My day spent photographing the O family perfectly embodies why I love “A Day in the Life” sessions. I got to spend the entire afternoon with them before our photo shoot, capturing everything from getting ready to snack time to mid-afternoon meltdowns. These are the crazy, hectic, everyday moments that soon enough won’t become everyday anymore. And while I love how special a good family portrait is, it is these “in-between” moments that capture real, authentic life.
My day with the O family was hectic as mom and dad chased around their toddler son and twin girls. No wonder mom is a fitness coach – I could hardly keep up with them! Once it was time to go outside and take the posed family photos, it was a juggling act to get all the kiddos smiling let alone all looking in the same direction. We even had a few run aways! But what I love most about this photo session is that it is real. Twenty years from on, mom and dad will look back at these photos and say, “oh yes, that was so us!”