During the winter months and early spring, a lot of families don’t think about doing a Lifestyle photography session in their home. These Day in the Life sessions are actually some of my favorite sessions! I love telling a family’s unique story by photographing them in the space they spend the most time in, doing the things they enjoy together.
These sessions are different than a pure photojournalistic approach as I’m doing a little more directing on where to position yourselves for the best light and composition, but once I do that, then I encourage each family to just engage naturally. I’ll ask a family to pick a few activities that they like doing together and that they’d like to document in the photographs. They want to look back at the pictures in years and remember the silly game their child insisted on playing over and over again, story time with a favorite book, or how they loved to bake cookies with mom.During the pre-session consultation, I’ll discuss these things and we’ll plan out a few ideas before the session. The session typically lasts around 2 hours but there is the option to do a half day if we want to also head out somewhere, such as a favorite park. I’ll follow your family, documenting this moment in time in your lives.
I was so excited to photograph this family in their home! They had just moved in and they had spent several years rehabbing this old home that they could now enjoy. They wanted to capture their life in their dream home, doing the things they enjoy together. Before the session, I visited their home for the pre-session consultation and we walked room to room, talking about what they do in each room. This is also a great opportunity for me to assess the light and plan where I might position myself and ask them to be. Having the pre-session consultation in the family’s home is also great so that I can meet the kids that may take a little time warming up to me. So by the session date, they already have met me and hopefully will feel comfortable much quicker. I hope you enjoyed the highlights from one of my favorite in home sessions!
If you are interested in a Day in the Life in home portrait session, please contact us for more information.