Couple of reasons here. First, the old blog has pics from 21 different authors, each with their own type of camera, experience, and styles. So there’s that. Second, once we moved the blog to a new platform and did a total redesign, we found that we really preferred less clutter on our photos (decorative touches, funky fonts, etc.). We now try to let the photos speak for themselves by leaving off the editing adornments and by constantly trying to improve our photography techniques.
No, sorry. We might make the occasional exception but in that case you must request permission and we’ll consider it. Under no circumstances is it okay with us for you to use our photos without permission and just say “photo from Mormon Mavens” or something similar. Please do not use our photos without express written permission from us. Thank you!