In the words of David Bowie there comes a time in everyone’s life where we need to “Turn and face the strange”. This week marks the start of some new things in my family. A new career, a new perspective on life, and for my father a brand new look.

Shaving off beard hair under normal circumstances probably does not seem like a big deal but for many reasons in our family it definitely is. It’s important to my father who has been growing his magnificent beard for over three years. It’s bittersweet for my mom, who out of support for her husband, had spent hours making and researching concoctions to help his beard look clean and grow. It’s momentous for my daughter, who has never known his face any other way. Today I was reminded that even the smallest of changes can make a big impact and tell the most heartwarming stories.

This week, I challenge you to look for a small change with a big impact. As always, I encourage you to take a photo and share it with me! I look forward to seeing your stuff!

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Koren Smith Photography is a Documentary Family Photographer based in Bellevue, NE. She specializes in taking natural, unprompted, and unposed photos centered around your family's unique life experiences. From birth to teens, she's focused on documenting your family's real-life moments every step of the way.

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Welcome! I'm Koren! I'm a wife, mother and documentary style photographer all combined into one person. I am passionate about my family, encouraging others, documenting genuine moments that tell beautiful stories and capturing timeless images along the way. Here is where I share my latest work, peeks into my life and resources on how to take your storytelling photography to the next level.