What is lifestyle photography?

Lifestyle photography is a general term for a style of photography that is characterised by emotion, ease, and fun. 🤗 Unlike traditional portrait photography, lifestyle photography better reflects your current season of life and captures you with the people you love, in the places you love. What’s great about a lifestyle shoot is you can commemorate any occasion, even if it isn’t super special. The simple moments can be the very best to capture. We can’t wait to share with you some reasons to capture your life now! 👏

Here at ​​Flytographer, we make it easy for you to connect with trusted photographers for fun photoshoots. We have helped capture over three million memories worldwide. 🗺 We specialize in lifestyle photography, and no matter where you are in the world, we likely have a professional lifestyle photographer near you, one who matches your style, taste, and preferences!

You + our know-how = awesome candid photos! 📸

Photo: Hilary in Savannah for Flytographer. Elisabeth and family capture a trip together in Savannah with a family photoshoot.


(A little sneak peek just for you 😊)

  1. Modern Headshot – an easy, fun, and anything-but-stiff way to capture solo lifestyle shots of you in front of the camera! 💁‍♀️
  2. Family Photos – lifestyle photoshoots are the enjoyable cousin to traditional (and oftentimes dreaded) portraiture photography! 👩‍👧 Owing to crazy seasons of life (aka life with kids), we encourage family members to show up for photos just as they are, so real life and real emotions are captured.
  3. Milestones – milestones can be captured solo, as a couple, with family, or even with friends! Don’t forget to not just celebrate milestones but capture them too! 🥳
  4. Travel Memories – capturing travel memories are our jam! We know how much planning, money, time, and energy goes into executing trips, so be sure to commemorate your travel memories, sans selfies, with a Flytographer shoot! 🛫
  5. Hometown Memories – sometimes the best place to celebrate is exactly where you are—real-life events and everyday celebrations right in your backyard. 🏡

1. Modern Headshot

One of our newest additions here at Flytographer is capturing what we call the Modern Headshot. We love showing off… you! We’re talking about real people in front of the camera and being themselves, no matter how awkward it seems. 🕺 Group photos are one thing, but solo photos can send some of us into a downright tailspin! For many of us, it can be a challenge to get a great solo photo; whether it’s for your business, a profile picture on LinkedIn, or another social media site, getting portraiture-style photos minus the stiff solid background can seem like a tough ask—but it doesn’t have to be! For your Modern Headshot shoot, you and one of our amazing photographers will meet in a great location with lovely natural lighting, and they’ll capture you in different poses, at different angles—close-up, wide shots, and a whole lot more! Modern Headshots are an awesome type of lifestyle photography.

Photo: Francesca V. in Rome for Flytographer. Susie captures a solo adventure in Rome with a headshot photoshoot.

Photo: Sehee in New York City for FlytographerBrittany celebrates a solo adventure in New York City with a headshot photoshoot.

2. Family Photos

Perhaps the most obvious occasion for a lifestyle shoot is family gatherings. Family portraits can be a tough sell because we all know kids are really good at doing their own thing 🤪). But with proper planning for candid photos with all of the family, as well as smaller breakout groups, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to nail some really special images during this season—no matter how crazy. Lifestyle photoshoots are what we like to call the enjoyable cousin to traditional family portraiture. 😉 Our photographers are masters of camera settings and stealth when it comes to burst mode—making sure to capture more-than-stellar images in your final online gallery. 👍

Photo: Flytographer in Boston. Nicole and family capture a family adventure together in Boston with a family photoshoot.

Photo: Jeff in Sydney for Flytographer. Melissa and family celebrate their time together in Sydney with a family photoshoot.

Look amazing in photos

Get 50+ insider tips on how to prepare, what to wear, and easy posing ideas for your next photo shoot!

3. Milestones

Milestones! There are so many! From your milestones as an individual (birthdays, graduation), to couple milestones (honeymoons, babymoons 🤰), and, of course, baby, kid, and whole family milestones! Even though those long days and sleepless nights of being a parent of a little one can feel like they’ll never end… they do. And then they’re just gone! Some ideas to capture? Baby’s first time at the beach, vacations, anniversaries, other celebrations, and more! We love natural light for your photography session because it lends itself perfectly to lifestyle shots. We promise you won’t regret capturing these special situations. 🥰

Photo: Tracy in Portland, Maine for Flytographer. Sagar and partner capture their engagement in Portland, Maine with a proposal photoshoot.

Photo: Tati in Playa del Carmen for Flytographer. Gurpreet and partner capture their babymoon together in Playa del Carmen with a couple photoshoot.

4. Travel Memories

Let’s talk travel memories. Visiting new places with the people you love is huge—and we know how much planning, money, time, and energy goes into executing trips, so be sure to commemorate your travel memories, sans selfies, with a Flytographer lifestyle shoot! 🤳 Whether it’s early-morning city adventures, golden hour glows, evening beach strolls, or anything else that entices you at your vacation destination, you’ll never regret some stunning family photos that feature wide angles and wide open spaces with just you and your favourite crew. 🗽

Photo: Mary and Maurizio on the Amalfi Coast for Flytographer. Pamela and partner capture travel memories together in Amalfi with a proposal photoshoot.

Photo: Rachael in Paris for Flytographer. Geneviaire and family celebrate a trip together in Paris with a family photoshoot.

5. Hometown Memories

Not to be forgotten are hometown memories.📍 Sometimes, the best place to commemorate is right where you are—real-life events and everyday celebrations right in your own backyard. Everyday life can feel monotonous, but these are the building blocks of the journey we call life, and we can’t recommend snagging these lifestyle images for what they really are—the definition of lifestyle. 🫂

Photo: Flytographer in San Francisco. Bryan and partner capture hometown memories together in San Francisco with a couple photoshoot.

Photo: Kelly in Seattle for Flytographer. Brad and partner capture their time together in Seattle with a couple photoshoot.

Capturing the art of the everyday

We look forward to helping capture your next lifestyle photoshoot—or a whole bunch of shoots! 🌎

We hope you are inspired to book a lifestyle photoshoot and to stop seeing everyday moments as mundane. We can’t wait to see and celebrate life with you! 🥂