Anyone who knows me knows that documentary photography has a very special place in my heart. With the insanity of life since I have returned to my full time job, I don’t get to do enough of it. So even though my life was pretty crazy busy back in October (just so you know crazy busy means it was the end of the quarter, I had a just been on a new teacher retreat for my full-time job, and I am a full-time mom and military spouse), I never had the chance to blog about this adorable little session.
The boys’ mom wanted some updated photos of them just playing and being themselves. My time with the boys was short, but documentary is fun because I just get to be with a family and capture their life and interactions as they happen. There is no forced agenda. It’s real. It’s what mom and dad see every day and those moments that they desperately want to cherish and remember.
While this was only a thirty-minute session, I’d recommend booking an hour or two for a true documentary experience. These are PERFECT for the colder months because often they can be in your home. Make breakfast together on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Bake cookies. If you are like my kids, they love doing art or their Koala and Kiwi Crate activity boxes they get. Just think about how you as a family spend your time when you are cooped indoors. Board games. Baking. Cooking. Cuddling. Reading. All of those activities are perfect for a documentary session.
Even though my website has specific times set, you can create your own package two and let me know how long you want me to be around and I can give you an estimate on pricing. Documentary sessions are low-key sessions that are really great for toddlers, because there are more opportunities for natural smiles that come from real fun.