You might be asking yourself, “What is a documentary session?” or even, “What in my “everyday” life would be worth having someone photograph?” A documentary session with us, in its simplest terms, is a session that highlights, memorializes, and safeguards it all, the big and not-so-big moments in your life. We feel a yearly posed family photo just doesn’t quite do your family the justice it deserves. Yes, it is a great representation of what you look like at a given time. What that portrait will never do is remind you of what life was actually like, or better yet, how it felt.
Think about it like this. Is there anything about your life you wish you could remember without the risk of forgetting all the little details? Super quick: make a list of 3 people in your life that mean something to you. Now write down a few of your favorite memories related to each one. Next, circle the memories where you have photos that really illustrate those memories where when you look back on them you’re pulled right back into that moment.
Think of this collection of images as an insurance policy for the future. Yes, you’re going to LOVE these images now. But later… they will have immeasurably increased in value. Just pull out any picture from your own childhood and you instantly know the value of seeing now what you felt then.
Years down the road you won’t remember what breakfast with your 4 and 5-year-old was like, the bare feet in superhero pajamas, the morning snuggles, the cereal on the floor. It will all change and you hope you’ll never forget how it felt today, but you might. But, what if you busted out a pile of photographs and each one contains a whole world of memories and feelings you’d lost touch with? Wouldn’t that be worth having?