WHAT IS LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY?
This is is real life, real emotion and interaction, in-your-home photography. It’s where authentic and artistic meet, creating visual documents of this moment in time in the life of you and your family.
I’ve always been drawn to Lifestyle Photography so making the decision to specialise in it was a natural progression. Especially for Baby and Family photography where there is so much to gain by documenting the essence of each person and how they interact. Every one of these sessions is unique because the dynamic inside a home is unguarded. Even daily routines are distinctive to each household!
This is the chance to reveal to people the beauty and significance of the little things around them. I LOVE being able to freeze in time the expressions and behaviours of kids – AND parents – that come so naturally to them when in their home environment. This is real life, but wow, the images can be magical. Sometimes hilarious. Always heart-connected.
As a photographer and an observer of life, this is hugely rewarding for me, and you become the proud guardians of artisan photographs which are testament to your story, as a family and as each individual within it.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A LIFESTYLE SHOOT?
I arrive with a smile on my face, camera in hand and do a walk around your home with you to see what the light is offering. These sessions are so unique! They are about you and your family in your own space. They are about celebrating ‘normal life’ in artisan photographs.
Prior to our session we talk about your home, favourite activities as a family and as individuals – things you want to remember. On the day we start with a 2-minute preflight checklist and I then suggest you continue with your daily routine. For the first 20 mins or so we chat while I take a few pics of life as usual to give us all a chance to settle in. It’s during this time I begin to get a sense of this world of yours and how we can capture it authentically and artistically.
Some of the shots will be purely photojournalistic, and for others I’ll give you a little direction and guidance so we get the best from the light. Mostly this will be subtle and is about creating opportunities for beautiful images as you interact naturally with your family.
If you love the concept of real-life images but would also like to have a few portraits that are more traditional that’s absolutely fine, we’ll make sure to do those as well.
There’s also a good chance I’ll be asking to stand on furniture to get a higher perspective for some shots. I may also move things around a little bit – I’ll always check with you first!
Lifestyle Photography Sessions usually go for 1.5 – 2 hours. The session fee is $280 and is included in the Artisan Lifestyle Digital Collection, which is the basis of our Lifestyle plans. Call or email me and I’ll send you the full details of Digital and Print options.