Unintentionally, this past week, I happened to stumble upon a few articles regarding documentary photography. It appears that this could possibly be a new trend in family photography - you hire a photographer to capture images of your family, completely unposed, documentary style. Well, I did read how one photographer suggests you plan for a specific activity with your client ahead of time. I'm not quite sure that qualifies as documentary photography though. Maybe a hybrid. So I'm not sure if all this talk about documentary photography is good or bad. I hate photography trends because they come and go so fast and next thing you, that trend is so two years ago and everyone is avoiding it like the plague because god forbid you aren't trendy. I try to avoid trends but documentary photography has always been my thing. I'm still tossing around photography ideas in my head and if I were to ever go the family photographer route, I would offer documentary photography sessions. You want beach photos? Great. I'll photograph you on the beach but I'm not going to pose you. Be yourself. The issue with this is that I believe the majority of people who hire a photographer want posed photos. It will be interesting to see if this becomes a trend or not. In the meantime, I'll continue to document us. It's what I do best.