A couple of years ago, Simona hired me to photograph her family in a documentary way, right before they moved out of their house. They opted to do the first part of the session at home, and then head over to their favourite spot at the Curragh.
While the photoshoot in itself wasn’t any different from a family session where the family isn’t moving, the photographs will have a very different meaning to the family.
I personally don’t remember anything from the first two apartments my parents lived in, and they didn’t take many photos because these were short stays. I have a curious nature though and I would LOVE to see what my first home looked like.
So, don’t wait for your “forever” home to hire a photographer, and take plenty of photographs of the rooms, especially if you’re going to leave (or renovate) soon.
We were moving house & country, the place our son was born. As a photographer myself, I knew that having professional photos done was very important.Simona
I don’t like posed photos and prefer to be captured in my daily life, silly faces and everything, so hiring a documentary photographer made total sense. I knew Johanna was awesome at her job, and I trusted her 100%.
I really don’t know how to describe it, but when I first saw the images, I felt a warmth inside.
And now I get to feel it all over again every time I flick through our printed albums.
She is THE one! Go ahead and hire her.
Are you moving house soon? Or renovating?
Get some “before” photos of your family and your home that are natural and honest.