Summer is here! And with high temps and unruly weather patterns come MORE DAY IN THE LIFE SESSIONS! As a documentary style family photographer, I truly believe there’s no better way to photograph your family than with a Day in the Life session.
I always tell my client there’s no way to “prepare” for these sessions. I prefer to walk into your home as you’re experiencing a regular day in your home. When I arrived at the G Family’s home, the baby was snacking on the counter, and big sister was pumped to show me her bedroom. There’s always a period of “showing off” at the beginning of these sessions, but it’s important I play along – I need the tiny humans to trust me! This show-off period only lasts a short time, though. Soon, they forget about the big camera in my hand and go back to just being a kid.
But it’s not just the tiny humans I need to convince – 80% of the time, moms will tell me their husbands are O-V-E-R the traditional family sessions. So their husband’s are STOKED to have me following me around all day with a Day in the Life session. There’s sometimes a little bit of camera awareness in the beginning as well, but just like the kids, that melts away after an hour or so…
I photographed the G family on a regular Monday in their home in Miami. Snacks, a trip to Target, couch-cuddles, even my personal favorite – TIME OUT. Yes, in-home family sessions include everything – even the naughty times. As a documentary style family photographer, it’s so important the final photos reflect the REAL you!
Scroll through for some of my favorites from their session, and why I love time-out so much.
Ready to show your family that summer sessions don’t have to suck? I still have some availability through the end of 2020! Get in touch and tell me your family’s story!