I hold this session so close to my heart! This was my first 24 hour / Day In Life session. I am so incredibly excited that that my first family was totally open and felt I truly captured their connection, emotion and love they share for each other. Matt and Christine immediately grasped the concept and saw the value in capturing a moment in their life. Matt began the day with preparing breakfast and spending some time with the kids before he left for work. I spent the day with Christine and the kids and we popped into the architectural firm where Matt works at for lunch. (Something they do regularly in addition to having dinner at the beach…after all it's Martha's Vineyard!) Day in Life sessions are something I've been wanting to explore for a long time, and it is beyond exciting that it is becoming a reality. Unlike my portraits sessions, they are purely documentary. No posing. No direction. Just me with my cameras tagging along with a family on an ordinary day. The longer I am present the more my camera is forgotten and something truly magical unfolds. I show up the night before the shoot with my trusty sleeping bag and hang out with the family the night before our shoot without my camera. Having the time to connect with the kids and parents before our day creates an easy progression to shooting the next day. I would love to capture more of my clients in this manner. True Story: My dad was a photographer and his constant documentation of everyday life are the photos I treasure the most. I recently started to archive his photos and I can't express how exciting it is to time travel through his photographs. He is a major inspiration to me in exploring this work and pursuing photography. My dream is to be able to document a day in life for my clients once a year and create a visual library for them to pass along to their children some day. Keep an eye for more of this work!
Day in Life documentation of a family living on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.