Here we are, back with the Ramsey family. This time, I spent almost thirteen hours with them documenting one of their first days together as a family. From the moment Gage woke up in the morning to just as he was getting ready to go down for the night, I documented the highs, the lows, and the fun times in between.
My Day-in-the-Life sessions are the longest sessions that I offer. Rather than being a lifestyle session when I take control of where we are and guide the posing of the session, these focus on capturing your day as it unfolds. Family photography in long sessions like this gives me a larger window into the life you lead and results in an honest representation of all the things that happen during your day. We had quite a day with the Ramsey family, and I’m excited to share it with you.
Gage started his day like most of us do, a little groggy and still trying to figure out his surroundings. He wandered from room to room as his parents got ready for the day, playing with anyone and everything as he did. Still suffering from his cold, and not really being a morning person (as we would soon see), Gage took things at his own pace and only nibbled at the edges of his breakfast.
When we got back to the room, it was time for medicine. Following the laughter and games with the doctor a few days prior, I was expecting that we’d see similar behaviour when taking medicine. It would seem that these two things are mutually exclusive for Gage, as he absolutely hated the medicine (both rounds)!
Moments later, though, he was back to himself and ready to head out. Alisa and Beau had decided to visit one of Seoul’s palaces with Gage for the first time, so we got a taxi outside the hotel. We had a few moments of laughter and fun, but then the medicine kicked in and Gage fell asleep in his stroller.
When he woke up, he wasn’t really in the mood for exploring the palace and wanted to stay in his stroller. So, we decided to head for lunch at this point. Although we enjoyed our pizza, Gage was much more interested in the packet of puffs that he’d seen in the bag and proceeded to eat to his heart’s content. Equally as fun, of course, was tipping the puffs off his plate onto the table. Once he was done, he discovered a new joy in pretend-slapping his father to get an over-the-top reaction.
A street festival stopped us from getting our next cab up to Seoul Tower, so we took the opportunity to walk down Daehakro together and enjoy the beautiful weather. Seoul Tower is a favourite amongst visitors, but it gets really crowded and it can be tough to make images up there. We got our obligatory lock shot and then it was time for ice-cream.
It was at this point that our up-until-now quite docile and relaxed Gage became quite involved in the world around him. He loved the ice-cream. He really loved it. So much so that he got it all over his face. He dug so deep that it fell off the cone. This was when the world came crumbling down. Gage’s attachment to that ice-cream was very real, you see. However, since it had fallen on the ground, Dad decided it would be best if Gage did not reattach it to the cone and continue eating. Let’s just say, Gage did not agree.
The tears wore him out again and young Gage took another nap. By now, it was afternoon and he was feeling a lot better. Our time back at the hotel was spent playing, running, snacking, laughing, and evening being okay with taking the medicine (well, almost) this time. Some of our favourite games during this time were locking dad in the kitchen, opening and closing the bin, and of course, sharing a lollipop. All was well with the world until we decided to brush teeth in preparation for bed.
We’ll leave it there for the story of the Ramsey family. I had a great time documenting their day and getting to know them a little better. Please get in touch if you’re interested in having your own family documentary session. It can be a lot of fun!