Family DOCumentary Session

July 7, 2015
Kate Pullen

My family never really did “Family Photos” when I was growing up.  We would get our family photo taken every few years for the Church Directory….  we had to dress in clothes we didn’t like, stand in front of a backdrop that made us all look washed out, and smile.click.done. I don’t even think my Mom ever used those photos anywhere… It was a picture of us, but it didn’t reflect anything about who we were.. If I could go back and change that….I would.

I would have a documentary photographer come out and spend the day with us- they’d capture the good and bad, fun & mundane parts of the day- and they would tell a story of who we are not just how we look when we sit down smile and 5 seconds later get up.

I think that our “Day in the life” or “Documentary” are my favorite sessions I’ve done. The images show who families really are and how they interact with each other.  There is nothing wrong with posed family photos, I have a Large photo of my family hanging in the Living Room at my house.  But to me, this is what Family feels like.

As a photographer these sessions are grueling in some ways, because it is 6 -12 straight hours of being on point, but it is fully worth it. The highlight of my summer has been these “Doc-Sessions”

Outer Banks Documentary Portraits, Daniel Pullen Photography, Daniel Pullen, Hatteras Documentary Portraits, Outer Banks Family Documentary Portraits, Hatteras Island Family Documentary Portraits

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