Lately I've been honing my documentary photography skills by working on personal projects in my free time. I love being a fly on the wall and watching the story unfold. I love entering a room without knowing beforehand how the story will end or even where it will go. I love tapping into the journalist in me by observing, asking questions, and listening. Documentary photography connects so many things that I love.
While thinking on this, I had a thought: What if I shot family portraits in my same documentary style? What if I took the things I love about documentary and impart them on family photography? With this in mind, I called up some friends and spent a few hours one (HOT) evening shooting photos of them in their home with their family - completely according to my timeline and my style. And I loved it. I loved it! Disclaimer: I usually hate taking family photos, but this time I actually really enjoyed it! And the photos I got are a testament to how much I love shooting.