Recently, a fellow documentary family photographer and I did a session trade. We swapped an eight hour documentary session of each other’s family. The Hales (that’s us) were up first as we were moving away shortly and Sharon (of Sharon Troy-Baldwin Photography) was able to fit us in before the move. It is something I will be forever grateful for because as a super sentimental and emotional person (I cry watching Christmas ads for not-for-profit organisations or reading about people being kind to each other), I really think it helped me process our move to a new area. The lead up to our session I was so excited! I couldn’t wait to see how another photographer photographed my family. Would she see different personality elements in the girls or find pockets of light I had never noticed because I had some ‘go to’ ones at various times of the day? What do I miss noticing because I am in the thick of this thing called parenting? Then it happened… All those little thoughts and fears I tell prospective clients to not worry about started creeping in. Worrying about the clutter/size/cleanliness of my our home, wondering if we are even very […]
My parents are going away for a bit and refused to let me drive them to the airport (which is about a 2.5hr return trip) but let me drop them at the train station five minutes down the road. The girls and I decided to squeeze in some more time with them by staying on the train for a few stops and getting off in time for a morning snack. We haven’t had an outing for a while – especially not a train one! – so I brought the camera along. This is an example of how a documentary session unfolds photographically. We did our thing and the photographer (me!) documented what went on. Interested in bringing me along to a family day out? Contact me here – I can’t wait to start planning with you!