As we’ve come to learn over the past two and a half years, the home is so much more than the walls that shape it. A home is where our very lives are shaped. Our deepest relationships form there, countless memories are made, and the weight of the world finds a soft place to land. It’s for this reason I will always be fond of a curated lifestyle in-home session (like this one featuring a sweet mom and her darling girl). Documenting the natural moments of your everyday in the space where you spend so much time is a special kind of experience, one that I truly believe everyone should invest in. Don’t get me wrong—I drool over an organic sunset field aesthetic just as much as the next photographer. Still, there is an authenticity that is unmatched when my clients invite me into the homes they’ve so carefully crafted for their families.
On a sunny Saturday morning, I photographed Justin and Lauren in the magic of their minimal, neutral East Nashville home. Lauren’s eye for modern, refined interior design is one I have much admiration for, and its only complimented by Justin’s talent as a musician and producer. Together, they make quite the pair.
We chose to keep their session very relaxed, remaining true to their daily lives and the spaces they inhabit. A soft, clean wardrobe allowed the focus to remain on the sweet connection Justin and Lauren share. Snuggles in their decadent SoftFrame bed led to light-hearted conversation over coffee at their own kitchen table. From there, we made our way to Justin’s studio, which I’m convinced I could have spent many more hours in. Amidst belly laughs and tender glances, we quickly had a recipe for the kind of honest imagery I’m always seeking to craft during a lifestyle in-home session—the kind that remind us a home is the people that share it.
To me, these images serve as a reminder of the power of a session at home. Nothing is contrived or forced. Instead, authentic, organic moments take center stage. A well planned lifestyle in-home session with clients who have full trust in their photographer is incredibly powerful. And as I think you’ll see below, the results are nothing short of captivating.