Documenting families who prefer playing over posing
Unposed. Unscripted. Undeniably You.
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What is Documentary Family Photography?
Removing the pressure of perfection, documentary family photography is entirely about real life. Real moments. It's simply about letting a day in your life unfold in front of my lens and capturing the beauty of what family truly FEELS like in each photograph.
The unscripted and unposed nature of a documentary family session allows the true and unique interactions of your family to be unmasked. The expressions, emotions, fun, silliness and loving affection of your family, as well as all of the wild abandon of childhood. In lieu of posing and telling you to"say cheese" I will let you do YOU. Snuggle, play, giggle, be still and quiet, and get loud and crazy with the ones you love. All the while giving me the opportunity to piece together your story, and reveal your family's fantastically genuine, quirky personality. In the end, you will be provided with product options to beautifully preserve your family memories in albums and photographs displayed throughout your home to enjoy now and have to pass down through the generations.
"I seriously welled up and cried when Nikki came over to show us our fully edited session on our big TV in our playroom. I was just totally taken aback by how beautifully she captured our day as a family. There was no posing, no perfect smiles, messy rooms and faces…but it was our day, and it was beautiful beyond words."
- Veronika Romeis from Veronika's Blushing
"This is the 2nd time we have used Olive Shoot! Love Love Love! She is so thoughtful, and brings things for the girls to do during the photo shoot. She makes them laugh, and they have such a good time. We now have perfect candid shots that show all three of our crazy little girls personalities."
"Can Nikki just follow us around every weekend?!?! I'm in a picture with my kids that isn't a selfie!!!! ❤❤"