What to Expect in Documentary Style Photography

If I want an event in our family life to be photographed, it would be for sure documentary style. When I look back on these images, I would like to remember the day how it actually was. The fun, the stress and everything in between. If its dark, take full advantage of dramatic or moody lighting. There’s so much creativity to be had regardless of wether we are getting even lighting or not.

So it is only natural that I would want the same thing for my clients. Capturing life as it happens, this is what I want Barefaced Creative Photography to represent. Some of us would want more posed images, that is completely okay too and are also beautiful! However, that will not be the focus of images that are captured by me. I believe in natural settings and trying my best to be as less intrusive as possible.

The biggest challenge here is not only the constant changes in lighting nor the chaos of the day in which overtime I’ve learned to embrace and worry less about, it is knowing that not everyone in the group are keen on being photographed especially candidly and that is understandable. I strongly suggest that the guests and family members are aware and to expect the documentary style of being photographed. Just relax (I know this can be easier said than done), be yourselves and have fun! This is usually what gives us best results.

Shamim and Evan - In home maternity session

I had an opportunity to do more in home lifestyle session. Shamim and Evan have just recently moved in to their lovely home, so we thought why not do our maternity shoot there? They are in the process of organizing and still have a few items to unpack. I really appreciated the fact that they let me do such an intimate shoot in the the middle of it all. We’ve also included items with special meaning to them.

It just makes it so real. This is real life.

These two have the funniest conversations that even Shamim have admitted that if there is one thing they do well, it would be to TALK. It was a fun one! We just kept talking as if we were not taking pictures at all. I also have to mention, one of the rooms is comic-themed, it’s just so cool and her hair is blue!

An amazing henna artist created an intricate design of the names that have great importance to the couple. When Shamim shared the story behind the names, I immediately felt a connection with her, which is probably why I felt compelled to capture it as beautifully as I can, not only creatively but also ensuring the details of the design are shown clearly.

Henna Artist: www.hennabydivya.com