Summer Lifestyle Shoot

chris crisman lifestyle multigenerational family

What do you get when you book an amazing home location, over a dozen beautiful talent, a whole contingent of hair, makeup, and wardrobe stylists and a crew of awesome photo assistants? Sounds like a recipe for the perfect self-promotional lifestyle photo-shoot.

Although we shot this project back in 2013, the dog-days of summer are upon us again and served as a good reminder of the day we spent last July having a ton of fun making great photos.

chris crisman lifestyle multigenerational family

Over the course of only 10 hours, we ran through a handful of fun lifestyle scenarios (want to know a secret? it wasn’t actually their graduation party that day…)

chris crisman lifestyle multigenerational family

And of course in this fine day and age, what’s a lifestyle photoshoot without a little bit of ‘selfie’ action?

chris crisman lifestyle multigenerational family

Trust me, it weren’t just our models who were excited for this shoot – Chris was pretty pumped to be spending the whole day shooting like crazy and making as many photos as we could.

chris crisman lifestyle multigenerational family

chris crisman lifestyle multigenerational family

Did you know that photographer/assistant/digi-tech Jared Castaldi also will work as a child wrangler? Is there anything this guy can’t do?

chris crisman lifestyle multigenerational family

chris crisman lifestyle multigenerational family

Despite all of the fun, we were shooting like crazy all day long, working inside and out of our suburban home location – maximizing both our talent and the location itself to create at least half a dozen totally unique scenarios.

chris crisman lifestyle multigenerational family

Yours truly even stepped in to try and… make some cookies? What can I say – when it’s all hands on deck for a shoot, we do what we need to, even if it’s outside the normal wheelhouse of photo assisting.

chris crisman lifestyle multigenerational family

chris crisman lifestyle multigenerational family

As always though, we did what we do best and made a very full day’s worth of amazing images. We owe a big belated thank you to the whole crew that helped make this possible – thank you so much everyone!

Questions? Comments? Let us know your thoughts below or @crismanphoto and /crismanphoto!

One reply to “Summer Lifestyle Shoot”

  1. Such a great idea and one I’ve considered for my own genre of portraiture. Looking back a year later, did you find that the investment in the shoot has paid off in new clients and assignments? Is there a way to measure that metric?

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