Lifestyle Family Photography

As parents, we’re all too aware that children grow up quickly and we need to treasure special family moments. It’s therefore no surprise that while anyone can take a quick snap on a smartphone, a session with a professional photographer remains popular with families.  

In this article, we’ll examine what lifestyle family photography is and why so many families are choosing this type of photography.

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What Is Lifestyle Family Photography?

Lifestyle family photography is an increasingly popular genre of photography that focuses on capturing more candid and natural moments as opposed to traditional posed family portraits that are typically captured in a studio. This kind of photography aims to capture your family’s unique personality, quirks, and interactions. It’s about capturing the love, laughter, and connection between family members  within a relaxed and comfortable environment. 

Why Is Lifestyle Family Photography So Popular?

Lifestyle family photography is becoming increasingly popular because it captures real and authentic moments rather than forcing a pose in front of a camera with artificial lighting and backdrops.

With lifestyle family photography, you get a glimpse into your family’s everyday life. You get to capture those little moments you may take for granted but will look back on and cherish over the years. The photographs also create wonderful content to use in wall displays and on social media. 

Another reason why lifestyle family photography is popular is that it allows you to capture your family’s story over the years.  You can capture your child’s first steps, a family day out or a birthday. These are moments that are more meaningful to you and many families choose a professional photographer to capture them rather than rely on someone taking quick photos on a smartphone.

What Does a Lifestyle Family Photography Session Involve?

The photographer will work with you to create a comfortable and relaxed environment which is normally outside. This means any children can focus on other things rather than being forced to pose. Being outside will provide a variety of backdrops and add context to the photographs taken. The photographer will aim for your photographs to feel natural and to convey the  kind of people you are. The session could be done in a park, field, on a  beach or even in your home and garden.

Typically a session will last one to two hours to allow the photographer to get to know you and your family and to ensure  they capture your unique personalities and interactions. Some photographers may also offer half or full ‘day-in-the-life of’ sessions which  allow you to have a greater breadth of photographs. 


Life is busy, there’s no getting away from it. Lifestyle family photography allows you to dedicate an hour or two, in a comfortable and familiar environment, to get some natural photographs for your family doing what they do best. Some families like to do these sessions on an annual basis to help document their family’s growth over a longer period of time. If you’re looking for a photographer in Hertfordshire to capture authentic photographs of your family then feel free to contact Meachen & Shorey Photography.

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