"To every child – I dream of a world where you can laugh, dance, sing, learn, live in peace and be happy." -Malala Yousafzai Heather Eijzenga of Little Bird Photography | Canon 5D Mark IV, 85mm Sigma Art, 1/2000, f2.2, ISO 100 Kate Bragg Photography | Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-70mm, 1/100, f5.0, ISO 100 Lara Gowder of Gowder Family | Sony a850, 24-70mm 2.8, 1/60, f3.2, ISO 1250 Lexi Brenner | Nikon D700, Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 at 34mm, 1/1000, f2.8, ISO 200 Ann Mangum Photography | D700, 50mm 1.8, 1/1250,

When shooting a newborn session, lets face it, those little bundles of joy are in complete control. They decide if they'll really make you work for it or not. Some just go with the flow and sleep through the entire session while others refuse close their eyes. So, it goes without saying that being a newborn photographer requires a lot of patience and creativity. When Chelsea Allred's two little models decided they weren't sleepy, she manage to take a different route and in return capture

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” –Anatole France Brenda Acuncius Photography | Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm 1.4, 1/6400, f2.2, ISO 500 Tricia Bovey | Canon 1D III, Tamron SP 150-600mm, 5-6.3, 1/400, f8.0, ISO 1600 Rachel Ambroson | Canon 5D Mark IV, 35mm, 1/500, f2.8, ISO 400 Evelyne Lourenco | canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24mm, 1/250, f1.4, ISO 400 Kate Bragg Photography | Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-70mm, 1/250, f3.5, ISO 200 Ann Mangum Photography | Nikon D750, 50mm 1.8 1/500, f4.0, ISO

Maybe you've noticed on IG that lots of photographers push themselves by creating challenges and starting personal projects because after all, we as photographers are constantly growing and learning. As you'll learn in this installment of The Story Behind, Teresa created a group of remarkable fishbowl shots from a series that she produced the previous year. She proves to us that learning never ceases and if it's been done before, try taking a different approach to things. This is precisely what we loved her series, particularly this