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AT HOME WITH LITTLE EMMETT | Family documentary photography

I’ve been in a photography slump.

I’m not sure how it started, really.  Maybe I’ve spent too much time looking at other people’s work and not focusing on my own vision.  Maybe I just haven’t really developed my own vision.  Whatever the reason, for the past few months I have taken picture after picture after picture, and although many were very pretty, I kept feeling that something was lacking.  I felt ready for a change.

So, I was truly excited with my school librarian (who I think is soooo cool) asked me to do some documentary-style photos for her family.  There would be time to focus on small details, no posing required, and not a park bench in sight.  I was greeted warmly at the door by Emmett and his dad, and ushered in to find animals everywhere, cute decor on the walls, a house full of beautiful sunlight, and a sweet, playing, reading, snacking family.  It was exactly what I needed to break out of my little box and focus on taking the shots I really want to take: a reflection of what their daily lives are like at this time.

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18 Comments

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    Johnboy Wilson
    March 7, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Great work Natalie, I love the shot of the little fellah looking out of the window :)

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    Lindsay Collette
    March 7, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Your work is gorgeous. You vision is perfect. I admire YOU.

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    Kelsie Taylor
    March 7, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    what a fun day! love how natural and cozy these feel.

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    Gavin Farrington
    March 8, 2013 at 12:59 am

    What an adorable little boy. Beautiful images, Natalie!

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    Luis Godinez
    March 8, 2013 at 1:26 am

    love family sessions like this. you hit a home run. so lovely. :)

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    Matt Ferrell
    March 8, 2013 at 4:38 am

    Great work! it’s so hard to photograph kids, you did a great job. love the shot with the baby looking out the window. beautiful work

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    Shella
    March 8, 2013 at 6:18 am

    I love it when family photography is done in their own home – just gives the photos such a story!

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    Albert Palmer
    March 8, 2013 at 6:19 am

    So beautiful – I bet they will treasure these forever

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    Gemma Williams
    March 8, 2013 at 6:31 am

    Such a beautifully captured day-in-the-life of a family! Love this style, great work.

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    Kristian
    March 8, 2013 at 8:08 am

    What, a, cutey! I’m sure they absolutely adored these.

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    JC Page
    March 8, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Such a terrific set of images – full of life, love and vibrancy! WOW!

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    mario colli
    March 9, 2013 at 4:12 am

    so many great shots here. and what a lovely kid :)

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    Anton Chia
    March 9, 2013 at 8:18 am

    What a cute little fellow!

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    Sam Docker
    March 10, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Wow. These are beyond good Natalie, I bet they absolutely love them. Well done.

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    mathias
    March 11, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    love these. so many good moments

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    Leo
    March 11, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Fantastic work, Natalie :)

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    Caitlin
    March 14, 2013 at 10:43 am

    what a sweet boy! So many great natural shots. I love love this!! The first shot with the cat cracked me up. I love giant fluffy cats and babies! Great work Natalie. I see no evidence of a slump here :)

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    Ben Tomlin
    March 26, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    This family shoot is beautiful – it’s real, raw and full of emotion, no cheese here – you did a great job Natalie, and you should be really proud – I bet they love them :)

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