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Me Ra Koh, affectionately known as The Photo Mom, is the leading photography expert and educator to moms with cameras. She hosts the Disney Junior TV show Capture Your Story with Me Ra Koh, and also writes a weekly column for Disney’s Babble.com, A Focused Life, in which she inspires parents to not only photograph their kids but live their best life.
She is the author of the national bestselling series, Your Baby in Pictures: The New Parents’ Guide to Photographing Your Baby’s First Year and Your Child in Pictures: The Parents’ Guide to Photographing Your Toddler and Child from Age One to Ten and Your Family in Pictures: The Parents’ Guide to Photographing Holidays, Family Portraits, and Everyday Life (August 2014). Me Ra was the guest photography expert on The Nate Berkus Show for two years (NBC).
She is proud to be one of the select SONY Artisans of Imagery since 2007. Her writing, photography and photo recipes have been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Lifetime Television, VH1, and Martha Stewart Living Radio, as well as in the New York Times, Parenting, Yahoo Shine, American Baby, Popular Photography, American Photo, and CLICK. Her award winning photography has been exhibited from coast to coast. Her Egypt photography was given the honor of being on exhibit in The Natural History Museum in NYC. Her instructional DVDs, Refuse to Say Cheese and Beyond the Green Box, both won the prestigious national Gold Seal Award from National Parenting Publication Awards. Her CONFIDENCE Photography Workshops for Women have sold out for six years.
Me Ra and her husband also mentor a hand-picked nationwide team of CONFIDENCE Teachers who teach their workshops, empowering moms in their communities. She works closely with partners like Disney, SONY, Sesame Street, Nielsen Photo Group, Southwest Airlines, select travel companies, and Target to find ways to inspire the creative hearts of moms. You can even find her smile at your local Target store! Her current project is Adventure Family. With her husband, Brian Tausend, director and cinematographer, and two children, and a guerilla film crew, they are travelling the world filming a family travel show that inspires viewers to go off the beaten path. Me Ra is a sought after, inspirational keynote speaker who brings empowerment, humor and tears to all her audiences. She is afraid of escalators in big cities, scuba diving and rock climbing, but she does all three (unless an elevator is nearby).