Melissa and Chris are a sweet couple I met a little over two years ago. Although we had spent time together and knew of each other this was the first opportunity we had to document life together. They recently reached out to me because they were interested in capturing their first home together as a married couple before their big move to North Dakota. After taking time to look through my documentary photography style and the way I focus on the details in capturing a memory she knew I was the right photographer to hire to help them remember this special time in their lives.
Of course I am always thrilled when I have the opportunity to work with friends who are ready to document daily life. These are special moments and memories to treasure forever.
One step into their beautiful, new, first home together and it’s easy to see a glimpse into their lives and their loves. As lovers of aircraft and all things flight-related, Chris and Melissa have a house full of ‘above the cloud’ living. Maps line the walls, two-dimensional reminders of their 3D life of travel, aviation, and exploration.
But their adventuring nature goes much deeper than soaring the skies. Chris and Melissa love the outdoors, hiking, enjoying nature, or simply relaxing in their Eno hammocks. They find time to relax and connect with the world around them and with each other. And sometimes life just needs to be slowed down a bit; those still moments need to be captured too. Whether it’s reading a book (or a dozen) or simply listening to music on their classic record player, Chris and Melissa wanted to capture each of these memories and document their life with a special photojournalistic look at life.
I enjoyed every moment of photographing this documentary session and the time I got to spend with them. And I loved stepping into their world, capturing love, and providing them a tangible memory they can hold onto for the rest of their lives together as they move on to their next adventure. If you’re starting to think about your daily life and what memories you want to hold forever then give me call or send me an email. Let’s talk. I would love nothing more than to setup your own documentary photo session to capture a memory for you.