Family Documentary Day in the Life Photography
What is Day in the Life Photography anyway?
It might not be for you, but… Family Documentary Photography is all about capturing your beautiful, everyday, ordinary as it is right now!!! It includes all those heart warming moments in a day, like those sneaky lingering kisses, the way your child looks up at you, the way a parent strokes their Childs head as they walk past. It also includes all the quirky in-between moments, like when the kids jump from one lounge to another, or save their ice cream on the side walk for later. And don’t forget sweet little melt down moments like when child number one wants “small” grated cheese, not sliced cheese.
What you need to know is that Day in the Life Photography utilises the family documentary photography approach, where there is no posing (woohoo I hear all the Dads say), no forced smiles (sigh of relief I hear the Mumma’s shout out), no trying to keep kids still or ‘well behaved’ (solid sigh from both parents here), and no direction in any way from the photographer. The focus is all about capturing those beautiful everyday ordinary quirks that are present and exist in every family. I want to show those beautiful connections that exist naturally and organically. So let the children do what they do, let Mum and Dad just focus on playing and having fun, and watch everyone have an awesome time.
So often I see clients a year or two later who tell me how precious the pictures of every season are – because the family just grows so fast that it can be overwhelming to register in your brain. I remember one mum telling me that she didn’t realise how awesome she had it each year during the photos, even when kids were fighting or had ice cream on their shirts, or the toys were all over the lounge room … looking back and seeing the kids were happy and playful, and remembering little quirks they had at age 4, little interactions between siblings at ages 6 and 8, and even some little rituals at breakfast that the kids had with dad that they had forgotten all about now… these were the moments they loved remembering and looking back on…
Documentary Family Photography is about focussing on your family, just for a few moments, exactly how you all are in your beautiful little world, and letting me capture your quirky loves in all their glorious uniqueness. There is nothing better than watching a Reveal session with the family’s I work with, where we laugh and cry at all those wonderful in between little moments… I love that my job helps us to remember what we forgot.
Creative Session Fee
Beautiful Family Day in the Life photography creative session fees start at $600 (for a half Day), $1200 for 12 hours coverage (whole day) and includes;
A pre-session consultation, to discuss and plan your session and the kinds of images you are hoping to produce.
Either a half (6 hour) or whole day (12 hour – from wake to sleep) family documentary session starting at home, and potentially heading out doing what it is you normally do. Day in the Life Sessions are all about your everyday beautiful ordinary. Whatever it is you usually do together, that is what we will do… and I promise, it will never be boring, and your glorious mess, will just show as a home well lived. These sessions are seriously indulgent in the best possible way!! They are totally focussed on your family for a whole or half a day, capturing those beautiful everyday ordinary moments from dawn to dusk!! I don’t know if there is anything better!!! How the day pans out is totally up to your family. The story is yours to tell.
All time taken to edit and prepare these beautiful art pieces (I will take quite a lot of images, and curate a Gallery of your day that will be priceless).
A Reveal and Order session, at your home, to view your stunning images and order your bespoke wall art, albums or story box. Usually when a Day in the Life Session is scheduled, we know its about telling a story, so at the design consultation, we will review how you want to view your images (most popular choice start with a custom hand made album, and a couple of ‘hero’ shots for the wall)… but you can add Wall Art, beautifully hand made custom Wooden Story boxes, gift prints, cards… whatever it is you fancy
You only buy what you love, so you can mix and match products to produce a truly customised collection that helps you to Remember what we Forgot…
Delivery and installation of your chosen Wall Art and custom made products. (I’ve got a guy, and he will hang all wall art professionally, straight away!! Pure Bliss!)
Clients typically invest between $2500 and $7500 for their customised, professionally printed Wall Art, Albums and Story Boxes.