In my last post, I touched a bit on lifestyle sessions and my passion for documenting real
moments within a gallery. The art of storytelling isn't something you can pose into fruition, its
real, raw and emotion provoking. In every lifestyle session I create, from maternity to family, I
am taking it upon myself to tell the story of my client. It is such an honor to be trusted with
accurately representing a client through images I deliver in their gallery. Today, I want to dive
into some of the reasons why I ﬁnd lifestyle sessions so desirable for my clientele.
Lately, I ﬁnd that more and more people want to share who they are, with those in their life.
Whether that be on social media, with family or even co-workers, people are ready to show the
real side of life to others. Traditional posing in sessions is being swapped out for what some
would call “action shots” or “in the moment” images. I have personally found that lifestyle
sessions, where one can feel free to relax and be themselves have a much higher approval
rating with my clients. They are able to get a glimpse at how the world sees them on a daily
basis, mid-life and in the moment.
Some people may worry, “How will I know when to make that certain face or action That I see in
all of those photos online? I worry that I wont look relaxed.” When I am booked for a lifestyle
session, I go into the session reminding my clients that there is absolutely no pressure with me.
Often times I will ask that they do something comfortable to them, snuggle in, take a walk or
share a secret whisper in someone’s ear. This allows my clients to fall into a natural ﬂow for their
photos helping the session produce the best images possible! Within the ﬁrst few minutes my
clients are able to relax and forget about my camera following them around. I can’t tell you how
much fun I have had getting to know my clients a bit better through a relaxed lifestyle session,
there is just something so special about documenting real moments in the right light.
The whole point to a lifestyle session is to be personalized to each speciﬁc client. There is no
one right way to execute a lifestyle session, you take it client by client and gallery by gallery.
This is another reason why I love lifestyle sessions, so much! The freedom to create an
individually unique gallery for clients is so rewarding and such a great expression of who I am
as a professional photographer. Allowing my creativity to ﬂourish is so important to my craft and
how my work is presented, so having clients open to relaxing in front of my camera is so
rewarding when ﬁnal galleries are released.
When it comes to galleries, I do not limit my clients to a certain number of photos. Each session
is so unique in itself that I ﬁnd each session produces its own set number of photos. With each
gallery I send out, I choose images that best depict my clients. From clarity to facial
expressions, each image is hand picked and edited to bring out the reality of my subject. One of
my many joys when it comes to culling a gallery, is going through each photo and being
reminded of the time spent with my sweet clientele.
Once again, I have to reiterate what a blessing my clients have been through all the sessions I
have offered. Without them, I wouldn't be the photographer that I am today and I am truly
grateful for the trust they put in me to deliver each gallery.
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