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Surfwise – a thoughtprovoking movie about parenting

I am a sucker for 'average' life I would love to be a surfer girl. Sun-bleached hair, cute butt and all. Never happened for me, LOL! Growing up in the mountains I am a good hiker. Surfer not so much. But never say never! Meanwhile I daydream and follow quite a few...

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Family K

AWOL, music and an indoor swing! Family K, a lively and fun loving family of four, made their dream come true and built a home in rural Bavaria. The kids, Quentin and Selma, love their garden, so does their furry friend Emily. Selma (3) has a reputation for going AWOL...

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Crying. And some more.

It's not me. I think. In about 70% of my documentary family photo shoots children cry. They have very good reasons. Dad finished the cauliflower during dinner (of all things), raw pizza dough is not a meal (you should bake it first, gasp), your brother prevented you...

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Routines and Rituals

The importance of 'maintenance activities' Daily routines are often thought of as just “maintenance” activities: meal time, running errands, getting ready for bed, taking baths. But these everyday actions are rich opportunities to support your child’s learning and...

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Family B

Outdoor Boys! Family B is an energetic bunch. Two boys and sporty parents - they are always on the move. As always, nothing to prepare, I just followed them in what they were doing anyway. That's the beauty of documentary family photography - no preparation, no...

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parent’s knickers in a twist

CHILDREN TEST LIMITS AND PUSH BOUNDARIES Limit testing is an age-old tug-of-war between a child’s desire for more freedom/need for dependence and parent's rules. Children resist rules as a way of searching out their personal identity. And while it's easiest to rebel...

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the sock that pushes you over the edge

APPRECIATING ROUTINES (AND BOREDOM) OF PARENTHOOD A gazillion times. What do you think how often you put socks on naked feet, hats on Baby's head, sun lotion onto octopuses and tooth paste onto giraffes? I won't mention diapers! There are about 6.000 diaper changes...

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Family E, Augsburg

Bunnies and pizza! Family E - super relaxed parents Judith and Stefan with two energetic and lovely boys David and Jonas - had their first Embrace photo shoot in summer 2016. Exactly one year later, we had our second documentary family photography shoot at their rural...

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Baking with children

BAKING WITH CHILDREN DURING A DOCUMENTARY FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT Baking and cooking are common activities in family life and perfect for documentary family photography. The little ones help (aka boss their mom around and eat too much dough) and parents engage and teach...

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