Day Sessions

 

WHY DAY SESSIONS?

Your Story

My heart is set on documenting your truest story. The stories that aren’t always pretty or immaculate. The stories that don’t always promise perfection and yet they seem to whisper, “Come in closer; there is more I want to tell you.” And so I look for more. More of those moments that rarely are noticed. More of the still, little memories your mind goes right back to when someone asks: Won’t you tell me about one of those days that meant everything to you?

Day Sessions are not a typical photo experience. It begins with a day. There are no hour long sessions to capture that one moment when everyone has their “smile for the camera” face on. This experience is about documenting your story. The story of  your every day, the story of how you’ve stayed together, the story of that exact moment when the world stopped spinning and yet at the same time exploded into a thousands pieces of light because your daughter was born. The moment when you first put your lips to your newborn son’s forehead and looked into those eyes that you’ve waited nine months (or several years) to see. The story of any day, an everyday that makes up your life together.

I start at your home before the house is abuzz, before the coffee is even poured. I start when your children are still asleep with their night tangled hair and soft breaths. From there we move to breakfast where there is laughter and spills. Maybe from there we walk to the bus stop or go to a favorite park or library. Or, maybe it’s one of those special days where we take to the beach and watch as another freckle forms. Maybe this day is about re-tracing your first date. The coffee shop where you first said “I love you” or the dock where you proposed fifty years before.

Your day will be handed to you not just through digital files but through tangible, heirloom items that will be passed down with love for generations. And when asked about one of these photos, you will be able to tell your story not just from that one day but from a lifetime of becoming.

 

WHAT ARE DAY SESSIONS?

For a long time I’ve wanted to combine the intimacy and depth of portraiture with the true-to-life and meaningful images of documentary photography. I started photographing Day Sessions in 2013 as a way to merge portraiture and photojournalism and to capture the connection of family. I live with you for a full day, capturing the essence of who you are and the way you live and love as a family. Instead of staging portraits, I spend the day documenting you as you interact and enjoy time together doing whatever you do in a “typical” day. I stay at your home the night before (or a hotel nearby) and I wake with the family and photograph until you wind down in the evening. I like to keep it relaxed, enjoyable and easy.

ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SESSIONS?

I offer three kinds of Sessions.

Full Day Sessions.

I wake with the family and photograph until you wind down in the evening. This experience is about documenting your unique story in this season of your lives.

Collections begin at $1450 and include travel anywhere in the continental U.S.

For more information on collections please contact me here.

(Up to) 4 hour Sessions. 

Some families or couples might have a difficult time blocking out an entire day. For those who can’t manage a full day, I offer 4 hour sessions. Of course, by the nature of the time limit I capture fewer images in these sessions, but the goals are the same. I spend these hours with you as you do some of your favorite things together, like cook a meal, go to a museum or park, play games or relax in your home. I want to capture the beauty of who you are.

Collections begin at $450

For more information on collections please contact me here.

(Up to) 2 hour Sessions. 

These 2 hour sessions are perfect for those looking for updated portraits. The majority of the session will be documenting your family’s interaction as it happens. There will also be some time for posed portraits as well.

Collections begin at $350

For more information on collections please contact me here.

ARE DAY SESSIONS ONLY FOR FAMILIES? 

“Family was even a bigger word than I imagined, wide and without limitations, if you allowed it, defying easy definition.” – D. Caletti

Day Sessions are for two or more people.

If you’re an artist/musician and would like you and your work documented in a similar manner, you can view the artist sessions page or contact me here.

DO YOU TRAVEL?

I travel for the majority of Day Sessions. My most popular collection includes travel to anywhere in the continental U.S.

WHAT DO YOUR COLLECTIONS INCLUDE?  WHAT IF I WANT SOME POSED PORTRAITS? WHAT IF I’M AN INTROVERT AND HAVING A PHOTOGRAPHER AROUND ALL DAY SOUNDS TIRING? 

I have answers to these questions and many more, if you’d like to receive more information including a detailed FAQ, please contact me here and I’ll email it right out to you!

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