha says:

    I have followed your photography and watch your growth. Your photos are amazing. You have a beautiful family. I look forward to your future blogs. Keep rising!

  4. Mohamed Sharif says:

    Awww. She’s so cute!!

  5. Muriel H says:

    Love all that you are doing!

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