What is a lifestyle photography session?
The main goal of a lifestyle photography session is to photograph real moments.
The idea behind my session, is to photograph your family over the course of a day in a photo journalistic way. Think candid, natural and un posed.
The end result will be unique photos that you wouldn’t get from a typical portrait session
Why would you want to do a this type of photography?
It’s different, If you have done a portrait session with the family before. this type of photography, might be something to try.
Going beyond a regular session. Not only in photography time, but also the type of photos created, and the photography products you will receive at the end.
The end result are documentary style photos of your family. Think candid, natural, real moments.
Lifestyle photography tries to capture everyday moments
If you’re after photos from a variety of locations, documenting what it’s to be part of your family for the day. It’s definitely the way to go.
There is only so much that you can achieve in a typical portrait session because of the time limit.
The Benefits over a regular portrait session
My portrait sessions are between 90 minutes and 2 hours of photography time. With the option of either a book or the digital files.
My lifestyle session includes up to 5 hours of photography time. Included in the package is a photo book, large wall print and the digital files.
The extra time is a huge bonus. Knowing that you have plenty of time you won’t feel rushed or stress, even if your children have a melt down. The fact you can take the day at your own pace is a big benefit.
Another benefit is the type photos. Because of the extra time we will spend together. The photos of the family will be candid and natural.
Don’t worry I’ll still take photos of the family looking straight at the camera. These type photos are standard will all my portrait sessions.
One of the biggest benefits are the products you will receive as part of your package. It’s important to me that you have something printed to display and view at home.
The session is designed to tell a story, ” A Day in the life ” creating a book is the only way to get this across.
The included fine art photo book will document the whole day together. Using a selection of your favourite photos.
A book is easy to store on a bookshelf and great way to display and view a group of photos.
To look at everyday, a large wall print of your favourite photo. To display in your home or office.
And of course the digital files on USB. Containing both the high resolution for printing and smaller version for sharing.
Who is best suited for a lifestyle session?
I’ve designed the session for families that want something different from a typical portrait session.
A photo session they can express themselves. Documenting real moments in a candid and natural way.
The end result will be a photography package. That provides candid, documentary style photos that are unique to your family.
And including everything after the session. A fine art book, large wall print and the digital files in one price.
What is a good Location for my session?
Choosing a location is completely up to you.
Remember you have five hours of photography time, and I suggest you include as many activities you enjoy as a family.
There is no reason your session can’t start at home and then move on to other locations.
A suggestion would be a somewhere you frequent with your family. Three to four locations can be visited given the amount of time you have at your disposal.
Some suggestions are:
- At home to show family life. – Documenting what a casual or busy day would be like.
- Visiting a favourite picnic spot.
- Lake Burley Griffen or even a day out at the one of the wonderful nature reserves in Canberra.
- Does anyone in your family have any hobby?
What’s included in my lifestyle photography session?
It starts with a phone consultation, to find out about the things you like to do as a family.
We will also talk about location and clothing choice. What to expect from the session, and information about the products you will receive.
The Lifestyle Session:
Five hours of photography coverage documenting your day with the people you love spending time with. Pets are also welcome.
The editing of your photos are done in a natural way, including a mixture of colour and black & white photos.
Print & Digital Products:
- One Fine Art portrait book with a selection of photos from your session printed inside.
- One large wall print of one of your favourite photos from the day. Either as a canvas or as a framed print.
- The high resolution digital files on USB ready for printing and sharing.
Travel & Location:
Included in the cost of your package is travel to multiple locations within the Canberra region.
After your session you will have access to a password protected online gallery.
From your online gallery. You will choose your photos for your book & wall print.
It’s the same place you will do your album and print proofing. And have the option to share the gallery with family and friends.
All from the comfort of your home.
Do you have a special spot that you like to visit? It might be the perfect location for a lifestyle session.
Call Mike on 0410 691 114 or fill out the contact form for availability.