Emily Schultz : In Case You Were Wondering

09 August 2016

In Case You Were Wondering

What is documentary photography? Do you know or have some vague idea. Are you completely lost when I talk about being an “everyday photographer for down to earth families?” Type that question into google and you’ll most likely get the response,

Documentary photography usually refers to a popular form of photography used to chronicle events or environments both significant and relevant to history and historical events as well as everyday life.” 

That great, but what does that really mean for you and your family and how does that apply to a family photography session? It means that you get to see your favorite moments unfold. The moments you love, but are too busy enjoying to document. It means you come away from your session with a visual reminder of your every day and why you love it.

A documentary session is unposed.  It’s unforced. There is no bribing you kids to behave and smile at the camera. There is no grumpy husband forced to stand there while trying to get a postcard perfect photo. There is no frustrated you. There is just your family doing the things they love and being themselves. It’s the ebb and flow of your life as you move about your day. It’s the little moments that bring joy to your heart. It’s the early morning snuggles on the couch. The afternoon family adventure to the lake. It’s the evening bedtime routine. It’s the memories in the making. A documentary session is about the life you live, the things your family does, and the ones you love. This is what family documentary photography is.

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