at home photos

at-home family photography | plantation fl photographer

This was such a fun session… a great combination of gently posed portraits and then fun real-life candids. To celebrate their new house in Plantation, FL, it only made sense to do at-home family photos to create some super cute holiday / new address cards. After some family portraits in a few places around the house (and involving both dogs) I got to witness an intense family game of chess - something they love to do together often and then we ended the session with some nerf-guns and fun (read: cannonballs) in the swimming pool.

real life with kathryn | davie documentary family photographer

Hanging out with Kathryn on a typical Saturday morning for this mini Day in the Life at their home was seriously so much fun. Her mother's intention for this documentary family session was to capture her 2.5 year old daughter's maximum curiosity at this age... to cherish the joy in their family's every day moments... and I think we succeeded.

One minute we we're having races in the front yard, the next we we're playing hide & seek and being served fake ice cream in exchange for fake money... (specifically, $2... everything was $2). Kathryn was only a little into helping her mom make muffins, until the chocolate chips came out & her excitement increased, proudly topping off each cup. She sure stayed busy all morning with one activity after another, but she was also perfectly content cuddled up next to her dad on the couch watching some college football. We also broke some documentary-family-session rules (I've always been a rule breaker) and squeezed in just a couple of directed photos of the three of them.

When little ones are involved, you don't need to have any specific activities planned for your documentary family session. If you let everything unfold naturally, it will not only make for a no-stress experience, but also result in much more honest & natural photos. A true glimpse into your current daily life (or in this case, morning).