Documentary photography is a unique session type that gives you an opportunity to have photographs that tell the real story of who your family is, not what everyone expects or assumes. There is no direction or posing from me. I simply 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. 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
You can expect me to arrive a little early before our session to say hi and get to know everyone a little more. Over time, I’ll take more photos and blend myself in your family like a friend who’s visiting. I will never manipulate the environment (including moving objects) nor will I direct 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 lights and shadows, choosing the best angle/composition and best way to tell your story. 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 and 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 album and prints. If you choose to forego the order and reveal, I’ll send you a link to a private gallery where you can download all your photos and decide on your album and prints on your own time. I’m always a call/message away for any assistance!