Posts tagged family documentary
Gardner | Family Documentary | Fairhope Family Photographer

One day we will look back on days like this and realize that the little things mattered a lot more than we ever thought.

-Morgan Harper Nichols

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It won't be like this forever. | Lifestyle and Family Documentary | Fairhope Family Photographer

It won’t be like this forever.

The days are long, but the years are short. Really short.

Being a mother is hard. Motherhood doesn’t come with vacation days or even sick days. It’s hard to describe but even through the sweat and tears, there is a a kind of joy, a joy that only a mother could really understand. It’s 3 AM feedings, scrapped knee kisses, and the ‘one more song mama’ even though you have already sang twenty.

It’s an unconditional love.

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Here I am. | Fairhope Lifestyle and Family Documentary Photographer

More of this in 2019.

More of them,  
My family will come first more than ever this year. I will be sharing more of them too. They are my muses. My inspiration. They are the reason I love what I do.

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Almond | Family Documentary | Fairhope Family Photographer

When the Almonds contacted me about doing a family documentary session, I was beyond excited! Family Documentary is my favorite genre of photography. The simplicity and authenticity of it all is not only exciting as a photographer, but as a mom, its extremely heartwarming and beautiful.

Unscripted, unposed, real moments. Those are the moments that last forever.

So after discussing what the day in the life at the Almonds house consisted of we decided to go for a #targetrun.

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Sudduth | Fairhope Newborn Photographer

I met Caitlin two years ago at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, Alabama. If you know me personally, than you know that the past 4 years have been pretty tough on me and my family. My first son, Patrick, was born at 26 weeks due to me having severe pre-eclampsia and post-HELLP syndrome and we have dealt with a lot of medical issues since then. 

Fast forward to two years ago. We were trying every which way to help my son to not only talk but to eat. Early Intervention recommended we go see a feeding specialist, so we asked our doctor for a recommendation to help us find a specialist.

 Enter Caitlin.

Caitlin became my family's hero. She gave my son the confidence and tools to not only talk but to eat. She also gave us a referral to see another specialist to laser off a tongue tie that we had no idea he even had! Caitlin will always have a special place in my family's heart. She helped give my son a chance and helped him to not get left behind.  How do you know not love someone like that. 

So when Caitlin told me she was expecting and asked me to take her newborn portraits of her son, I immediately said yes! After all that she had done for my son Patrick, I knew I wanted to capture this precious time for her. 

When I arrived at our session, we chatted about what moms chat about-our kids. We laughed and exchanged parenthood tips. She was truly glowing during the entire session.

Motherhood looks beautiful on her.

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What is Family Documentary? | Fairhope Family Photographer

Family Documentary is an upcoming genre that is unposed and unscripted. Instead of buying new outfits and meeting me at a gorgeous location, I will come to you where you let me in and capture perfect moments that tell your family story.

These sessions are my absolute favorite because they are so real and true. There is so much beauty in the everyday moments and these moments need to be celebrated and documented because you are enough, just the way you are.

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