What is Lifestyle Family Photography – Behind the Scenes (VIDEO)


What is Lifestyle Family Photography? Lifestyle Family Photography, to me, means capturing the essence of the family in a natural and organic way. It means creating soulful portraits that capture their love and connection. It is so much fun and rewarding to get to know the families I photograph. Additionally, I love to create the portrait session experience based on what the family truly loves doing.

Design and Styling  Consultation

During the Design and Styling Consultation, I like to get to know the family, the family’s dynamics, personalities and favorite activities. Kids are usually full of energy. As a result, parents might be concerned if kids will cooperate and/or if they will get good photos. I know that if they are all having a great time together then the session feels more like a playdate than a traditional portrait session. This creates an opportunity to capture the real expressions full of joy and laughter.

Family Story

Lifestyle sessions are about telling the family’s story and capturing each family’s unique connection in their own environment. That is why lifestyle portrait sessions usually take place in the comfort of the home and/or a meaningful location. I love to create an amazing experience for my clients where everyone feels relaxed and we get to capture beautiful memories together. Below please find a video that shows what happens behind the scenes of a family lifestyle session. Additionally, I want to share what is behind my inspiration of why I do what I do.

Hair and makeup: The Better Hue
Video production: BSD Films

Lifestyle Family Photography

Here are some of the resulting portraits.

soulful portrait of mom hugging her son and daughter in bed of Montclair NJ homefamily lifestyle portrait of dad playing with kids family acrobatics on bed and mom with baby smiling at them family of parents and 3 kids is all snuggled up on bed for the lifestyle family photography at homedad playing airplane with his son and mom holding her adorable baby girl in Montclair NJengagement session photos of a snuggled couple in Montclair NJmom breastfeeding her baby and dad hugging his son at home inUpper Montclair NJa couple holding hands during engagement photos in Essex County NJ little girl hanging on dad's shoulders and telling dad a secret in Montclair NJlittle girl smiling in lifestyle family portraits in bed of her Montclair homelittle boy is in the backyard garden next to mom who is twirling her daughter in their Montclair NJ home
sprinkle pray game in the backyard with mom dad and the kids in Essex County NJ home
little girl wearing jeans and playing on the yellow swings of her Montclair NJ backyardmotherhood portrait of a mom breastfeeding baby girl in the rocking chair by the window in NJlifestyle family photography with brother and sister hugging each other on the bed of their Montclair NJ homeDetailed portrait of a windowsill of a child bedroom with toys and books in Essex County NJ homelittle girl fixing her hair in the mirror at NJ home for family portraits


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Gardening, books and family lifestyle session | Miriam Dubinsky Photography - Family Lifestyle and Newborn Photographer NJ / NYC : 15:43 August 24, 2018 Reply
[…] for some gardening and ball games. To learn more about family lifestyle photography feel free to see more and view  the video of behind the scenes.  Also, feel free to check out 5 tips I shared about how to make your session with little and big […]
Carmela Berman : 08:30 November 9, 2019 Reply
Hi, hope all is well. I have a 8 month old boy, looking for holiday photos. How much do you charge? Thanks, Carmela

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