"Everyone has a story, and every story matters."
WHO ARE LIFESTYLE SESSIONS FOR?
Couples, Families, Anyone.
I equally love doing indoor lifestyle sessions as much as outdoor! Wikipedia’s definition of Lifestyle photography is a kind of photography that mainly aims to capture portrait/people in situations, real-life events or milestones in an artistic manner and the art of the everyday. ... Lifestyle photography is “posed” in a way that the photographer gives some direction and then documents the natural responses after.
Lifestyle photography lies somewhere in between documentary photography on the one hand, and classic portraiture on the other hand. A documentary photographer will have a “fly on the wall” approach, catching life as it is without trying to interfere with what is going on. He or she will tell the story of real life, as it happens, while trying to be as transparent as possible for his/her subjects. My own take on lifestyle photography is a mix of authentic and staged. What I am shooting could actually happen in real life (this is the core definition of “lifestyle” in my opinion), however I would never have captured such a variety of images in such a short amount of time if I had not interfered. During a session, I create a diversity of opportunities that will generate real- life type of images which might not have spontaneously happened at that specific moment if I hadn’t been there to jump-start them. I have a lot of fun prompts and games that I use during my sessions to help relax and elicit genuine connections from my clients. My wish is for us to end the session feeling like we were just hanging out and not having a photo shoot.
WHO IS A DOCUMENTARY SESSION FOR?
Anyone- Weddings, Elopements, Couples, Seniors, Families, Children, Babies, Newborns!
What is the difference between a lifestyle and documentary session?
Wikipedia defines documentary as occuring naturally. Documentary photography usually refers to a popular form of photography used to chronicle significant and historical events. It is typically covered in professional photojournalism, or real life reportage, but it may also be an amateur, artistic, or academic pursuit.
How I define documentary sessions... .
I truly believe that real is more interesting than perfect. with documentary sessions, I will barely intervene and just sit back and document life unfolding in front of me.
WHEN & WHERE CAN THIS SESSION BE HELD?
Anytime, anywhere, indoors, or out.