There is an image hanging on one of my walls of my son and his little dog that brings me joy every time I look at it. I loved the moment I captured so much that I decided to print it as a 20×30 canvas. I remember that day like it was yesterday… I didn’t arrange the background or dress my son in the best outfit for the picture. Instead, I picked up my camera on a lazy summer day and snapped away as my son interacted with his new little pal on the living room sofa. This moment I can never recreate, and it is one that I will have in my memory for the rest of my life. In 10 years, my son will be 18 years old (goodness… how quick they grow up), and his little doggie will be too old to play the way he does now. But when that time comes, we can always look back at this image and replay that moment in our minds. That is why I love lifestyle photography… it captures your EVERYDAY!
Recently, I was given the opportunity to photograph a young family who is getting ready to make a big move to a new home in a new city. Although filled with excitement, I know that they feel sadness knowing that they will soon say goodbye to the place they have called home… the place where they brought their little boy and twin daughters home for the first time. I wanted to give them images to hold onto before they left, so that they could always remember the everyday moments they shared in their home as a family. So I visited with them on a Sunday afternoon and with my camera I snapped away as their son enjoyed his room. And this is what I captured….