fiddle leaf photography
Nov 20, 2016
There’s something about being with a family for more than a few hours that hits me right in the heart. They’ve let down their guards and shown me their true essence, which then allows me to show them how truly amazing and unique they are as a family. I always leave feeling invested and that I’ve been lucky enough to see the intricacies of intertwined lives. There’s no fake smiles or pretending. It’s impossible to fake who you are for more than a few hours, so after 4 or 5 hours, I know that I’m being let into a special place that is chock full of real moments. They aren’t always idyllic, but that’s not really the point, is it? The point is that this time in your life, however hectic, stressful, or boring it may be (because believe me, almost every family uses those adjectives) is still yours and it is demanding to be documented as a beautiful history.
And a what a beautiful history was written during this session. A new baby, a new home and a whole host of new memories to be made as a family in a fresh new space. After more than 9 months of renos and a huge addition, this family was on the verge of moving into their new house. We went back and forth on waiting until they moved to do the session, but in the end decided that it would be so special for their girls to have their first home in photos. I think all of us are glad the session panned out just this way – having this transition as part of the story. I spent a very rainy morning with these lovely people, from just after waking up until nap time, making crepes, raking leaves and taking a trip to the new house.
Below you’ll find the full slideshow along with a few of my favourite photos from this Family Half Day In The Life photo session.
Ready to show your children what your real life right now looks like? Send me a note and we’ll talk about family, chaos and all things in between (or not in-between as they are often correlated!). Fiddle Leaf Photography offers documentary family photo sessions in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Alberta and surrounding areas.
P.S. What do you think of the slideshow song? It’s my current absolute favourite and I’m restraining myself from not using it for every family!