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5 Tips For Using Lifestyle Photography in Your Everyday

Wikipedia defines Lifestyle Photography as:

“A style of portrait/people photography which aims to capture and document real-life events, situations, or milestones in an artistic manner and the art of the everyday.”


Lifestyle photography is the perfect way to document your everyday. But where do you start? What do you need to do?

Today I’ve got 5 easy  photography tips for shooting Lifestyle Photography, and capturing your everyday.


5 Tips to start shooting lifestyle photography to help you capture your everyday

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1. Have your Camera Ready

Now whether that is your mobile camera, your point and shoot or your DSLR: have it ready.  Because there is nothing worse than having that perfect moment unfold in front of you and you don’t have your camera! I usually have my camera out and readily assessable at home or with me when I go out to the park. And even if I don’t have my Canon 6D with me, my iPhone is ALWAYS in my pocket!  Because everyday eyecandy happens at anytime.

Tips for Shooting Lifestyle Photography in your shooting everyday. Especially with your kids!


Tips for Shooting Lifestyle Photography in your shooting everyday. Especially with your kids!


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2. Change Your Perspective

Part of Lifestyle Photography is telling a story from different points of view. Don’t forget to get shots from all perspectives:

From Above

Tips for Shooting Lifestyle Photography in your shooting everyday. Especially with your kids!

On the same level of your subject


Tips for Shooting Lifestyle Photography in your shooting everyday. Especially with your kids!


And from behind


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3. Always be aware of the Light.

Be aware of your light and know how to work with it.  Going about your everyday, the light will not always be perfect. But learn to work with what’s there. Use it to your advantage.



Tips for Shooting Lifestyle Photography in your shooting everyday. Especially with your kids!

4. Capture the Details

Don’t forget the close ups and the details of the story: the little hands, the untied shoes or in this case, the acorns in the little hands….

Tips for Shooting Lifestyle Photography in your shooting everyday. Especially with your kids!

5. Be Creative with your Focus

Finally, bring it all together: Have your camera ready, think about those details, and change your focus. Think about those moments of the day and focus on them. Use a wider aperture to make one thing the focus of the photo.

Tips for Shooting Lifestyle Photography in your shooting everyday. Especially with your kids!


I hope these tips for Shooting Lifestyle Photography in your shooting everyday helped! Especially with your kids! ! Shooting for a 365 or even a Project 52 is a great way to incorporate  Lifestyle photography into your everyday shooting! Go out and practice! I’d love to see what you shoot!




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  • Reply
    September 25, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Those are great photos of every day life and I really love the close-up of the acorns in hand. Great photos capturing great memories!

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    September 25, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Wow these photos came out great! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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    Logan Can
    September 25, 2014 at 9:29 am

    These are great tips! Thank you for sharing. I am always looking to better my photography.

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    Heather @ Divas Run for BLing
    September 25, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Thank you for the tips. I love that the camera on my phone have become so good – it makes it easy to always be ready to snap a photo

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    September 25, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Girl I’m telling you, you should have been the one speaking about photography at the conference. Your tips are very helpful!

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    Katherine G
    September 25, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing these tips. I can’t wait to give them a try.

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    September 26, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Thoughtful ideas. You are so right about learning to work with the light you have. Sometimes I don’t bother because I know “the light isn’t right”. time to get brave and learn to work with the light ya got!

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    September 27, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Awesome tips love!
    Instagram: Cmichellestyles

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    K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy
    September 27, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Thanks for sharing these tips. I’m determined to get better a my photography skills.

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    Julian (@BoldFearless1)
    May 24, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    All awesome tips. Makes me want to go out and buy a REAL camera! Will have to check out more tips once I do. Love the detail shots.

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    Travel Blogger
    January 25, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Very helpful! Photography isn’t my thing so I need all the help I can get. I always need to remind myself to change the perspective. I always try to capture head on when other angles can really make the difference.

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    Mimi Green
    January 25, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Great tips as always, I always learn something and I love that. When I’m looking for something I always come search your blog. I can’ wait to get my lifestyle photography together.

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      January 26, 2016 at 5:30 am

      this made me smile!

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    Esther | The Cuteness
    January 25, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    These are great pics! I love the tip about changing perspective… it’s so true, that can make the shot.

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    January 25, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    These are great photography tips anyone could use! I so need to invest in a great camera myself. I have many talents, but photography is not one of them!

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    January 25, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    My photography skills are as good as my german (which is quite bad) so this is a very useful post for me. Thanks for sharing

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    January 25, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    These are excellent everyday photography tips. I need to work on capturing images from all angles myself.

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    Liz Mays
    January 25, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    These are great ideas. I need to get out there and practice more often. I’ve been restricting myself to still shots too much.

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    Chelley @ A is For Adelaide
    January 25, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    What great tips! I am working harder on being mindful of the lighting- that’s SO important!

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    tiaras and tantrums
    January 25, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Great points. I always say whenever someone asks me about photography – LIGHT, LIGHT LIGHT and take your camera with you everywhere and take pictures of everythign from every angle until you know what you like.

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    January 26, 2016 at 1:09 am

    I love photography so much but it is a newer interest. I have a lot to learn so appreciate all the tips I can get. .

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    January 26, 2016 at 4:23 am

    Now that I have a new camera and new editing equipment I want to take my photography to the next level! I am researching better angles and definitely digging closeup shots!

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    Jasmine Watts
    January 26, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Wow those are really great photos and you have shared great tips too!!

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    Cara (@StylishGeek)
    January 26, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Your lifestyle photography is my version of ‘photo-journalist’ shots, which is basically taking candid photographs. I love it! It’s one of my favorite hobbies!

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    Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy
    January 27, 2016 at 2:39 am

    These are definitely great tips. I tend to use all of them except I often forget to have my camera with me. Sometimes I think something would make a great photo and realize I don’t have access to my camera, lol.

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    Kiana Abram
    February 2, 2016 at 2:01 am

    These are all great tips! I’ll have to start using some of them when taking pictures for my blog and Instagram.

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    April 4, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Great post! This is really great advice, and I think there are some awesome pictures here. Thank you for sharing!

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