If you've followed my photography and writings for a while, you'll know that I'm less concerned with perfectly-posed photographs and more intent on photographing real moments as they unfold. It's no surprise, then, that lifestyle sessions are my favorite sessions of all -- there's no other priority than raw, real, everyday life images! I'm convinced that the moments we will look back on with the most fondness are the mundane moments that we sometimes take for granted.
When Katelyn asked me to bring my camera and spend a morning documenting her family's daily life, I couldn't say 'yes' fast enough. We started at their Lakeview home where Michael brewed a perfect pour of coffee. He's the director of retail for Bow Truss coffee, so I suppose he knows what he's doing. :) Katelyn put the finishing touches on a pan of fresh cinnamon rolls while their son, Atticus, watched the activity and flashed his smile across the room like a sunbeam. As they ate breakfast and I clicked away, we talked about parenting and Chicago (they recently moved to the city and are learning the ropes of city life just like I am) and other things that made me think I had known them for many months. Maybe that's the other reason I like lifestyle sessions -- because I always leave with a few more people to call friend. Then we wandered downtown for some photos to commemorate their recent move to the city. It was chilly and windy, but all 3 of them were good sports about braving the weather, and it was well worth our time.
Take a look at these images from the Glaze family session, and see what I mean -- there's something so rich and beautiful about real life.