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Families who have the most relaxed documentary sessions do these 7 things

While lifestyle sessions often seek to emulate the happy, bright, beautiful parts of real life, documentary photography is about capturing the real thing – which can feel a bit daunting to some. Here are some shifts that I have noticed make a difference in how relaxed a family feels during their documentary family session: 1....

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11 gestures I would regret not having photographed

Moments with hands and gestures are something I find myself chasing at every session. Sometimes moments happen so fast that I might miss them, and these are some gestures I would have been really sad to have missed: 1 – Baby Cecilia was brand new, and her parents had their arms around each other while...

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Misconceptions about documentary family photography

Let’s talk about some common hesitations and misconceptions that I’ve heard some people say about documentary family photography: The photos will be messy because our home is messy While the photos will honor and showcase what your life looks like right now, there are often opportunities to make real moment photos with a mess-free background....

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How my previous life as a preschool teacher prepared me for family photography

While I was in school for my psychology master in Finland, I subbed in preschools a couple days a week and full-time during summer months. I absolutely loved working with kids, and thank that experience for preparing me for my documentary family photography work. It taught me to pay attention amongst the chaos When you...

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JENNA CHRISTINA PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Documentary newborn and family photographer serving San francisco Bay Area, San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley, Santa Cruz and surrounding areas

 

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