Documentary Family Sessions || Vancouver Family Photographer

What is a Documentary Family Session?

It is a session where I capture a day in the life of your family. The session can take place in your home or an outdoor location. I follow you along and document your day. This can be a regular day at home including playing games, cooking, eating, doing laundry and anything you do on a daily basis. Or it could be an outdoor activity such as going for a walk, to the park, or to the beach. It could also be a special tradition such as going to the pumpkin patch, decorating the Christmas tree or family get togethers). The session could be anything you want it to be. I would basically be a fly on the wall following you around and taking photos of your day! My goal in these sessions is to capture real moments in your life as it is now!

What if you don’t like getting your photo taken?

A Documentary session is perfect for anyone who doesn’t like to get their photo taken. There is no preparation and NO stress. You do not have to get dressed up, you do not need to worry about your kids cooperating and smiling for the camera and there is no posing. You don’t even have to look at the camera! It is super relaxed and fun. You won’t even know I am there. All you have to do is be yourself and spend some quality time with your family doing what you love to do on a daily basis.

What I love about Documentary Photos?

I have a 3 year old daughter and she is at such a fun age right now. She has such a big personality and I love watching her develop. She is also very funny and keeps us entertained all day with the things she does and says and her many expressions. Documentary photos capture real life and emotion. I love being able to capture genuine moments of her playing with bubbles, reading a book, helping me in the kitchen, the struggle of naptime, etc. These are the memories I want to have and be able to pass on to her as she gets older. Time goes by so fast so it is nice to be able to freeze some of these moments and look back on them years from now.

What do clients think about Documentary sessions?

“We recently had Jessica come to our home to do a documentary session for a day in the life of our family. We could not be more pleased with Jessica’s photos and the candid memories that were captured that day. From the look on our daughter’s face when she was trying to hide behind a leaf during hide and go seek, to the cuddles my husband received during an impromptu story-time, to our snack, fort, and craft making experiences; doing a photo shoot of this nature is an opportunity to preserve a very special moment in time. Having a young family is by no means easy, but I am certain we’ll turn around one day and miss these earlier years, wondering where all the time went. These photos are a reminder of this precious time. Jessica is professional, respectful, laid back and has a tremendous eye for capturing the special moments. She made the whole experience comfortable and completely natural as we went on with our afternoon and just let her snap away! I know that these memories will be near and dear to us for many years to come. If you have not considered a photo session like this before for your family, I strongly recommend it. And when you do, I hope you will call Jessica!” -Lisa S. Burnaby BC

What do you do if you are interested in booking a session?

I would absolutely love to capture a day in the life of your family! There are a few different options so please contact me and we can chat!

 

 

Smith Family Day in the Life || Burnaby Family Photographer

I had the pleasure of hanging out with the Smith family in March in Burnaby, BC. They welcomed me into their home and I got to photograph their adorable little family. They have a 3 year old and a 6 month old. It was so much fun hanging out and watching A, I just loved listening to her sweet voice. She is a one lucky girl, she has a big toy room filled with tons of toys! She also loves dressing up and you will see a couple of her costumes as she changed multiple times while I was there because you have to wear a different outfit for each activity of course! G got to do a bit of reading with her daddy and her big sister and then she took a nap. I just love capturing the simple everyday moments like reading and playing hide and seek. These are the moments that are going to be so great to be able to look back at and remember what life was like at a particular time. Check out the slideshow with all the images and below that are some of my favs from the session.

If you are interested and want to do a documentary family session like this one contact me I would love to chat!

 

10 on 10 – Pancakes || April 2018 || Vancouver Family Photographer

The 10 on 10 blog post is a monthly post where a group of photographers choose 10 photos from the month to share. We then create a blog circle with a link to another photographer at the end of the blog.

I am really loving doing this monthly blog post and documenting daily life with my family. My little girl loves to help me do just about anything especially if its in the kitchen. Anytime I am in the kitchen she will ask me if she can help and she will go grab her little chair and bring it to the island. Every week we make pancakes and she loves pouring and mixing up the batter. So I thought that this would be something fun to document. For this month I also decided to edit all the photo in black and white! Be sure to continue the blog circle by clicking on the link at the bottom of the post.

Continue the blog circle and head over to see Jennifer Blake’s post here.

Project 52 – January & February || Vancouver, BC Documentary Family Photographer

This year I am doing a Project 52. I am taking 1 photo a week for every week in 2018. I am loving capturing my little girl and all the little things she does on a daily basis. it is going to be great When she gets older and I can look back at these photos and memories. I have been posting the photos on Instagram but I thought I would do a blog post of some of my favs. So here are some photos I took from January and February.