What is a lifestyle family session?

It’s a good question.

Photography has come really far since the days of film. Now we live in an age where everyone has a camera in their back pocket, ready to take snaps at any moment. In fact many of us frequently photograph our day and upload them online to share with our friends and family.

So what makes a lifestyle different from this, and why should you invest in one?

For the most part, it’s being able to capture these ordinary moments of you and your family all together in a way that feels more like a memory than a snapshot.

What do I mean by that?

Capturing all the little moments that make us unique is something I’m hugely passionate about. We all have memories from our childhood. Being carried inside by our parents after falling asleep in the car. Sharing a special piece of our favourite foods with one another. Playing games together, sharing music, cooking.

I like to think of these memories as touched with a soft, golden light. I know the way I remember these moments is maybe not what truly happened - I’ve romanticised them in my mind. Perhaps my fondest memories are of things that seem completely ordinary, but for some reason hold a special place in my heart. It’s the little things that we take for granted every day that are the ones we reflect on later, usually with a feeling of warm joy and contentment.

This is what a lifestyle session is. Capturing those ordinary, irreplaceable moments between one another that is the recipe for our happiest daydreams and the motivation for getting through the lows.

When families look through their photo albums of their sessions, it makes these memories real. It’s gives a tangible presence to the moments that we all share together and what bonds us to the ones we love. Beautiful and warm and transformed through the magic of a camera from the completely ordinary to the irreplaceable memories that we hold on to even after our children have grown up.

After all, they’re only little once. These times as a family only last a few short years - blink and they’re already finished high school, or working or even have families of their own. These are the moments that will turn into their warm memories that they reflect on when they’re grown, and the memories that they’ll be able to share with their children when they tell them the story of how they grew up.