Documentary & Lifestyle Photography and Why You Should Have a Session.

What is a documentary & lifestyle photography session?

 

Do you ever have a great day with the family and wish you could have captured the giggles and smiles, the emotions of the day, with you in them? A Documentary & Lifestyle session allows just that. You no longer need to be behind your camera, or using your cell phone capturing the moments, missing little things because you are trying to take a good picture. You also get to be part of the moment. That way when you look back on that day with you family, you remember the day with you in it. 

As a Long Island Family Photographer,  I love this type of session and here is why, it captures the moment as it is. It isn't scripted, no posing is needed, and it captures the individual as they are, in that time and place. 

The session can capture a particular activity, a series of activities, or just a simple day with the family. I love to capture my family doing what they do best, being themselves. Not only does it give me a chance to sit back and focus on what is going in in that moment, but it allows me to freeze those moments in time, to have for the future when everyone has changed, when  my children have grown. I love working with families and capturing these beautiful moments for them to cherish forever.  

 My son feeding our chickens.

My son feeding our chickens.

 I love this image of my husband helping my son close up our chicken coop. I love that my little boy is becoming big enough to help with the chores and learning responsibility. The placement of my husband's hand on top of my son's head showing love and guidance melts my heart.   

I love this image of my husband helping my son close up our chicken coop. I love that my little boy is becoming big enough to help with the chores and learning responsibility. The placement of my husband's hand on top of my son's head showing love and guidance melts my heart.

 

What types of activities should I have captured?

It can be anything that you love to do with your family or just those simple everyday kind of moment that you want to remember. That is the beauty of it. You can capture a day at the park, a visit with the Grandparents, baking cookies together, or even your bedtime routine. A documentary photo session with Shannon Lee Photography is the perfect way to preserve those everyday but precious moments. 

 

 My son getting washed up after a fun day out exploring.    

My son getting washed up after a fun day out exploring. 

 

Do I have to prepare for a documentary session?

No, it is supposed to capture you in your natural environment. An activity to do is great for small kids, but you don't want every moment planned out because then it may become rigid and not seem as natural. It is a fun and easy going experience for you to enjoy and have those images for years to come. I disappear into the background and capture those special moments that you are making with your loved ones. 

 

 My husband reading to our son after his bath. He just finished potty training so they are reading the potty training book together. I cannot believe how fast he is growing. I am so glad I have these images to remember it all.    

My husband reading to our son after his bath. He just finished potty training so they are reading the potty training book together. I cannot believe how fast he is growing. I am so glad I have these images to remember it all. 

 

What now?

Contact me to discuss and help plan out a documentary and lifestyle session for your family. You won't regret it. My clients love these sessions because it captures the realness of their families. They love to go over the images with their loved ones to remind them of how unique and wonderful their family really is. 

http://www.shannonleephotography.net/contact/

 

 

 

Shannon Lee Photography is located on Long Island and is located in Suffolk County, NY. She specializes in Family, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography.