Why I made the move to Documentary Family Photography?

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So many times I have tried to express why I moved from posed family portraits (which I still occasionally do, mostly around the holidays when some families want a holiday card portrait) to Documentary Family Photography. 

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I can't begin to describe the joy I get when I capture the true moments between family members, the raw emotions (that is truly difficult when you put people in an unfamiliar setting, wearing unfamiliar clothes, in an unfamiliar pose), and the expressions that truly capture who they are as a family and individuals! 

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Fellow Documentary Family Photographer, Chelsea Lyn, has done a much better job than I ever could in explaining why "No, I won't take your picture." 
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As she puts it "Starting in January, when you contact me to ask me to take your picture my response will be, "NO. No I will not take your picture."  But don't worry, I'm not quitting photography!  In fact, I'm doing the exact opposite of that.  I'll be sharing with you all my passion for photography in an even more meaningful way than I ever have."

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Check out her full article here for more on why we have moved away from old school portraiture towards Lifestyle and Documentary Family Photography. 

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Are you ready to capture true memories of your family today? What are you waiting for?

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