What is a Lifestyle Photographer?
Lifestyle photography is a fairly new concept that’s become more popular in recent years. It’s an approach that, like photojournalism, focuses on honest imagery and real moments whilst adding beautiful lighting and subtle posing that’s reminiscent of traditional portraiture. As a lifestyle photographer based in Milton Keynes, the aim is always to capture the art of the everyday in a visually appealing way.
Documenting Real Life
Although a lifestyle photographer’s objective is to document authentic moments as they unfold, it doesn’t involve adopting a purely documentary approach. Photojournalists primarily take candid pictures whereas I prefer to have a bit more involvement in the shoot. Whether it’s a few snaps of your home, a pre-session visit to a local park or a look around Google Maps, I’ll assess the location before the shoot to determine the best spots for photos. I’m always looking for beautiful areas of natural light and uncluttered or interesting backdrops to set the scene for the session.
Natural Family Portrait Photography
When it comes to lifestyle photography, awkward poses are always best avoided but I do give a little direction when needed. Instead of guiding you into a fixed pose, I might give you a few actions to do – e.g. look at baby or move your hair back a little…nothing too cringey! This helps you to feel more comfortable in front of the camera and adding movement gives the images a more natural feel. There’s nothing worse than trying to hold a smile whilst looking at the camera!