A Photographer's Day In The Life Session

what do documentary sessions look like?
real life.
real moments.
what your every day life looks like.
these are the memories you’ll love looking back to ten years down the road.
to see how far you’ve come, see how your children have grown, and remember the way things use to be. documentary portraits are so important.

if i want my clients to book these meaningful, honest sessions, why not share what a day in my life looks like. it’s mostly boring. it’s definitely ordinary. but it’s my reality. someday i will look back at these and cherish them as miyagi won’t be around much longer. and i’ll be in a new space, a new city. everything changes. pictures are all that remain.

this documentary series will be honest. morning eye crust and all. this is real life.

this documentary series will be honest. morning eye crust and all. this is real life.

first thing i wake up to. miss you, adam. every day. you should be here.

first thing i wake up to. miss you, adam. every day. you should be here.

my morning rituals. affirmations. sage. crystals. cards.

my morning rituals. affirmations. sage. crystals. cards.

every day i pull a card. what do i need to know for today? what are your morning rituals?

every day i pull a card. what do i need to know for today? what are your morning rituals?

husky butt

husky butt

pug butt

pug butt

dany judging me.

dany judging me.

miyagi’s morning ritual. he’s ready to go out.

miyagi’s morning ritual. he’s ready to go out.

he’s going to be 13 in a few days. i cherish every morning i have with him. even when he’s annoying me.

he’s going to be 13 in a few days. i cherish every morning i have with him. even when he’s annoying me.

morning walks.

morning walks.

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i see things. i photograph them. always following the light.

i see things. i photograph them. always following the light.

clean laundry. i’ll look at this five times today before i take it upstairs to put away.

clean laundry. i’ll look at this five times today before i take it upstairs to put away.

stephie loves llamas.

stephie loves llamas.

i shouldn’t be allowed to touch anything until AFTER my first cup. cinnamon missed the mug.

i shouldn’t be allowed to touch anything until AFTER my first cup. cinnamon missed the mug.

coffee, work your magic.

coffee, work your magic.

when i ask for abundance in my life, i wasn’t asking for dog hair.

when i ask for abundance in my life, i wasn’t asking for dog hair.

apparently, i have like four green thumbs.

apparently, i have like four green thumbs.

i’m cleaning the house.

i’m cleaning the house.

my space. dream catchers. photos. memories. butterflies and llamas. i love my nest.

my space. dream catchers. photos. memories. butterflies and llamas. i love my nest.

this is what editing looks like.

this is what editing looks like.

work work work work work.

work work work work work.

my assistants for the day.

my assistants for the day.

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mud mask monday. except this is not mud, it’s coffee and a sheet mask.

mud mask monday. except this is not mud, it’s coffee and a sheet mask.

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hey, at least i showered today.

hey, at least i showered today.

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laundry made it upstairs.

laundry made it upstairs.

i think i need to do DITL more often. it’s keeping me productive.

i think i need to do DITL more often. it’s keeping me productive.

my studio has been torn apart the last few months.  today, i organize.  half of this stuff is for sale, the other half is my gear and samples.  this is real life.

my studio has been torn apart the last few months.
today, i organize.
half of this stuff is for sale, the other half is my gear and samples.
this is real life.

man down. i hurt myself in the strangest ways. i was picking up some album cover samples and somehow hurt my finger so bad i had to stop working. that’s blood under the nail. fun times.

man down. i hurt myself in the strangest ways. i was picking up some album cover samples and somehow hurt my finger so bad i had to stop working. that’s blood under the nail. fun times.

organizing. i did a good job. the studio is CLEAN!

organizing. i did a good job. the studio is CLEAN!

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once upon a time i did a self portrait every day… for three years…. and i made a book.

once upon a time i did a self portrait every day… for three years…. and i made a book.

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how i self care.

how i self care.

doterra + diffuser all day every day.

doterra + diffuser all day every day.

time to get some computer work done.

time to get some computer work done.

my finger is ouchie. :(

my finger is ouchie. :(

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organized chaos. always and forever. anyone want to buy an iMac? trying to sell the things i no longer use. because tiny house.

organized chaos. always and forever. anyone want to buy an iMac? trying to sell the things i no longer use. because tiny house.

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i try to sit outside for at least 10 minutes a day. vitamin d is good for you.

i try to sit outside for at least 10 minutes a day. vitamin d is good for you.

where there is food…..

where there is food…..

….there is pug.

….there is pug.

roomie is coming home today…

roomie is coming home today…

salads for days.

salads for days.

i’m signing up for darkroom next semester. i miss the smell of the darkroom. and the process.

i’m signing up for darkroom next semester. i miss the smell of the darkroom. and the process.

a card adam gave me of our favorite city. the driftwood he found on the beach in hollywood and carried home by bike to give to me. that driftwood will be the first thing i put in my tiny house.

a card adam gave me of our favorite city. the driftwood he found on the beach in hollywood and carried home by bike to give to me. that driftwood will be the first thing i put in my tiny house.

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they are as bad as children……

they are as bad as children……

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i should have taken some video of his constant yipping. he’s become insane about dinner time these last few months. barking for an hour before i feed him and two hours after. dementia?

i should have taken some video of his constant yipping. he’s become insane about dinner time these last few months. barking for an hour before i feed him and two hours after. dementia?

my garden makes me so happy.

my garden makes me so happy.

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back to work.

back to work.

goodnight. thanks for spending the day with me!

goodnight. thanks for spending the day with me!

when a documentary session unfolds with a family in front of the camera… there are relationships, habits and quirks, and so many moments. it’s obviously not the easiest to document my own day in life life. i just wanted to give everyone a feel for what documentary sessions are all about.

i hope you see the value in this type of session. i hope you book your family day in the life.

photographer day in the life
davie, florida
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