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The Gibbs Family | Documentary Family Photography

I’ve been counting down the days until this post is ready to go.

Although my main focus right now is weddings, I also really love shooting family photography in a natural, photojournalistic way.

Every so often, my husband and I embark on photographing “a day in the life” with our family.  We did one when Caroline was 9 months old, and another when she was 16 months old, and then we had James and got exhausted.  With all the snow days last week, we had an idea: what if we do it again, but this time, let’s add video and music and, most importantly, some narration?

So, we spent the whole day taking photos.  When I heard Caroline creep out of her room, I leapt from my bed to get the opening shot of her little feet under the door.  We took a lot of breaks… you’ll notice there aren’t any photos of people eating, napping, playing in the snow, or fiddling with their phones… but we mostly shot the whole day long.  When James went down for his nap, we got out a microphone and interviewed Caroline.  Then I put the whole thing together.

And I love it.

Be sure to turn your speakers up, and listen ALL the way to the end.

If you’re looking for something different from the usual happy posed photos in a park, let’s talk about how you can reserve a documentary family photography booking for YOUR family.  I’m only going to offer about 10 of these per year in Virginia/DC/NC, and 2 are already taken for 2015, so if you’re interested, contact me soon!

And if you like this little movie, and want to know more about documentary family photography, sign up for my family newsletter here.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Astleigh H
    February 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    This film is all kinds of precious! Love the way you compiled the day!!

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    Aunt Terryl
    February 24, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Even I got choked up at the end! This is WONDERFUL!

  • Reply
    Katie
    February 24, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    That was so amazing to watch! Well done. I can’t imagine how much work and creative thought went into that, but it definitely paid off.

  • Reply
    Caroline Lima-Benusa
    February 25, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    This is magical!!!!!!

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