A Morning in the Life

One of the things I love about being a Fayetteville family documentary photographer is that I GET to help families create a visual legacy of what life is like in their current life season. I’m particularly interested in routines – because though they may seem uninteresting in the moment, they’re usually chock full of memories that will last a lifetime. And what better way to help remember those than a documentary photography session.

So, let me ask you this. What’s the first thing you do in the morning? Lately my days are starting with a run with Ben and Nani (half-marathon here we come!). After we run, one of us waters the grass. I know, so mundane. We’re actually in the process of re-seeding a portion in the front and the back. Watering twice a day has become our life. Sigh. Homeownership.

After watering, I generally come back in the house and start my breakfast. Ben’s usually quick to the shower and off to work, so often I sit down to breakfast with a lovely cup of coffee and a book.

I mentioned on Facebook a long time ago that my breakfast every morning consists of coffee and eggs. You guys, I am a woman of habit. It’s a rare day that I stray from this routine.

Anyways. Awhile back, I decided to document my very own morning in the life. It was a challenge to think of interesting ways to document my routine. And these photos were the result.

I posted them into my Instagram stories and, oddly enough, I received more feedback on these photos than I ever expected. You see, sometimes I feel like a boring person. I don’t feel like what I do is super interesting. We don’t have kids (yet!) but we have Nani, so our mornings (and days) are quiet. I’m sure someday I’ll look back on these photos and reminisce quiet mornings with a book. Until then, I’ll embrace the beauty of the ordinary. So here’s a morning in the life – with me.

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While I enjoy sharing these small parts of my morning with you, what I really want you to know is that your morning routine is just as interesting and can be captured in a beautiful way. I’d love to be a part of that. I’d love to help you create a visual legacy for your family. If you’re in the Fayetteville area and you’re thinking a family documentary session might be right for you, drop me a note. I’d love to get in touch! And if you’re not quite sure about a documentary session just yet, hop on my newsletter list to stay up to date on tips, tricks, travel, and more! Subscribe here or enter your info below!

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