Lifestyle Photo Sessions
My own take on lifestyle photography is a mix of authentic and staged. What I am shooting could actually happen in real life (this is the core definition of “lifestyle” in my opinion), however I would never have captured such a variety of images in such a short amount of time if I had not interfered. During a session, I create a diversity of opportunities that will generate real-life type of images which might not have spontaneously happened at that specific moment if I hadn’t been there to jump-start them.
The images in the slideshow below were taken during a one to two hour time frame. Every single one of these moments could have happened in the life of this family, what I am showing here is basically a family having fun on a bed, as they probably do on a lazy Sunday morning.
Like in classic portraiture, I try to control a few things: light is the main one (I choose where I shoot to get the best light possible), location (I might move items or furniture to get a better shooting environment), and action. Like a documentary photographer, I won’t pose my subjects. I will give them something to do, or a game to play together, and then will let them BE. I want them to act as naturally as possible, and interact with each other as they always do.