Considering lifestyle photography? Take our quiz!

Is lifestyle photography right for you? Take our quiz!

Choosing a photographer is a huge deal. Whether you’re a couple looking for the perfect person to document your wedding day, an excited parent wanting to capture your son or daughter’s personality in their final year of high school, or a family just wanting to be photographed at this exact time of your life together, you need someone who can not only tell your story, but capture the essence of who you are. We are lifestyle photographers who love to tell people’s stories and deliver beautiful art.

What exactly is lifestyle photography? Simply put, it’s a style of photography that seeks to capture real-life situations in an artistic manner. Lifestyle photography is all about taking un-staged (or “less-posed”) pictures in the most natural way possible. It’s 50% candid camera, 50% poetry in motion — and 100% authentic.

If you’re the type of person who only loves the perfect poses of formal photography, that’s great! But if you find yourself being more attracted to movement, connection, and emotion, then we might be a perfect fit!

Do you want to know if lifestyle photography is right for you? Would you like to find out if our team at Smith Photographers is your “match made in heaven!” Take the quiz below to find out if we are meant to be!

1. Do you prefer natural, candid shots over posed portraits?

a) I love candid shots! Those make for the best memories.
b) They’re okay, but I’m not a big fan of the weird faces people make when they’re not aware of the camera.
c) Tell me exactly where to stand and what to look at, and I’ll be as happy as a clam.

2. Do you want your life portrayed honestly and authentically?

a) Absolutely! I’m comfortable in my own skin and don’t mind going on record as I am.
b) For the most part, but direction and paying attention to my “good side” is highly appreciated.
c) I prefer to only focus on perfect and pretty highlights of my life.

3. Do you want to “freeze” this phase of life or important event for forever?

a) Yes! When I look at these pictures, I want to be instantly transported back to this stage of my life.
b) I’m all for “freezing moments,” but only I would love some direction while shooting.
c) Meh. I’m not that sentimental, so I could go either way.

4. Do you have a carefree, “go with the flow” type of personality?

a) I am spontaneous and live for unscripted moments!
b) I’m adaptable but need some structure.
c) Office hours are 9 to 5, and I’m not straying from my calendar that is booked for the next three months.

5. Do you value unique and artistic photography over price?

a) Absolutely. I value experienced photographers who can understand my vision and we’ll have a great experience.
b) I don’t want to spend a fortune, but hiring a photographer that I love their style is super important to me.
c) If you own a camera, I’ll hire you. The cheaper the better.

If you answered mostly “a’s” or “b’s,” then we are meant to be! Although we consider ourselves storytelling photographers, we understand that we can’t just hide in the corner and document life as it happens. We know people need direction and guidance while in front of the camera. We 100% value honest emotion, interactions, and movements, so our job is to make you feel comfortable, give you an easy and super fun experience,  and of course, deliver gorgeous images.

Are you ready to book your wedding or session? You can browse our work and contact us HERE!

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