The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary People: Rita and Joyce

Many have strong bonds with their friends or siblings, but Rita and Joyce exemplify true friendship. The innumerable similarities between the two only strengthens their bond. Their lives mirror each other in many respects, and through the nearly eighty years that they have known each other, they have been loyal, kindred spirits who have always been able to rely on one another. 

Happy Thanksgiving from FOREVER!

Whether the time of thanks and remembrance for you and your family was last month in Canada, this week in the United States, or another time in Australia or around the world, I am writing to you today to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful start to the Holiday Season!

World Prematurity Day: A 108-Day NICU Journey

November is Prematurity Awareness Month and November 17th is World Prematurity Day. In March 2014, my twin daughters were born 14 weeks prematurely. Their 108-day NICU stay was a roller coaster of emotional highs and lows during which they had to overcome more medical obstacles than many people will face in a lifetime.

Find the Groups within Groups

When you find yourself as the photographer of a group shot, it’s easy to focus so much on the big picture that you don't notice the little pictures happening right in front of you. Even in a small group, there are groups within the whole that you can photograph to end up with meaningful stills that have never been seen before. 

Two WWII Marine Legacies

The stories of Jack Snyder and George Barlow are preserved with FOREVER.com and will continue to be shared for many generations.  As a result, thousands of people will be inspired by the courage, sacrifice, and remarkable legacies of these two young Marines.  This was Jack’s gift to George and to all of us.  The United States Marine Corps could not have honored George better.

What Makes the Perfect Holiday Card Photo

A tradition for many families is the annual creation of a holiday card to send to loved ones near and far. Holiday cards are a bit of an odd tradition, but it’s a great way to keep in touch with friends and relatives. So here are some helpful ideas for photos to use for a great card!

The Best Inspiration comes from the Smallest Details

I always hear that there is love in the details but, ironically, my favorite saying is, “the devil is in the details.” It can take just one little thing to ruin a moment or to make it truly spectacular. My friends say that I am “extra,” but they know that when I put my seal of approval on something, it will be fabulous.

FOREVER Print is Live!

Today is an exciting day here at FOREVER and we are proud to introduce our new online photo book application! Now anyone can make beautiful photo books online in no time, with the same high-quality materials and standard of excellence that FOREVER is known for. Visit www.FOREVER.com/ forever_print to try it out today and make your first visual masterpiece!

Letting Your Pictures Speak for Themselves

“A picture is worth a thousand words” is one of the oldest clichés. If the statement holds true, shouldn’t a series of photos be worth a million words? Maybe, but not necessarily – a few carefully taken photos can convey incredible power and emotion, much more so than hundreds of careless snapshots. Here are a few great tips for composing your next visual masterpiece.

Like Taking Candy From a Teenager

With Halloween comes the infamous question, “trick or treat?” As a kid, most nights you profess innocence and just look for those-teeth rotting goodies. However, this is not one one of those stories, this is a story of candy, betrayal, and revenge of childhood honor. This is the story of one Halloween while out trick-or-treating with some other friends, my night of treats was forced to turn to mischief.

Julia Louis Dreyfus Goes Beyond Pink

While I have long enjoyed the acting of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, she became a real person to me when she spoke at my college graduation ten years ago. She has been in the news a lot recently, both to celebrate her Emmy win for Veep and to share her fight against breast cancer with the world.