September 29, 2016


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Day in the Life photography gives you something you can’t get in a 1 hour photoshoot.  In fact, it gives you 4-12 more hours of things you can’t get in a 1 hour shoot.

I spend 5 hours with you over the course of a morning and document all the love in your life and the perfection in the chaos.  No posing.  No wrangling for the perfect smile.  This type of session not only shows you what life was like on this day in this year; it is also like a time capsule full of your daily treasured moments for you to look back on.  It is a gift to your current and future self, and to the future generations of your family.

You can learn more about why I fell in love with these sessions here.

Don’t just take my word for it.  Here’s what one client had to say about her session:

“The thought of having someone follow you around documenting your day seems a little crazy.  I thought our boys would either a) put on the “perfect boy” show or b) put on the “imperfect boy” version.  We were shocked when neither happened.  Having Sylvie in our home was so easy that she captured our everyday version.  The good and the bad.  The boys didn’t seem to notice she was there as she floated from space to space documenting our life.  I couldn’t wait to see the images she would capture because she caught as normal of a day as we have.

“Parenting three boys is hard and exhausting.  Fun but exhausting.  When the photos came, I thought we would see our family arguing.  I figured more stern looks and frustration and less joy.  Because honestly, it feels like that in the moment.  When the photos and slideshow came, I was amazed.  There were so many photos of us happy, smiling, and playing.  Wiping tears and making lunch and yes, doing some discipline.  Was every photo a perfect family shot with joy oozing from it?  No, of course not.  That’s not real.  But they were perfect because they captured the ups and downs in this life.  It made me realize that maybe we aren’t that bad of parents after all.  Maybe we’re actually pretty good at this job.  And that… that was worth it all.”

Watch this recent session to see for yourself to see what day in the life photography is all about.

Does this sound good to you?  Enter the giveaway for your chance to win a session!

Sylvie Grahan is a documentary family photographer located in Minneapolis, MN.  Follow her on Instagram @sylviegrahan or head over to her Facebook page to see more of her recent work.  If you’re looking for a photographer in Minnesota to document your family’s story, please contact her for a session!

Jennie Houghton : 00:43 September 30, 2016 Reply
Twin 7-year-olds, 2 rescue dogs, a rescue and a stray cat plus a found 1-eyed turtle. Could we possibly provide more material?! :) but seriously, I'd love for this crazy chaotic life to be captured in the moment!
    sylviegrahanphoto : 01:15 October 5, 2016 Reply
    Jennie, sounds like you have lots of good material ;) I bet your family would be a blast to photograph!
Jenny Olson : 21:12 October 1, 2016 Reply
Love your work, have been able to experience it through some friends you have shot for!
    sylviegrahanphoto : 01:16 October 5, 2016 Reply
    Thank you so much, Jenny :)
Britt Geiger : 15:35 October 5, 2016 Reply
What an incredible way to capture life as it is. I love this idea! I watched ADay in the Life of our friends the Mendes family and was so impressed.
    sylviegrahanphoto : 13:58 October 6, 2016 Reply
    Thanks Britt :)
Angel Sandriepe : 16:39 October 5, 2016 Reply
Beautiful photos! Would love the opportunity for our family of five to experience this.
    sylviegrahanphoto : 13:58 October 6, 2016 Reply
    Thank you so much :) Good luck in the giveaway, Angel!

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