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Have you ever heard the term "Lifestyle Photography' ?

Hey everyone,

Today, I want to talk about something that's been buzzing around a lot, especially in the photography world across the pond in America. It's called "Lifestyle Photography" and relates to newborn, baby and family photography sessions.


What is Lifestyle Photography?

Lifestyle photography is all about capturing real, authentic moments in a natural setting. Think of it as a beautiful blend of documentary and traditional portrait photography. It's less about stiff poses and more about capturing the essence of your family as you truly are.


  1. Natural Interactions: Lifestyle photography focuses on the genuine interactions between family members. Whether it's the kids playing, a quiet cuddle on the couch, or laughter around the dinner table, these moments are priceless.

  2. Comfortable Environment: These sessions often take place in your home or a favourite outdoor spot. Being in a familiar environment helps everyone relax, making the photos more natural and heartfelt.

  3. Telling Your Story: Every family has its own unique story, and lifestyle photography aims to tell it. The photos reflect your family's personality, traditions, and everyday life.


It's really what I do during my photo sessions, but I just don't call it "lifestyle"

During a session that may be considered a lifestyle shoot, I might suggest some activities or settings to get everyone engaged. This could be anything from baking in the kitchen to a playful afternoon in the park. The goal is to let moments unfold naturally while I capture them from the background. It's about the non-traditional portraits of family and childhood—the candid, fleeting moments that often go undocumented—the fun, the tender, the whimsical.


Blending Lifestyle with Traditional Portraiture

My style is a mix of lifestyle and more traditional family portraiture. This means you'll get the best of both worlds. We'll have those classic, beautifully posed family portraits that you can proudly hang on your wall. Alongside, candid, heartfelt moments will showcase the love and fun within your family.


What to Expect in a Session

  1. Preparation: Have a think about some activities you like to do as a family. Bubbles? Playing Uno? Water play? Gardening? Baking? Arts and Crafts?

  2. Relaxed Atmosphere: During the shoot, my aim is to keep things light and fun. I'll guide you when needed, but mostly, I'll let your family be themselves.

  3. Capturing the Essence: I'll focus on those little moments – the laughter, the hugs, the tiny hands holding yours – all the things that make your family unique.


Final Thoughts

Lifestyle photography is about celebrating the beauty in everyday moments. It’s perfect for families who want to capture genuine connections and memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you're familiar with the term or not, it's a wonderful approach to documenting your family's story in a way that's true to life.


If you're curious to see how lifestyle photography can capture your family's unique story, feel free to get in touch. I'd love to chat and create something beautiful together!

Warm regards,

Sinead

P.S. Check out some of my recent lifestyle sessions on my website to get a feel for what it's all about!






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