I get asked the question a lot, “What is lifestyle family photography?” To me, it is not quite posed and not quite documentary in nature. It’s actually a little of both. I guide my clients into natural poses that allow them to get comfortable with me. There’s a lot of chatting, so I can get to know you and your unique family. That connection is key, especially with kids. I think they can tell when someone is being genuine with them. Some things you can expect from all of my family sessions: at least one “good” traditional shot where everyone is looking; lots of laughing. We will also move around a lot. This was one beautiful location, at Rust Nature Sanctuary in Leesburg VA, and we only had about 30mins but we took advantage of 3 different backdrops. This helps avoid boredom and provides a lovely variety in your gallery.
So if you’re worried about making weird faces and not being given enough direction, don’t be! Capturing memories of your family doesn’t have to be uncomfortable.
Please email me today to plan your next Northern Virginia family photography session. Allow me to send you a copy of my welcome guide and explain a little further why these types of family photo sessions are so special!