WHAT IS DOCUMENTARY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY?
The idea behind a documentary family session is that you live life unscripted, in the way that you do every day. What’s unusual is that I would be there with a camera to record whatever is happening - - from your high-energy family fun to the most mundane activities and everything in between. My goal is to make photographs that are authentic and tell an honest story about your family.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SMALLER MOMENTS.
While you may not think that your everyday routine is worthy of documentation, it’s these in-between moments that shape your family’s dynamic and will lay the groundwork for who your children will become. It’s your child learning how to brush their own teeth or a bedroom dance party or a Wiffleball game at sunset. Your current routine with your children will fade away before you’re even aware that it has -- and there’s no going back to this precious time. One day your child throws their pacifier into the trash and says, “no more,” and the next they're off to middle school, waving from the bus. It’s these everyday moments that are the most meaningful.
WHY YOU SHOULD SCHEDULE A DOCUMENTARY FAMILY SESSION.
Documentary family sessions are about being grateful for the love and the life you share together. Years from now, these photographs will give your family the chance to look back at this time and remember exactly what it felt like to be there. What a gift!
By inviting me to photograph your family, you’ll get to experience your family’s personal connection firsthand, without having the burden of being on camera duty. Savor this moment right now and let me make the photographs that will someday become your memories.
BOOKS ARE FOREVER.
A custom-designed book is included with every documentary family package because I believe in their power and permanence. There’s nothing better than turning the pages of a book that tells the story of your sweet family. I don’t want your precious memories relegated to deep storage on a hard drive or worse yet, lost on a misplaced flash drive. Books have withstood the test of time and will be with you forever. Who knows what the future holds for our digitized data? I’m an award-winning photobook designer and I can’t wait to create something special for you from our session.
If you were to schedule a documentary family session with me annually you’d have a chronological collection of books for your coffee table or library. Imagine giving your grown-up child a gift of these photobooks for a special occasion, perhaps at their graduation from college or on their wedding day. You’d be giving them your family’s cherished moments preserved. A lasting investment that is truly priceless.
READY TO SCHEDULE OR HAVE QUESTIONS?
Say the word and I’ll send over my Documentary Family Photography Questionnaire and Session Guidelines. Before we confirm a session date we’ll chat. Maybe on the phone, by Skype or in person. I’ll be happy to answer any questions and respond to your concerns. I'll explain my process to you and how I work. I’ll also want to make sure we're a good fit. You can reach me through my contact form or email directly at email@example.com