Little girl playing in the kitchen

As I was getting ready to leave after shooting this session, Brooke thanked me. She said she was a little worried it was going to be weird, or that I would find their life boring. As she put it, “All we had planned is hanging out and playing with our daughter, that’s what we do when we’re all at home”. What I tried explaining to her is that to me, it’d be nearly impossible for a session to be boring. I’m only there for 2-3 hours, and I have no idea what other people’s lives are like. Every time I leave to shoot a lifestyle session, I’m filled with excitement. There’s something so special in being invited to simply hang out with a family for a few hours and document their “boring mornings together”. Those are the kind of mornings that most likely make up many of their days. But those days aren’t going to have those same routines for forever. Brooke & Nate told me how every morning when their daughter wakes up she has these specific things she does. Those things are going to be quite different in a year from now. Even more different, and harder to remember in five years from now. All of that to say, I’m honored when a family invites me in, and let’s me capture those everyday memories. I’m hoping they’ll be able to look back at them and recall just what it was really like.

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