A Session Spark: Late Night Snack Photo Session Idea

We all have these memories of things that went unnoticed by everyone else. These can make for the best photo session ideas!

I’ve always had a creative outlet. Before photography, I would write in a journal. In high school, I wrote poems (that were beyond cheesy now that I look back at them). Looking back at writing from the past, I stumble upon many unnoticed moments that I lived that bring joy. Little details like how I used to steal cookies from the cookie car. I remember sliding the lid to the side in just a way as to make SURE it was silent as I opened it. I very, very vaguely remember being a child and sneaking through the house with my Fisher-Price flashlight (you know the one that would be clear, green, or red). I’d open the fridge and steal my dad’s lunch that was prepped for the next day. I’d creep into the living room or basement and eat the chips or cookies and leave him the turkey sandwich. Don’t ask my why all my stories have to do with food. I still sneak junk food, though now it’s different – it’s when my kids aren’t looking 😉

I think that this is where including the children in the client questionnaires can be huge. Asking questions to them may spark the most amazing photo session ideas and give a unique perspective to the story told. Try it. See what happens. You can get our freebie which has a couple of sample questions for kids: 10 Emotion Charged Questions for Clients

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Author: MarieMasse
I help client documentary photographers fine-tune their workflow + marketing game, so their work is filled with sessions that represent their voice + client values while earning a living. I shoot undirected, off-beat stories that aren’t preserved often enough (like the story of couples before starting a fam or becoming empty-nesters – a dream project of mine), so my clients’ old box of photos is a meaningful, visual diary of their life + legacy to leave behind.

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