“Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserved; it is life’s undress rehearsal, its back room, its dressing room, from which we go forth to more careful and guarded intercourse, leaving behind… cast-off and everyday clothing.”
– Harriet Beecher Stowe
In May, I had the privilege of meeting the Kulbok family. I shared with them the vision I have for family photo sessions, and asked if they would be willing to let me realize that vision through an evening spent with their family.
Dave and Amy are all kinds of awesome, and they agreed wholeheartedly. So, on a rainy evening towards the end of the school year, I headed over to their property, to document what an evening in their home is like. The rain stopped, and the sun poked up, just as I wound my way down the gravel driveway toward their home. I was greeted by six year old Christian, who seemed genuinely eager for my arrival.
There was no posing. No forced smiles. The shots were candid, imperfect, and full of life. They prepared dinner, did chores, took a walk, and played a family game – all things they do regularly. Because my heart for photography is to discover the beauty amid the ordinary of our lives, and nothing captures that better than you living life in your home, doing the things you do day-by-day.