How to make a GIF using Lightroom and Photoshop
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How to make a GIF using Lightroom and Photoshop

I love adding GIFS to my lifestyle family photography client galleries for a little fun, whimsy, and surprise! Making these is pretty simple. Start at your session by putting your camera in high drive mode (burst mode) and taking a quick series of images. Have you clients do something fun, like dancing, twirling, jumping, etc….

Setting client expectations – lifestyle family and newborn photography
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Setting client expectations – lifestyle family and newborn photography

Have you ever shown up to a shoot and immediately, you just KNEW – these are NOT my ideal clients? It’s the worst feeling. As artists, it makes it difficult to feel inspired to create amazing work for them. Here are some tips for having a successful shoot and avoiding these awkward bookings: Always make…

Featured Artists

Featured Artists

Our Facebook community is filled with amazing photographers and today we’re featuring some of their photographs to celebrate their work and to help inspire all other lifestyle family and newborn photographers. Enjoy these gorgeous images and Congratulations to all our featured artists!

5 Mistakes to Avoid as a Lifestyle Family Photographer
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5 Mistakes to Avoid as a Lifestyle Family Photographer

BEGIN IN THE BEGINNING. YES YOU HAVE TO. In 2009 I put together a make-shift home studio with a couple of lights and I was in business. Literally. I had read a little about light and thought that you were supposed to just slap a light on either side of a person and that was…

What is Lifestyle Family Photography?
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What is Lifestyle Family Photography?

What Is Lifestyle Family Photography? Picture a perfectly coordinated family, standing just right, looking at your camera screaming cheese.   Now scribble away that image, because that is exactly what Lifestyle photography is not.  Lifestyle photography is about capturing the messy, chaotic, and perfectly imperfect moments in your lives and your clients’ lives and making…

10 ways Heart+Lifestyle will aim to help you run a better lifestyle family photography business and how you can be a part of it!

10 ways Heart+Lifestyle will aim to help you run a better lifestyle family photography business and how you can be a part of it!

So Cari, you spilled your pathetic guts on your “blog” but what the heck is this Heart + Lifestyle thing anyway? The truth is, I don’t really know exactly just yet, I just felt compelled to do it and to document my journey through figuring out, well, everything… The intention for starting this blog was…

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