What is a day in the life shoot?
From having breakfast to the daily visit to grandma’s, to bathtime and storytime, everything is documented to look back on in the years to come. A slice of life, the normal things that are your favourite memories. The chocolate on the chin, the silly faces pulled, the big squishy kisses and the cheeky looks.
I usually shoot weddings, and while a wedding is an important occasion to document, everyone is dressed up, looking their best, on their best behaviour (well, sometimes 😉 ) and in a good mood. This makes great memories and is a pivotal day in your life, but it’s not your everyday. It’s not the day you’ll think back to when your kids are 21 and moving out (hopefully, right?) and you’re wishing you could go back to that moment your one-year-old daughter curled up in the dog bed with the dog.
Your memories of your everyday are the meaningful ones, the ones that make you the happiest.
A day in the life shoot involves you doing what you do every day, with me there for 10-12 hours documenting it all. No getting dressed up all fancy, no posing, no awful studio photos. I’ll turn up before the kids wake up and leave when they go to bed. Or join you for a well deserved glass of wine 😉
Why should we have a day in the life shoot?
In years to come you can look back at that awful wallpaper you had in your first home, the kitchen you lovingly refitted and the memory of how the light filled the living room as your son watched his favourite tv show while your daughter babbled happily in her dad’s arms. Everyday life is the most beautiful.
Here is a day in Amber, Josh, River and Petal’s life: