My sister-in-law wanted to do an ADITL session with me and I have to say that it was one of the most enjoyable sessions I have ever had the pleasure to shoot. It was a true “Day in the life” as it almost did not happen… even the morning of as you can read below. As you can tell, my SIL is very honest and very real when talking about the circumstances of the session but I am so happy with the way it turned out.
"My brother-in-law, Antoine Didienne, does these awesome "day-in-the-life" photo shoots. No posing, no prompting; just do your thing while he takes pictures.
When we scheduled ours, I had planned on doing my hair, putting on a little make-up, and wearing cuter pajamas for that "i woke up like this" look, but alas, Adelbert Villoso and I had been weaning Ofie off of milk during the night, and it was a rough one. Bet was asking me to cancel since we were both exhausted, but it was the middle of the night and Antoine was supposed to come around 9am. I felt badly to cancel last minute, so I said that we'd just have him come and get it over with, as I was not in the mood to have my picture taken either.
Anyway, morning comes and the house is a mess, Bet and I crawl out of bed and hadn't even brushed our teeth yet when Antoine arrives. When we tell him about our night, he asks if we'd like to reschedule, we agree, but since he's over, he might as well have some breakfast and coffee. Since he's waiting for breakfast and coffee, he might as well take some pictures.
This is a real day in our lives: no make-up, no prepping and not enough sleep. Not to say that everyday is like this, but with two toddlers, we definitely have hard days and nights. Thanks to Antoine for still making us look good!