Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Lifestyle Session

Have you ever wanted to document your family just being you? Doing the things you love or the things that really make your kids smile, instead of getting dressed up and posing in a portrait studio against a plain black background? A "Lifestyle Session" might be just what you're looking for. Be Photography is excited to introduce this new concept in portrait photography to our growing line of packages. With a Lifestyle Session, we come to your house or your location of choice and spend up to two hours photographing you doing the things you love. Reading books with your kids, baking in the kitchen, sipping wine on the patio, or whatever else strikes your fancy. This type of session can tell a story about your family that regular portrait sessions can't. Although posed shots are an option during your session, the focus is more on capturing candid moments between you and your loved ones.

I had the privilege of photographing my first Lifestyle Session last week for some long time clients of ours.  Here is some of what we were able to capture:

We started out in Lena's room with story books and all her favorite stuffed animals. This room was especially fun for me to photograph since all the canvas prints hanging on her wall above the bed were pictures that I had taken of her.

We also did some fun shots in their gorgeous kitchen and then headed out to the back patio.

And then of course Lena had to do a little modeling for us - she is almost too cute for words!

Not only is a Lifestyle Session a great way to remember your family in photographs, it is also an excellent way to remember the home your kids grew up in, your favorite park to play at, or any other meaningful location of your choice.

The lifestyle package starts at $300 for the 2 hour session for up to 8 people. This includes your choice of 20 images on a disc with full copyright release. For just $100 more you can go with the Lifestyle Plus package, which comes with a 20 page professionally printed and bound photobook containing all your favorite images from your session. Since a lifestyle session essentially tells a story of your family in a photo journalistic fashion, this can be an excellent way to commemorate the session and makes an excellent gift for friends and family. Additional copies of the book can be purchased for $50 each. 

More details about these and all the great packages that we offer can be found on our website at

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