Documentary Child Photographer

I like to wear many hats as a photographer. Sometimes I like to plan more traditional portrait sessions. And other days, I like to just play the role as documentary child photographer.

We have had so many plans this month come and go due to illness and crazy weather. The kids have been excited to try out their new ice skates at the local ice rink, but the days we have planned to go, the rink melted. So be it. With so many days being spent at home (and inside) we have created fun family memories while playing board games. We play Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, Hoot Owl, Connect 4, Monopoly Junior, Life Junior–well the list is big. My son’s favorite at the moment anyway, is Cootie. Thanks to amazon, we have been able to find a lot of the classic games and have them delivered right to our front door.

While I love an outdoor portrait session with my kiddos, I also love to document our days. We decided to forgo a formal dining room at this point in our family’s life and instead set it up as a playroom. It gives the kids plenty of space to play, and lots of pretty light to shoot in year round.

Before we started our game, I brought my camera into the playroom with us and kept it within reach. I snapped a few shots of the moments I most want to remember: my son’s hair and how it sticks up in the morning, his small hands trying to fit the pieces together, and lastly how he LIKES to have his photograph taken. He posted himself and our completed Cooties at the end of the game. 🙂

Ann Arbor documentary child photographer

Ann Arbor documentary child photographer









Ann Arbor documentary child photographer

Spring will be here soon enough, and we can return to our outdoor adventures and photos sessions. But until then, if you would like help documenting your day, give me a call and we can chat about your own indoor documentary session. The simple, unplanned moments are just a beautiful to capture a portrait session. Send me an email or give me a call 734.531.9733