May 18, 2017

Documentary Family Photography – Dallas, TX

Think back to your childhood. What are some of your most treasured memories with your family? A family vacation visiting the beach, jumping in the waves and making sand castles. A birthday party with all your favorite people, eating so much candy and cake that you still cringe at the thought of it. A song your mother always sang to you as you lay in bed while she brushed her fingers through your hair till you fell asleep.

For me, my most vivid memories of my family are the hours my brothers and I spent playing and creating together. We used our imagination to create kingdoms out of pool noodles and fight crime using popsicle sticks. Even as teenagers, the hours we spent in my bedroom in the basement scheming and plotting our next adventures are some of my most treasured times with my siblings that I can recall. Time is so fleeting and change is constantly happening around us and to us whether we want it or not.

As a documentary photographer, my job is to capture that. I spend a few hours, all day, or all week with you and your family just capturing real life as it unfolds. Think it might be weird to have me follow you around for a day? By the end of it we’ll be friends if we aren’t already, and after an hour or two you won’t even notice me anymore. We talk about a plan for the day, typically picking a few activities if we are planning a family session, but there’s no need for posing or fancy outfits (unless that’s your thing already).

So why should you choose a documentary shoot?

 1. To capture the little stuff.

great grandpa reading to little kids

2.  To capture the big stuff.

first day of kindergarten dad walking daughter to first day of school

3. To capture the childish stuff.

playing dress up baby eating the computer cord

4. To capture the messy stuff.

father and son playing in the mud mud fight maternity Lane B Photography cleaning up after mud fight

5. To freeze time.

girl sleeping in moms room child sleeping on pregnant motherbig brother and little brother

6. To make new memories.

daughter painting daddy's nailsDaddy painting daughters nails

7. To remember childhood.

child playing in the watersisters playing in the rainmother and son playing with toys

8. To capture the REAL stuff.

kids splashing in the creek with mommy mom breaking up a fight with twins mommy comforting daughter

9. To preserve the quiet moments.

mother nursing toddler mother and new baby nap time sleeping

10. To capture the every day stuff.

Taking the dog for a walk with the new baby.baby sleeping in the baby carrier  Japanese American family eating together

If you want some more information or are ready to have your story captured be sure to shoot me an email at info@lanebphotography.com or fill out this short form.

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