How could I not feature this little lady on my blog!? She's the kind of girl who, when you leave the room then come back in, smiles at you like she's never, ever seen you before. Darling! The below is a fab example of a baby lifestyle session. What is a 'lifestyle' session Susie, what on earth do you mean?! Do I pour tea in my kitchen, trying to look casual while you take photos? Do we pretend to watch TV whilst eating a tin of Roses as you snap away? (TV and chocolates are certainly my 'lifestyle', but it's not really what we want photographs of, right?) So, in a nutshell, this is what it really is…It's either on-location or at your home, and it is quintessentially you - natural, relaxed, simple, unforced. There's no crazy intricate studio lighting set-up, there's no big blank intimidating (insert colour of choice) backdrop that you stand in front of and feel increasingly awkward as I haul out my 70-200mm lens and insist you 'smile with your eyes' (as the lovely Jude pictured below was once asked to do!). I have to admit, I have absolutely no idea how to smile with my eyes either. Attempting it makes me look like I'm simply very, very surprised. Anyway, suffice to say this lovely Kingstonian family absolutely nailed their lifestyle session - no 'smiling with your eyes' required! Take a little look, comment, and oooohhh and arrrr at the delightful-ness that is Isabelle!
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