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Family "Day in the Life" reportage: tips for an unforgettable day

A "day in the life" reportage is a great way to capture the daily life of a family. Unlike traditional photo shoots, a reportage focuses on the spontaneous, natural moments that make a family unique. Whether it's for a special occasion or just to capture an ordinary day, this blog offers tips for fun activities that contribute to an unforgettable reportage.



Life can be hectic and days can run into each other. A "day in the life" reportage offers an opportunity to pause and enjoy the little moments that might otherwise go unnoticed. Here are some reasons why this style of photography is becoming increasingly popular:

  • Authenticity: No posed photos, but real moments and emotions.

  • Memories: A great way to capture everyday life and cherish it for the future.

  • Flexibility: You don't have to arrange a specific location or coordinate outfits. The reportage takes place where you feel at home.


No posed photos, but real moments and emotions.




Tips for a Successful "Day in the Life" Reportage

To make the reportage run smoothly and capture the most memorable moments, here are some tips:


1. Choose a day full of activities

Choose a day when the family plans various activities. This offers the photographer more opportunities to capture different aspects of your life. Think of a walk in the park, a visit to the petting zoo or a nice breakfast together. It doesn't have to be something big, the everyday activities tell your story best.


2. Start when you wake up

Record the morning ritual, from getting up to breakfast. This gives a nice insight into the dynamics of the family. Are the children early risers, or do they prefer to sleep in? What is the family's favourite breakfast? These details can become precious later on.



3. Don't stage anything

The great thing about a "day in the life" reportages is that it's all about spontaneity. Encourage everyone to behave as they normally would. The photographer will be there to capture moments as they unfold.


4. Make time to be together

Plan activities that the family will enjoy together. This could be a games afternoon, a trip to the playground or cooking a meal together. These moments of togetherness create warm, emotional photos.


5. Don't forget the little moments

In addition to the big activities, it is often the small moments that are the most memorable. Think of a mother hugging her child, a father reading a story or children playing with the dog. These moments add depth to the reportage.


6. Be open to surprises

Sometimes the best moments happen when you least expect them. Give the photographer the freedom to be creative and capture unexpected moments. Maybe there's an spontaneous dance party in the living room, or the family decides to go to the beach for an afternoon.



Go for the pure moments, book a day in the life reportage

A "day in the life" reportage is a unique way to record the daily life of a family. With proper planning and a focus on spontaneity, these photos can be a valuable memory for years to come. Hopefully, these tips will help you plan a successful reportage. Enjoy the day and let the moments come to you naturally!


Are you completely convinced and would you like to have your family captured in a pure way? Send me an email ( hello@shertakescare.com ) to receive the Home Story brochure and who knows, I might take a look into your lives soon. Love, Sher.



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