Winter 2019/2020. December-April.
Illustrative Documentary Lifestyle Sessions
Changing the way we document our lives.
In Home or at Geer’s Family Tree Farm
What are Illustrative Documentary, or Lifestyle, Sessions? These are sessions that remove the stress of sitting and posing with a backdrop and a lot of props. They incorporate the real family dynamics into your sessions by capturing emotional moments, laughing, snuggling, walking, running, and playing. They also capture details of the session such as what everyone’s wearing or holding hands or eyes, hair, and feet. These sessions also stray away from the “Say Cheese” and Smile Era. Capturing a heartfelt expression for a memorable and realistic experience is the goal.
Illustrative sessions document the natural surroundings and location of the session in a subtle yet artistic way such as your home, neighborhood, favorite park, city street or a rustic farm. Backdrops and tons of props are not the focus of these sessions. Rather an authentic simple environment meant to enhance the setting.
I love photographing Lifestyle sessions so much because there’s no pressure to sit and pose or smile at the camera. These are becoming my favorite sessions because children are happy and parents are stress free. Its also so rewarding to capture natural emotional moments between family members.
Photographing in your own home can be comfortable and cozy for all involved. Weather you have a new baby at home, are baking cookies with the kids, or just snuggling on the couch with popcorn these moments can be so fun to share together and keep as portraits for the family.
Geer’s Tree Farm in Griswold is beautiful in the winter. The lighting is fantastic and there are a variety of scenes to work with including Lovely Lanterns, Blankets, Pine Trees, and Rustic Barns.