This year has been a pretty big learning experience for me in so many ways, but probably one of the most important was the realization of my love for lifestyle photography and my decision to pursue it almost exclusively. The illustrious Wikipedia says that lifestyle photography is “a kind of photography which mainly aims to capture portrait/people on situations, real-life events or milestones in an artistic manner and the art of the everyday. The primary goal is to tell stories about people’s life or to inspire people in different times.”
So many people want classical photographs where everyone is posing and looking perfect, and that’s wonderful! I have a huge amount of respect for the photographers that can capture that shot every time, because believe me, it is not easy. But my passion, I’ve learned, is in telling people’s stories through these images that I pour my heart and soul into. I would never, ever discard an image of your family where everyone happened to be looking at me and smiling, but I would love it even more as long as it was a real moment.
Once I realized that this was the direction I’m wanting to take my business in going forward, I got together with my sweet gorgeous friends and we started brainstorming on what kind of session we wanted. The unlikely choice of Orange Leaf frozen yogurt came up, and even though I honestly hesitated at first, once the idea was in my head, I couldn’t get rid of it. So thankful for friends that don’t even bat an eye at crazy ideas!
I cannot say enough good things about Maggie, the owner of Orange Leaf Beaumont. She let us invade in the store during business hours and probably scare her customers who were thinking, “Ummmm why is this crazy lady following these people around with a camera?” And then things escalated to pony races as you’ll see in the images, ha! Maggie was nothing but gracious and overjoyed at the fact that we wanted to take photos in her store, which isn’t always the case with local businesses, in my experience. If you haven’t tried out Orange Leaf Beaumont, don’t walk – RUN! You won’t be disappointed!
Orange Leaf Beaumont is located at:
3015 Dowlen Rd #210
Beaumont, TX 77706
You can also check them out on Facebook!
Check out this fun family froyo lifestyle session below!