Why We Call it The Present


Then he lay down close by and whispered with a smile,
I love you right up to the moon – and back.
— Guess How Much I Love You, Sam McBratney

 

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.)


It is only with the heart one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
— The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Lifestyle Photography
Lifestyle Photography

I love you running and walking, silent and talking.
I love you through and through … yesterday, today and tomorrow too.
— I Love You Through and Through, Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak

Family Lifestyle Session
Family Lifestyle Session

I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.
— Love You Forever, Robert Munsch

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Children's Easter Portraits
Children's Portraits
Children's Portraits

Whenever you feel lonely and need a little loving from home,
just press your hand to your cheek and think, ‘Mommy loves you.
Mommy loves you.’
— The Kissing Hand, Audry Penn

Couples Session
Couples Photography
Couples Photography

So she bends down and gives him a great big kiss.
Which just goes to show that, even if you are tiny …
you are never too little to love.
— Never Too Little to Love, Jeanne Willis and Jan Fearnley

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Couples Lifestyle Photography
Family Photography
Children's Photography
Children's Photography

For never before in story or rhyme
(not even once upon a time)
has the world ever known a you, my friend,
and it never will, not ever again.
— On the Night You Were Born, Nancy Tillman

Couple's Photography
Couple's Photography
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Couple's Black and White Photography
Couple's Photography

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.
— Winnie the Pooh, A. A. Milne