Documentary Family Photography | The Perfect Day

Documentary family photography has my heart.

The day-to-day activity in a happy home is my favorite thing to photograph for my clients, hands down. There is nothing like capturing the genuine moments and love; kids playing legos, making messes with their lunch, and snuggling with mom and dad. It all goes so fast and these mundane details of life, often go unnoticed. We don’t realize how special they are until our kids have grown up and moved on to a new phase of life. So giving my clients a time capsule of these moments in their lives, memories that they can hold on to, feels like the most important thing that I do.

A couple of months ago, I ran a contest giving away a documentary session with the launch of my new website. It was so wonderful reading all of the entries! This awesome family won and I could not have had a better day with them. I arrived in time for breakfast, watched as they played with their brand new Christmas toys, did some school work, had lunch, and went down for a nap. Having photographed this family so many times, since their oldest was just a little guy, but this was a totally new experience, a totally new way of seeing their family. I just love them.

I’m sharing a slideshow from our busy morning together. As the song notes, I think it was a pretty perfect day.


All of my documentary sessions come with a custom slideshow, like this one. Interested? Contact me at and let’s chat!

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My name is Katie! I love color and pretty light and happy faces and sessions that include all of those things. Photographing families like yours, capturing the essence of what makes you unique, is my passion. I want to get to know you and to tell a story that is authentically yours.