Even before T was born I enjoyed taking photos. Whether it was photos of local landscapes, my wife, our dog. I enjoyed capturing moments so the I could cherish them and look back on them in years to come.
I often tried to get in on the picture too, but I quickly noticed that this resulted in the photo looking less ‘natural’. Whilst I’ve captured lots of lovely photos of us over the years, which I will also adore and cherish, a staged photo doesn’t really tell a story like a natural one captured in the moment.
A Day in the Life Photoshoot
A few weeks ago, we received an email from a local photographer called Corina, who is a family and wedding photographer based in Brighton. They asked whether they could visit us and take our photos for the day (the whole day!) and capture moments along the way – making it clear that nothing about it was to be staged.
I was nervous and excited. I had only ever taken part in a photoshoot once before, and that was only for a few hours. Now-a-days, I’m always the photographer. Any photos of me included asking me to smile. Any decent photos taken off guard were rare!
A Day in Our Life
As requested, our day was like any other day. Sharon went to work and a few hours later T and I got up and made breakfast together.
We then got dressed, played (a lot), walked the dog, ate lunch, played some more, and then prepared dinner for when Sharon got home, who then continued playing. To me, this was my every day when I didn’t have to work.
Nothing was special about that? Right? Wrong.
What Corina created was something special and unique. Something I would never be able to recreate ever again. Corina captured moments I never realised occurred and those I never realised I wanted to keep.
Out of 400+ photos taken that day here are a few of our favourites:
Note: As standard, we haven’t included photos from T’s whole bedroom, toilet time (although these were hilarious!) or bath time.
Families are like an organism: they evolve, expand and blossom with every passing day.
We get carried away with responsibilities, chores, things to plan, projects to finish and we find ourselves trying to figure out when time passed so quickly.
I’d love to know what you think. Have you ever taken part in a photoshoot like this? Tempted?
If you would like to know more about Corina or would like Corina to capture your everyday, you can find her over on Instagram or over on their website.
We took part in a Day in the Life photoshoot with absolutely no requirement or obligation for a review on our blog, however we’ve decided to share this experience as we think the photos are incredible. All thoughts and opinions are our own, please ask permission before using any of these photos.