One of the best aspects of being a documentary photographer is the active hours clocked in with families. Eight hours? Yes. Two days? Even better. Sometimes I'm in awe of the patience and graciousness of having what essentially amounts to a curious stranger with a camera around them for that long. But that's the funny thing about doing these sessions -- you float into their lives as a (mostly) stranger, and soon get to know the ins and outs and intricacies of their everyday world. Even at the most fantastical, magical place on earth -- Disney World.
You learn that being a parent means never going on vacation, even on your vacation. That despite the exhaustion of keeping it all together where there are wait times for even the bathrooms, you wouldn't trade a any of it to see the joy on your kids' faces. And that it takes a village sometimes -- lots of hands to provide parental relief, to keep wrist bands securely on tiny wrists, to nudge them along in roller coaster stand-by lines.
I'm a documentary family and wedding photographer located in the Central Florida area, specializing in half- and full day in the life sessions. Interested in a Disney World or vacation session? I'm available for single and multi-day options at the theme parks. Go here for more information.