Family Photography in Victoria BC
My goal is to change things up a bit on how we see the family photographer in the greater Victoria area and beyond. I am talking about no poses, no props, no must smile, wearing matching outfits ad the biggest No Stress.
Now if all of the above is your thing no worries. Keep ready this might also be your thing.
I am talking about Documentary Family photography. Maybe you have heard of it, maybe you haven’t. Believe it or not, it has been around for a very long time. So Documentary style is taking those real moments in family life, and telling your story as a family. It’s spending a day or half a day in life with your family.
When the photographer arrives at your home there isn’t a setup, props, or extra lighting. It isn’t ok everyone stands still, don’t poke your sister, smile, ok again smile. With some more stand still and begging, and then threats.
No, it’s come as you are, do what your guys do and your moments will be captured. When you think of it, it’s a really freeing way to be. I know for sure also no stress.
It is telling your story. It is being present to capture your daily life to keep as a family heirloom.
One thing about this style is there are a few rules. Such as don’t add or removing anything in the area you are shutting. If there is a cup there or towel on the ground it stays. Leave the lightning as it is. And one of the biggest is editing. There isn’t a high level of editing and no photoshop. Hair is like it is, rough skin, pimples. All stays.
Why is this? Because this will take away from the realness of the goal of the session. It also keeps those moments as they are. We are simply beautiful as we show up each day.
There is a Code of Ethics as well.
What are some ideas for Day in the Life?
- New House
- First day of school
- Family coming to visit
- Lazy or not-so-lazy weekends
- Christmas celebration or other holidays.
- To remember a time when the family was all together.
- Capture the kids before they get older.
Questions? Please reach out to Anna Milne Photography. We would love to help and tell your story in 2023!
More about Anna Milne
Anna Milne is a Family Documentary Photographer in Victoria BC Canada. She has loved having a camera in her own hands since she was a teenager. If you have questions about having a family photo session, click on contact above or email at anamilne@shaw,ca