• Holly Freeman

Lifestyle Photography: What it is and Why You Should Care | Golden, CO

Updated: Feb 14

Remember going to Sears for family portraits as a kid? The big umbrellas with flashes, the backdrops, the stale air and the squeaky seats. The photographer would carefully place your hands on your brother’s shoulders and tilt your head just so and tell you to smile on the count of three.

I shouldn’t mock any of these things too much. As our days get shorter and my opportunities to capture families in beautiful light diminish, I may find myself investing in flashes and backdrops, but for now, that is not my interest.

My pursuit is lifestyle photography and here’s why:

  • I photograph in Golden, CO! God gave us the most beautiful backdrops ever—outside!

  • Kids need space to run and play, to grab Daddy’s hand and toddle down the path, to jump on their brother’s back and ride him like a horse.

  • Families need to be told how to arrange themselves in front of a camera but not how to feel when they look at their newest Little One, or when Mom squeezes them tight, or when Dad snuggles into their neck.

My goal is to get as many beautiful shots of your family as we can create together in the best possible lighting of the day. I will try my hardest to get photos of the whole family looking happily at the camera because at least Grandma will insist that’s what makes a good photograph, but my real agenda is to create a space where you can relax, enjoy one another’s company and remember how much you love these people who fill your life.


Feel like this might be the photo session you want to experience? Think these might be the pictures you want for your walls and albums? Let’s connect and schedule your family portraits!

Holly Freeman is a Denver family photographer based in Lakewood, CO and serves the surrounding Denver area.

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