What is documentary style photography?
For me documentary style photography is more natural in nature (excuse the pun). It captures moments in time that are more realistic- such as a random joke that gets the kids busting out laughing, someone tripping and falling and getting hugs and kisses on their boo boos.
What is my style?
I try to capture smiles, laughter, kisses and hugs on camera. I am also a storyteller so I try to get to know you during the photoshoot so I can get a feel for your personality. Happiness and love candidly done. I also like bright colors so I try to showcase more contrasts in my photography. I like to also combine a little of fine art photography if I can if we have a cool background or an amazing sunset...
Do I edit out blemishes?
I don't. Trust me I wanted my mentor/photographer to edit out my fat rolls or my crows feet near my eyes. But she and I talked about it and agreed - ultimately I want to remember the good and bad, and the real. And more than anything I want my son to see and remember the real me. With that said, I will keep things authentic but if you have problem areas (you want to hide) let me know in advance and we can try different angles to help with that.
- What to wear: My style does best with bright colors such as solid colors of blue, red and yellow
- What to expect: It's normal to feel nervous during your photoshoot. Try to relax and I will try to make it fun for you and everyone involved!
- Where is your studio? Because my style of photography is more natural and authentic I don't believe in props or a studio. However if your little one has a favorite blanket or stuffed animal, by all means they can bring it! Also you get to pick the location - your favorite park, ice cream store, the comfort of your home or even a dramatic backdrop to create some memories - such as a historical landmark or a quaint cobblestone street!
- And hey, where is your blog??? As a busy mom myself, I barely have time to read other people's blogs so I don't expect other to do so with mine. If I ever start one, it's how to incorporate being an authentic mom- the good, the bad and the ugly!