But Why Day In The Life?
I’m going to get brutally honest here.
My family clients arrive late to the park they chose after rescheduling not once, but twice because of rain.
They are all wearing white and denim.
The kiddos are fighting and dad is obviously not interested in being there. Mom is constantly complaining about her terrible haircut and the weight she can’t lose.
I try my best to get the giggles, the laughter, the smiles.
The session is over and I’m emotionally drained.
I spend hours and days editing the images.
I send off the gallery, pretty pleased with what I’ve created.
I spend days obsessing and wondering whether the client loves their family portraits.
Weeks later I get an email asking if I can photoshop wrinkles and shave off pounds.
NOPE. I can not do this anymore.
No more manufactured memories, fake smiles, and dishonest family portraits. No more matching outfits, crowded parks or beaches, and no more rain reschedules.