An afternoon at home with the Ku Family, Atlanta Documentary Family Photographer


Full house. Full heart.

Lots of family members in a living room with grandma getting baby kisses in the background from family documentary photography session in atlanta

This session was a gift for a doting grandmother. Three families from all over the country gathered together in their childhood home, and I got to document it in all of it's chaos and joy. I thoroughly enjoyed watching all of the different relationships unfold as they played with balloons, sparklers, worked on a fairy house, played Octonaut Uno, and had a pillow fight. I know many families shy away from extended family sessions, but I have to say that they are some of my favorite. Coming from a big family and having grandparents that were such a big part of my life, these sessions stir up something in me that makes me so grateful for the opportunity to photograph them. I'm always so interested in watching all the activity and observing the many different ways of connecting; aunts, uncles, cousins, grandkids, spouses, nieces, nephews, brothers, and sisters. Grandma was all smiles and snuggles, and really, so was everyone else. While this session was meant as a gift for Grandma, I think ultimately the gift is for the grandkids as they will grow up with visual proof of how very much their grandma loves them.


A door with a wreath and a sign made by children from a documentary family photography session in Atlanta
Girl lying on the arm of a couch from documentary family photography session in atlanta
child making a face while getting hair brushed from family documentary photography session in atlanta
boy running from a balloon fight from family documentary photography session in atlanta
boys playing and kicking during a balloon fight during family documentary photography session in atlanta
mother and daughter kissing during shoe tying from a family documentary photography session in atlanta
two gingerbread houses from a family documentary photography session in atlanta
grandmother with grandkids from family documentary photography session in atlanta
mother holds grandson and big yellow balloon from family documentary photography session in atlanta
Mother holds daughter in an embrace during family documentary photography session in atlanta
Brother and sister stand in a backyard with trees from family documentary photography session in atlanta
Cousins with their arms around each other during a family documentary photography session in atlanta
cousins play with big yellow balloons during a family documentary photography session in atlanta
boy's head framed by big balloons from family documentary photography session in atlanta
father holds son and mother waves to him from the side from family documentary photography session in atlanta
family works to get a big yellow balloon unstuck from a tree from family documentary photography session in atlanta
Family stands in the backyard of a home as the grandmother looks on from family documentary photography session
father and daughter play catch with a big yellow balloon during a family documentary photography session in atlanta
child's feet with white socks up against the couch from a family documentary photography session in atlanta
father holds son up to grandmother as mother looks on from family documentary photography session in atlanta
Grandmother holds granddaughter during a family documentary photography session in atlanta
granddaughter lies on grandma while playing cards during a family documentary photography session in atlanta
adults in a pillow fight during a family documentary photography session in atlanta
man's glasses are crooked after being hit by a pillow from a family documentary photography session in atlanta
mom snuggles with son during a family documentary photography session in atlanta
Girl plays uno with her uncle during a family documentary photography session in atlanta
boys wrestle during a family documentary photography session in atlanta
boys are turned upside down by their fathers during a family documentary photography session in atlanta
family roars at child not in the frame from a family documentary photography session in atlanta
boy looks up at the camera from on the floor during a family documentary photography session in atlanta
Mother holds daughter in the background while children play with in uncle in the foreground from a family documentary photography session in atlanta
Boy looks back at the camera during a family documentary photography session in atlanta
mother holds son in a chair during a family documentary photography session in atlanta
father swings daughter by the arms outside from family documentary photography session
baby laughs while being held by mother from family documentary photography session atlanta
girl looks at a sparkler she is holding from a family documentary photography session in atlanta
Girl takes off shoes with a pile of shoes by the door from family documentary photography session in atlanta