I know you’ve heard me say it before, but it’s seriously never been more true: I love my job as a family documentary photographer. I’m biased of course, but I think it’s the coolest job out there. I mean, I get to help families build their visual legacy. Quite literally, I’m a family historian, a storyteller, a freezer of time (does that even make sense??) and most of all, I’m super grateful and humbled because my clients, these families, they trust me with their memories.
It’s a big job. And it’s not uncommon for me to meet my clients face-to-face for the first time ever when I arrive at their session. It can be a little nerve-wracking. But it literally never fails. I always end up leaving each of my sessions feeling like I’ve just spent the last couple of hours catching up with life-long friends.
And the K family was no different!
I met Sarah through a model call that I put out when we first moved to North Carolina. I was in the process of moving my business down from Virginia (owning a small-business is not for the faint of heart, but I digress!) and I was searching for a family for an in-home session. Sarah responded and I immediately knew that they would be so fun to work with!
Fast forward to session morning. I like to arrive a few minutes early to spend a little time doing a meet and greet – remember it’s usually the first time we’re all meeting! That morning, I was greeted at the door by little F and we became fast friends! Once I’d been given a tour of all her favorite toys, they made breakfast together (homemade biscuits, yum!) and then transitioned to playtime and before I knew it, it was time to leave.
Enjoy the morning with the K family!
Ever wondered what a documentary session would look like with your family? Drop me a note so we can brainstorm a bit! I’d love to help you create your visual legacy! Need some more inspiration? Check out these documentary sessions: