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WHAT IS A LIFESTYLE FAMILY SESSION LIKE | ONEONTA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

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WHAT IS A LIFESTYLE FAMILY SESSION LIKE | ONEONTA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

Lifestyle photographers use light and guided poses to enhance family connection.

I am a lifestyle photographer. I use light to enhance emotion, connection and love by guiding your family into connected poses where natural movements can unfold organically. Lifestyle fits somewhere in between documentary photography (no directing or posing) and studio photography. Many people may view lifestyle images and think they are candid moments, but I assure you they have been carefully orchastrated. I will artistically guide you into good light and a connected pose, then ask you to whisper in each others ears, tell each other a story, or even see who can laugh the hardest. Then I will sit back and watch. Watch for connections and so much love that is present everyday. You will spend quality time laughing, and lvoing hard on one another, and I promise it will be fun.

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There will be lots of movement

Kids naturally love to explore their surroundings. During a lifestyle family session that is exactly what they’ll be able to do! After we’ve gotten some family interaction shots, there will be time for kids to run, pick flowers, and play together. This movement not only photographs beautifully, but it also gives them a break from guided posed images and keeps them engaged and having fun. It also is a chance for mom and dad to get some images alone, which is so important, and takes the attention off the kiddos for a bit!

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There will be lots of laughs and love.

Spending genuine family time together and capturing your family as it is right now, is what a lifestyle family session with me is all about.. You will laugh and love hard. I will capture the beautiful chaos as well as the more tender moments. It is my hope that you leave your session saying, “we had so much fun!” I get that families are busy, so a session with me is time to slow down and spend time laughing, playing, and being surrounded with the ones you love.

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I hope you have a better understanding of what Lifestyle Photography is and what a session with me is like. I would love to capture you and your family, just as you are right now, all the chaos and all the love. If you have any more questions please let me know!

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SPRING MOTHERHOOD MINIS | ROCHESTER FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

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SPRING MOTHERHOOD MINIS | ROCHESTER FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

MOTHERHOOD.  It's raw. HARD. A constant pull.  But most of all, its so darn BEAUTIFUL.

Thats why I am excited to be offering a day of minis for all you Mamas.  A time for you to enjoy your little ones. To laugh. To play. To LOVE hard.

I don't offer many mini sessions because honestly, I am an over shooter.  I want to capture your whole families story. I don't want to limit how much i shoot.  I deliver large galleries because you should have all of the images that tell your story.  But, at the same time I understand life is busy.  Sometimes all you want is a few updated images of you and your babies so that they will remember that you were there too. You don't want to worry about a full session and your kids behaving for the whole time (although I promise you that your time with me will be fun and am not worried about cranky kids!). You want something quick but memorable.

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If this is you, than please join me, May 5th for a 20 minute session| $175 | 10 Edited images| (location still to be detrained because, well snow!) There will be limited sessions because I am a mama too. 

And because I believe in these sessions full heartedly, I am giving away one session!  If you haven't already entered on my FB page and are here on the blog, simply comment on this blog post below that you would love to have one of these sessions AND make sure you like Sweetliv Photography on Facebook here !

I hope you will join me <3

Warmly,

Hali

P.S Oneonta friends, I will offer a date for these sometime this summer, so make sure you are signed up for my newsletter for the latest news:)

 

 

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ONEONTA NY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | FINE ART SCHOOL PORTRAITS

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ONEONTA NY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | FINE ART SCHOOL PORTRAITS

SCHOOL PHOTOS

These days, almost every child attending some sort of school is experiencing school photo day!  Everyone knows the "smile and say cheese!" that has become accustom to school photo day.  However, those images are boring, forced and don't portray a child's true personality at all!  School photos can be so much more than that! 

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FINE ART PORTRAITS

With Fine Art Portraits I genuinely capture a child's personality however they are feeling that day.  Maybe it's shy and reserved or happy and silly.  In no more time than photo day normally takes, I engage closely with each child so their experience is FUN and they feel relaxed and comfortable, which in turn allows them to be themselves.  Isn't that how we all want to remember them?!  Full of life, laughter and self-confidence.

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Oneonta NY school photographer confident beaming girl

PERSONAL SERIVCE

I only take on a limited amount of schools to ensure superior service and artistic images.  I offer all the services that a larger corporate company does, yet my experience is more personable and communication with school and parents is streamlined. I use soft natural light and a black backdrop to focus on the child and make classic art. Each child will receive at least 2 images (but likely more depending on how open they are with me) in a personal online gallery where parents clearly see proofs and chose the photos they want printed, as opposed to having a pose chosen for them.  Boutique products are also available in the gallery.  Schools receive a portion of profits, so it is a wonderful fundraiser for the schools as well!

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NOT JUST FOR STUDENTS

Siblings are welcome to come too!  It's a great opportunity to get images of them together and is so much fun.

Oneonta NY school photographer siblings laughing together

I am passionate about Fine Art Portraits and giving families everything I want for my own family when it comes to pictures; beautiful, emotive, honest images that I am proud to display in my home. You can check out further frequently asked questions about school photos, as well as see my full school portfolio here.   If you would like genuine, artistic, and timeless images like these of your child, please contact me to get into your child's school.

Warmly,

Hali

 

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PERSONAL PROJECT | GETTING IN THE FRAME

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PERSONAL PROJECT | GETTING IN THE FRAME

At the beginning of 2017, I began a personal photography project, "Project 52 Radness" with other amazing woman to get in the frame, alone, with our littles, our husbands, to really show that we were there too. One of my images was even featured on their Dear Photographer Blog! It was perfect timing to make sure I was capturing my growing belly, and  it also became a special time for my daughter and I, as she loved setting up the tripod and clicking the remote.

Then as my second babe arrived in April, it captured our growing family and little moments with him that I never want to forget. As I complied all the images form over the year, although some months getting in the frame happened more than others,  I am so incredibly thankful for them all.  If I hadn't made a commitment to myself, I might have never taken these images and not have these special memories of me and my family.  As a photographer, it is so easy to stay on the other side of the camera, but for our family, for my children, it is so important to me that they have memories of me with them, to show them how much they were loved as children, and how much joy they bring me. 

I hope you enjoy this little collection as much as I do <3

AND stay tuned at the end of the post to see not one, but two special artists from blog circles I'm part of this month!  As part of our blog circle, we link to each other's posts so you can see what they're up to and see some amazing talent being featured!

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Don't forget to check out this month's blog circle artists! First up is, Dacia Banda, a  Family and Newborn Photographer in New London and Preston, CT.  She's sharing a beautiful family with twins that you won't want to miss!

And to see the amazing year Adri de la cruz, founder of the P52 GET IN THE FRAME project, has had, visit her blog "Mama, you deserve to see yourself" <3

 

 

 

 

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FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | ROCHESTER NY | FAMILY TIME

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FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | ROCHESTER NY | FAMILY TIME

This family<3  It was my third time meeting up with them, and every time it is always an absolute pleasure.  I left this session with my heart felling full.  Full of love that they have for one another, full of laughter, full of fun.  They have been through a lot this fall, and I was so glad we were finally able to meet up and they could spend some quality time together, just the four of them.  Their little ones are just the cutest and radiate happiness!  

Enjoy this sweet family:)

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