Storytelling Sessions

Illustrative Documentary Storytelling Sessions

Changing the way we document our lives.

What are Storytelling Sessions?  These are sessions that remove the stress of sitting and posing with a backdrop and a lot of props.  They incorporate the real family dynamics into your sessions by capturing emotional moments, laughing, snuggling, walking, running, and playing.  They also capture details of the session such as what everyone’s wearing or holding hands or eyes, hair, and feet.  These sessions also stray away from the “Say Cheese” and “Smile” Era.  Capturing a heartfelt expression for a memorable and realistic experience is the goal.

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Illustrative sessions document the natural surroundings and location of the session in a subtle yet artistic way such at your home, neighborhood, local beach, favorite park, city street or a rustic farm.  Backdrops and tons of props are not the focus of these sessions.  Rather an authentic simple environment meant to enhance the setting.

I love photographing Storytelling sessions so much because there’s no pressure to sit and pose or smile at the camera.  These are becoming my favorite sessions because children are happy and parents are stress free.  Its also so rewarding to capture natural emotional moments between family members.

Photographing in your own home can be comfortable and cozy for all involved.  Weather you have a new baby at home, are baking cookies with the kids, or just snuggling on the couch with popcorn these moments can be so fun to share together and keep as portraits for the family.

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Don’t forget about parents.  Mom got her spotlight during this beach session too.

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SUMMER SUN

Down by the water in the Summer Sun.

A walk on the rocks is so much fun.  I can see past the horizon to where the boats run.

If you look all around, treasures can be found.  Dip your net in the sound where creatures abound.

Did that little crab bite your feet?  Or is he a new friend for us to meet?

Did you bring your bucket to collect some shells?  Oh wait, is that peanut butter and jelly I smell?

After lunch we can play in the sand and listen to the melody of the music band.

Look over there its the icecream truck!  Help me up my feet are stuck.

Throw the beach ball over here to me, I will catch it before it drifts out to sea.

One last splash like a fish.  Swim like a mermaid and make a wish.

All good things must come to an end.

I will see you tomorrow my Summer Friend.

Karrie