This little family is so cute. I photographed them several months ago, and already this sweet girl has grown so much! It’s crazy how that happens isn’t it? We had fun playing around Wilmore and celebrating this sweet little one’s first birthday!
So as you may or may not know, I studied Photojournalism at Ohio University. It is an amazing program with some of the most amazing professors and students in the country, all of whom challenged me and changed me so much as a photographer. Many of my fellow students graduated and became newspaper photographers, or freelance news photographers for magazines and such. I played a little with the idea of doing that, and have done some work for the Lexington Herald Leader (here is a link to a recent small story I did), but it just didn’t fit me completely.
Many different factors led me to decide that my heart was in wedding and family photography. But there is still a big piece of me that loves, is tied to, and wants to do photojournalism. I love to find moments in time that would go unnoticed. There are these beautiful things that happen in life that you have to open your eyes, and really search to see, and that is what I love so much about photojournalism. Finding these moments, seeing peoples realness, and capturing it.
So that brings me to the reason for this blog post. I am starting to offer a new package called the “Day in the Life” package. It’s different than the regular session in that there is no posing. It is all photojournalistic documentation of your life. The beauty that is living. So whatever you do, playing, reading with your children, cooking dinner, doing homework, eating together, working on a project, fishing, hiking, etc, etc, I will document that.
These wonderful folks, who you have seen many times before on this blog, were the first to have this kind of session done. I got there when they were getting home from work, stayed for dinner, play time, bath time, and bedtime. I love how it turned out. What I really love about it is the realness of it. There was some fun, and laughter, and playing, but their were also tears as there are in any family with a toddler. And I truly think that someday, it will be really neat for this family to look back and remember this time of their live-all of it 🙂