Pittsburgh Family Photographer | Personal Hour by Hour Challenge | January / by Andrea Moffatt

When I first started documentary family photography back in 2014, I relied heavily on my own family to figure out how to make impactful storytelling images (and how to keep it up for whole events- even whole days). I practiced on my family by doing a DITL (Day in the Life) project frequently- back then I subjected us probably monthly. The idea of that project is simple: document your life, from morning to night. And let me tell you, it is HARD work! Hard, as in physically tiring and hard, as in mentally exhausting. 

So when my talented friend, Sandi Harkness put out a call for people to join her in her Hour by Hour challenge... I immediately felt tired. Ha! Actually, I was excited because I haven't done an all day challenge in a while and an hour by hour challenge only requires you to shoot one image per hour. Technically. If you can stick to that. 

Now that you know my "why", here is a weekend day with the Moffatts...