Below is an example of a “Day in the Life” session I shot in late 2017 for a lovely family in the Blue Mountains. This session entailed a full 8-hour day of coverage (though you can also book 2- or 4-hour sessions). It is a truly special way of capturing a moment in time. See for yourself:
“Sharon really does a marvelous effort of putting you at ease. You just go about your day and she’ll capture it. Simple. I adore how our photos capture our story. Our everyday. Our love-soaked memories.”
– Read more of past client Shannon’s experience and view her slideshow on her blog “Oh Creative Day”
You can now book your own “Day In The Life” Family Documentary Photoshoot!
Capture the real, unscripted meaningful moments of every day life with your family. You get 2-8 hours of “fly on the wall” coverage – we don’t pose or do formal portraits, I simply document your life, in the moment.
- 2-8 hour shoot, plus pre-planning
- Gallery of 150+ hi-res digital images
- Custom slideshow video
What do we DO during a session?
Whatever you want! Most likely I will come meet you at your home and then you go about your normal day. Whether you plan a big day out or quiet time at home I simply document the day. Depending on the hours we book this might include mealtimes or bedtime. If there’s something special to your family like “we make pancakes every Sunday morning” or “we love going out to the markets” – that’s a great activity to plan a session around.
What do we wear?
Again, the beauty of these sessions is that there’s no pressure to dress up your life. Come as you are. My only rule is that you do NOT wear matching outfits 😉
But my house is a mess!
First off, that’s not a question. Second off, you have kids. I have kids. Everyone knows our houses aren’t immaculate at all times. One day we’ll have an empty nest and can fill it with furniture that’s not covered in orange juice stains. Until then, our lives are filled with Duplo, and that’s ok. This is about capturing moments that you don’t want to forget, biscuit crumbs and all.
What if we don’t want our kids on social media?
That is totally fine! I will always consult with you before posting any photos of your or your children on my website or Facebook page.
Cool, I’m on board but how do I convince my partner?
I hear you, my husband hates being photographed. But some good news is that this is super low-key. No getting dressed up, no fake smiles, just hanging with the kiddos. If you’re worried about feeling like you’ve got paparazzi following you when we go out just pretend I’m your weird cousin working on an art project! Or we can stay at home if that makes people more comfortable.
I get that this style of photography might make people feel self-conscious and I do my best to put families at ease. I so appreciate being invited into someone’s life for a day and do my best to honour that privilege.
Contact me here to enquire!
I’m happy to chat by phone or email prior to booking and answer any questions.