I arrived at this dear family’s home very early in the morning, when one of the kids was still sleeping. In the morning I photographed those delicious lazy moments and the bustle of getting dressed and leaving the house. Then we headed to the beach where we had lots of fun and took the opportunity to eat the magnificent Atlântida custard tarts.
Lunch was at home, one of Afonso’s favorite dishes, and after Gonçalo’s nap, some pancakes and a bike ride in the city park followed.
At the end of the day, it was time for those routines: bath time, playtime before dinner and ending with story time before bed.
This was a documentary session that lasted the whole day. It was about 14 hours in which I accompanied and photographed these kids and their parents from the moment the kids got up until bedtime.
In these sessions I photograph the routines of your everyday life. I photograph the fun moments as well as the crying moments, the bickering and the affection.
It is family photography without poses and without directions.