Lifestyle Photography refers to a photographer taking pictures in a natural environment that would be similar to a daily routine. These sessions would occur in someone's home. Event photography is similar to lifestyle photography in that most pictures are taken as they occur as opposed to posed photography. I tend to like to capture the eyes of an individual and I don't like to capture a lot of distractions from the background. I guess you could say that lifestyle and event photography are a bit harder for me to wrap my brain around. Even at a birthday party in December, I took more portrait type pictures than simply capturing the event. I think that is just my natural bent.
When this little lady came to see me, her grandmother seemed to want more natural photos of her. I am so in the routine of posey pose and sit here, look this way, I need a smile...It was a bit of an effort to relax and just capture her as she played and made faces. I found though that I really enjoyed it and was able to see her personality more during the session. Even though this was a studio session, I tried to capture lil Ms. C in her more natural state instead of posing her so much. She definitely has a lot of personality to shine through.
So to take this thought even further, I have decided that I would like to do more lifestyle type sessions. Since I do a lot of studio type work, I would like to create a more relaxed environment and allow people to pose and shine for who they are...so incorporate a more natural and less posed style to my work. So come on in, make yourself at home, and relax a bit...so who you really are shines through your photos!
Shoot for 5 Mama
My name is Angie and I am a mama to 5 wonderful children. I "shoot" for five to make extra money for me to stay home with them. I've taken photography classes in college and am self taught on the digital photography. I love capturing people and beautiful images. I look forward to sharing my photo journey with you.