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Our lives as parents are sprinkled with first and lasts and everything in between

First smiles, first steps, first birthdays – all celebrated and documented for the honored moments that they are. The “last” moments sneak up on us. All of a sudden we realize that our children are too big to carry to bed, or they don’t call ice cream “shim shim” anymore. We spend our days just getting through, and don’t realize that these beautiful moments are the things that make up life!

Everyday Life Sessions were created out of Mike and Kari’s personal project for their own family which started almost five years ago. In an effort to honor what they value as parents, they began documenting all the little things that happen in the everyday. Their goal was to freeze time, even just for a moment.

We realize that each and every day our little ones change just a tiny bit. We want to give you the gift of preserving the memories of them, just as they are now, for years to come. Family memories are made, not in the perfect positioning or matching outfits on your Christmas card, but instead in the beautiful mess that makes up our everyday life. Show me your favorite toy. Let me see how you paint a rainbow. What’s your favorite book to read? Who tucks you in at night? We want those moments, and you do too. Because this season should be remembered forever.

Our desire is to allow every moment to be its own, and our job is only to catch a small glimpse. We don’t dictate it, we don’t change what it is going to be. We just go where the story takes us.

A kid brushing his teeth while his father looks on
A baby girl smiling as her dad kisses her cheek

WHAT TO EXPECT

On your family portrait day++

AUTHENTICITY
Capturing everyday life to freeze this moment in time.

RELATED EXPERIENCE
We showcase your life as it is, perfect in its imperfections.

BEAUTIFUL ALBUM & WALL ART
Photos in print to look back on for years to come.

FAMILY FAVORITE ACTIVITIES
Enjoy the activities your family loves most – games, story time, cooking, getting ice cream, or building forts!

DETAILS & PRICING

Our Everyday Life Sessions start at $750 and include a 2-hour photography session and the digital images.

Packages with albums and wall art start at $1250. Additional hours can be purchased at $100/hour.

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER

Missy O’Malley joined Morby Photography in 2018 as our primary Everyday Life photographer. Missy’s empathetic nature allows her to read people and to relate to them on a deep level. This allows her to uniquely capture the joys and raw moments that make up daily life.

Her innate gifting for making people feel comfortable and valued, combined with her desire to remind people how beautiful and precious their everyday lives really are, make her an indispensable part of the Morby team.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Prior to the session, we will schedule a phone call to plan out the favorite family activities you’d like captured. Your only job is to be present in the moment and engage with authentic smiles, laughter and connection. Let us do the rest. The photos you will love most will be the ones where you forget the camera and find yourself lost in the moment. So please begin your session open to being your most honest self.

Our Everyday Life Sessions are not about perfection but about real life. Real-life is a mix of joy, laughter, and sometimes tears. If you need to do a time-out, do it! If you allow us to document the tears, your kids may enjoy looking back on the photos with a chuckle. Know we make no judgments but will only seek to preserve your everyday life exactly as it is–the good, the bad and the beautiful chaos.

While we don’t expect your house to be spotless, we do hope you will tidy up before your session. The more you can clean & declutter, the more timeless your photos will become. But please do not stress about this! Again, the beauty of black & white photography is that many things you don’t want to focus on can fade into the background. So that pile of toys or stack of papers can remain if you just don’t have time. Missy is more than happy to move something out of the way if she feels it’s taking away from a particular photo. But we seek a lived-in home that tells an authentic story.

Absolutely! We know firsthand how interests change and kids grow, so have us come back to document your ever-changing family to help you preserve those moments forever. Whether it’s a few sessions documenting your favorite family activities, or across multiple seasons, or simply year after year, we’d love to be a part of it. We can even pop in during your family vacation!

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