People often ask me "What is documentary style photography?" Well, to me it is capturing the everyday in it's natural form. Eleanor Roosevelt said, "Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again." I think about that a lot when I do a Day in the Life session with a family. Here is a session that I did with my daughter, just before her fourth birthday. I like to add time stamps to these sessions as a record of that very moment. When she's older, and has a family of her own, she will be able to show her children what she was like when she was three. And when I'm old and can't remember, I will look back and smile.
It has been so warm here in Charleston! December felt like early Fall with the highs well into the 70s. We are not ones to turn down warm weather, so I gathered Edie and we set out to do some adventuring. This year I really want to get better at freelensing, and she was kind enough to pose for a few.
For those of you who aren't familiar with this technique, it's when you shoot through a lens that is detached from your camera. It's really hard, but you can get some beautiful, dream like images. It feeds my artistic soul. So, here is Edie, adventuring!
Wow! It's been an amazing year! Personally, we sold our first house, moved to a different state, bought a new house, and at the end of the year, I officially started The Preservationist! As a business, I met some really great people with very beautiful families, I documented some amazing stories, I worked with the lovely Abigail Wyatt of Forage and Lauren Hamill of Lauren Amos Designs, and I finally made a website! It's been a big year and I can't wait to see what 2016 has in store. I thought I would share some of my favorite moments from 2015 and I perhaps, this will be the year I tell your story. Cheers!