Lifestyle Portraits - 3 compelling ways they’re better than traditional portraits, by Geelong photographer Michelle McKay
Lifestyle photography - especially the more photojournalistic style of storytelling photography - is fairly new to Geelong, the city where I live. For this reason, when I find myself chatting with people about what I do, I get a lot of questions.
People are intrigued and interested in the style (I think lifestyle photographs resonate with us all), but before having seen it, they sometimes struggle with visualising what the session will be like, and more importantly, what they’ll have to show for it when all is said and done.
Quality family photographs are an investment, so understandably people crave the reassurance they’ll end up with a product that’s not only beautiful, but also something they’d like to frame, or send to grandma.
This is a primary reason some people tend to turn to traditional portraiture. It somehow feels safer - they can guess from the onset what they’re going to get.
However, although they might initially seem more unpredictable, the portraits resulting from a lifestyle photography session may just be more valuable, more meaningful and no less framable than your standard traditional portrait.
Let me explain...