It’s the art of capturing people being themselves, immersed in the moment. It’s getting them to the point where the camera is forgotten. It goes beyond the surface details to show a deeper truth.
To begin with Real Life Photography depends on good planning: desired outcomes, locations, participants, the interactions that will occur. As the shoot progresses, there’s that moment when everyone forgets the camera and real life takes over. Smiles become more natural and postures become more relaxed. Milestones in business and family life unfold once, in real time. The mood becomes the setting, and it comes through in the pictures.
It’s a sense of the fleeting instant, a broad brush stroke of genuineness instead of a meticulously crafted, artificial scene. It’s authentic. It’s believable. It’s real life.