Day in the Life Photography and Films

A lot can happen in a day, especially with kids at home.

What does your day-to-day look like? Do you ever stop to look around and take it all in? The giggles, the mess, the afternoon crashes on the couch that your child has been fighting for hours? All of those are things your kids will love to remember in years to come. And this is where documentary family photography and “day in the life” sessions come in.

What does “day in the life” mean?

A “day in the life” photo session is basically a very long family photography session. That sounds daunting, doesn’t it?

But do you ever notice how you get more comfortable around someone the more time you spend with them? That’s not just the case with kids, it applies to everyone.

The goal is to capture who you are and create memories for you and your kids to look back to in years to come.

This is completely unscripted, emotive photography.

How does a “day in the life” session work?

I will spend a significant amount of time with you (about 8 hours) to document your family dynamics and your day-to-day routines most honest and intimately. You can decide what part of the day you’d like me to focus on – mornings or evenings.

What I won’t do, is place you in a nice park, all dressed up in your best outfits. I won’t ask you to smile for me or my camera. I won’t even ask you to look at my camera. I’ll actually never ask you to do a thing for a photo… Instead, I want you to concentrate on each other and let me document how your family works.

That might include tantrums of your youngest because they can’t find their favourite toy. It might include your reaction to your kid dropping an egg while trying to help you bake. And hopefully, it will include moments of joy, laughter and love. In-between moments can be easily missed but when I spend a whole day with you, chances are that I’ll be able to catch them and freeze them in a picture for you to hold on to.

But… what if you want more than just photos? Are you aware of the power of video? The combination of movement and audio together can have such an impact on the viewer – you, your family – and emphasize those memories. For that reason, I also offer “Real Life Family Films” as an add-on to my “Day in the life” sessions. On my blog you can find The Hudson Family as an example of what this looks like.

Does this sound like something you’d like to have for your own family? If it is, get in touch with me so we can schedule a call and have a chat.

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