As a documentary photographer, I prefer to shoot my clients in familiar settings-primarily their home. However, a location that is near and dear to their heart is great too. On family land, chasing their dogs among open fields, cows, a creek, and mountains. Playing in the tree house in the middle of the woods that the family used for hunting trips and games of hide and seek.
This family. Oh my goodness this family. I always look forward to their sessions and this past fall was nothing short of amazing. They live in the most beautiful place in the county; among mountains, streams, and the most gorgeous fall color you ever laid eyes on. Enjoy!
Oh how I love this little family. I’ve documented baby B’s parents engagement and then wedding. Watching and documenting their family grow from 2 to now 3 has been such a blessing. THIS is why I’m only offering in-home documentary photography for families in 2016. Documenting your REAL life, real connections, real emotions. Because REAL IS BEAUTIFUL. You feel most comfortable in your own home so it feels only natural to document you where are you most comfortable.
I’ll be posting all of my recent sessions over the next few weeks in addition to a wedding and a personal trip. First up is the Ruger Family. I love this family so much. I went to college with Lori and have been photographing their growing family for 4 years now! I just love watching the girls grow, and they love to pose for my camera!
I’ve been moving towards an in-home documentary approach to my family sessions this year. If you’ve ever had a session with me, you know I’m very laid back in my approach with little to no posing during a session. In these documentary sessions, there is NO posing. Just me, in your home, documenting your family during this season of life. Not every image is technically ‘perfect’ but every image is perfectly you. Real. Genuine. Beautiful. Life isn’t always pretty. Sometimes is chaotic, and messy; with toys everywhere, laundry piled up, or dishes in the sink. But that’s life. That’s real. And I want to tell your family story. I want to capture your real; because real is beautiful.
OBX on the Corova 4×4 beach. 4 families. 9 kids. 2 dogs. An amazing vacation.
Those early days in the beginning of the week were so humid. Even first thing in the morning while I sat on the porch with coffee trying to read a book before the house woke up.
I didn’t start taking any pictures until that second day. The first day on the beach was about relaxing and letting go. The dogs were so wiped out after that first day, they barely got off the floor!
The horses were right in our backyard some days.
Little “L” is telling one of her infamous stories.
She hated the sand in the beginning of the week
Making ‘drippy’ castles
Every night the lightening was incredible.
We were only about 2 miles or so away from the VA line.
Right before the wave took them out!
Congrats to Bridgett! Page County’s latest High School graduate! I wish you nothing but good vibes and happiness as you start this new chapter in life.
Another year has gone by and she keeps getting more grown up and more beautiful.
I stopped by her house so she could show me her rabbit and new puppy.
We walked next door to her Grammie’s. How great to grow up so close to family!
My parents recently sold their dream home. They built the house they would raise 2 children in over 25 years ago. They decided to close this season of their lives to start a new season in a new, smaller home with little maintenance so they can enjoy their lives more. Before they turned the keys over the the new owner’s I wanted to document this time in their lives.
This mailbox is for my son. My mom and he put little treats in it for each other. He knows when the flag is up he has a little something waiting for him.
We planted this tree as a little sapling when my sister and I were young.