DESTIN FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY
How will you remember these moments?
The sound of your big kid’s laugh when he makes a joke
The scent of your baby’s peach-fuzz hair
The crooked smile shared by your father and your daughter
The overwhelming feeling that THESE PEOPLE are really your everything
SO WHAT EXACTLY IS LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY?
So happy you asked, because I really love this style of photography and love it even more
when I can create beautiful, authentic images for my families.
Lifestyle photography is unposed, though still guided. It lives in that sweet spot between fully documentary and traditional “freeze and cheese.” It’s a natural, yet curated experience, which means you can count on me to help you choose the best location, pick the perfect outfits, and find that lovely light. Then all you have to do is spend time with your family (don’t worry, I’ll give you prompts to help you ease into it) and get images that actually reflect who you are.
So that’s lifestyle photography, in a nutshell. Take a look at the different services I offer below, then let’s set a time to chat about how I can best capture your family.
“The best session we ever had.
Nothing was super posed and awkward.
We just got to be ourselves.
I loved every single picture.”
A PHOTO SESSION WITHOUT THE STRESS?
Yes, it’s possible. And it’s seriously so simple. Here’s how I make your experience easy and fun…
I customize each session to fit you, and that includes the location too. I’d love to hear your favorites, or I’ll share some of my own. Coming from out of town? I’m happy to meet you right at your beach access to make everything simple.
Not sure what to wear? I offer customized style guides, feedback on outfit ideas, along with a versatile client closet featuring bump-friendly maternity clothes, outfits for babies and children, plus a curated collection of women’s wear.
Through your session, I focus on your comfort and including your kids. That means everything from being a-okay getting a little silly to anticipating your needs for the session (like an extra hair tie when it’s windy or pretty blankets when it’s chilly).
We’ll let the experience unfold naturally while your family has the freedom to just be you. Don’t worry, I’ll guide you through it and make sure to get a couple “pose for grandma” photos, but I never want you to feel stressed about getting the shot. That’s my job. This is so important to me because when you’re not focused on posing and perfection, we’ll be able to create genuine, gorgeous images that are a curated look into what this moment looks like in your family.
Newborn sessions are baby-led and in your own space with all natural light. These are not posed sessions, instead focused on your family and your brand new baby being a baby (aka I’m not posing baby in a bucket). I schedule these sessions with plenty of time for you to soothe and nurse—I love capturing nursing images, if you’d like, otherwise I’ll give you plenty of space so you don’t feel pressured or rushed.
The focus is making you feel beautiful. We’ll plan our session outdoors with a natural, laid back vibe and often include your partner and children. There’s something so special about capturing Big Sis with her new sibling in your tummy. To make things easy, I also have a curated maternity closet with all bump-friendly clothes to use for your photo session.
Interested in bump-only photos? Let’s chat about my petite maternity offerings.
One of the things I love about working with families is the chance to be their memory-keeper. I never just dump a bunch of digital images on you and call it good. As a mom, I know that’s not helping anything. So instead of expecting you to do all the work, how about I do it for you? You can count on me to guide you as much or as little as you want when it comes to choosing prints and how best to display them, whether that’s high-quality wall art, simple and beautiful photo boxes, or custom-designed albums. Head over to my Pricing Page to learn more.
“Elle is amazing! She’s fantastic with kids, has a great eye, and is a super nice and accommodating. I only wish she was in my hometown.”