Have you ever thought about your day-to-day life at home with the kiddos? Â Iâ€™m talking about Saturday mornings drawing in the playroom, watching favorite movies, and cuddling on the couch (maybe you changed out of your pajamas, maybe you didnâ€™t). Â These are the most intimate moments that families are made from – the real moments. Â That is what lifestyle sessions are all about. Â They are about seeing beauty in your everyday life, doing the things you love with the people you love best.
Although Ben and I do not specialize in lifestyle photography, we love it as a opportunity to take a step back from posing and planning and become observers. Â It reminds me of loading a roll of film into my very first SLR camera, and feeling the importance in what that film could become. Â It was a sense of being called to observe the world around me,Â and it is always good to brush up against that feeling.
Being invited into someoneâ€™s home and spending time with their family is incredibly personal, and it results in intimate, authentic images. Â The photographs become a narrative of who you are as a family in that moment – the favorite toys, the home youâ€™ve built, and how you care for one another.