Barnett Family Lifestyle Session + film| Paducah, KY Photographer by Emily Margaret

Photos have more meaning when they're with the people you love most in the places where you live the everyday moments of your lives. That's why in-home lifestyle sessions have come to be my favorite kind of shoot, with their natural + relaxed feel. They're not flashy or fake, but simple and honest. They're about celebrating the small, real moments that make up your life.

I recently got together with my friend, Amber, and her beautiful little family to do a lifestyle session at their home. We started out the afternoon with a little tea party in the yard, complete with strawberries and sugar cubes, before having a bit of story time then ending with some family snuggles inside the house. 

I also did something a little new and different during this shoot- a session film. I'm so happy with how it turned out and I'm so excited to offer these films as an add-on for any of my photography collections. (Click here to book your own!)

Watch the film below, then continue reading to see a few favorite images from the shoot.

An Afternoon in the Park | Paducah, KY lifestyle family photographer by Emily Margaret

Like many of you, some of my favorite childhood memories include going to the park playground. It was the location for many picnics, friends' birthday parties, and ice cream truck afternoon snacks.

Earlier this spring, one of my former co-workers contacted me for some new head shots and photos of her and her sister's children, and we decided that park would be a great location for both the head shots and photos of the kids.  After we shot a few of the sit-and-smile type photos, the kids were eager to run and play on the playground, which allowed me to get some fun lifestyle images of the children while they were in their element.

Next week I'll share my favorites from our head shot session, but for today, enjoy the results of our afternoon in the park.