I work exhaustively as a photojournalist to create deeply intimate images in some of the most difficult-to-access locations on the planet. Much happens long before the click of the shutter. People often ask, how I get these photos. The bottom line is this; I respect all people. I spend a lot of time getting to know people, long before the camera comes out. I consider it an honor for families' to invite me into there home and to capture their plight - to hear there journey and to break bread.
At the end of the day, I really want to encapsulate a person, situation or family as both journalistically true and impressionistic in nature; capturing little fleeting moments that resonate true when your close your eyes and imagine simple time with your family.
This is likely to sound grandiose for a photoshoot for your family. But... if you want good images, build them around an event or activity that you already do and adore - then just bring a photojournalist like me to take part. Do what you normally do (when the light is good) and let me do the rest.
Here are some wide-ranging examples of this ranging from magazine editorial clients and average families like you and me - yes... my family is in some ;)
My rate for these sorts of shoots are around $1500 but I will be offering this for $800 for Waldorf families.