What type of photographer are you?
I am what’s called a documentary photographer. Other labels might include storytelling photographer, family photojournalist, family documentarian and visual storyteller. All in all, I make photos of families, couples and newborns doing what they do best: simply living and being.
There’s a time for dressing up and going to the park and there are photographers who are true masters at that type of photography. I am the photographer you bring along when you want to document your life as it is. Your authentic moments just the way they happen. no pretenses, no poses, just life. The joy and the pain, the sticky and the sweet. All of it is awesome, and I want to show it all to you in a wonderful artistic way.
Sessions generally take place at your home or we can venture out to a few of your favorite places. If it’s meaningful to you and your family, it’s fair game.
Will we get any photos of the whole family together?
If it’s important to you – yes.
I follow a documentary approach for my sessions, photographing your family interactions without scripting or prompting, but there will be time to ensure we get some shots of the family together.
And don’t worry – these will not be family portraits as you know them. I’ll not be lining you all up and telling you to smile. We’ll keep it light and loose and play a game or two to ensure we’re capturing your lovely authentic selves.
What should we do?
Some families want me present to simply photograph their everyday routine. Other families like to plan an activity (or in the case of a longer session, several activities). Activities might include cooking or baking together, sharing a meal, completing a school project, playing a game or a few games… If your family enjoys it, it’s going to make for some great photos.