Documentary Photography – Elodie

Portrait of Play

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Documentary photography with Elodie, the park and an amazing Portrait of Play session.
Documentary photography with Elodie and entourage in a deceptively unique session.

Documentary photography

Elodie

Head to the park with her relatives and capture some shots of Elodie’s play there. Sounds straight forward, uncomplicated, unoriginal even… Think again! Because this is documentary photography, what you see in this selection of images from Elodie’s family session, reveals so much more of this fantastic kid’s personality and approach to the world around. Read on, curious reader, read on.

My play

So, the park. No, not the park, the playground. No, not just the playground – and here’s where it gets interesting – things that you can climb. Roundabout? Nope. Rope ladders? Yep. See-saw? Mmm… Small tree stumps which are perfect for jumping off? Absolutely definitely!!!

My place

This session is a great example of how a place can feature in a photo session. This place was not just a park. Oh, no. It was Elodie’s own environment which, she explored in her own inimitable way (just look for the number of instances where hands feature below.) And the brilliant thing is, as this is a documentary photography session focussing on real interactions and environments, all these little details are there, and are seen, and are captured.

And the result? A simply unique snapshot of a simply unique kid who, at the age of three, is busy perfecting her own mastery of the physical environment around her (as well as giving grandmum some love!)

Documentary photography with Elodie, the park and an amazing Portrait of Play session. Documentary photography with Elodie, the park and an amazing Portrait of Play session. Documentary photography with Elodie, the park and an amazing Portrait of Play session. Documentary photography with Elodie, the park and an amazing Portrait of Play session. Documentary photography with Elodie, the park and an amazing Portrait of Play session. Documentary photography with Elodie, the park and an amazing Portrait of Play session. Documentary photography with Elodie, the park and an amazing Portrait of Play session. Documentary photography with Elodie, the park and an amazing Portrait of Play session. Documentary photography with Elodie, the park and an amazing Portrait of Play session. Documentary photography with Elodie, the park and an amazing Portrait of Play session. Documentary photography with Elodie, the park and an amazing Portrait of Play session. Documentary photography with Elodie, the park and an amazing Portrait of Play session.

Curious about family sessions?

If this has piqued your curiosity for family photographer sessions, find out more about how they work and why they work on the dedicated family photography pages.

There are also lots more awesome family sessions to see on the blog – so go ahead and drink up some more!

And if you’re just all too curious about how a Portrait of Play could work for your child (trust me, it can) then contact me and get the ball rolling.

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Ben Heasman

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