What Is Lifestyle Photography?
“Lifestyle’ photography is a pretty broad term. Basically, it’s catching candid storytelling moments in an artistic manner. It’s NOT look at the camera and smile. It’s not about posing, and it’s not about staging. (well, sometimes there’s a small bit of staging, primarily to place the subjects in the right light). There is nothing wrong with that kind of photography, it’s just not what I do. Lifestyle photography is about catching real emotions, real actions, real personalities and real moments. Telling a story with your imagery in an artistic way.
My Lifestyle sessions with clients usually occur in their house. Documenting the everyday moments is a specialty of mine. May seem odd that I may show up one morning and your kiddos are still in their pj’s eating breakfast, or perhaps the breakfast making can also be documented. It’s what I love to do and such an important memory to have forever. This is your life. Your everyday. Your everyday will change. Kids grow up. They will eventually move out. You will miss these days. Documenting these moments now will preserve the sweet memories forever.
To see some examples of client sessions, please choose the Lifestyle menu item and then the ‘Lifestyle-Clients‘ sub menu. Just a few of my client sessions are there, but you should be able to get an idea of what an in home client session looks like. Sure – we can have the one good ‘posed’ shot or group shot, but the majority of the images will be more about the story.