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I am not crying you’re crying… well yes I’m actually crying

Detroit Family Photographer.

So a client made me cry today, on the very last day of the year and decade. 10 years ago I was in severe pain from my gallbladder surgery, popping pain pills like candy because I didn’t know I was pregnant with Chloe.  When I told James I was pregnant I was sobbing, like completely incoherent.  He still makes fun of me to this day. To be honest, I have cried a lot in the last decade, but seriously the best 10 years so far.

So about that client that made me cry.  She said some of the nicest things I think anyone has ever said to me, at least with respect to my work as a photographer.  Well, besides my mother, but she doesn’t count, right?  I mean she gave birth to me so she is required to think the world of me and constantly tell me nice things.  I know I am her favorite, just don’t tell my sisters.  Damn, I am getting off track again.  It’s 2 am so cut me a little slack, I should have been in bed hours ago.

The email was a bit personal, so I won’t copy her actual words, but I will share their video.  She echoed some thoughts that have been knocking around in my head since I documented my very first Day in the Life. I try my very very best to document your life as it is and show you the everyday beauty we all take for granted.  Now the story I tell is still a bit influenced by my particular lens, i.e. I am always looking for some humor to make my shutter click faster.  But I feel like I 100% captured their family as true as I possibly could and mom agreed.  If my clients watch their films and think “This is Us” I did my job.  She also commented on my perfect song choices, YES!!!

It is the longest video I have ever made, even for a full day in the life.  This is the first time I created an entire day with 100% video.  I usually have to throw a few stills in there somewhere, but NOT today.  I started with 3 songs and after those were full I STILL had dinner, bathtime, and storytime to sequence.  So I found the 4th song and added it in as song #3.  Yup, this film has 4 song track by Steven Gutheinz, licensed from MusicBed.




Your family is perfection, let me show you. Let’s chat about a Day in the Life for your family and see if I am the photographer for you.  There is a time clock on these sessions because I am not getting any younger.  This is not a scarcity marketing ploy, it’s reality. I am also #dadapproved

Not everyone wants their everyday, guaranteed-to-make-you-cry-happy-tears moments documented. But if you treasure those memories, let's chat. I'll bet you love it so much you'll come back for seconds.

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