Why We Call it The Present
I love in-home lifestyle sessions.
How do I define a lifestyle session? It's the process of capturing and documenting real-life events, while showing the art of the everyday. Lifestyle sessions show an intimate side to family that you can't see through any other lens. An in-home lifestyle session goes the extra mile by allowing others to see the special, quiet moments within your sanctuary, the place where you feel most like yourself. In-home sessions are composed of the special, intimate moments that compose your life, like cuddling on the couch, reading a book with your child, or savoring a cup of tea in your kitchen.
I believe that 10 years from now, we will want to remember the little moments of life. What it felt like when the children were young, or what the first years of marriage held, and even the messes and crazy moments like giggle fits and pillow fights. The photographs that tell your history are worth more than any posed photo ever will be. Those present moments are a gift that you never want to forget.
The Le's home was full of the love and happiness that makes a lifestyle session so precious. They simply enjoyed one another. Their daughter Madeline was the center of their universe. They didn't hesitate to sing, dance, or eat ice cream together. The environment they have created for their family was so warm; the session couldn't have felt more comfortable.
I love being the observer, seeing the ways that people interact with one another, as well as capturing the spaces and things that are precious to them. Like the kitchen, which Ryan remodeled this year as a Valentine's Day gift to Camie. Or the bride and groom mugs that were a wedding gift. These things create the basis of a home, and symbolize the importance of family, love and connection that are the fabric of life. Here's to all lifestyle sessions. May they forever portray the warmth and love in our hearts!
(The following quotes were inspired by the Le's reading children's books with Madeline. It made me want to incorporate some of my favorite childhood readings into this blog.)