A Day In The Life

A day in the life with Michigan photographer Nikki Vassallo

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Let life be an adventure. Live your life to the fullest, unfettered by fear of the ghosts and goblins of what might occur. Calamity and death happen as well to those who hide from life as to those who squeeze every drop of zest from it.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I was hoping for a normal day to happen to shoot my day in the life but quickly realized that normal days don’t come around very often. I also kept waiting for my house to be spotless and my children to be perfectly dressed and perfectly well behaved. And, well, I would be waiting forever for that to happen. As a freelance retouching artist my work schedule has been pretty inconsistent lately and I haven’t known when or where I will be working day to day. So I randomly picked a day to shoot…the magical day of Monday, April 6. The first day of our spring break and a day with my husband home from work. We had decided to forgo the 20 hour drive to Florida like most of the Michigan residents do this time of year and have a week long staycation instead. We had no set plans and it seems like days like these end up being the best adventure and make the most memories.(…)

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A day in the life with Alabama photographer Lauren Sanderson

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My day in the life was shot on Sunday, March 7th. I didn’t wake up knowing that I would document my whole day, it just started out that way and I decided to continue it. We had just gotten through the 2nd round of winter weather here in Alabama and oddly enough, the high temp was 70 on this day, so we took advantage of it. I documented the entire day with my Fuji XQ1 camera. I love this little camera because it fits in my pocket and it doesn’t elicit the same reactions from my girls that I get when I try and photograph them with my big camera. With this camera I just take a quick picture and then I’m done!(…)

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A day in the life with Washington photographer Kate Densmore

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The dawn comes slowly to the Pacific side of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. Most winter mornings I wake in the darkness to the sound of rain, but this day was clear, and the bluish-gray dawn gave way to a golden sunrise as my house slowly woke up. My day starts early. I wake a couple hours before my children, so that I can work in peace for a bit and enjoy my coffee. Today was a preschool day, which meant that our morning routine needed to happen a little quicker than usual. My oldest daughter wakes up slowly and in her own time, but my youngest girl starts bouncing as soon as her little eyes open. With my husband’s help, we get them up, dress, fed breakfast, I pack lunches, comb hair, and we all brush our teeth. (…)

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A day in the life with North Carolina photographer Christy Johnson

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Like a lot of working moms out there, I strive for balance between my job as a portrait photographer and my job as a mom. On this day, my daughters are tracked out of school (they attend year round school, which we love!). I try to slow down a bit during track out to spend a little quality time with my girls. With a busy baby photography studio, it doesn’t always happen, but luckily I have an amazing partner in my husband. He helps keep us all steady and moving forward.(…)

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A day in the life with Vermont photographer Kristy Dooley

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Hi everyone! When I was asked to photograph a Day-In-The-Life I put it off for weeks, waiting for the “perfect” day when I would have nothing to do except photograph our day. As I’m sure many of you can relate, that day never came. On this particular day, I was at the end of a head cold and hit snooze a few too many times. My normal 5am start got pushed back to 6am and shortly after I made my way downstairs, I was reminded of why I wake up so early. My youngest followed me downstairs in the dark claiming she was thirsty.(…)

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A day in the life with Florida photographer Bethney Backhaus

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7:00 am! Baby Lennon is up. I put a few toys in bed with her with the hopes that she will let me get a few more minutes of sleep before we have to get up for the day.

I remember it’s a school day so I change the baby’s diaper and get Finley up. A quick breakfast and we hit the road.(…)

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A day in the life with California photographer Jennifer Jabbour

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Every day in my house starts out with my morning cup of joe. It’s what gets me going. I’ll typically drink my coffee (always iced) while the kids sleep in or watch cartoons. The dogs just kind of hang around, waiting for someone to drop some food or open the door.(…)

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A day in the life with Mississippi photographer Liz Behm

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Hi guys! Here’s a quick peek into our crazy life! When I took this DITL, our youngest wasn’t even two weeks old yet. So things were a bit more crazy than usual. And it was one of the dreariest days so far this fall, so my usual light filled home was a complete cave! I’m not a fan of the dark and gloomy winters! Anyways, here’s a look at a “typical” day as we figure out life with 5 kids!(…)

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A day in the life with New York photographer Kelly Rodriguez

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A Day In The Life with Kelly Rodriguez
Hi! Here’s a little peek into a typical day in our house.

We are new to NYC, moved up from Miami, and are enjoying our first real change of seasons!

My husband is in his 1st year of a medical residency, so he is long gone before we even wake up in the morning. So our mornings typically look like this… both kids in my bed.

After a little cuddle time, it’s time to get ready(…)

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7 hacks to photograph your day without losing your mind by Jessica Thomason

7 hacks to photograph your day without losing your mind

 by Jessica Thomason
Capturing an entire Day in the Life for your family is a huge job.

You still have to parent your kids, prep meals, run errands, keep everyone alive. It’s just too much.

Ever started to pat yourself on the back for finishing a DITL only to realize it’s 10am? Yeah. Me too. But you are going to love having these memories – and so is your whole family. So check out these simple tips to make shooting your DITL as(…)

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A day in the life with Florida photographer Winnie Bruce

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A Day In The Life with Winnie Bruce
I’m usually pretty good at documenting little things here and there. I possibly might have expected a bit too much from my family when I decided to take photos after a 25-hour flight, and adjusting to a 13-hour time difference.

My kids and I went home to the Philippines for almost four months. Prior to that, we did a cross-country move from California to Florida. We haven’t had a typical day in the life(…)

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A day in the life with California photographer Lisa Benemelis

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A Day In The Life with Lisa Benemelis
My day begins at 5:15 in the morning even though it is my birthday and I would much rather hang out in bed a little longer.  I face the day with a hot cup of coffee and 15 minutes of peace and quite before heading out to meet my oldest daughter at the trail for a long run.

My two daughters and I are training for the Women’s Nike Half Marathon that we will(…)

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A day in the life with Atlanta photographer Elizabeth Blank

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A Day In The Life with Elizabeth Blank
I initially chose Saturday, September 13th as my “day” because that was the day that I was traveling home from Click Away and, in my mind, it was going to be a calm day of travel filled with amazing architecture, interesting light and composition, and the comforts of home at the end of a long day. Well, isn’t it funny how our perception can be so different from actual reality? In reality, my(…)

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A day in the life with Seattle photographer Elena Blair

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A Day In The Life with Elena Blair
It is the first rainy morning this school year!  Daddy is already off to work and has a late meeting so he won’t be home until after bedtime tonight.  Bummer.  Everyone always climbs into our bed first thing.  I call it a Marlo love fest as the older two love to start their day loving on their baby sister.

Time to change the babies diaper and get her dressed.  Meanwhile, I encourage the other(…)

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A day in the life with Atlanta photographer Melissa Gibson

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A Day In The Life with Melissa Gibson
A day in the life at my house is usually quite busy.  Things can get a little hairy with three girls, two dogs, one husband, soccer, horse riding lessons and homework.  I chose to photograph a typical Tuesday around here.  I’m now realizing that I somehow missed photographing homework time or all girls having their teeth brushing time, but I assure you that we did both.

Our day begins at 5:45 in the morning. (…)

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A day in the life with Washington photographer Marissa Gifford

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A Day In The Life with Marissa Gifford
Hi there, everyone! I’m excited to share a special Day in the Life with you! Every summer our family visits a cabin on Swan Lake in NW Montana with my husband’s family. He’s one of 7 children, so it’s a week filled with fun, family, relaxation, reading, card games, water sports and cousin heaven for the little ones. This place holds a very special place in my family’s heart and visiting is always(…)

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A day in the life with Massachusetts photographer Annie Morris

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A Day In The Life with Annie Morris
August is my favorite month.  The weather is warm, but there is a coolness in the air. The crowds of tourists drift away and we are left to squeeze in as much summer fun as we can before the sun sets. This is what a day in the life on Cape Cod looks like.

Annie Morris, Massachusetts
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Annie Morris is a hobbyist photographer living on Cape Cod, MA. She enjoys capturing(…)

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a day in the life with Canadian photographer Ardelle Neubert

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A Day In The Life with Ardelle Neubert
Summer holidays mean more time with my boys (Coen and Jarett), summer heat (plus no snow, yeah) and spending our days in the beautiful mountain valley of Columbia Valley, BC. This was also a long weekend so hubby joined us, we got 5 whole days with dad, double yeah!

Starting my day at sunrise to go for a run.

Home for breakfast and a tea.

Jarett wasn’t too happy with my breakfast choice of oatmeal with(…)

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a day in the life with Michigan photographer Sarah Kossuch

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A Day In The Life with Sarah Kossuch
Welcome to my daily life as a mom of four, a wife and a full time wedding photographer in the month of July!

Every morning varies whether I’m up first or the kids. It just so happened that on this particular day, I was up first. The living room is quiet however; it’s the calm before the storm – ha!

I’m a HUGE coffee gal. If I do not have my morning cup of Joe, I(…)

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