Casual Lifestyle Photography in Baraboo, Wisconsin

Family. What does it mean to you? As that question 20 times and you’ll get 20 different answers. Maybe, to you, it’s connection. Maybe it’s love. Maybe it’s cooperation, or learning about life, or being the best version of yourself. Whatever it means to you, that is what I want to capture as a Baraboo family photographer.

Amy and Dan and their three (almost four!) children invited me into their home for a casual family photo shoot. I call these Lifestyle Photo Shoots. Keep watching my blog posts to see more of these. Lifestyle sessions are a beautiful alternative to the typical photo shoot you can schedule with me.

Why would you schedule a Lifestyle shoot? Maybe you have done the sit-in-a-golden-grassy-field photo already. Do you have a big life event happening (new house? new baby? new pet? special celebration?). Sometimes it’s too cold or rainy or muddy to go outside for photos. Or, possibly, you have a special adventure planned and you want it the memories to be preserved. Maybe you just want something different. Whatever the reason, a Lifestyle session produces beautiful images that tell a story. That story is all about YOU.



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What happens at a Lifestyle shoot? When a client schedules a lifestyle shoot, I start by chatting on the phone. I ask questions about each family member and his or her personality. We will talk about what activities the family enjoys together. I will offer suggestions about activities and clothing choices, and answer any questions the client has. On the day of the Lifestyle session, I come to the client’s home and spend a few moments saying hello. Then it’s time for the family to start whatever activity they have planned, and I do my best to move around quietly and shoot. I don’t ask for posed photos and I don’t expect anyone to look at the camera. My goal is to capture a family doing what they do best: making connections, loving, cooperating, learning, and sharing the best parts of themselves.

A Lifestyle shoot is a little different than a typical family photo session. You’ll receive a lot more photo proofs to look through, and you’ll have the opportunity to choose the ones you want to keep. If you decide to keep them all, you’ll receive the digital images on a USB plus you’ll get a beautiful 10×10 linen album with all your images inside.

Would you like to book a relaxed Lifestyle session? Just contact me and we can talk more about it!

Gretchen Willis offers Lifestyle Photography sessions in Baraboo, Wisconsin and the surrounding areas including Portage, Wisconsin Dells, Westfield, Montello, Poynette, Pardeeville, and Westfield. Please like the Gretchen Willis Photography Facebook Page to keep up-to-date with all the latest news. And don’t forget to find Gretchen Willis Photography on Instagram!