I’ve enjoyed following the growing popularity of documentary style photography. I so admire a good storyteller and this type of photography really tells a story. More than just a portrait, the photographer shadows their subject silently, not intruding on the reality, but just documenting it. In years to come, a person, couple, family or child can look back and see not just what they looked like…but what their *life* was like.
So I decided to take the plunge and experiment with it. Last fall I photographed Mikey and his mom for a couple hours one sunny Sunday afternoon – their day to be unscheduled and just enjoy one another’s company. I remember on this day in particular Mom was especially proud of Mikey because he had just started eating a new type of food. I got there just as Mom was preparing lunch and Mikey played by himself in the basement….and I knew a walk to a nearby playground was ahead.
They were such a sweet family to spend time with and I have a new-found love in this type of photography. It’s like getting to be a fly on the wall, which is pretty much my favorite thing anyway, so…expect to see more like this soon.