A Home Lifestyle Photoshoot is a great way to capture everyday family life in your own home, through a series of reconstructed day-to-day events. If you imagine how you might create signs for the filming of a movie, this is similar to how the session works.
The photo shoot may take place both indoors and out (depending on the weather).
There are many different things I can capture during a session. I have listed some ideas below and it may also be the case that you have some ideas of your own, so please feel free to suggest these at the beginning of your session.
It’s a good idea to try and achieve as many of these events as possible so that when you come to the studio to choose your images, you have the best possible set to choose from. In some cases, you may be surprised how a seemingly ordinary daily activity can achieve such a wonderful photograph.
- Breakfast around the table (or breakfast in bed).
- Children playing with their toys.
- Bathtime (including lots of bubbles obviously).
- Children/Baby bedtime (can also include storytime).
- Playing a board game together.
- Picnic in the garden.
- Paddling pool or sprinkler in the garden.
- Playing with pets.
- Storytime on the sofa.
Although it may seem like some of these could take a long time, there are in fact a number of cheats we can use to make them as easy and quick as possible. The varied format of the session makes it really interesting for children.