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. I basically follow you around. I don't stop them from getting into mischief, in fact I love it! I won't encourage bad behavior but I'll remain the "fly on the wall".

CAN’T FIGURE OUT A DAY THAT WOULD WORK FOR A SESSION? 

Hanging out at the park? Let's go! Dance class or sports practice? Vacations? Show me the way. Our day is whatever we make it for as long as we make it. 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, it's stressful enough having a newbie hang out with you, especially one pointing a camera at you all day. 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 pictures you see in my "A 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 FILES? YOU’LL GET THEM

Because we want to see your story in print and know you are busy, all collections include a storybook of your favorite images as well as digital share files or 8X12 print release of digital files on USB. It is important to me that your storybook be shared.

DO YOU OFFER SEMI-POSED FAMILY SESSIONS?

Yes, My Environmental Portraits are families looking for a little instruction and have one location in mind. You dress comfortable and simple as we focus on your families connection. Click here for more info.

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