Lifestyle photography. What does it really mean? Photojournalism or candid photography is raw, uncut moments in time. It’s a person getting on a bus. It’s a split second where someone is doing something and not planning to pose for a camera. It is not perfect photographs featuring perfect posing and lighting. Lifestyle photography combines photojournalism and perfect posing and lighting, creating a more modern style. Photographers that specialize in this create images of people doing things they would normally do in a natural setting. My name is Karen Byker , from Reflections of Life Photography. This is my preferred style of photography, and let me tell you why.
Newborn lifestyle photography is about documenting the life of a brand new little person. It’s about capturing the personality of each baby, celebrating their uniqueness. Being immersed in their new life, and enjoying the love that is naturally surrounding them. It is about the feelings between two parents as they realize the future years of their life have been forever changed for the better.
In order to capture these feelings, an environment needs to be created that facilitates connection. Lifestyle photographers often need to be able to photograph their subjects as if there is no camera in the room. For parents to feel completely comfortable takes time, so these sessions can never be rushed. With newborns, I always follow their cues, their position likes and dislikes, and if they should move their arm, stretch out those tiny feet, give me a great big yawn, I photograph it. Those moments are just as, if not more important. Being able to capture the personality of a newborn baby in images is something new parents are sure to treasure completely.
Lifestyle newborn photography takes the planning and preparation of newborn studio portrait sessions and combines it with the raw, uncut moments of newborn photojournalistic photography. The result is a brand new form of art. One that leaves parents breathless. One that leaves a lasting memory, of that perfect little babe and the feelings of love that surround them.
Written By Karen Byker | Reflections of Life Photography