Forget the awkward poses, and forced smiles. Let the kids be kids don’t worry about trying to look perfect. Let’s capture all the in between moments; the life you’re living today, this moment in time. Creating a beautiful, priceless work of art out of it (you can leave that last part to me).
Imagine how much easier it will be to tell your partner that he/she won’t actually have to do anything except be themselves during the session. Think about how stress free it will be to just do your normal thing and enjoy spending time with your family.
Documentary family life shoots, are a brilliant alternative to family photography, they take place at home or a location of your choice. They are 100% unstaged therefore 100% real.
Everyone has family portraits where we’re all dressed up, possibly wearing matching or complementary outfits and smiling (me included). I bet you have photos of the most important events in your lives (birth, weddings, birthdays etc). We have LOTS of these photos, am I not right? We never forget to photograph those big, important moments!
But what did you do eight weeks ago on Saturday?
Who knows?! It was just another normal day, am I right?
But what did life look like three years ago? what did it feel like when nothing that special was going on?
Research suggests that the small, mundane experiences are what we value MOST as we grow older. So perhaps these are precisely the moments we shouldn’t ignore! These are the moments that I know I have captured and I want to treasure and remember, what about YOU?
This style captures a day in your life that is here today, gone tomorrow. Next year on that day so much will have changed! These photos don’t just capture what you looked like but also your family dynamics at that time, the quirkiness that comes with each age, shared laughter or tears: just real, un-staged moments of YOUR life.
With children comes with so many moments of joy, trouble, frustration, calm, and utter chaos! Parents are very hardworking and much loved but do not always have the opportunity to see it for themselves. I would love to show YOU that your normal everyday is full of love and creativity in ways that you may not even realise. To help you celebrate these moments by making expressive, artful photos and candid environmental portraits that tell the story of your life as it is today. I want to capture the beauty in YOUR everyday!
In a typical in-home or on location session, I will photograph your family life as it is now. You don’t have to get dressed up or even clean you house. You don’t have to worry about looking or being weird, I’ll be the one contorting my body and crawling on the floor to get the photo! I will focus on capturing the interactions, both subtle and obvious, and all of the emotion and laughter that comes with that!