Elle Baker Photography

September 29, 2017

The art of the everyday | Lifestyle Photography | Chicago Studio

Lifestyle

By definition, ‘lifestyle photography is a style of photography which mainly aims to capture people in ‘real-life’ situations and events or milestones in an artistic manner.’

The art of the everyday lifestyle photography

To me, lifestyle photography is the art of the everyday.  My primary goal in every lifestyle session I photograph is to tell stories about that family’s lives.  It really is a style of photography that forces you to be patient and wait to shoot at the optimal time.

It has been described as a style somewhere between documentary photography and traditional portraiture.  This blend of being a fly on the wall (documentary) and gently guiding them into diverse opportunities (portrait photography) is a beautiful combination of styles.  This creates a ‘real life’ storytelling feel to the gallery and allows for a variety of unposed images.

 

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Completely unguided in these images, my son ate his meal and I photographed around him.  Spaghetti dinners are always a mess and I know ((one day)) I will miss those sticky noodles on the floor and the sauce everyone around his mouth and even tummy.  It is so important that I document my children’s childhood.  I have been leaving my camera on my counter lately so I can capture such scenes.  I recently photographed my children while they were playing in my garage.  Hair a mess, outfits mismatched, but having innocent summertime fun outside.  You can see more of this story on a recent blog post.

Looking for a lifestyle session in your home?

I am now taking in home lifestyle clients!  I am THRILLED to tell you all that I will be travelling throughout the southern Chicago suburbs and offering lifestyle sessions.  We will capture your family in different rooms of your home and capture the art of YOUR everyday.  Clothing will be picked out from your OWN closet, rooms will be decorated as they normally are, and we will capture pure and authentic family time.  If you are interested and would like to read more about pricing visit my investment page.  To book your session you can simply fill out the contact form and I will be in touch soon!

 

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