Family Storytelling (Documentary) Photography Session? What's it all about?
In two words this is a photo session where you get to relax and be yourself. No posing, no awkward smiles and stress about everybody being on their best behavior.
Documentary photography is a completely different approach to family photography. I want you to be yourself, otherwise it won't be story of your life, of your family. How will I photograph you then? I simply follow your family and capture your day.
Grown-up lives tend to be busy. We wake up in the morning, wake up kids, get them ready for the day, we run to work, pay bills, do laundry and cleanup, check homework, make dinner, clean up again and again (don't you hate those legos that are EVERYWHERE?!).
In this chaos we tend to miss little moments that are essence of who we are, who our kids are, who we teach them to be.
All those moments that seem to be ordinary and small, but they are part of way bigger puzzle. The way we look at our kids, the way they hold spoon, misbehave, giggle, the way we hug them and each other. Those moments seem insignificant now, but would mean a world to our kids when they grow up.
With my photos I capture memories that would fade and disappear otherwise. Day in the Life is not just whole bunch of pictures, but your ticket back to relive this particular day. I bottle them up for you, so when you need to feel warms of that day you can open the album or look at the photos and smile.
Just like looking at bottles of dandelion wine:
“And there, row upon row, with the soft gleam of flowers opened at morning, with the light of this June sun glowing through a faint skin of dust, would stand the dandelion wine. Peer through it at the wintry day - the snow melted to grass, the trees were reinhabitated with bird, leaf, and blossoms like a continent of butterflies breathing on the wind. And peering through, color sky from iron to blue.
Hold summer in your hand, pour summer in a glass, a tiny glass of course, the smallest tingling sip for children; change the season in your veins by raising glass to lip and tilting summer in” (c) Ray Bradbury "Dandelion Wine"