A few days ago I drove out to the country for a relaxed, informal family portrait session. This session was definitely NOT one where everyone sat still, posed perfectly and I counted to three and snapped my camera. It was a catch-me-if-you-can, not gonna look at you – no matter what funny noises you make kind of session. This type of session may be just perfect for you. I love rolling around in the grass, laying in the middle of the street (yes I have done that on more than one occasion) and just generally chasing down your kids to get that one shot out of the many that will say, “This is who I am right now”. Maybe your little girl really doesn’t feel like looking at me that day. It’s ok. I will wait till she’s looking at something else smiling, not really paying attention to me and bingo…
Maybe we will be outside in a great location with yummy grapes growing on the vines and after eating a few, the kids have some juice on their shirt. No biggie. I can photoshop that out. Maybe they just want to run around. OK.
In all of that playing laughing and having fun, we will probably get some semi posed looking shots. Followed by more giggling and laughing. Sort of like these:
And who knows, maybe, right in the middle of the session, a praying mantis will decide to jump in and join in the fun. Um, yeah, keep it away from me but if you want it in your pictures, ok. Here is Pete, the praying mantis. He hung around for quite a while.
There may be some pretty flowers for picking. Your little boy may want to show them to me before he hands them to you so sweetly. I love that he picked flowers for his mama.
This is just an example of a fun “lifestyle” session. Think of it as a more relaxed, laid back family portrait session. It may be just what you would like. Guess what? I like them too. Thanks Hanway family for being a great example of a lifestyle session.
And then there’s this: