FAMILY DOCUMENTARY: A STORYTELLING EXPERIENCE


Diana Sherblom Photography: Playing in the Pool,  Alexandria, VA
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Diana Sherblom Photography: Playing in the Leaves
Diana Sherblom Photography: Playing Chase with Dad!

Your everyday life is significant and beautiful.

Enjoy your family's real life moments and personalities through unscripted, unposed documentary photography. 

When we honor our real life stories, give our children the freedom to be themselves, and show the love that we have in our families, we nurture our children and touch hearts for generations.



THE EXPERIENCE


family documentary photograph of tween boys playing with hose

Choose your own adventure.

Relax and have fun, at your home or favorite place, while I document the love and connection. All you have to do is be yourselves and enjoy the experience.

What does your family love to do? We'll focus on your favorite real life activities, like cooking together, snuggling and reading books, wading in the creek, making couch forts, or a walk in the park. Or a real life event, like a a visit from Grandma and Grandpa.

We'll reserve 15 minutes for a few natural but playfully posed portraits. The rest of the experience will be 100% unposed and undirected. 

I promise that your family won't be wearing matching clothes and sitting perfectly, skipping through a field, or hanging out in an alley, unless these are things you normally do. No need to bribe the kids or tell them to smile, either! 


Fill your home with the story of your love.

Portraits with personality. Storytelling albums filled with genuine emotion and connection. Tender, sweet, messy, muddy, run through the sprinkler, stand on your head, jump on the bed, snuggle on the couch, pictures of family love, fun, and chaos.

Help your children see who they are, how they fit into the world, and how much you love them and they love you, with artwork that shows genuine personality and connection.



1 Pre-session Design Consultation  

Before you book a session, we'll talk about what is meaningful to you. We'll customize a collection, including an on-location session, at your home or favorite place, to capture your unique family story and create artwork for your home.


2 Photography Session 

Your session is a time to relax and have fun with your family. I'll capture the experience in a natural way, to create images that show genuine emotion and personality.


3 Artwork Consultation & Delivery 

We'll meet in person or virtually to view your images and to customize your artwork collection. If you haven't already selected an all-inclusive collection, I'll help you choose from a selection of archival quality albums, wall displays, and eco-friendly art curated from exclusive professional labs, as well as full-resolution digital art.

Fine Art Print

Thank you so much for coming over and capturing me and my children in some of our favorite activities. Your playfulness and gentle guiding made the shoot so much fun, and I didn't have to worry at all about posing or keeping a tight rein on the kids.

Your pictures captured the meaning and story of our life right at that moment and I'm so grateful for that, because these moments are gone all too quickly. I'll also remember the fun and creativity that went into making them!

~Karena


This truly was a day the boys and I have over and over, talking, laughing- no special prep with make-up or wardrobe, or taking away the way I look - the many ways I look. When I look at these I have true memories of our time together, not just a photo session. LOVE the pics! THANK YOU.

Time with those you love is precious and I'm so grateful you captured real moments for us to remember. We never know when pictures and memories are all we have left, and I sit heavy in that thought lately.

~Sara



THE ART OF YOUR FAMILY STORY


  • Albums

    Albums

  • Story Boxes

    Story Boxes

  • Wall

    Wall

  • Digital Art

    Digital Art

  • Prints & Gifts

    Prints & Gifts

  • Personalized App & Slideshow

    Personalized App & Slideshow

    complimentary for 2019-2020


A special one hour outdoor session is available for 2020.  Start with a session fee of $225, which includes a bonus gift of 3 gift prints and matching digitals, and then add a collection of artwork.


Signature family sessions (3 hours) are available on a case by case basis with an all inclusive (session + artwork) collection or create your own, from a curated selection of archival quality albums, fine art prints, wall galleries, and more.


Diana takes wonderful photos and is wonderful to work with.

She's worked with my family multiple times and we always love the moments she captures."

~Aimee


Those photos and slideshow are AMAZING!

Ethan can be tough to photograph because he always tries to avoid the spotlight and, when he finds attention on himself, he usually tries to sabotage the moment with a silly face. But, you were able to capture a lot of great moments of him...playing with the wooden dog, showing his T-rex, eating in the kitchen, biking...

Olivia's curiosity on the front step was really beautiful. ... you captured her grace everywhere ...

I could go on and on. Well done, Diana! ...Amazing.

~Eric

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