Indianapolis Lifestyle Photographer | Indianapolis Family Photographer
HELLLlloooooooo!!! This month has been the month-of-the-blog for me and I am LOVING it! I know there are a lot of photographers out there who do not enjoy blogging because it can be timely, and also because it can involve writing. I’m not one of those photographers. Just as some people love to hear themselves talk, I love to see my own writing. HAH! When I was growing up, we were semi-restricted in what we could do on a daily basis – we had no access to technology and barely owned it in our house. We did things the old fashioned way; pen and paper, stamps and envelopes, knocking and doorbells. As a kid, I drew and wrote A LOT. I would write stories upon stories upon stories. To this day I have a box of them at my parents house – from Kindergarten up through early high school years. Of course, as my stories became chapter books (I was a wannabe novelist) we finally bought a computer and I switched over to floppy disks. Remember those!? And thus, blossomed my then-unknown love for blogging.
And the best part is… the photos AREN’T dependent on the words – so you can choose to skip them as you wish!
So, if you’ve been keeping up with this crazy month, then you’ve seen this family before… on yesterday’s blog, actually! Once we wrapped up the FREEZING (but oddly sunny) outdoor portion of their shoot, everyone retired indoors to wrap in blankets, read stories, pull out new, yet-to-be-opened Christmas presents and settled down to warm up. There were donuts and coffee and sticks-of-gum that were forbidden during photos, but patiently and longingly waited for. Confession: if I have my camera with me and am with a group of people for a photo shoot, when the shoot is over I cannot stop taking photos. Until I leave, of course. And since I didn’t leave right away, I didn’t stop shooting, either. Sometimes it’s those in-between moments that are the ones you will remember forever as opposed to the posed shots with full eye contact and smiles. These are the memories that go into photo albums and memory books. This is the way you remember these people forever. Especially for the kids, who are the focus of these photos, these are the images that tell them the stories they will remember forever.
“Do you remember the one Christmas that you got the weaving loom and you made pot holders with Grandma? We still have those potholders in the attic…”. Or maybe it sounds like, “The Christmas before you turned two you got a set of toy tools. You ran around the house for months with a saw trying to saw apart furniture – tables and lamps and anything else you could reach.”
These are the photos that prove those memories true that will bring smiles to faces for years to come during summers home from college and holidays home with new spouses. This is why lifestyle photography is important.
(And yes, if you a wondering, you can schedule a Lifestyle Shoot with me. All you do is hang out around your house like normal while I sneak around in the background, seemingly unnoticed. You bake cookies, read books, jump on beds, hide in couch cushion tents and blanket forts all while I document it for life.)
casey and her camera is an Indianapolis Lifestyle Photographer specializing in family, couple, lifestyle, senior, and wedding photography for Indianapolis and the surrounding areas.