• What is documentary family photography (day in the life, DITL)?
Documentary family photography means documenting your family for a day or a half day just as you are (the more time I spend with you, the better I get to know your family, the better images I get!). I don't direct or ask you to do anything again. I look for moments of connection, activities, gestures and feelings that are unique to you and your family. I follow you as you go about your day photographing the beauty in the otherwise mundane. To me, nothing is boring about family life.
• Can I see a full gallery of either a family portrait session or a day in the life?
Absolutely. These are available on request.
• Can I print the images or make an album I can hold?
Absolutely, I grew up on big family albums that sat heavy on my lap. It was as if I could hold all those precious moments. I highly recommend printing images and making an album. When I deliver your gallery it will be very easy to purchase images. Once you fall in love with your pictures we will talk about an album.
• How many images will I receive?
For 2 hour family portrait sessions you receive about 50-70 high resolution digital downloadable files. For full day in the life sessions you will receive about 100 images plus a slide show.
• What if my kids are really misbehaved during the shoot?
I've seen a lot during portrait sessions. A one year old projectile vomiting during a cake smash, another one year old who wouldn't stop crying, kids who don't want to be in the pictures, kids who want to do nothing but run. Through all of these situations I was able to capture images that the parents were happy with. It's all ok. I get that kids are kids and we will make it work. I will need your help though! Make sure your kids are well fed and all rested before a portrait shoot.
For a day in the life session, anything goes! It's real life.