I realized while shooting that:
(1) I hadn't concentrated on my own pups in this way in a long time, and
(2) it's a much more satisfying thing for me with my own dogs--to capture them in their daily routines.
Lifestyle = What You Love To Do
Maybe you like to run with your dog. Or is it biking? Swimming? Sit around in a park? Go on picnics? Walk or hike trails?
Whatever you normally like to do in your life with your pet...well, that's lifestyle photography.
It's a much more natural, relaxed way of capturing the REAL moments with your pet...you know the ones you live on a daily basis. It's less posing and more doing.
I find that clients are more comfortable DOING and interacting, than they are just posing, so I often explain that Lifestyle is one of the options they can choose when deciding on how they would like to remember the moment.
What to wear is simple: dress for the activity you want to encompass in your lifestyle session.
Lifestyle sessions can take place where you and your pet are most comfortable. That might be in your home, your own backyard, a nearby park you always visit, or on a road you often walk, on a fishing dock, in a kayak--choose whatever it is you do with your pet regularly in your life.
It might even be bath day in your bathtub!
I also find that if you are looking for some phenomenal art work for your wall (see below), there is nothing like a relaxed photo of you and your pets, in an environment that you love!
Click Into the Circle
I am part of a weekly blogging group of professional pet photographers located all over the planet. To see what others have blogged about in this week's topic (natural), start here with NW Indiana and Chicago Area pet photographer Denise of Denise Duriga Photography, as she shares why natural dog food is better than highly processed kibble.
Then find the link at the end of each blog to click on to the next photographer, until you find yourself back here.
Have a great weekend! Enjoy!