What is a Documentary Family Photo Session, and why should I have one?

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DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY IS A NATURAL WAY TO HAVE YOUR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHED

The thing about documentary is that it is about capturing you and your life as it is. There is no staging, no posing, no directing.  Another genre that people often confuse with documentary is lifestyle. These two styles are completely different. Lifestyle is trying to make your life look perfect with clothing, location, facial expressions, ect. Documentary is photographing your life as it is, because you are perfect the way you are. The messy house, the mismatched clothing, the wild children. That is enough, and it is beautiful to capture. 

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YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WHAT TO WEAR    

 One thing that clients often worry about is worry about is what to wear. For these sessions you don't need to go buy new clothing. Just wear what you would wear on any normal day. These sessions are supposed to be about photographing your family as you are! So let the stress fly out the window and just be you.

 

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AT SOME POINT YOUR CHILDREN WILL ACT OUT

Don't worry about it! I will photograph those moments where the kids are throwing tantrums, or fighting, or just being stinkers. But that is part of what family life is! It's a bundle of emotions all wrapped up in a day, and that is what makes my heart love documenting families. I have 4 kids of my own, so this is not new to me. 

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LOCATION MATTERS

Location matters in terms of what you love to do as a family, and what a normal day with you is like. If you have a couple of activities that are special that you do as a family we can photograph those. But don't try to stuff your day full of too many things. The whole family will be exhausted if you do. 

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DADS LOVE THESE SESSIONS

Lets be honest....not many men love photoshoots. Well, that is until they have a documentary session. These sessions are really just about photographing the family spending time together. 

THESE IMAGES WILL BE PRICELESS

Kids grow up fast, and life changes. I view photography as a visual inheritance that you leave for your family. It is so important to have photos done. It's the little things in life that tug at our heart. It's not the perfectly posed images. Pick up the phone and give me a call at  907-982-5409 or email me to schedule your session.