I’ve been helping document the life of Maja via a Day in the Life Photoshoot every year since she was born.
It’s a complete privileged for me to be involved, and as Maja’s mum is also a photographer, she has the same passion as me for curating memories of “real life”.
As a dad myself, I’m constantly taking photos of my children just…well…being children. You can see some of my family life over on my Instagram Feed if you wish.
When I do a Day in the Life Photoshoot my remit is always the same; capture the normal. I don’t direct or pose my clients (clients is too formal a word….I prefer to see them as friends now).
I love to document them doing the very ordinary, like brushing their teeth, helping in the kitchen, having breakfast etc.
Some of my favourite pictures of my own children are the most simple, but for me at least, will be the ones I look back on in thirty years time when they may be married with their own children, with the most fondness.
A Day in the Life Photoshoot is really just a fly on the wall session. Of course, I will utilise all my skills as a documentary photographer and look for good light, good composition and an interesting moment – but really those never come at the expense of the events unfolding.
A Day in the Life Photoshoot should be raw and natural in my opinion.
So below are some stills from the latest session I did with Maja. The weather was abject, to say the least, and ironically I think because of the light that day, these images led themselves to be shot in colour as opposed to monochrome (which the rest of the series has been).
In order to tell the story in more context, below these stills, are the three previous photofilms that collective help to navigate us (and most importantly Maja and her family) through the busy early years…..starting with her actual birth.
I really hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed making them.
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Maja – A Day in the Life Photoshoot (Selected Stills)
Maja - The Beginning (Photofilm)
Maja - At One (Photofilm)
Maja - Growing Up (Photofilm)
Day in the Life Photoshoot
As a dad myself, I know how important it is to capture those really fleeting times that make us smile, laugh and, sometimes perhaps, even cry.
Simple things like washing up, having breakfast, playing in the living room. Moments that we often take for granted but in the blink of an eye are just memories.