Briony Walker Brisbane Family Photographer » Australian documentary family photography

What is Documentary Family Photography?

Why I choose to shoot the real moments, the family exactly as they are – often dubbed Documentary Family Photography: Photographing my own family I approach it as that this story, of us, of our time together. It is a gift to my future self: to the me who will look back at these groundhog days of tedious, repetitive tasks and a role that often feels very much under-appreciated (especially between the hours of 5pm-8pm!). I know I will look at my prints and photo books and realise that motherhood, parenthood, really is the most important job in the world.

The Tate Modern Gallery defines Documentary Family Photography as: “…a style of photography that provides a straightforward and accurate representation of people, places, objects and events”.

And so my sessions are completely unscripted. No need to dress up or be coordinated in your outfits. No need to make the bed or tidy the toys. The more real it is the more you it is. A day in your life as they say.

I spend time getting to know your family then I photograph the little things you do daily but might not think much about – making breakfast with little helpers, a trip to the supermarket, or bath, teeth and story time with kisses on freshly washed hair.

Honest little moments you sometimes wish would pass and at other times wish would never end. I don’t want to forget a thing but I know without my photos I will.

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