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51 things I’ve learned about documentary family photography in 5 years

I just celebrated 5 years since my very first documentary session. While it feels like these years have gone by quickly, I’ve collected *just a few* realizations along the way: 1. The 35mm lens could be glued onto my camera body – but having a 24mm on my 2nd camera body is a great addition...

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Documentary family “portraits”

While I rarely take traditional family portraits, I do try to catch the entire family in a picture in some way a few times throughout their documentary family session. You can take a quick family portrait at any time, with any camera – but getting photos that capture your dynamic and the story can be...

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Why you want me at your home before you’re “ready”

I’ve recently started practicing a phone-free morning – for the first 30 minutes of my day, I don’t look at my phone. I have a timer set for 30 minutes and I can’t pick my phone up until the timer goes off. What I’ve noticed is that I have time to hear my own thoughts,...

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11 documentary family photographs from 2019

“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.” – Harvey McKay It felt like 2019 went by in just a few blinks of an eye, but the more I looked...

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