JOSHUA TREE in-home, lifestyle session

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Your home, the one place you feel the most comfortable, you feel yourself. A place you’re sheltered and safe from the world. A place you’ve spent a lot of time, especially recently with the pandemic. A place you’ve made your own. A space for your family to gather together. It’s yours. And although it’s familiar to you now, documenting it and your family in it, is so important. To bring up memories years from now in the place you once, or still, call home.


In-home sessions work well with:

families

couples

boudoir

and even weddings!


Outdoor, on-location and studio sessions have been the most popular options for years (remember Sears everyone?), but in-home sessions or lifestyle sessions, as they are sometimes called, are becoming more popular.



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Why are in-home sessions popular with couples and families? 


- You feel comfortable and relaxed in your home.


- Your home is unique to you.


- It's simple and easy. 




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Not only are in-home sessions more comfortable for you, but they also give a uniqueness to your images. They are truly yours, you in your space. You don’t have to worry about someone else going to the same location you did, or the same white-walled studio.


The prints on your walls aren’t random, they were chosen by you and hand-painted by your friend who’s a talented artist. You chose the furniture and linens and tiles to fit your unique style. You are calmer in your own home and more comfortable. And the images will convey that.


Years from now, as you look back at the images waves of emotions and memories will overwhelm you. From the way, your living room was set up, to the toys on the floor, to your first dog that the kids just adored.


If you’ve since moved from your home you will look back, remembering that house and all the little quirks that you loved and miss about your first home that you bought together. The decor and the furniture, the landscape, and your backyard. The additions and the toys that have come and gone.



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These images are even more precious to you and your family because the location holds meaning too.





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It isn’t about perfection.


If you think your house isn’t cute enough or good enough, think again. It isn’t about perfection, it isn’t about these photos going into a magazine, it’s about memories and moments. The here and now. You might not think it’s perfect now, but one day you will long to go back to those moments, in that house. If you have images, you can, they will jog your memory and will be treasured by your entire family, forever.


Hire a professional to capture your home in the best light.


Hiring a professional who can find the best light and can get creative with your space is key. Maybe you think your home is boring. Or maybe a little messy. Hiring a professional photographer with a creative eye is key. The photographer will find the best light and will help get creative with what you can be doing for your photos.


Be yourself.


The best photos and moments happen organically when everyone is relaxed and just ‘being’. Get silly. Go about your day normally. There’s no pressure to sit still and smile at the camera, that’s not real life.



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If you have young kids, in-home sessions are basically a must.


Getting ready for your picture day is hard enough, loading the screaming kids into the car in their nice outfits, hoping they don’t spill on themselves on the 30-minute drive to the mountains for your family photos. The tension is high, everyone is on edge, no one wants to be there. Sound familiar? In-home sessions take a bit of that away, you don’t have to drive, load the kids up. You get to be in the space most familiar and comfortable to you and your family. In a space that is meaningful to you and will provide you with the most nostalgic memories as you look back on the images after your kids have grown. You just have to be present, living your daily life in your home as you would, normally. It’s really that simple.


And you know, if the kids ruin their outfit, you’re at home and can quickly change them into something else. If they are hungry, the fridge is stocked in the kitchen. You can play with your kids and relax, no need to yell at them to smile, they will already be smiling because they are at home with all of their toys and everything they love most.



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You can even do an in-home session at your cute Airbnb in Joshua Tree or Palm Springs. Are you traveling to Southern California and wanting to remember your time here?

Email: hello@kristenkayphotography.com for more information about in-home or on-location photo sessions.



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