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Why Lifestyle Photography Works Best In Your Home

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When it comes to family photography, there are typically two approaches: posed portraits and lifestyle photography.

And while both have their place and their purpose, my favorite style to shoot, lifestyle photography, allows your family to be themselves and share real emotions, authentic smiles, and real-life movement, from snuggles and hugs to dance parties and giggles.

Lifestyle photography is perfect for showcasing what makes your family yours, and to me, there’s no better setting to capture that authenticity than at home!

Picture This

Consider this: if I were to arrive in your home and prompt your family to sit together on the couch, backs straight and eyes at the camera, wouldn’t that feel and look out of place, given how comfortable your family feels at home?

Now, picture me (your photographer) coming in and utilizing all the levels on the couch and maybe asking a child to jump on it! Which feels more accurate?

What EVERY Client Thinks

Clients and clients-to-be often comment on how bright and “perfect” all of the homes look in my photographs, and as many of my family clients will tell you, their home, too, has the typical “mess” of life, from laundry baskets and toys to mail and car keys.

These normal, everyday “messes” are NOT the focus of your family session – YOU are! What matters most is not what your home looks like, but that you and your loved ones feel comfortable in front of my camera, and that is most likely to happen at home.

What’s also important? Trusting in my expertise to select the best locations in your home to serve as the backdrop for meaningful photos. During your session, I will gently direct you and your family to rooms or areas in your home with the best lighting and will prompt you to snuggle in and connect with each other naturally.

While I completely understand your concerns with an in-home lifestyle photography session, there is beauty in capturing you and your family where you are, right at this very moment: at home.

I don’t want any worries to cause you to stop documenting the real-life and authentic details. 

Lifestyle Photography & In-home Photos go Hand in Hand

In-home, lifestyle photography captures your life in your family’s safe space: the setting where all of the chaos and the playful times happen and where you feel most like yourself. Everyone is more comfortable and more at ease at home, which is why in-home lifestyle sessions are my favorite!

Need a little more convincing to give in-home lifestyle photography a try? Click here to read a few more reasons why families just like yours love in-home photography that captures the heart of their family.

Ready to book your in-home lifestyle session?

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meet natasha

I'm DC photographer, Natasha Sewell. I'm all about capturing those unscripted, full-of-personality moments in the comfort of your home.

As a mom of three and a former elementary school teacher turned in-home newborn and family photographer, I know how to get your littles to cooperate and have FUN!

Let’s get to preserving your family's real-life moments in the place you’re most comfortable – your home.

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