Must-read photography books for parents


Sometimes you need to indulge your photography hobby with a good book. There is nothing like diving into an author's world to enrich your own perspective. Here are three of our favorite reads when we are looking for photography inspiration:


Real Life Family Photography
by Amy Drucker

Why we love this book:

This book gives priority to the everyday moments of family life, noting how different photography concepts can apply to various situations. From composition to photo storage to editing to iPhone shots, there’s nothing Amy Drucker doesn’t cover in these visually appealing, information-packed pages.

Beyond Snapshots
by Rachel Devine & Peta Mazey

Why we love this book:

Published in 2011, this book still tops our list of favorites because of its clear descriptions of various lighting, composition, editing, and workflow techniques. Top that off with specific content on capturing common milestones such as losing teeth, babies, moving, pregnancy, and more, this is a must-own book for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of family photography.

Capture the Moment
by Sarah Wilkerson

Why we love this book:

Sarah’s stunning photography is at the center of this book’s inspirational nature. The simple layout of a photograph paired with a brief description/tip makes this book an easy read, but don’t let that fool you… this book is filled with valuable nuggets of knowledge, undoubtedly unearthed by her many years of experience as a photographer and CEO of Clickin Moms.