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Family Documentary Photography | Holiday Baking | Kirkwood

I absolutely love documentary family photography--or "family photojournalism," which is usually how I photograph my own kids. I tell a story through pictures, without directing or changing anything about the scene.

I believe that photographs make memories...

Which is why I like for families that I work with to think of a couple of activities to do at our session--anything from going to get ice cream to playing in the backyard. I want family photography to be fun and laid back!

We will get some portraits, but I also want to tell a beautifully wild story about each family I work with.


Over the holiday break my Dad stayed with us for a few days, and we spent a day in the kitchen baking three of my Grandma's recipes. These are recipes that I remember her kitchen smelling like when we visited, but that my kids will not get to experience.

It was special for me to be able to spend that time with my Dad, and when my boys got involved I had to grab my camera. My Dad taught them how to roll the dough in their buttery hands--something I remember my Grandma teaching me.

It was special. Because there is so much love in the everyday. I'm so glad I have these pictures, and that my boys will have these pictures as well.

Enjoy some of my favorites from the day!

grandpa baking with grandkids
Young boy baking
Boy watching the oven while rolls bake


Grandpa's hands making cookies
Boy cutting out cookies
Family in the kitchen


Brothers reading together

Also: this is one of my favorite shots from the holidays. There is nothing better than walking into a room and finding your kids together--not fighting, or even playing, but just being. Being the weird little humans that they are, together. I love it!


Chanda Williams is a natural light lifestyle photographer serving Atlanta and Decatur.

Ready to book a session? Reach out and let's talk!


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