Day in the Life sessions are the most natural way to document your family! You'll be asked to complete an emotionally charged questionnaire so I can get to know you a little better, and then I'll show up to your home, camera in hand, ready to photograph your family without direction. No posing, no smiling at the camera - I won't even ask you to open the curtains!
During these sessions, I'm not so much a "fly on the wall", as I'll still play, interact, talk, and eat lunch with you.
DITL sessions are a minimum of four hours long, since there's more of a focus on the tiny interactions and relationships between you and your family, but most families choose a full eight hour day.

what is a day in the life session?

documentary

day in the life

Literally anything. I give a good list of suggested activities in your pre-session questionnaire, but for the most part, I want to document just a normal day in your lives. I'll come with you to the grocery store, crash your daughter's dance lessons, and climb in bed for nap time. There's beauty in all the boring things you do. 

BUT WHAT DO WE DO ALL DAY?

Here's the beauty of Day in the Life sessions - there's no preparation needed. SERIOUSLY! If the kids are old enough, you may want to tell them that your friend is going to spend the day with you and she'll have a fancy camera. 

I promise I won't send you Pinterest boards about wardrobe. 

I promise you don't even need to change out of your pajamas.

And I promise I'll turn around and get right back in my car if you answer the door in khakis and white shirts. 

how to prepare for your day in the life session

Short answer? As many as it takes to tell the story. 
Long answer: I don't guarantee a certain number of photos. I will say the average minimum for an eight hour day is 150ish. Emphasis on the ish. 

For an eight hour day I could take up to 8,000 photos!  Since these are moment-based sessions, I'm firing off close to 30-100 frames just for one moment or scene. I'll cull through the images, remove any duplicates, blinks, unflattering images and images where I thought I was feelin' artsy and edit only the keepers. You get the keepers. 

HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE GET?

The messier the better! If that's truly how you and your family live, EMBRACE IT. Your children will look at these photos years from now and remember your home just how it is. Besides, I'm not photographing your belongings for inventory - my focus is on the interactions, love, and all the weird shit your kids are doing.

BUT MY HOUSE IS A MESS, SONJ.

your home

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