Documentary photo sessions are not traditional sessions you might be used to. There will be no direction or posing from me. I simply drop in on random day that you want to remember and document your life as is, with no interruption. Get ready for the easiest session you’ve ever had.
BEFORE OUR SESSION
We can meet beforehand for coffee or tea to see if we’re a good fit and to get to know each other a little better. I’ll ask a few questions about your family, personalities, and what’s important to you right now.
We can chat about your week and see if there’s any days, traditions, or routines that are special to you that you might want documented. We can discuss goals and get into a little more detail about how I work and what you can expect. Please ask as many questions as you want!
If there’s enough time between our session, I can also visit your home to meet the rest of your family. It’s important that everyone is comfortable prior to our session. If you choose for me to not visit ahead of time, that’s okay too! I’m very laid back and integrate myself into your family very easily. My job is to make sure the day flows smoothly.
DURING OUR SESSION
On the day of our session, please dress as you normally would! Let your kids be themselves and go about your day as if I wasn’t there. You can expect me to arrive a little early before our session to say hi and get to know everyone a little more, if I haven’t already.
Over time, I’ll take more photos and blend myself in your family like a family friend who’s visiting. I will never manipulate the environment (including moving objects) nor will I tell anybody to do something. My goal is to make sure your day unfolds naturally so that I can capture your story honestly.
The moment I arrive, I will be looking at all details, choosing the best angle/composition and best way to tell your story. You might even see me climb a couch or two! Sometimes we’ll chat and talk, most times I’ll be silent and observe anticipating the right moment. Other times, I won’t be taking any photos at all and will put my camera down.
AFTER OUR SESSION
After the session is over, you can expect a private link to a gallery within 4 weeks. If you opted for an order and reveal, I’ll contact you for an appointment. I’ll show you the photos of our day together and we’ll select your favorite images for your photo book and prints. If you choose to forego the order and reveal, you can download all your photos from the gallery link and decide on your photo book and prints in the comfort of your home. If you can’t decide, I can always custom make your photo book and choose the photos I think tells your story the best. I’m always a call/message away for any assistance.