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13 Reasons To Do A Home Life Session

Home Life Photography Part 1

A week ago I posted part 1 of the style of photography I am now concentrating on. It’s a home life session (also known as Lifestyle Photography), and no one has to get dressed up or do anything special. Instead, I simply take time to plan the moments we want to record (game time, making dinner with the kids, your toddler brushing his teeth, going for a family walk with the dog, tickle fights, etc), and let it happen. There is a little bit of direction, to make sure you always look the best you can, but otherwise it’s just life, like it really happens. This particular kid  (Evan) is 2 1/2, and is completely precious doing absolutely nothing. I wanted to capture him getting himself ready for the day, and being such a big boy. Those are moments you never want to forget, and that’s why I am so passionate about home life photography.

Lens comparison at the bottom of the post!

So here’s part 2, and here’s 13 reasons why every Mom needs to do this:
1: Before your child, you never realized how sweet a meal could be.2: No one else makes a toy look quite as enthralling as he does.3: He won’t always be smaller than your dog.4: He won’t always take 20 minutes putting on a piece of clothing. Or be as proud when he does.5: His perspective is the right one.6: You worked so hard to teach him to do it, you should have a record of it.7: Cause he’s stinkin’ cute!8: Because practiced smiles never look as good as the real kind.9: So you’ll have proof later when he’s a teenager. Or ammunition.10: So you never forgot the little habits.11: Because Peek-a-Boo is just a phase.12: So grandma can see how much he loves his gift.13: Because you’ll never ever regret it.

By the way, this session was shot entirely with a Sigma 50mm 1.4 lens, which I rented for the weekend. It’s a fantastic lens, especially useful when it’s very dark. The sharpness was very good too, the only times my photographs would go soft was when I’d get too close to my subject, since I’m in the habit if being able to shoot at 24mm. Once I learned that, though, everything was awesome. I’ll definitely be buying this lens! Compare the two, if you’d like, by seeing the last Lifestyle post, which was shot with the Sigma 24-70mm 2.8.

Jennifer Jarry - March 22, 2013 - 3:25 am

Sooooo this is by far my favorite session ever! I can’t even picture a favorite and you know how quick I am to edit so that’s saying something :) Total awesomeness….

Sarah-Marie Smith - March 22, 2013 - 4:01 am

Aww thw thanks! Just practicing for my own one day 😉

Greta Ferris Flynn - March 23, 2013 - 2:57 am

Love all of these! You are SO right that every mom needs to do this. I am SO grateful to have these moments forever. Thank you!

Kevin F. Raymond - March 23, 2013 - 3:45 am

OMG…. A million awesome pics of my little BFF!!! This is GREAT,

Taryn Meighan Pray - March 23, 2013 - 3:58 am

Oh. My. God. Can your child be any cuter!???!?

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