What to Expect | A Day In The Life Experience (DITL) | Charlotte Day In The Life Photographer
Updated: Oct 27, 2020
*Updated October 10 2020
What is a Day In The Life (DITL) Experience?
A Day In The Life Session is a unique documentary experience.
It's an opportunity to capture your day-to-day: the joy; the tears. The laughter; the frustrations. It captures the most rewarding, yet utterly exhausting details of family life--in the comfort of your home, your favorite local playground--anywhere that is true to your day--uninterrupted. You are free to be fully engaged in your unique life and I am there to capture it.
A Day In The Experience (DITL) is Pure Documentary Photography
This is documentary photography at its purest. No posing. No prompting. No guidance. I simply observe and the results: real and honest photographs for you to cherish for a lifetime.
A Day In The Life (DITL) Experience is Real
Life is rarely poised with beautifully coordinating outfits and it's way too easy to get caught up in the chaos of life and forget how beautiful our journey really is. Allow me to capture your milestones, your messes, your everyday hustle--so you can look back and see just how beautiful and spectacular those moments really were.
What Do I Wear?
My focus is more on capturing you, and not what you wear. I suggest dressing in what makes you feel your best. It should be comfortable and something that accurately reflects you and our style--whatever that looks like to you.
How Should I Prepare?
Other than discussing this with your children--explaining that I am coming, what I will be doing, and get them excited about this experience--there is little else to prepare for. This experience is all about authenticity. It's about capturing you as you are in this moment in time.
If we will be documenting outside your home, like attending a child's dance class or private lesson, etc.,--any place that might include others (that is not the general public) I do ask that you let them know about this experience ahead of time--multiple times--and get permission when/where it is necessary.
When Will This Take Place?
That choice is yours. Currently, my Day In The Life Experiences last up to 6-hours. You may choose to reserve more time and I am happy to further customize an experience for you and your needs, however, I feel 6-hours is the least amount of time needed to accurately capture an insight into a day in your life. It allows me to capture not only pictures but a story--your story. Choose the hours that you feel are the most important to capture. Maybe your favorite time is when the kids are waking up or when you're putting them to bed. Maybe it's important for you to capture dinner time around the table or all the outdoor activities that fill your day. Maybe your partner works and it's an exciting time when they return home. There is no wrong time of day to document your life. Each and every part of your day is important and unique and beautiful--even if you don't see it--but choose what's important to you. We can capture a lot in 6-hours :)
A Message From the Heart
We are all living a story, each one worthy of being documented. Allow yourself this gift. It is one you'll cherish forever.
These sessions have my heart. I'm certain they will capture yours too.