"Lifestyle Photography" 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.
Your Wedding Day...
With over 13 years of experience under my belt, I feel that everything listed below is the best way to ensure that your memories are captured beautifully, and how to make photography a breeze on your wedding day!
Our planning session is all about communication. We will probably talk several times over the course of the year prior to your wedding day. This enables us to create timelines for different aspects of planning, in addition to allowing me to work in sync with you and to reach out to the other vendors involved in your special day. During the planning stage, we will share ideas and look at Pinterest Boards for inspiration. I will ask you more about your family and friends also so that I can reflect the best of your group of guests too. Additionally, we can also pass information back and forth via Facebook, Instagram, or any way that makes the process easier for you! Lastly, we will also work together on creating and discussing a photography wish list, otherwise referred to as your “shot list”. The shot list helps us plan for a realistic amount of time for group photos, timeframes, goals for getting you to the cocktail hour (if desired) and overall expectations for your day. This list has proven to help ensure you are feeling confident and mentally ‘present’ for your reception.
Your Engagement session is incredibly useful to our creative process. It is the best way for us to get to know each other, and will help you and your fiancée become at ease with the camera and with me. This process tends to help the camera shy loosen up in front of the camera, which ultimately means that your finished set of images will look much more natural. This is also the time when we create the images to design your signature album and prints for the reception, Save The Dates, gifts, etc.
With two photographers, this ensures plenty of coverage of your ceremony, reception, your guests, and all of those special details you spent hours creating. This is the best way to capture the full story of the day. I will work primarily with the bride and the girls getting ready, while my assistant works with the groom and his guys before the big moment. We then come together for the ceremony to shoot from different angles and with a wide range of lenses. This enables us to capture plenty of beautiful images from different perspectives and viewpoints for you to choose from. Remember the “shot list” discussed earlier in the Communication section? This is where that very important piece of our planning comes into play on the wedding day. Using ear pieces to communicate, my assistant and I will follow the shot list that you and I worked on during the planning phase, so that she and I can stay connected regardless of where we are physically standing within your venue, ensuring that we are on task and on time. Not only does this mode of communication between my assistant and I prove invaluable for such special moments, but it is also convenient for behind-the-scenes organization of post-ceremony photos, rounding up guests for photo ops, and much more. Couples typically request a handful of traditionally-posed images with family, the wedding party, and special friends. Many times they also choose to have a Just Married mini-session in an alternate spot at the venue. By this time you will both be pretty relaxed, and nerves will have been left behind. These sessions typically last 45 minutes, after which time I then get you right to the party. My assistant will most likely already be covering the cocktail hour, capturing candid images of your guests, table details, reception cards, floral displays, etc.