Photography to capture your REAL family, just as you are.
It's the small moments through out the day that connect us and make us a family.
All dressed up with matching clothes and matching smiles, all perfectly (woodenly?) posing for the camera. The photographer is tweaking every little move and making sure that it is just perfect. If this is NOT your idea of family photography, please read on.
I love the raw emotion and chaos in families that happens during daily family life–kids running around, squeals of laughter, tantrums and all that jazz. Mums and dads having good time with kids on sofa, walking in park, and just having loads of fun. I always wanted to capture that side of families, not the stiff, posed, shiny version–the real family. Even when families are on the best behaviour at first, I encourage you to forget I am even there! Spend the day as you would without me there, and you’ll end up with a lovely documentary story with real moments happening.
I like to spend whole day, or half a day with you, depending what you plan for your day. You can schedule a nice family trip, you can go for a long walk and picnic, or we can all bake the cake at home ? I will record all the mayhem–the smilies, the tears and the quiet moments. I would LOVE to document your family. Just you as a FAMILY with no cheesiness.
Featured Day in Life Photography Stories.
Day in Life Video Stories
We have had a few studio photoshoots with Armands in the past capturing Elicia's first year and so when Armands suggested we try "A day in the life" type shoot we were very excited as we knew we would not be disappointed. We wanted relaxed, natural photos which would reflect Elicia's personality and we could keep forever.
Armands was very accommodating to our daily routine and came over to our house at 7am so he could capture the moments from Elicia first waking up. Armands took the time to get to know Elicia again and instantly won her over with his fun and playful personality. That alone was an achievement as Elicia often shies away from people she doesn't see very regularly.
Throughout the day Armands was both imaginative & patient & made us all feel very much at ease. We went to our local park where Elicia loves to play and just did what she loves doing. This was very different to any photoshoot we've experienced or heard of before. Armands was able to create beautiful real life images that capture the spirit and essence of our family.
I feel like we had a very special time as a family, focussing on Elicia. It really felt like a family day, not a photoshoot.
He was lovely to have around & his energy and optimism are second to none. By the end of the day Elicia was having so much fun with Armands that she started putting on her shoes to leave with him when he was going home!
We were completely blown away by the end result. We now have beautiful keepsakes which have real memories attached to them as they were taken in our family home and reflect a typical Saturday visiting our local park and doing all the things we love doing as a family. We will definitely be using Armands again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Thank you so much Armands. You're amazing 🙂 " Thomson family