IS DOCUMENTARY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY FOR US?
" PHOTOGRAPHY IS A WAY OF FEELING, OF TOUCHING, OF LOVING. WHAT YOU HAVE CAUGHT ON FILM IS CAPTURED FOREVER...
IT REMEMBERS LITTLE THINGS, LONG AFTER YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN EVERYTHING." -AARON SISKIND
YOUR PARTNER HATES BEING IN PHOTOS? I FEEL YOU.
The great thing with documentary sessions is that there is no need to pose or do anything out of the ordinary. As long as you don't mind me hanging out with you for the day, it's a very low stress deal. I will be an observer of your day. It's like having a family friend there with a camera. I don't stop them from getting into mischief, in fact I love it! I won't encourage bad behavior but will make sure I get it for print and storyline.
CAN’T FIGURE OUT A DAY THAT WOULD WORK FOR A SESSION?
Hanging out at the park? Dance class or sports practice? Let's go! Show me the way. I go where you go! Any day works! Looking to capture larger events such as reunions and weddings? Documentary photography is great for capturing small family outings as well as larger family gatherings. Let's talk!
THE KIDS GET CRAZY, IS THAT OK? ABSOLUTELY.
Yes! Kids are kids and there is no need to stress out about their normal crazy self just because I am there. In fact, I ask that you not promise them treats or correct their behavior (unless it is clearly out of control and you need a moment). I have four kids and was a teacher... I can handle it. Carry on as normal as possible and things will be relaxed and more enjoyable for all.
WORRY YOU’LL BE TOO BORING? NOT A CHANCE!
Parents worry about not being interesting enough for a documentary session. All the photographs you see in my "Day in the Life" portfolio are of regular families doing everyday routines. There is so much beauty in allowing life to unfold.
WHAT ABOUT DIGITAL SHARE FILES? YOU’LL GET THEM
I know that it is important for you to be able to share your images on social media, as well as having your storybook or portrait prints in hand. Therefore, all wall art collections, storybooks and portfolio boxes come with accompanying web sized digital share files on USB. It is important to me that your storybook be shared. If you are interested in high resolution files, you can have them! They are available for purchase.
DO YOU OFFER SEMI-POSED FAMILY SESSIONS?
Yes, My Environmental Portraits are family's looking for a little instruction and have one location in mind. You dress comfortable and simple as I focus on your families connection. Click here for more info.