Ever since I became a mom five months ago, I’ve fallen in love with:
the real life.
I rarely pull out my DSLR with Jackson. Most of his life has been captured on our iphones, but I don’t care. I want those moments. I want to remember that silly grin, his belly laugh, the genuine look on his dad’s face when he squeals, his first time discovering things in his world. The unscripted stuff.
I don’t care that my house isn’t clean. That the laundry sits in piles on our couch behind him in those photos. That we’re wearing our every day uniform of sweats and t-shirts. That I probably haven’t had time to shower that day, let alone put on a face of makeup or get dressed in real clothes. I want Jackson to know that he was loved. Deeply. Without abandon. I want him to know what real life was like. Not those gorgeous backlit portraits that I love so much. Of course he will still have those, but I want him to see us in our element. When we aren’t afraid of what people will think, but that we’re just being us. Loving on our little boy and enjoying our time as a family. Because let’s face it, we don’t know how much time we will have together.
My dad passed away when I was only four. I have one actual portrait of our family. I have a lot of snapshots. Precious, precious snapshots that showed me what we did when I was little. What real life was like. That my parents loved me. Those things are priceless. And I assure you that I do not care one tiny little bit what we were wearing, whether there were stains, whether the house was a mess, or whether my mom needed to lose weight. I don’t care. I care about those moments that show our life as a family.
Enter the black and white, completely unscripted, real moments, day in the life sessions. I’m SO excited to start offering these for family photos!!!
Melissa’s family was the first family that ever had the faith in me to hire me for family photos wayyyyyyyy back when I had no idea what I was doing. When I got the idea to start photographing these amazing family sessions, I knew I had to do my first one with Melissa, Brian, Anderson, and Cora.
You can have your own day in the life session with me starting on November 1! Email me to schedule your session at firstname.lastname@example.org.