What is lifestyle photography? According to Wikipedia it is "A kind of photography which mainly aims to capture portrait/people in situations, real-life events or milestones in an artistic manner and the art of the everyday. The primary goal is to tell stories about people's life or to inspire people in different times." It goes on to say a bit more, but all I know is, I LOVE IT!
Last year I jokingly blogged about wanting to be a "Vacation Creeper", someone you take on your vacation to just take your pictures. I couldn't get the idea out of my head and spent a lot of time thinking about really doing this. One day I said to myself, I am going to do this. So the Google search began for some ideas. I guess I live under a photographers rock because I found out that people already do this. Who knew? Maybe they don't go on the whole vacation, but you can book them for just a day or several hours. Sessions can be just during a non vacation regular day, too. If you know me, once I get an idea in my head, I am going to make it happen.
Last week during school vacation, I did my first session. I was to spend the day with Lisa K. and her three beautiful girls. They had plans to go to the Butterfly Place in Westward, MA. Mom said, "What could be better, three girls and butterflies?" I was beyond excited to spend the day with them.
They were just as excited to see me when I arrived at there house. There is nothing cuter than kids in their pajamas!
We raced upstairs to go see the girl's bedroom. They showed me some of their special things and we read books together.
Everybody took turns going with mom to get dressed and have their hair done.
Mom helped each girl pack a bag of "essentials"
A few distractions occurred before we are off.
A stop for Gas
A stop for the photographer's addiction.
The girls enjoyed a movie on the way Mom and I talked.
These girls sure love their mom, the feeling is mutual. Such a beautiful relationship to witness.
Hey, no peeking!
Everyone had had enough. Time to head home.
After arriving back at home, neighbors come over to ask the girls to play.
Time to head in for a snack.
You never know what will happen in an ordinary day. I hope this session will always bring back great memories for Lisa and her daughters to share. Thanks you girls for letting me be part of your memories.
After 31 years of teaching, I have decided to retire and start a new chapter of my life as a photographer. It has been my passion for about 7 years now.