FAQ - Lifestyle Family
DO you have any questions?
Here are some frequently asked ones, perhaps these answers will help you too!
WHAT IS LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY?
Wikipedia says: Lifestyle photography is a kind of photography which mainly aims to capture portrait/people in situations, real-life events or milestones in an artistic manner and the art of the everyday. The primary goal is to tell stories about people's lives or to inspire people in different times. Thus, it covers multidisciplinary types of photography together. A lifestyle photographer is not only a portrait or people photographer and loves/enjoys photography as art in everyday life but is believed to be talented in photography that can also do well in other many disciplines of photography at a time such as landscape, street photography, fashion, wedding and even wildlife with one's unique vision to inspire people's life.
I say: Lifestyle Photography is capturing the beauty in natural moments, the emotion, the rawness... the art hidden in the in=between moments.
Yes, I can guide you based on the light and the space I want to photograph you in... I may even set you up into a semi posed situation if you need some guidance.... then I will wait, wait for you to relax and melt into yourself or your loved ones. This is when I will shoot!
If you are after posed, smile - smile photographs Its possible Im not the gal for you!
Im in love with environmental portraiture..... let me capture you in your favourite space! (your kitchen, library, favourite chair)
YOU WANT TO BOOK? HOW DOES IT ALL WORK?
Hurrah you've decided to book your shoot with me! We are going to have soooo much fun!
Pop me an email via my website contact page! Tell me what you're interested in having done, and when you would like it... I'll reply with dates, price confirmation and a lovely little questionnaire (for a family shoot | video)
We work out a day | time and I book you right in!
I have a few beautiful outdoor locations hidden up my sleeve! I am always open to suggestions though!
We could run through fields of long grass, dip our toes into a river somewhere, have the sun peaking through pine trees, be surrounded by tall buildings in the city, be wrapped up in your bed sheets, cosy on your couch, cooking in your kitchen, laying on a pretty blanket on your floor.....
**If you feel that your home has character, is unique, has beautiful natural light, is comfortable, is an art piece all on its own or just is your special place..... then PLEASE, please let me photograph you there!!!**
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE MY HOUSE FOR AN INDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
Choose 3 of your favourite rooms first. (normally they would be a bedroom, main living area + your favourite spot (chair, nook, kitchen, front porch)
I would suggest a little tidy | move things that wont add any visual value to your images...... (phone chargers, dirty dishes, washing baskets, pet bowels, video games, dvds, tissue boxes)
Add some fresh flowers, pretty throws on the couch or gorgeous cushions, special art works.
If we are photographing in your bedroom, clean off your bedside tables, a little lamp is all we need or a small vase of wild flowers. Your bed linen is just as important as your outfit selections!
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
I'm excited by beautiful overcast skies when it comes to capturing the most stunning portraits.... however if its raining we will need to reschedule! unless its one of those cute little sun showers!
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
Look, if you know me or have heard about me you will know that I'm not one for matchy, matchy outfits. I want you to be free to express who you are!! If that means beautiful bright colours matched with stripes and spots, then... YAY!!!
If you are earthy and want to coordinate with your beautiful family then go for natural tones....perhaps with a pop of colour in their somewhere (a pretty scarf maybe?)
Best to stay away from logos on clothing.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Treats for the kiddies (bribery perhaps?), a beautiful blanket, water, your little ones favourite toy, book, treasure..... a relaxed and positive vibe.
WHAT TIME OF DAY WILL YOU BOOK OUR PHOTOSHOOT?
If we are having your session outdoors I will only shoot in the golden hours....
This means sunrise or an hour or so before sunset......
(unless its an overcast day then I will shoot at any time!)
I realise in the summer months it may be after your little ones bath | bed time..... its worth it, for one night... trust me!
If these times aren't perfect for you, lets think about an indoors session as I can be more flexible with times for these sessions due to the light!
WHAT IF ONE OF US IS SICK?
We reschedule!! without a doubt...
WHAT IF HUBBY IS NOT INTERESTED OR MY CHILDREN ARE SHY OR CRANKY?
I get it!, I really do! you need not worry!
Im a master at mood changing techniques! The most important thing is to relax and go with the flow...
Ive got time... I'll play with the kids, I'll get down to their level and be real. Im a Muma + wife, I understand....
I want you guys to feel no pressure to perform (this is not what Im about, this is not the session I want to shoot) lets all be real... whatever mood we are in :)