What is Storytelling Photography? | Austin Family Photography

Hopefully it's no secret: I have a passion, deep in my soul, for documenting real life.

I believe that is where the real beauty lies. I became a momma on April 9, 2015. It was the most amazing day of my life. All of a sudden I had this little one and she grew - way too quickly.  The photographer that I am, I started photographing everything. Ev.ery.thing!

And I found meaning in it. Not just because they were photos of my daughter. But because they were photos of my LIFE. The one I was living. I took about a year off from photographing for clients and found more joy in photographing my own life than I ever got from photography before. 

I wanted to figure out why. Then it clicked. I enjoyed HOW I was photographing, not just what. That was it. I loved documenting the every day. Storytelling life.  To test my theory, I took on a few model clients for my new venture. And sure enough, I was right. That first session, I fell in love. So hard with documenting real life. Then the next model session. Then the next. Kept solidifying that I love the every day. Then I started getting hired for my storytelling sessions. Yes. This is what I love. 

But what is it exactly? You're probably wondering what this means for you, right? Well...let me tell you what it's not. It's not about having a spotless house. It's not about having brand new outfits. It's not about having kids (or hubbies) who are perfectly behaved the entire time. It's not about doing something extravagant to photograph because you think your life is boring. No way. If that's not normal to you, than it's not real life. 

Authentic storytelling photography helps tell your story in an honest,
memorable, and meaningful way. 

Anything from reading with your kiddos to making a Target run. Seriously. Let me photograph your Target run...how cool would that be?  Do you love going on family bike rides? Or walk to the nearby park? Or do you prefer to play video games and build forts? Or do you make breakfast together every Saturday morning? Is Friday night movie night?

Moms...I know you have photos of these moments. I know you do. But you're not in them. Are you? Now close your eyes and think about the best "normal" day you've had with your family.

What would it mean to you if you had photographs of that FOREVER...and you're in them? THAT'S why I do this. You, momma, YOU deserve to be in these photographs too. Invite me to your next game night or trip to the local library. I want to share your story, with you.