4 Easy Steps for your Lifestyle Session | Lifestyle Tips | Raleigh NC

  Hey there friends!

OK! So, lets prep you and your home for your shoot! I can’t possibly convey enough, the love I have for lifestyle shoots. Most of the time it’s for newborns, but why should you have to wait that long? You love your partner, right? You love your home, you’ve taken time to design and decorate your space into something that gives you that “Ahhhhhh” feeling when you walk in the door! You deserve to have these memories now!


Here are a few tips to help our session run as smoothly as possible!


1. Tidy up! 
I will be shooting in areas of the house with a lot of windows and natural light. Typically, this includes the master bedroom, kitchen and living room. I would suggest making the bed and clearing up clutter and distracting elements, so both of you are the primary focus! Upon my arrival, I will have you show me around, so I can see how the light is falling, and determine which rooms will suit us best. 

2. Wardrobe
Lighter, neutral tones photograph well such as white, cream, tan, gray, blush pinks, and other pale colors. I suggest avoiding heavy patterns, bold colors, and graphics. Choose something you feel comfortable in. I honestly feel this goes for any Lifestyle session, couples and Families. My style is very classic and mostly bright, so this is what I feel is best. I definitely want you to be you, so if there is something that you think negates this, we can certainly address it and figure a way to incorporate it. This session is about you and who you and your family are! 

Some Examples, and links…

For my Ladies, I love comfortable lounge wear! Again not a must but it just relays that cozy feel.

   Left is from Arie ,and the right is from Anthropologie!







Left is H&M, I love their basics, and the right is GAP.


3. Session Extras
The idea for these is to be comfortable and relaxed, so whether that means brewing coffee, feeding your babies snacks, slow dancing in the living room, loving on your fur babies, or reading books, I want it all! Every couple/family is unique, so if there is something you all love and want to incorporate it just let me know!

4. Relax and have fun! 
I want this session to be relaxing and fun! With my lifestyle approach, I aim to capture the raw, authentic moments. I will give direction when needed but will have you prepared beforehand, so that it’s a breeze. If your life is chaos, unpredictable, and just an insane circus, that’s cool too! Honestly, that’s my life most days. Amen?

I hope my examples are insightful and inspiring! No matter what stage in life you’re in, I can’t wait to create some amazing images for you! 


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