It’s such an honor and at the same time a weighty responsibility when a fellow photographer hires me to capture their own family. Tricia is a talented photographer and creator of the Humans of Wallingford photo blog. Their family was awesome and super interesting for me to photograph, as they have one toddler (I’m familiar with those creatures), a tween, and a teenager (I’m less familiar with these, save for my own experience as one many many moons ago), with 10 years spanning the distance between their oldest and youngest. Call them brave or whatever; it just works for their family!
So then when Tricia informed me that we were going to the local urban farm store to get new chicks during the session, I was beyond excited. I love the idea of owning egg-layers, but you won’t find me tending to my own chickens anytime soon, so I love the opportunity to document another family doing it and living vicariously through them!
But……as I always say, it’s not the activity or the outing that is the important thing that we document; doing a fun activity as a family is just a way to get everyone comfortable and interacting and a way for me to record the true connections and personalities of the people in your family. An amazing trip to the farm store is just the added bonus! Enjoy these highlights from the E family’s weekend day.
Carrie Yuan is a documentary family photographer in Seattle, Washington, specializing in documentary family photography sessions that honestly tell the story of your family’s here and now. Carrie’s passion is to document the full-of-love journey that is parenthood and childhood (with a sprinkling of humor), in all its chaos & beauty. Carrie lives in Seattle with her family: a husband who is the MOST kind and patient father, a six year old for which Carrie is still trying to figure out how to harness her “leadership skills” for good & not EVIL, three year old boy/girl twins who are seriously having BIG feelings lately, and a lab-ridgeback canine who has rekindled a love for compressed rawhide bones.
Carrie is currently booking family documentary photo (and/or FILM…as in video) sessions (that do NOT require the purchase of new outfits, or cleaning your house) for the last bits of Summer 2016 and beyond, in-home newborn sessions in the Greater Seattle area, and hospital newborn sessions in Seattle hospitals.