I am so excited to announce the launch of my new documentary family photography business in the Indianapolis, IN area. I decided to get into photography so that I could capture and document my first born child’s life. The day she was born, my husband gifted me an entry-level DSLR I had wanted for some time. I began following her every move and continued with her sisters who completed our family. Eventually, I was pulled to landscape and food photography and became an award winning photographer. You can read more about my success in this area on the Meet Molly page.
Eventually friends, and even perfect strangers, were asking me to photograph their families in outdoor portrait sessions. I enjoy photographing anything or anyone, but I noticed the photos the clients or friends loved the most were the documentary images I captured during the session. Between posed shots, I would continue making images. I caught families interacting with each other and being normal before being posed again. Sure, everyone wanted the one photo of the family together on a bridge or blanket for the wall, but the photos they were drawn to were the ones that were different. Documentary family photography catches the giggles, the naughtiness, and the love that cannot be contrived or planned.
Documentary Family Photography
Family photography should be about eliciting an emotional connection with every image. Not coordinated clothing on a blanket in a location with which the family has no history. Documenting life is about capturing how your family interacts with each other at your favorite pizza place that you visit every Friday night. I create images of those sweet good-byes in the morning as well as the snuggles during tucking in at night. Real is giggles, nose picking, burnt dinners, frustrating homework, and boo-boo kissing. Your daily life and what you do for and with your family is extremely important – each moment has an impact. Documentary family photography can show you that everything your family does is beautifully important. I would love to have the honor to demonstrate why I changed what I do in photography by making true-to-life images of those you love.