early saturday morning.

 

unscripted.  complete documentary shooting is my favorite.  it is real.  it is messy.  and it is about freezing this time in your life so that you have images to look back at and bring you right back to your day-to-day.  the mundane and the magical - because it ALL matters!

i walked in on the two older ones with a front row seat to dad making breakfast.  they were told moments before 'someone is coming over and will take a few pictures'.  these guys didn't even seem phased by me and my bulky camera...they made me feel right at home with them.  we spent the next few hours just hanging out - doing what they do on a satruday morning together.  it is that easy!

 

big backyard

 

i met this family because one of my favorite local photographers (tim prust) sent them my way.  sometimes walking into a new, big family can be a little scary, but not these guys.  the kids introduced themselves, dad offered me a coffee and mom made the whole session exactly what it was...relaxed!  

 

beach breeze

 

we first met several years ago while she was starting off in photography and not only trusted me to document her family but also encouraged me to do my thing in such a genuine way.  it is common for me to approach a session a bit more concerned with what i think the client wants vs how i enjoy documenting, so when given that okay, i find my creativity and inspiration flourish.  

and when her kids asked me to come over after the beach and insisted on holding my hand throughout the session, i was quite smitten.  

this session is my ideal.  creative freedom mixed in with complete trust is MAGIC! 

here is them last year

 

steak & eggs.

 

starting this month, i will be offering day in the life type sessions.  simply, tiny moments that make up your everyday.  we all know time flies, so why not document your life now, the routine, the messy, the connections and the love.  real and unscripted.

this is what a morning at this house looks like.