Sometimes it’s easier to start with what documentary photography is NOT…
- It is not posed portraits.
- It is not a family sitting in an empty field, dressed to the nines and smiling at the camera.
- It is not a newborn baby propped up naked and posed in a basket with a cute hat on.
There’s nothing wrong with any of those things. I’ve had lovely portraits taken of my family. But they are neither my strength nor what interests me as a photographer.
Here’s what I’m interested in:
- Storytelling – finding the little quirks that make your family unique
- Showing how much beauty and love is already there in your every-day life
- Capturing real moments – silly ones, messy ones, touching ones, imperfect ones
Whether it’s an in-home session documenting the day-to-day, enjoying a favourite family activity, visiting a meaningful place or documenting a milestone, I work with you to preserve memories that are all too fleeting.
What are some of the advantages for you?
- You get to remember this part of your life as it really was and capture true moments.
- There’s no forced smiling, no having to bribe kids into sitting still.
- Wear what you’re comfortable in, no need for special matching outfits.
What might be holding you back?
- Maybe you’re worried that your house is too messy, or you’re afraid you won’t look as good in candid photos?
- You don’t have any big milestones coming up or you don’t think your family is interesting enough?
I can guarantee you this: your real life is worth documenting NOW.
I felt like I took hundred of photos as my kids as babies, and I still don’t feel like I captured enough. Plus, you know, I’m not in any of them!
These are the kinds of photos your kids will love to look back at and remember what it was like when they were little.