To me, lifestyle photography is just that….capturing YOUR life. All the little things that make your family amazing. It is so much more than telling everyone to look at the camera and say cheese.
I get it everyone wants that PERFECT portrait to hang above the fireplace for all to see. But who is to say what makes a perfect portrait. To me an authentic portrait will always win over the stiff, awkward everyone smile and look at the camera shots. Don’t get me wrong, while I pride myself on offering authentic photography sessions, I know the importance of that shot and I always will get a couple of those images for the Grandparents or for the holiday cards. BUT the majority of your lifestyle photography session will be about telling your story, the unposed moments, the unexpected memories.
When you look at your images from our time together, I hope you get tearful. Not the bad tears, but the good ones. The ones that stir up emotions, joy in the real, authentic moments that we captured together. I had my own family photos done last summer by an idol of mine. I mean I cant even tell you how excited I was for this session! When I got the images back I sobbed you guys! Literally big fat tears, the ugly kind that you don’t want anyone to see. She told our story just the way I had imagined it would be. If my clients feel even a tiny bit like I did, I will call it a success!
People who follow me and read my blog on a regular basis are probably sick of hearing me talk about storytelling through pictures. But I truly can’t say it enough. Tomorrow is not guaranteed you guys, I want you to think about how will you be remembered? Just a little food for thought……
If it’s been awhile or even if it hasn’t, I would be honored to create a custom lifestyle photography experience for you and your family! No stress, no stiff awkward moments I promise! In fact, I will even take the stress out of styling your family! You can download my FREE style guide here!
I am so excited to meet you!
Me too — I can’t wait to start creating YOUR perfect EJP portrait experience!
Wife, soccer mom, coffee-addict, and photographer. I help new mamas celebrate simple, sweet moments amidst the chaos of #momlife — welcome!