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Why Lifestyle Sessions are Great for Families | Columbia SC Lifestyle Photographer

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Why Lifestyle Sessions are Great for Families | Columbia SC Lifestyle Photographer

The Esper Family is why I enjoy lifestyle sessions and will be offering them as my preferred type of family, maternity, or non-engagement couple sessions. Why?

Prior to the Esper's session, I was driving from another location about half an hour away. Showing up at their home meant that one, their two year old daughter would be waiting in the comforts of her own home, playing with her own toys, in an environment she was already familiar with. And we all know that the little ones MUST be kept happy in order for a family session to go well.

I arrived at the Esper's beautiful Elgin home a few minutes early to scope some areas for the best shots.  While I was doing so, Zakiya was finishing with her wardrobe and I was able to chat with her daughter Ryan, who welcomed me and showed me some of her toys and books. She was confident and comfortable and was already warming up to me, so it made the transition to begin the session out side that much easier.

After a few shots outside, we made our way back inside, as we realized that Ryan was getting a bit tired. Ryan and her Daddy began playing with play-doh and eventually she retired to the couch where Mom read her a story that put her right to sleep! 

Session done!

Especially for a mom of multiples or with a child on the shy side, in-home lifestyle sessions are the way to go! It may mean you need to clean up your family space for a clutter-free area, but it eliminates the stress of having to commute to another location before and after your session, a child having to adapt to a new environment, and creates a more personal connection.

If you're interested in booking a family lifestyle session, contact me at info@latoyadixon.com!


Zakiya, Darnel, and Ryan were expecting a baby boy at the time of this shoot. As you read this, the Espers are now a family of 4 and little Reece is in the great care of his big sister, Ryan!

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Greenville SC Lifestyle Photographer Latoya Dixon Photography
Greenville SC Lifestyle Photographer Latoya Dixon Photography
Greenville SC Lifestyle Photographer Latoya Dixon Photography
Greenville SC Lifestyle Photographer Latoya Dixon Photography
Greenville SC Lifestyle Photographer Latoya Dixon Photography

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Irby-Warren Legacy | Latoya Dixon Photography

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Irby-Warren Legacy | Latoya Dixon Photography

While I am completely enamored by my firstborn son, Kent, I hope that one day my Creator blesses me with a daughter.  These generation photos of the Irby/Warren family reminded me of my own mother and grandmother and how they prioritized raising strong, beautiful women.

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Interested in booking a session with Latoya Dixon Photography? Contact me at info@latoyadixon.com today to book. Remember, 2015 pricing is only available until December 31! Book now to hold the current pricing.

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The Pattersons - Latoya Dixon Photography

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The Pattersons - Latoya Dixon Photography

"I knew that if you were able to make something of that last shoot, you were going to be our go-to photographer!"

I met the Patterson family earlier this year after I put out a promotion for mini shoots.  When I called Andria to set up the shoot, she was in the car, heading somewhere with her daughter.  I knew all too well what it's like to be a multi-tasking mama, trying to get things done using any and every second of peace and quiet.  The first shoot with Andria, her husband, Cory, and daughter Madeleine was great! Like any two-year old, it took Madeleine a while to warm up to me, as I was a stranger. We held their session at a local park with tons of green space that Madeleine took advantage of to run around and play with her mom and dad.

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Recently, Andria reached out to me again in order to get some Christmas pictures of her family.  This year was my first year to take photos around the holidays, so opted for a festive location at Mystic Tree Farm in Traveler's Rest, SC.  The Pattersons could not have looked any more gorgeous from the outfit selection to their genuine interaction throughout the tree farm.  In her true fashion, Madeleine stole the show and took advantage of "driving the sleigh" behind the reindeer.

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Children's photography is where it all started for me.  Having a 3-year-old myself, I know first-hand how chaotic moments can be when a nap is missed or a tantrum is suddenly thrown.  This is why when I photograph you and your children, I'm sorry to say it...but it's all about them in that moment. You will see the difference in your photos if you try to make them pose and "say cheese" versus letting them have fun, while I capture those authentic expressions that you know is a sincere moment of joy for them.

If you're interested in booking a session for your family, especially with small children, let me take on that challenge. No need to be embarrassed about how active your kids are or how short their attention span is while taking pictures. It's completely normal and actually makes the session better because of it. | info@latoyadixon.com

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