What is Documentary Family Photography?

mom holds new baby while dad plays with son

Documentary Family Photography is a relatively new genre in the world of photography, but one that is quickly gaining popularity. It’s all about preserving your family memories authentically, as you really are at this particular time in your lives. It’s about catching those honest moments – nothing fake, nothing posed – and photographing them beautifully, as art to be enjoyed for generations.

Little girl playing with her toy kitchen set

It’s about freezing the little things that fade from our minds as our children continue to grow and turn into little adults.

little girl learning to walk

It’s about leaving a legacy for them to look back on so that they will know just how much they were loved.

Little boy giving his dad a kiss

It’s about showing them what the world was like at a time when they were too young to remember (hello…2020 anyone?)

Baby looking at an iPhone

It’s about having something physical for them to reminisce over 20 years from now during family dinners, and not letting their images die a slow digital death in the cloud or on a corrupted hard drive. This is why all of my packages include prints of your images.

Pre-teen kids playing in the yard while parents watch

So now that you know what documentary family photography is all about, let me explain why you should want it:

  • You are always the one taking pictures of your family, but no one takes pictures of you with your family
  • You have a bajillion photos on your phone but you rarely have them printed
  • You don’t have time to design photo books or do scrapbooking anyway
  • Your kids are growing way too fast and you want to remember every stage of their lives
  • You dislike having your photo taken (my sessions will make you forget it’s being done)
  • You want a fun and relaxing way to spend quality time with your family
  • You want family photos but your kids won’t sit still or smile for posed portraits
  • You dread getting everyone dressed up and ready, then having to drive to a studio
  • You want a super chill photographer to hang out with once a month

If any of those sound familiar, then I’ve got a solution for you! Check out this 1-minute video:

Your kids will never be this age again. Contact me today to get on my schedule – spots are filling up fast!


Tracy Miller is a Click Pro Master Photographer specializing in family, newborn, & fine art photography. Tracy currently serves Pittsburgh & surrounding communities in Pennsylvania including: Greensburg, Latrobe, Irwin, North Huntingdon, Ligonier, Penn Township, Fox Chapel, Penn Hills, Monroeville, Penn-Trafford, Squirrel Hill, Wexford, Murrysville, and beyond.

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