Staying Stylish in Suburbia

Lifestyle Shoot with Four Wishes Photography

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I'm not sure what it is about me, but I tend to make friends with family photographers. Not that I'm complaining. As far as friends go, they're a good bunch to have around. I have a deep love for photography and anything that captures these fleeting moments with my family. 

When my friend Sandi Farrell from Four Wishes Photography offered to do a family photo shoot with us, I jumped at the opportunity. Before our session, Sandi let me know that her work leans towards something called "Lifestyle Photography." The definition for this style of photo documentation varies but Wickapedia explains it as, "...a style of portrait/people photography which aims to capture and document real-life events, situations, or milestones in an artistic manner." In other words, it is the art of the everyday.

I love that idea. First of all, instead of placing us in a more posed setting, we were able to be in the comfort of our home, which was great for the kids and much more relaxing for us as well. Not to mention, the years go by so quickly. The little daily rituals and routines we have as a family today will be gone tomorrow. So why not capture some of those smaller, precious moments to keep forever? 

Sandi came over one Saturday afternoon and followed us around as we played in the yard, read with the girls, got Mazzy up from her nap, ate lunch etc... It was a fairly typical Saturday in the Briggs household, and now we have it to look back upon in the years to come. 

If you are in the NOVA area I highly recommend, Four Wishes Photography. Sandi is easy to work with and a talented photographer with a wonderful eye. You can check out her website and portfolio in link above. 

Here are a few favorites from our shoot...



















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