The Beauty of Documentary Style Family Photography

Life Unscripted: Documentary Style Family Photography

A Beautifully Simple Guide for a Great Experience!


There is something really special about documentary style family photography. It’s a genre that celebrates the beauty of everyday life. Unlike traditional posed portraits, lifestyle photography  focuses on capturing candid, unscripted moments that reveal the true heart of a family.

One of the things I love most about it, is that it’s about capturing life as it happens, unfiltered and authentic. This approach allows families to be themselves and truly tells the story that is unique to only you. Mundane activities like cooking together, playing in the backyard, or reading bedtime stories become extraordinary artful captures!

So how can we capture this experience with your family? I truly believe that photographers must build trust with the families they work with. I work hard to get to know you before we meet, so that we can establish a connection, which helps everyone feel comfortable. Also, I really believe in embracing unpredictability and chaos. Especially with small kids, things happen! Embrace the moment, and the unexpected. Your portraits will turn out better than you ever imagined.

I also recommend to think of an activity, hobby, or pastime that you enjoy with your family to help add depth to your collection. This will also add that element of nostalgia that will help you remember this specific season of your lives. As families evolve and children grow, these photographs serve as a time capsule. They become heirlooms passed down through generations, so that stories can continue to be told!

Documentary-style family photography is more than just taking pictures; it’s about preserving moments, emotions, and memories. By embracing authenticity, storytelling, and the unpredictable nature of life, we capture the true heart of your family. I would love the opportunity to document your family in this beautiful way!



I wholeheartedly believe in the power of authentic documentation. Our stories and truths are not only a gift for ourselves, but also through the generations, becoming treasured keepsakes as proof of our place and time. My passion lies in storytelling that focuses on your present moments. Whether our adventures take us deep into the Hudson Valley, high in the Catskill Mountains, or within the comfort of your home, it is always about where you are meant to be and where you feel the most alive.