I did a photoshoot in the park with this family a few years ago, and it was wonderful to be invited into their home to do a more documentary-style “day in the life” shoot, this time with grandparents in attendance.

Beth’s Dad has been ill and it was important to her to capture some inter-generational moments with her parents and her two boys.

And that’s it, really. There’s no elaborate story here. Documentary sessions tend to be all about capturing the little details and interactions that are unique and personal to your family.

It’s not about the perfect backdrops – it’s about real life, about still having washing out on the line. About two brother performing songs from “The Muppet Show” for their parents. About sitting around the kitchen table, playing board games.

It’s about knowing looks and meaningful gestures.

Basically documentary family photography is just about taking all those warm, fuzzy family memories and making sure they last forever, and that’s why I love it!

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