DISCOVER: The truth about lifestyle photography

What the heck is lifestyle photography?

Have you heard the phrase lifestyle photography being banded around?  Like most things in life, people out there (usually marketeers like me!) love creating new ways of describing products or services.

Unsurprisingly, if you search online for ‘lifestyle photography’ you will read something like this from Wikipedia:

Lifestyle photography is a kind of photography mainly aims to capture portrait/people in situations, real-life events or milestones in an artistic manner and the art of the everyday. The primary goal is to tell stories about people’s lives or to inspire people in different times.

What  is lifestyle photography about then when it comes to Inspired By Joseph?

In short, it’s just what I offer, I just don’t call it lifestyle photography!

What I offer, in a nutshell, is authentic photography in an environment that my clients feel most comfortable in.  Really, this means taking photos at your house, a local park or anywhere that means a lot to you and your family.

I don’t so studios, it’s just not me. Plus, no studio costs mean lower prices for you.  Smart.

Oh and I don’t time my sessions either and for family sessions offer parents to change the time on the day.  Why?  Because I know how hard it can be after an night when the kids haven’t  had a good night’s sleep and I’m just nice like that!




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Not sure if lifestyle photography is for you?

My close up, light and airy style makes me happy.  You can see my style right before you.  I like to get up close and personal and use the light to bring my images to life.  Raw, emotional and natural photos are at the heart of Inspired By Joseph.

Clients who choose to have sessions at home worry that their house is too small, too dark, untidy, the lot! I guarantee that I can work in any space and due to the technology that I surround myself with, I can always produce light and airy photos that make my clients beam from ear to ear.

It is really easy to move furniture around and I promise that I always tidy up afterwards.  Coupled with a few magic tricks that I bring with me, the set up can be really quick and easy with minimum fuss!

If you want to see just one of my clients which epitomizes lifestyle photography, it would be when I got to photograph another Joseph!

So next time you hear the term lifestyle photography…

Don’t be put off!  Photography can produce some amazing stories of what is happening right under your nose.  Man, I love my job!





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