“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever. It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
— Aaron Siskind
The little things.
We remember vacations, that we went to a certain playground often, feeling loved and loving when everyone was together doing something fun… But it is easy to forget, and sometimes not even notice the little things - - those subtle in-between moments before and after the big memories we have cataloged in our heart and mind. Through a documentary session, I record the little in-between things.
I often say that this kind of photography grows more valuable as years go on. I truly feel, and know from my own experience, that as much as you love these pictures a month after they’re taken, you will cherish them more fully when your child is taller, they no longer play the same way and the way you connect with each other is different.
So little and yet so much is required to produce authentic imagery. What you wear matters least of all. Letting go of preconceived pictures matters most. It is so simple and yet it can be difficult or even scary, I know. But if you trust me and then engage with your family with childlike freedom, I will give in exchange imagery that means something now and gains even more meaning as time goes on.