YEAR IN THE LIFE Family Photography | OCTOBER 2022 | Atlanta

Documentary Family Photography


October was a fun month for my Year in the Life family photo sessions. I got to photograph an evening of pumpkin shopping with s'mores in the backyard, a backyard freshman Halloween party, and Halloween trick-or-treating. It was great.


You can't stage the amazing moments that I got to see and capture at each one of these sessions. Nothing is better than real life, and that's why documentary family photography is so amazing.


Documentary family photography means nothing posed. I like to get the occasional posed portrait--and I do think that portraits are important and beautiful pictures to have. But to me the meat of the coconut is the everyday moments of love and connection. The experience and magic of childhood. The details of our lives as families that make us who we are, that lasts for such a brief moment in life.


The days are long but the years are short

The best part of documentary family photography is that nobody has to do anything they don't want to do. Your chaos is beautiful and your family is perfect just as they are in each moment. Whether you plan a special day or I document an hour out of an ordinary day, I try to make beautiful images that show the love, personality and connection you all have.


Enjoy some of my favorites from my October Year in the Life photo sessions: