We fell in love with documentary family photography around the same time that Instagram and Pinterest started taking off. The social pressures to share “picture perfect” images and influencers misrepresenting their real lives saw increases in depression. People stopped appreciating what they have and started pinning what they want life to look like. Sessions became stressful for parents and less enjoyable for the kids. Bringing along store bought props to “tell the story” did nothing to really capture what life was really like at that moment.

Day in the life family session
Kids playing at home with their favorite toys results in real joy and freedom to let their personalities shine

It wasn’t for us and we wanted more for our clients. We believe capturing your family should be as easy as just being with one another in the comfort of the day-to-day. It doesn’t require rewards for forced smiles and eyes at the camera.

Example: Newborns

Newborn sessions in particular seemed to get out of control (and super stressful). Thanks to Pinterest, new moms set unrealistic goals to accomplish 10+ different poses and just as many outfit changes during their session. All baby wants to do in the first week of life is to sleep (with a full belly) cuddled up in mom and dad’s warm embrace. And that is what’s worth capturing. The first bath, the swaddle breakout, getting peed on (it happens to us all), the quiet moments nourishing your child…That is what you will want to share in the years to come as you reminisce about those early days of life and parenthood.

Day-in-the-life of a newborn
Mommy snuggles during a day-in-the-life newborn session are more beautiful than any well-crafted prop-filled portrait

We don’t want you to lose sight of what really matters- about how beautiful your everyday moments are. We want you to appreciate the extraordinary in the ordinary. Life is beautiful. You’re beautiful. Don’t believe us? Let us prove it to you!

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