When my friend Desi asked about family photos, a little idea popped in my head. I’d always wanted to try a ‘lifestyle’ session–which is a little bit about posed, formal portraits but a LOT about capturing people really LIVING together! Whether that means flying kites, painting birdhouses, or–in Chris and Desi’s case–making dinner, a ‘lifestyle’ session is meant to rise above saying “Cheese!” and delve more into the relationship within families! I was elated to hear that Chris and Desi would totally play along with my crazy idea of documenting them in their home, doing what they love to do: make dinner and spend time together on the couch!
We started with more traditional portraits on their immaculately manicured front lawn with their beloved dog, Wookie (How can I not love fellow Star Wars fans?!?). See how cute they all are together?
Ridiculous, I know!
Next we moved inside and started food prep for their stir fry dinner.
Is anyone else getting hungry?
Chris and Desi chopped veggies and got to cooking, then enjoyed their meal at their cool little dining bar!
Aren’t they just great sports for playing along? I think the images turned out so well! Chris and Desi even decided to hang two images in the kitchen of them cooking dinner–what a great addition to their decor!
I am totally game for more lifestyle sessions in the future, as they really mean so much more than “just” regular portraits (although every lifestyle session DOES allow time for some traditional portraits!). Please contact me with your ideas so we can brainstorm the perfect lifestyle session for you and yours!
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