The new year is here, and it’s promising to be a good one. 2016 was an incredibly busy year, full of learning and growth for me and my family. I started the year focusing strongly on women’s portraiture, and finished it realising that I adore family photography as much as I do women’s portraiture and want it to be an ongoing part of my work. But I want it to be fun on both sides of the camera, fun and natural and authentic. My family photography style has traditionally been quite natural and relaxed anyway, but in recent months I have once again fallen in love with documentary style photography.
Documentary photography focuses on telling the stories of your family, capturing real moments, real days, all unscripted and authentic. The things your family does every day, every week, the little moments and routines that form the fabric of your lives together, that one day will be the story of your children’s childhood and things you remember when you look back, those are the things your Storyteller session will aim to capture. These sessions are not about getting that one family portrait that has everyone beautifully posed, smiling and looking into the lens – these sessions are about filling albums with the story that’s uniquely yours.
A few playful shots from a recent session are below; you’ll see how they form brief, playful stories. Over the next few months, more will follow.
If you love this free spirited, authentic style of photography and would like to have your own family story documented, please contact me to discuss your very own Storyteller session.
Wishing you a wonderful week,