A few weeks ago, I photographed the beautiful family of fellow lifestyle and storytelling photographer, Casey Hutcherson, in her home. You can check out her work on her website here or her Facebook page here. I was really excited for this session because Casey wanted a “day in the life” of their family, the story of “them”, starting in their home on a brisk November morning. I knew because Casey was a photographer with a similar shooting style, she 1. needed to be in the frame because so often she is the one behind the camera in her home and 2. she really valued the concept of a storytelling session. Real life. In-between moments. Details. Connections. The story that is yours and only yours. For me, there is nothing better than photographing real life for a family because the moments are fleeting and the beauty too rushed to be seen. It’s so easy for us take the beauty in our daily lives for granted, because, let’s face it, it’s not always easy. We have work to do, messes to clean up, and people to manage and raise to be good human beings. Sometimes it takes an outsider to see the beauty in all of this and show it to you. And, for me, that is my job. They wanted me to truly document a morning in their life which meant breakfast at home and a walk through the neighborhood to their favorite local grocery store, Little Green House Grocery, and their coffee shop of frequent choice, Stir Crazy Cafe. Pretty much my cup of tea. Food, the outdoors, food.
If you are looking to book your own in-home lifestyle-storytelling session, I’ll be in Cleveland beginning Dec. 19th. If you are a Richmonder, I highly recommend Casey. Her contact information can be found here.