A Day in the Life of the Doctor Family - Jacksonville Family Photographer

I've been photographing important moments for the Doctor family for years now, since their first baby, Ember, was born. They're always a joy to be around, and it was a privilege to be able to photograph a day in their life now that they're a family of four (plus three dogs)!


A day in the life of the Doctor family included breakfast at their home in Jacksonville, Florida, playtime in the yard, building a new fence for the kid's play area, hanging out inside, going to the Riverside Arts Market, painting, bath time, and dinner. I was with them from the time their children started to wake up at 7 AM until their son's bedtime, and was able to capture so many special moments, from sweet cuddles with mom and dad to dramatic toddler tantrums and mischief-making, and everything in between.

Here's what the Doctor family had to say about their session: "I honestly cried looking at the photos. It’s so strange looking at my life from the outside. I enjoy looking at these photos as I got to enjoy my kids and not try to document everything myself. I wish we could do this a lot more often. The moments are beautiful, sweet, playful, moving, and all so important. I was surprised about how many times my kids were caught smiling... it’s always hard to catch their smiles without posing them. I liked the naturalness of it all. I was worried that my kids would hide all day and be super grumpy because Ember normally hates pictures unless it’s her idea. You wouldn’t be able to tell she hates taking pictures by the way the gallery looks. They capture her natural, fun-loving spirit. The interactions between all of us got captured perfectly.


I love documentation and these are done in a way I physically cannot do alone. It’s so important to get moments like this printed and shared. I think Ollie and Ember are going to love having images of mom and dad and the dogs included with them through a normal day."



Little boy squishes his face while eating Fruit Loops in his high chair during a documentary family photography session in Jacksonville, Florida.

Little girl rubs sleep out of her eyes at the breakfast table during a documentary family photography session in Jacksonville, Florida.


LittLittle boy makes a mess at the breakfast table while the dog watches during a documentary family photography session in Jacksonville, Florida.

A dog eats leftovers off of the toddler's high chair during a documentary family photography session in Jacksonville, Florida.



A little boy explores his yard and tries opening the doors to the shed during a documentary family photography session in Jacksonville, Florida.

A little boy holds his mother's hand and cries to his sister as she eats a snack in front of him during a documentary family photography session in Jacksonville, Florida.

A mother helps her toddler son on the slide while her daughter runs off in the background during a documentary family photography session in Jacksonville, Florida.


A mother works on building a fence while her toddler son holds a drill during a documentary family photography session in Jacksonville, Florida.


A toddler boy peaks his head out of the closet with a silly face during a documentary family photography session in Jacksonville, Florida.


A little girl shines a flashlight on her arm and looks at it with wonder during a documentary family photography session in Jacksonville, Florida.

A mother and father help to buckle their toddler children into a stroller during a documentary family photography session in Jacksonville, Florida.

A toddler boy laughs while his father plays with him in his stroller during a documentary family photography session in Jacksonville, Florida.


A mother looks lovingly at her daughter at the Riverside Arts Market during a documentary family photography session in Jacksonville, Florida.

A mother helps her toddler daughter to eat meat on a stick during a documentary family photography session in Jacksonville, Florida.



A mother and father wash their children in the bathtub during a documentary family photography session in Jacksonville, Florida.

A mother embraces her toddler son after bath time during a documentary family photography session in Jacksonville, Florida.

A father and his toddler daughter laugh together during a documentary family photography session in Jacksonville, Florida.

A mother and her toddler daughter chat while potty training during a documentary family photography session in Jacksonville, Florida.

A mother, father, and their two children pray together at dinner during a documentary family photography session in Jacksonville, Florida.

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