Family Lifestyle Photography in Snoqualmie

The Storyteller

The term family lifestyle photographer has grown in popularity over the past few years, but what does it actually mean for your family photos? In this blog post, we’ll talk about what these type of images look like and why they are so meaningful.

The Essence Of Lifestyle Photography

Lifestyle photography is about documenting real-life moments and milestones in an artistic way. It’s a broad term for many family photographers, but I interpret it as capturing meaningful family memories at your chosen location. My family galleries include playful, candid, and often documentary moments. When you choose me for an outdoor family session, it’s like having a friend join you to document your family time together.

Capturing A Meaningful Location

For this family session, they chose a meaningful location in Snoqualmie, Washington. After their son was born, they often saw Mount Si during family outings, so we decided to hold their photoshoot there. In Spring, tiny buttercup flowers bloom in these fields, so I encouraged them to wait until then. It added a little bit of extra sweetness and color to their photos!

Emphasizing Connection And Emotion

The secret of lifestyle photography is capturing family connections and emotions. It’s not just about smiling for the camera; it’s about the way you look at your children, shared laughter, and moments of affection. These are the details I look for when editing a family gallery. During our session, I’ll ask family members to play, stay close to show connection, and keep moving. This is especially easy with toddlers who love to explore.

Why Choose Lifestyle Photography?

A lifestyle photography session is a much more relaxed and enjoyable experience. You can read my client reviews online through my Google business page, and on my website. I think most people are pleasantly surprised when they realize how easy these type of family sessions can be. There is minimal posing, no pressure to smile for the camera, and the kids always have more fun. Do I deliver portraits that you can use for your holiday card and the grandparents – absolutely always.

Telling Your Family Story

Every single family has a story to tell, and lifestyle photography is a meaningful way to illustrate it. Lately, I’ve been hearing from every booking that people simply want to be seen and feel like themselves. I see this type of family photography as an acknowledgement of who you are as a family unit at this moment in time. Next year might be different, but for now, we have this day in the field with wildflowers and a beautiful mountain backdrop.

with love,
Maria Alcantara