Documentary Session – Phoenix, AZ

Documentary sessions rock.

documentary sessionI did my first documentary session early in 2017 and knew in my heart and soul this was the kind of sessions I needed to offer. Documentary sessions are still fairly new and not well heard of but once you get it, you will love it. Your family is growing or changing every day. Before you know it, your kids will be grown. You will think back and wonder how those early years went so fast and remember only a blur. 

Or maybe your a couple now but planning a family. You want to remember date night before kids come along. Maybe you want to remember a special ritual you and your significant other do together, like making lasagna together. Is there a certain shirt your hubby always wears that you want to remember long after it’s seen better days? 

Documentary sessions are all about getting all those little moments. 

Think about your favorite family memory. Do you have photos of it? Is it a cell phone photo you only posted on Facebook? What happens when your phone dies or you lose that photo? Will you remember (or want) to scroll through eight years of Facebook? But if you have a photo session around that memory, you will have the memory of the photo shoot and a keepsake heirloom or two to look back on. And eventually, pass that on to your kids or grandkids.

My very first client was a gorgeous, sweet mom and her equally adorable son. I came over in the morning, had breakfast with them, and then followed them around for a few hours. My little buddy explored the backyard with his dog. In a few years, he will have outgrown the wonder of the backyard. Mom and son also did some cuddle shots which we know he will outgrow! Mom will now have an album and canvas of all these sweet little moments.

We also took a little trip to the neighborhood lake. Although it started raining and we only took a few photos, they are some of the favorites of both mom and me. He loved feeding the ducks and running around as it started to sprinkle. Unfortunately between the rain and being past his nap time we had to cut it short. We headed back to their house and he fell asleep on the short drive back. 

documentary sessionYou don’t have to plan an extravagant activity to have a documentary session.

You can hang out in your home, backyard, or neighborhood park. What do you and your family enjoy? 

Interested in your own session? Contact me for more information!

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Jenna Volden studied photography in high school and college but ultimately ended up with a business degree. After spending 10-plus years in the rat race she returned to her first love, photography by starting her own photography company. She can be found either chasing sunsets around the globe or making women feel like rock stars in her home studio. She is currently based out of Phoenix, AZ.

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