“There are no perfect parents, and there are no perfect children, but there are plenty of perfect moments along the way”. ~ Dave Willis.
This is my first official half-Day in the Life for another family. I mean I’ve done Day in the Life projects for my own family and I’ve been shooting 1 to 2-hour long family sessions for a while now, and really it’s just another couple of hours right? Throw the fact that this is a session for a fellow photographer and long-time friend, whose work I admire so much, and who has been an incredible support to me, it begins a little more than unnerving to execute.
Catherine, of Cat McAteer Photography, and I chatted about a session for her family a few months ago. My little crew was heading out to Calgary for a road trip and it would be great timing to spend some time with her family, which I would have done anyway! We’ve often chatted about our girls and the challenges that come with having a young family, and trading ideas about our photography businesses. Now I can finally meet them and have the amazing experience of photographing their everyday beautiful life that I know will be unfolded ever so authentically in front of my lens. So to hell with the nerves! I could not have asked for a more ideal family to capture my first Day in the Life session. So I dove in, and soaked up all their laughter, tears, chaos, comfort and most of all, the love that anchors them on this very day.
The Perfect Day – Catherine & Aaron
Felicia Chang specializes in family documentary photography, including newborns and births, in Vancouver, British Columbia. If you are interested in a family, newborn, or birth session, please contact her for more information.