For the second time in under three years, my family and I have moved! Now we’re living in sunny Palo Alto, California, and I hope we stay here forever. Building up a photography business in a new area is difficult, but I’m committed to making it work. (Even with a baby due in February of 2013!)
A few weeks before we left Chicago I photographed my last session in Illinois, a family session with the A Family. It looked a little something like this.
Since that time I’ve noticed an increase in “Lifestyle Photography” sessions on my favorite photography blogs. These sessions capture families and couples in their home or their favorite places in a way that’s much more authentic and descriptive of the way people actually live. I love these sessions because they often take place in the home, as well as one other location, and they capture your life in a way that a photography session in a “pretty” or “artsy” or “vintage” can’t match. I hope future clients will be interested in doing them as well!
Below you will meet the F family. They’re our new friends in the area and agreed to let me come to their home and spend an hour with them on a Saturday morning so you could see what a Lifestyle session is all about when Jenna Cole is behind the lens. Up until the last photo absolutely everything you see is completely natural with no posing or direction on my part. The kids ate breakfast, showed me their bedrooms, spent some time coloring, and prepared for karate lessons. Once they were ready for the day we walked/rode over to a favorite park so the dog could run around for a few minutes. The light was plentiful, the weather was wonderful, and I couldn’t have asked for better subjects.
Please comment below and let me know what you think! Is this something you’d be interested in doing with your own family?
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