Monterey Lifestyle Photography. The Dickson's.

June 03, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I have been obsessed with lifestyle photography lately. It is all I stare at when I'm on Pinterest. I can get lost in it. Something about the authenticity of it just speaks to my heart.

Further compounding my love affair with this particular lifestyle session are the people in the photos. When I decided to delve into the Lifestyle genre, I needed some "test subjects" so practice on. I always do this before I start offering a new service to the general public & I always call a previous client and offer it to them first. I immediately thought of Scott, Carrie & their precious baby, Elloise. They said Yes & I went over one morning.

I wanted it to be super casual. I had a vision of reading books & taking a bath. The trick to Lifestyle photography is to give the illusion that the family is going about their regular business & there is an invisible photographer in the room.

 Let me tell you that Scott speaks french to his little girl to make her smile & here he is reading their favorite french book together. Swoon, Swoon Swoon!
 

 Elloise has the most captivating eyes. Is it normal to be jealous of a six month old baby??

 I have many favorites in this series, but the photo below is definitely in the top 3. Elloise is so unbelievably chunky, she just can't help herself! It's the most endearing and adorable thing I've ever seen.



 

Carrie is so creative & crafty. She made Scott this chalkboard-esque coffee mug for Valentine's Day and decorated it with all things Ellie. So sweet!

Shortly after these photos, this lovely family found out that Papa will be deploying for six months. My heart breaks for them. It has been such a joy being a part of their lives over the course of the last year & I can't wait for Scott to return so we can have more epic photo adventures together!


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