Why is Family Photography so Expensive

two kids playing net ball

Some time ago I created a survey. I sent it to my previous clients, my friends, I posted it on my social media platforms and even handed out printed flyers, with a link to to the survey, to people in the real world. The survey is still live, and I always appreciate if someone can spend a few minutes to answer a few questions. www.dayinlife.ie/how-can-i-help/ One of the survey questions is “What may hold you back from having a photo…

10 doubts that are stealing your memories.

dad and two kids playing in water

We all know that family photography is important. In this technological age, we take pictures almost every day. We also understand the power of documentary photography, when it comes to travel photographers documenting culture or creating images on political and social topics. We know it’s perfect for wedding photography. Real candid moments. Whenever I talk about Documentary Family Photography ( aka Day in Life session ) people seems to love the idea. Everyone understands the value and the importance of…

Importance of Prints

printed artbook photography

Imagine it’s 2030. So not ridiculously far ahead into the future. Your daughter just called you from college and explained that she needs to have some pictures of her when she was 3 for her new project. So you stand up from the chair, and you go looking for those pictures.  Tell me where they are? Do you go for that big old box of photos that you collect since forever? If you are, then congratulations. You are in a…

Corporate street photography

public speaker with google microfone

Seems weird, isn’t it? Corporate street photography. The words don’t seem to work together. The internal characteristics, the meaning the words convey seems so different from one another. Street photography is raw, artistic and in a way somehow elusive. Considering how many techniques and styles street is shot with, everyone will probably have a different opinion on what street photography is but most of us will agree that it’s very far from anything that can be described as corporate. Corporate…

The fantastic potential of the documentary session

man pointing at the big photograph of a model

I’m a documentary photographer. I work really closely with families, business and professionals and I create candid unposed images that show love when comes to families, and passion and hard work that comes with it when it comes to professionals. No posing, no smiling, no lifestyle images that pretend to be real. Pure photojournalism. Street photography principles taken inside. I preach religiously the importance of the real candid images when it comes to the family and business sessions and what…

What is Documentary Family Photography

family photo of a fad and son walking

Over the last few years, I have started to realize that things change. I don’t see myself as a different person than the one I was about seven years ago, but my daughter is already 1,3 m tall, and she didn’t exist seven years ago. So.. time is definitely passing by.  Couple years ago, with that whole “the times they are a changin” thought in my head I was at my folks place, and I somehow gravitated towards an old…

Vampire and Navy Christmas offer

family baking cookies

What do trousers, Vampire, Christmas and your memories have in common? Surprisingly a lot. At least for me today. So I was buying cargo trousers today. As I hate shopping with a passion worthy of a better cause, I’m glad that there is this one little shop where I can be sure that I can find them every time. In, out, 3 minutes, done. This time I thought it might be nice to mention that to the owner. So I…

Photography Session Ideas

little boy in the field

Life with children is running fast. Just a moment ago they were these tiny little creatures, and now one of them is in First class riding her big girl bike, and the other one just started playschool.  Whenever I have a moment of realization that they are growing so fast I see this comic in my head ( btw way http://www.lunarbaboon.com/  is one of favorite comic about the parenting of all time). So I want to stop time. The only…

7 Tips for Photographing Kids

candid portrait of a litte girl

Notice that the title doesn’t say portraits of children. That’s because kids fully dictate how the photography session is going to unfold, and they don’t usually like to stay in one place while we take pictures. Plus you know that I’m a strong believer in natural, candid moments. Also, none of those tips have anything to do with a camera. It’s just what Ansel Adams said: “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.” Straight horizontal…