How To Create a Spring Flatlay Photo

have been slowly trying to perfect the flatlay image - a style of photography when you are shooting a subject on a flat surface from directly above. I am finally at a place where I can be proud of my images (I am hard on myself when it comes to photography), so I wanted to share some of what I have learned over the years.

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The Best of Spring Cleaning at Target

Fresh air, new blooms, and a new backyard. These are some of the things I am most excited about this Spring. We are rehauling our backyard so we can have more space for new flowers and plants, as well as a new toddler playhouse and place for Ryeson to ride his new tricycle. Here are some of my top spring cleaning picks from Target to buy right now! 

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GIFS are back on Instagram

It’s funny, when they first came out I didn’t think I would like them because they seem childish and I’ve seen them  been overwhelmingly obnoxious. But I’ve seen some really fun ways of using GIFs in Instagram Stories. 

As of today they are officially back in Instagram stories, and I am celebrating with a happy dance. 

I’m glad they were proactive with taking them down when it was found that there was a racist GIF and I am sure my Instagram friends and favorite brands will embrace them again.  


 Tag me at @sharayray in your gift stories, and let me know if you’re happy they are back!