family photojournalism :: the kegley family

They left a big city to come to our small one, and there’s been no regrets about that. Because at the end of this life, the chances are we’ll never regret the decision to scale back, slow down, carve out space to be together as family. We won’t regret living smaller and slower, friends.

What parts of your life have you rearranged in order to value the things that matter most to you?

In this in-home session from this past winter, I documented Rachel and Jason with their two boys as they baked, changed out of pajamas for the day, played piano and enjoyed free play in the playroom and then outside to sled a while, too. So much ordinary magic. :)

These little moments are where it’s AT, friends. This is the stuff you’ll be reminiscing over when you’re 80, and that’s why it’s what I’ve devoted my photographic career to documenting. There’s never a bad time to do this. So reach out if this resonates with you. Let’s get you set up!

family photojournalism :: the cappon family

Their gentle, respectful parenting with their boys struck me immediately. The atmosphere in their home is one that clearly facilitates emotional health, as Meghan and Peter strive to be their best selves: socially conscious, justice-minded, creative, hard-working, and always learning. It seems that their living is an art form, and that contentment informs their joy in the here and now.

I got to spend a simple, sweet brisk autumn afternoon with them as they spent time in the kitchen, wrestled in the boys’ room and built an amazing marble track, plus all the jumping and snuggling that filled in the cracks between activities.

I hope you’ll also be inspired by this glimpse into their family life. And I hope you know, dear reader, that your own family life is just as full of treasure and beauty, and that I’d be so honored to have an opportunity to show you that through my camera’s eye.

Read more about family photojournalism sessions and then reach out to book your own in-home documentary photography session with me.

family photojournalism :: the mciver family

If these faces are familiar to you, it’s probably because I’ve been photographing them since their eldest daughter was a very small baby. And what a privilege and FUN thing that is. Through all the seasons and life changes and challenges, to keep coming back around to see and celebrate them is really, really great.

Now I’ll leave you with a bunch of stinking adorable photos of these 4 fun-loving folks from their morning spent doing ordinary things at home like getting dressed for the day, playing hide and seek, reading books, drinking coffee and silly dancing to a little jaunt downtown.

I want to give a couple shout-outs to them here, too. Shauna is a REALLY good wedding photographer and Justin recently opened a new chiropractic center here in GR that focuses especially on families.

life with a newborn :: mira

I remember when her big brother was very small, which was also the first time I met her mama and daddy. I admire the chill, peaceful atmosphere they create around themselves, and I think what a gift it is to be born into that. Mira was born when here family was living in the space between, having just left their house in the city, knowing it was time to move to something more able to support their growing family’s needs, but still waiting for the Right House to come on the market, they were temporarily staying with Monica’s mom. Two things I love about this:

1) That they’re having this sweet interlude with supportive extended family, and that this part of their story was included in their photojournalism session

2) That they didn’t wait for everything to be totally settled or just right to have photos done.

To be able to find contentment in the midst of change is a real gift, isn’t it?

Anyway, here’s a glimpse of some of the earlier days with sweet baby Mira….