Your family is more than a posed photograph. It’s your daughter insisting she wears her darth vader helmet with her Elsa dress. Their childhood is full of fairies and swords, bugs and make believe — and my goal with your family session is to save that fleeting magic forever. Inquire for travel rates, complete pricing and availability.

Day-in-the-Life Family Session in Madison

I arrived at the Patterson house early in the morning, just as the girls were waking up, and then left at the end of the night, just as they had been put down to bed. There’s something just so amazing about getting to spend an entire day with a family, getting to witness all those little in-between moments, the way they are together, holding hands, wiping away tears. This day was one of my faves…

little girl in pajamas
mom and daughters
changing baby's diaper
mom getting baby out of car
family at the zoo
little girl hugging polar bear
family watching giraffe at the zoo
little girl and snake
family at the zoo
little girl and seal
little girls at aquarium
family lunch preparation
family lunch preparation
prayer before lunch
baby and cat
baby smile
family hugs
silly mom and daughter
little girl black and white
family at pumpkin patch
little girl picking up pumpkin
family candid moment
black and white geometric symmetry
little girl laying in grass
family in black and white
ruby slippers
four-year old in ruby slippers
mom laughing at pizza restaurant
holding hands at dinner for prayer
dad with baby
family eating pizza
family at ice cream shop
parents and baby at night

If you’re interested in booking a Day-in-the-Life documentary family session, these images can give you an idea of what to expect. The Patterson family had some activities planned (a morning visit to Henry Vilas Zoo, lunch at home, shopping at a pumpkin patch, and then pizza and ice cream for dinner), which can give more variety to the photos. But I also love just spending the day at your home, photographing you all in your normal routine. Plan a day that fits you and your family. 🙂