day in the life photography is really the heart and soul of maren miller photography. every single time i get to do one of these sessions, my heart grows. it’s like i was the grinch and it grows three times its normal size. well, minus the grumpy-wanting-to-steal-christmas part.

this family is one that i haven’t know very long, but i feel like we’ve know each other for a long time. i loved being able to capture a simple, ordinary morning with these four. they made breakfast, played with trains, wrestled, and went for a walk to the farmer’s market. the joy that emanates from this family is incredible. truly.

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  • September 22, 2015 - 3:11 pm

    Alicia - Maren. Maren! We LOVE these! I love your perspective of these ordinary moments and the sweet details you captured. These are the moments I see often with my eyes but would never be able to grab a camera in time or just enjoy be in the moment. Thank you! You’re a rare gem of a friend.ReplyCancel

  • September 25, 2015 - 10:06 am

    Melissa - What a fun session!ReplyCancel

  • September 25, 2015 - 10:28 am

    Keziah - Perfect, i love it. i want itReplyCancel

today was the first day of school for our crazies… emj started 4th grade and luke started kindergarten. luke was so excited that he was up and dressed before i even got out of bed! it’s hard to be sad about our baby going to kindergarten when he is so thrilled about it! emj was ready to see her friends and start this new year, but not so excited that she woke up crazy early! i thought it would be fun to take pictures of our morning before they headed off to school this year. i love looking at things like this and remembering the little things like my rockstar husband making breakfast for everyone each day and the little details of shoes left out and fingernails with the polish half off. time really does just fly by, but i’m doing my best to “bottle up” what i can! we are all eager for this year and looking forward to all it will bring!

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  • August 20, 2015 - 2:37 pm

    Kelley Priddy - Love the story and the photos. I particularly love the fingernail polish one!ReplyCancel

  • September 29, 2015 - 5:24 pm

    EmJ - yessssssss!!!ReplyCancel

i talk about loving to capture the everyday moments, the actual “day in the life” of the real everyday stuff. so, i brought my camera on a trip to Costco because this is something we do as a family pretty often. it was pretty cool to capture our crazies just doing what they do in a different setting.

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  • August 17, 2015 - 10:45 am

    Jamie Kraus - I loved going to Costco as a kid. You really captured the connection between your children. I love it!ReplyCancel

  • August 17, 2015 - 5:05 pm

    Kelley Priddy - the real deal. love it!ReplyCancel

  • September 29, 2015 - 5:20 pm

    EmJ - This is EmJ and I SERIOUSLY don’t remember you taking those pictures at Costco! And Luke’s face on that third and eighth picture. Hee-hee! Love you so so much!!!ReplyCancel

camping is probably our very favorite thing to do together as a family. everyone loves it and everyone gets super excited when we are planning the next trip. as a kid, we went camping all the time. that was vacation for us and we loved it. little did i know how much time and planning went into those trips. now, as an adult, i know exactly how much time and planning goes into it… but it’s totally worth it. to be outside with no agenda, no schedules, no electronics – totally unplugged – and just actually BE together is so awesome. sometimes we fish, sometimes we nap, sometimes we swing, sometimes we just sit around and read. and it is so refreshing and like nothing you can do just at your house. we love it. here’s a glimpse of our last super fabulous camping trip.

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  • June 20, 2015 - 9:26 pm

    Kimmi - This almost makes me want to go camping (don’t tell my husband I said that)!
    I love the ghost story picture of Luke! Looks like a beautiful time!ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2015 - 8:11 am

    Reg & Tracey - Happy Father’s Day!! Awesome parents of 2 perfect kids! Great photos! Awesome Son, daughter-in-law, and perfect grandkids! Love you all, Reg & TraceyReplyCancel

  • January 1, 2016 - 10:49 am

    Awesome EmJ - my comment: :-pReplyCancel

  • January 1, 2016 - 10:50 am

    Awesome EmJ - :p :-p 🙂 🙂ReplyCancel