When I first started this wild road to owning a photography business, I defaulted my style to what was expected. I did every type of session, with all the props and all the focus on perfection. I quickly realized that traditional photography was not for me.
When I transitioned to lifestyle photography I found the perfect match for me. Maybe it is for you too! Here is what I have found to be true that sets this style apart.
Unposed & authentic
Lifestyle portrait sessions are focused on natural interactions. Your photographer may guide you into an activity or a moment of closeness, but the connection that happens is completely authentic. I love that this style produces genuine smiles and giggles instead of tight-locked "cheese" grins.
centered around a feeling
Each family dynamic is unique. The way you play together, laugh together (or at each other) and the way you silently communicate - it's your family fingerprint - unlike any other. That feeling is what shines through with lifestyle images and what pulls you back to truth when you look at them.
tells your story
Lifestyle photography is more than just a time stamp for a holiday card. It's a reminder of your child's wild heart or curious nature, and a tether to a moment in your family's history. When I look at my own family's lifestyle images I am brought back to the conversations we had that made us laugh and the way we chased around our youngest through the grass. It makes me smile without even trying!
Does this sound like a perfect fit for you too?! Are you interested in learning more about a Lifestyle Photography Session for your family? Click the "Book Your Session" link below send me a message. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have.
Hi! I am Jamie Smith, owner of Oak Tree Photography in Southern Oklahoma.