I believe in documenting authentic, story-telling images for the most important moments in our lives. Lifestyle sessions do exactly that. They span a whole multitude of different photographic portrait occasions, and all them take a laid-back approach, although of course I am on hand to lend some helpful direction! Some of the most common bookings include couple, engagement, maternity, newborn, baby, family and portrait photography on location.
I offer all of my lifestyle sessions in the Essex area, but I am always happy to travel further afield! They last up to two hours, too giving us plenty of time to explore and create lovely, authentic moments for you!
NEWBORN LIFESTYLE SESSIONS
Newborn sessions are still considered lifestyle sessions, but I offer something a little different with them. I tend to photograph all newborn sessions within the first seven to ten days of your baby's life earth-side, in the comfort of your own home. I know that it can be difficult to predict a baby’s arrival (whether you’re giving birth yourself, or adopting!) so I always note down your due date as well as a good time within the first ten days of baby’s life to find a good time to do the newborn photos. If the baby is late, that’s okay, just keep me updated!
I am more than happy to photograph older babies outside too (or tiny newborns if the weather is definitely going to be sunny!), but usually it's best to keep newborns inside where they can be snug and safe, and where you, as new parents, have everything to hand! Newborn sessions are one of my favourite sessions to do, as I can document you as you go about your daily life with your new little life, either at home, or somewhere important to your little family.
What do we receive with lifestyle sessions?
I don’t believe in added extras, so I’ve tried to make my lifestyle sessions as simple as possible. After your two hour lifestyle session, I spent many hours carefully hand-editing the photos. I pop as many full resolution edited images onto a beautifully-presented USB stick with a few 6x4 prints (who doesn’t love a printed product in this day and age?!), and they all come packaged safely in a gorgeous eco-friendly cardboard box. You’ll also receive an online, password-protected gallery for one month from the date of delivery (perfect to share with friends and family), and of course full printing rights on both the USB and in the gallery. I am not a believer in paying extra for photos either, so I give you as many story-telling photos as I can to represent your session as best I can.