I spent the morning with the fabulous Ruben family a little while ago in Brooklyn, NY. They got the kids ready, played around in Prospect Park and scooted home in time for naps. It’s pretty standard stuff but in a year or two it will be a routine that lives in the past, so I was happy to document this sweet time in their life. Get dressed, parks, breastfeeding on the go, and getting back home for the nap before any meltdowns. It doesn’t last as long as it seems it will -and it is sweeter than you may realize in the moment.
Thanks so much for having me over guys!
So fun, so loving, so real. I met this couple at a wedding and was thrilled when they contacted me about doing a family session. We started at their house, walked around the park and came home in time for dinner and baths -just the right amount of activity for the ages of their children.
When I photograph families, I shoot about 85% documentary stye and 15% posing for the camera. This seems like just the right balance… It’s 85% “what we are like” and 15% “what we look like.”
I also find that documentary photography is easier and more fun for the parents and kids. They don’t have to perform, they can just BE -and the shots of tears and potty training are the ones that will pull at the heart strings, especially a few years from now. Thank you guys for being so open and fun to be with! I loved spending the afternoon with your sweet little family.
If you’ve been thinking about having a family session and are interested in a documentary focus, I’d love to meet you and your clan.