4 Steps To A Dreamy In-Home Lifestyle Session | Little R Photography | Chicago Newborn Photographer | Chicago Lifestyle Photographer | Fine Art Photography
Ever seen those simple, bright and airy portraits of a couple, smiling down and holding their newborn baby with such ease? Now, we all know that that's not what really happens behind the scenes when it comes to family photos. However, the good news is that Little R Photography is here to help you achieve that beautiful effortless look! As a Chicago Lifestyle Photographer, my role is to capture your family's cherished moments with minimal posing, to allow the natural, unique connection of your family's love for each other shine through. We want you to have timeless portraits that you'll always be proud to look back at and most importantly, hand down to your beloved children. So without further adieu, here are Little R Photography's 4 Steps To A Dreamy In-Home Lifestyle Session:
STEP ONE: LET THERE BE LIGHT!
The first and most important step to a dreamy lifestyle session with LRP is all about the lighting! We help you decide which room works best but here are a couple things to note: first, you should observe the different rooms in your home and see which brings the most amount of natural light. The more natural light, the merrier! Once you've found which room gives you the best light, look out for what time of day its the brightest in there- this gives us an idea of around what time to photograph your session! In baby Lourdes' session, we used (and loved!) their in-door patio that is surrounded by windows. Hello Light!
STEP TWO: WARDROBE IS EVERYTHING
Thinking of wearing a neon colored skirt with a striped top? Think again! Just as important as the light in your In-home lifestyle session is what you will wear. Before your session even begins, we help you select your wardrobe so that you have the most esthetically pleasing and balanced portraits. We always encourage and advise you to pick neutral tones, knitted textures, and to coordinate, not match your family's outfits. Layers and a pop of color is also a lot of fun to get different looks. Based on your style and the look we are aiming for, we decide what would look best for your portraits. The Kalegerakos Family decided to go with a glam-sophisticated theme with classic black & white formal wear.
STEP THREE: UTILIZING DIFFERENT SETTINGS
This step ties in with our first step of finding a room with great lighting in your home. Being a Chicago Newborn Photographer and a Chicago Lifestyle Photographer, I know that we have to utilize the different rooms in your home to really capture your family's lives! Based on the amount of lighting, we will also use your bed and/or nursery to make sure we cover what life is really like with your precious newborn! We recommend white/neutral colored sheets on your bed to get the clean airy look and to also make sure your rooms are de-cluttered of anything too distracting. LESS IS MORE. We want to make sure all the attention is on you and your baby's intimate first moments together!
STEP FOUR: SOMETHING DEAR TO YOUR HEART
In-home lifestyle sessions are an intimate thing. We are able to get an up close and personal look into this evolving, busy, hectic, serene, beautiful thing you call life. The thing that makes lifestyle sessions so special is that they are real. The laughs and tiny giggles are real, the screeching cries and the comforting hugs are real. Every "ordinary" moment is turned into a piece of art you'll cherish forever. You know why? Because these real moments are gonna be what you will want to remember years down the line. Can you recall your baby's favorite blanky and the way their little fingers clutch onto it? Or, the wooden toy they nibble on for comfort while teething? We want you to incorporate these little treasures into your session so you can remember them forever! So think about something that is dear to your heart and have it ready for us to capture away. In Aiden's session, his mom had him wrapped in a crotched blanket that her aunt had handmade especially for Aiden. Now that is special!
That sums up our 4 Steps To A Dreamy In-Home Lifestyle Session with Little R Photography. Hopefully our guide gives you a better idea of what to look for when thinking of doing a lifestyle session for your family! These are honestly our favorite sessions because nothing beats the true emotion that they exude when we turn them into Fine Art Photography! And the best part of all? You are in the comfort of your own home the entire time! Please comment and tell us what you think about lifestyle sessions or with any questions you may have now that you know a little more about them! We'd love to hear from you :)