In April I had the privilege of spending a day with the L family in Florida. Mom and I had exchanged emails, and I already felt like family by the time I made my way to their house early in the morning.
By the end of the day we were friends. And even before I had finalized the photo galleries from our day together, I was back at their house with my little girls, and they both are still talking about our time with new friends.
At the end of this post you'll find a movie from our day together. As you'll be able see from the movie and these pictures, the Day in the Life Documentary Sessions are regular days.
Sometimes families choose a weekday, and sometimes we do a weekend day - like this time. Papa was home on Saturday, and the L family stayed busy all day long. It was such a fun day!
What do you think about a session like this? Are you intrigued? Do you have children? Have you seen how fast time goes by and realized how the different stages are now forever gone? Do you have one parent always taking pictures in the family, and he or she is rarely in pictures? Do you appreciate the real, raw everyday life?
If you aren't familiar about the Day in the Life Sessions, you can read more about them here. The link will open a new page, and when you're done, you can come back here. If you are like me, horrified at how fast the weeks and months (and years!) are fleeting by, let's talk about preserving a slice of your life in a photo documentary.
So what happens after you inquire about a Day in the Life Documentary Session?
- I send you a very detailed letter explaining how the day works and what the cost of the session is. There are no surprises later. The Day in the Life Sessions start at $1,299, but in the fall the pricing will be tweaked a bit. (PS. Want this spring's pricing? Book now for the fall.)
- Included in your session is my travel to your home (within 1.5 hrs drive), my time at your house, usually 13-15 hrs, and my time going through the thousands of images taken during the day, hand-editing them (it usually takes 2-4 weeks). With the best 100 images (I call them the Story Gallery) I make a movie like this one for you. I also send you a link to view the Story Gallery images, and a link to view the Full Gallery, which is about 500 images from the day, including the Story Gallery.
I highly recommend all my Day in the Families buy a professionally printed photo book (so gorgeous!!!) I make from the Story Gallery images. Or you can purchase a wooden keepsake box with the prints (also very beautiful!). Both Story Gallery and Full Gallery full resolution files are also available for purchase, and you can order a la carte enlargements as well.
My husband and I deeply regret we don't have anything like this from the time our quadruplets were little, and even from the time our fifth child came along. If I could go back, I would tell myself to invest in photos, and to document all the little things and routines we had. I have forgotten so much.
This is why I am so passionate now about documenting family life. I blinked, and my first babies are now eighteen years old.
And finally, here is the movie from my day with the L family. Turn your speakers on and get some tissues ready!
I am now booking Day in the Life Sessions in Florida for September on. I realize in three months babies change into toddlers and toddlers into preschoolers, so if one family desperately wants to book a session for May, let's see if we can squeeze that in.
Contact me to find out more and to book your session!