Lifestyle photography is a way of documenting genuine moments in a family’s life. It’s real, it’s raw and it’s beautiful. The key to lifestyle photography is to find the story. Everyone has a story.
Four Lifestyle Photography Tips:
1. FIND THE LIGHT
Find the light then direct your subjects towards it. Once you find those beautiful pockets of light, get creative. Play with those shadows by changing your subject’s position in relation to the window.
2. CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE
Use different angles, move around, zoom in, zoom out and click away! The possibilities are endless and the story is much more engaging when each photo is fresh and unique.
3. ALLOW THE SESSION TO UNFOLD
With lifestyle photography, it’s not our job to pose our subjects. Instead we can direct them into the best light and allow theirs expressions to unfold. The best photos are the ones where our subjects can focus on each other instead of the camera.
4. KNOW YOUR SETTINGS
Indoor photography can be tricky and shooting in “auto” is not going to cut it. Learn your manual settings. Don’t be afraid to crank your ISO and open up your aperture.
xo, Kylee Maughan
Hi, I’m Kylee. I’m a full-time family and wedding photographer based out of Northern Utah. I am also full-time wife and mother of two, part-time cleaner and really part-time cook. My approach to photography is capturing and documenting families, brides, children and all people in natural, real-life ways. The pictures I cherish the most are the candid laughs, kids chasing each other around the room, real snuggles and genuine fun. I also love to teach, write and inspire. Follow along on my Blog, Facebook page, or Instagram. You can sign up for my course “Fab Families” here.
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I was born and raised in the land of Evergreens, mild temperatures & rain. I am a Washington girl through and through living in hot and cold Cache Valley, Utah. I got my Bachelor’s degree from Utah State University, majored in Family Life and loved every second!
Family and my faith are everything to me. My favorite things include chocolate, Netflix, deep fried sushi and Costa Vida.
When my husband and I were dating, I shared my dreams of becoming a photographer with him. Two months later, he sold his Xbox and bought me my very first real DSLR camera for Valentine’s Day and thus begun Kylee Ann Photography. I was completely clueless and inexperienced, but I NEVER stopped dreaming. I specialize in a photojournalistic style of shooting. My goal in every session is to capture love in natural, real-life ways. The pictures I cherish the most are the candid laughs, kids chasing each other and other genuine fun. I also love to teach! Over the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to be an educator online and in-person – teaching several courses, setting up workshops, mentoring sessions, organizing local clubs and writing for national blogs.