Four Things To Do To Be A Successful Lifestyle Photographer


A lifestyle family photographer is one who specializes in capturing lifestyle moments. This means they capture people doing what they normally enjoy doing. The session is supposed to feel like it isn't staged at all, so the more natural everyone looks the better. A good photographer knows the perfect balance for any lifestyle session that they do. It may get tricky with little kids, so it's a good idea to have a good plan beforehand. This guide goes over some of the ways you can capture a great lifestyle session with any client.

Plan Ahead

You need a solid plan for every session that you do. Who is going to be captured? What are their normal activities? Are you going to stay in one area or follow them as they go about their day? How long will the session be? These are all very important questions that you will need to have answers to before your session.

Be Creative

Sometimes the younger kids will start to get bored and not want to have their photo taken anymore. Or they may start goofing off and ruining the natural aspect of the photos. The parents can do what they can to rein them in, but you also need to be prepared to step up and handle it. Think of new areas or events that you could capture. Switching locations may help the situation.

Control Level

The control level that you use needs to be perfect. You don't want to be flashing the camera in their faces and ruining candid moments. You need to stand back and still manage to get the right shots. It can be difficult to find the right balance but once you do it enough, it will come more naturally.

Telling Stories

Once the session is complete, it should tell a story. That's what makes lifestyle photography so wonderful and unique. It can be used to show future generations what life was like. It can be also used to create lasting memories for your children, their children and so on. The session can be laid out like a scrapbook as well.


Being a lifestyle photographer can be a stressful but exciting job. If you think it's right for you, create your own company and start taking clients who are looking for these type of sessions. Once you find enough local clients, word will spread and you will have lots of new customers.


23 January 2019

Good Photos Preserve Great Memories

When I was a child, it seemed like my parents never stopped taking photos of me and my brothers. I actually began to hide every time they got the camera out. When I moved out on my own, I vowed to never own a camera. I ended up purchasing a cell phone that had one, and after playing around with it a little, I learned how much fun it was to take photos! I loved it so much I went to school to learn how to be a professional photographer, and I enjoy every minute of my job. Just the other day, I took a look at all of my family's old photos and, I have to admit, I am so glad my parents took them! I have a little spare time to fill, so I decided to start a blog to share my photography tips! Come back often!