The Selinger Family

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Most of the time, my sessions take place outside. I consider myself a “natural light photographer,” which usually means the light of the sun. I know the basics of off camera lighting, but it’s really not my forte. I make 2 exceptions, though — one is for newborn sessions, and the other is for family lifestyle sessions. Granted, I’m still using the light from the sun, just through the windows of a family’s home.

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The Selingers are some of my California clients and every time I’m out there, they give me the opportunity to photograph their family in their beautiful home. Their multi-level home in the California hills is the perfect setting for casual photos of them in their element — spending time together as a family. It’s not even my house and I have so many favorite spots in it — their bedroom has huge doors that let in tons of indirect sunlight, they have a small porch area on one side of the house that is surrounded by plants and green, so it gives photos sort of a moody feel, and their backyard area is shaded by the house in the afternoons, so it’s the perfect spot to get photos of their cute girls as they play.

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Lifestyle sessions are great for so many reasons, as these guys show me every year. First off, it is truly a casual, laid-back session. Outfits are casual, posing is relaxed, and attitudes are chill. I love that these sessions capture all the imperfectly perfect moments of a couple or family together. There’s no such thing as perfectly posed — but there are tons of games, book reading, pillow fights, snack making, and cuddles. It’s a great way to capture real life for your family. I’m thinking about adding these sessions to my “list of offerings” — what do you guys think? Would you be interested in having one of these awesome sessions?

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