Oklahoma Mom Combines Love Of Scrapbooking And Photography


Friday, April 1st 2011, 5:47 pm
By: News On 6


Carrie Netherton, 918Moms.com

JENKS, Oklahoma -- Kids grow up so fast and trying to preserve those memories can be very difficult for busy families. One Oklahoma mom has found a way to use her passion for photography and turn it into what she calls a "modern scrapbook."

There's never a dull moment in the Miller household. Carissa Miller has three kids: 6-year-old Easton, 4-year-old Emme and 2-year-old Cohen.

"I really try to live in the moment and enjoy each moment, but sometimes those moments are a little crazy when they're all at the grocery store melting down," said Carissa Miller, mother and photographer.

Miller is passionate about capturing moments and has the scrapbooks to prove it.

"Once those memories are gone, you can't get them back. And you won't remember them. If you don't write it down, if you don't write it down right now, you're not going to remember it, you're not going to remember it in two weeks," she said.

Get to know mom and photographer Carissa Miller

With three kids, keeping up with a scrapbook got a little too difficult for Carissa, so her husband got her a camera, which then led to a book: Miller Party of Five 2009. It's a whole new way of preserving memories.

"I just thought it would be easier to just sit down on a daily basis and write a funny story about my kids or what we did that day and what recipe we cooked," Carissa Miller said.

Miller started a blog and took lots of pictures of her kids, recipes and activities and posted those on her blog. She then turned that blog into a book.

She said it was simple.

"I want my kids to be able to look back and see what they were like at age 6,4,2 or what it was like having three kids under the age of 4," she said.

So many of her friends have enjoyed her blog and pictures, that Miller started a photography business called C.C. Miller Photography. She's now turned her passion into a profit and her kids have these memories they can share with future generations.

"I really love my mommy," said 2-year-old Emme Miller.

Jenks mother and photographer Carissa Miller has step-by-step instructions on how to create one of these digital scrapbooks for your family.

To take a look at Carissa Miller's photography and learn more about photo scrapbooking, go to 918Moms.com.