Charlotte Lifestyle Photographer

What is a lifestyle family session?

If you're thinking about getting family photos done, but the idea of outfits getting dirty, kid's behavior, partner's behavior, location finding, and all the "known" drama of family photos makes you anxious.... you're in the right place. I'm here to tell you all about a lifestyle family session and how it works.

As a Charlotte family photographer that specializes in lifestyle family sessions, I create photos that capture who you are, the bright, colorful, awesome family that truly exists and that can be done in the comfort of your own home!

Family sessions can be overwhelming, but I'm here to take the anxiety out of it for you! You don't have to be on time because you're already home! If you're still working on getting ready when I arrive, no problem, I'll take a look around your home, searching for some fun areas to photograph in and also allow the time for the kiddos to get to know me and get used to me being there.

Before every session I send a questionnaire to get to know you and to help plan out your session. We work together on planning the timing around your availability, what you'd like to capture, and even around naps! I want to know what is important to YOU to capture and I'll let you know exactly how a session runs and help guide you through the lifestyle session before it even happens. While things can go off "track", that is perfectly okay because I'm never in a rush and we are there to move with flow and capture the magic of your family.

Need a snack break? Awesome! Let's capture that memory too! I mean, that's real, that's the stuff memories are made of, making a million snacks a day for the constant "I'm hungry"s. Am I right???

A mother smiling at her young son on the floor of their living room
A young boy playing with a toy firetruck on his dining room floor
A mom playing with her son on the floor with toy truck and stuffed lion
Mom, Dad, and son cuddle in their front porch doorway of their Charlotte home

When it comes to light... I use natural light, so sometimes a room is light and bright, other times it may be a bit dark in a room or space that we are in, and that is OKAY! While I love sun light, it isn't always guaranteed, but moments aren't about always about light, they're about making memories. Shadows are a REAL thing, lol. They're meant to be there, they're art and mood setting, just as full, bright light is. We will have fun with it!

That's what makes lifestyle photography so much fun, if it's raining out, we can still photograph your family in your home, we aren't at the mercy of rescheduling, we will capture rainy day fun!

A young couple sitting on their front porch swing of a white barn style home
A couple cuddling on front porch swing in front of a white house
Family of three cuddling on front porch swing of their Sedgefield Charlotte home
Young boy laughing and running on front porch

Lifestyle Family Photography is all about capturing the moments, the magic, and the silliness that your children bring to your everyday!

Child jumping off the front porch into the bushes
Child landing on bushes after jumping off of the front porch making a screaming face
Mother chasing son around front yard while father watches from porch swing
Mom and dad chasing young son around the front yard of their Charlotte home
Young mother laughing and holding her son in the air
Mom and son hugging in their front yard while dad looks on
Young boy and his stuffed lion lay on the grass while parents look at him smiling
Father swinging his son into the air
Parents playing with their son in their Charlotte backyard
Young boy plays with therapy cards that read "Brave"
Parents swing their so into the air while walking in the front yard of their Charlotte home

There is nothing more special than capturing your family at home. While a field at golden hour is absolutely beautiful, your home is a part of your family. It is your child's safe space, the keeper of your pets, the home of all of your kiddos favorite stuff animals and toys, the walls that hold your love. I am always humbled when I'm invited into homes to capture their love, their beauty, their sweetness of Charlotte families.

Parents look on as son playfully bites into a potato chip in the kitchen
Family having a snack in their kitchen and smiling
Child playing with a floor puzzle
Mom and son playing with a floor puzzle and talking to each other
Family on the couch, dad is tickling son
Charlotte family sitting on their couch and smiling
Young family cuddling on their couch
Young family smiling at the camera while sitting on the couch

Are you looking to book a Charlotte family photographer and would love to decorate your walls with the memories that tell your family story? Click below and I'll send you some more info!

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Sabrina Jill is a documentary family photographer who captures maternity, newborn, & family photos based in Charlotte, NC. 

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