5 reasons you really MUST include your pets in your next family photo session: Documentary Family Photographers

We LOVE getting pets in the frame. Afterall, the whole point of a documentary family session is to document your family’s life, and that includes your pet(s). Here are the DFP community’s top 5 reasons why you should absolutely include your pets in your next family photo session.

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“Navigating these murky waters”: Thoughts on parenthood by Kelsey Smith

Navigating these murky waters is not for the faint of heart. Sometimes. Sometimes, I am the captain my kids need. The house is clean. Like actually clean. My kids are happy. They are full of laughter and love. The weekly menu is planned, the weekly calendar is filled out. Clothes are washed. We have time […]

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Grandparents have a photoshoot with their grandsons… and the results leave them speechless

WORDS AND IMAGES BY SANDRA STOKMANS, UTRECHT NETHERLANDS DOCUMENTARY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER “I am at a loss for words” was Bernadette’s response. “Such gorgeous pictures of such intense precious moments”. I thought that was the most wonderful response on this emotion-filled documentary shoot. I was very moved by it. Not in the least because I knew Grandpa had received […]

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7 Creative Ways to Display your Family Photos

Did you know that having photos of you and your children on display in your home can boost their self esteem? Yes, that’s right. By seeing pictures of themselves displayed on the wall within the context of their family and friends, it gives them a sense of belonging. They understand that they are not on […]