I last wrote about finding my style, as well as my drive and interest toward lifestyle photography. I’ve had to laugh at myself… I guess I’m still figuring that out. :) Right after I blogged that, I was asked by a couple different friends to do some sessions for them. Both primarily needed updated photos of their children, both hoped for a single decent shot of the whole family, and both wanted me to shoot in whatever style I wanted. Such freedom! How easy and fun was that?! But what did I end up doing? I found myself naturally aiming to pose them, especially for the family shots! Always naturally wanting to move fast for the sake of the little ones and their limited attention spans, I reverted back to my studio ways and posed them. I even posed them the same way!
After getting the family shots, my old habits even drove me to pose them for mom-and-child/dad-and-child shots.
I grabbed my “candid” shots in a similar way…
And I even captured individual shots of the children in the same manner.
Without even realizing it at the time, I was knocking out all the same shots in those 45-minute shoots. I’ve got some growing to do! Or am I just showing some style? I guess only time will tell. :)