If you are interested in a documentary family photo session but are not sure what it might look like, let me put your mind at ease. It’s not hard. Your house doesn’t have to be perfect. Your kids don’t need to be perfect. You don’t have to be perfect. Just show up. Be yourselves. Live your life. Make your cookies, take your walk, draw on the sidewalk, pick up leaves, whatever it is that you do. What is your family rhythm in this season of life? What are your kids favorite toys or activities? How would you spend a perfect Saturday morning together?

These are the things that matter, that you will want to remember.

This sweet family has already had so much change since our time together. A new house, a new baby on the way. I’m so glad they have these pictures to help tell the story of these early years in their family when the girls were so little. They’ll have the photobook of their session as an heirloom to look back and remember the girls’ first home, first room together. The beginning of their story.