Lifestyle Portraits for Social Networking

by | Nov 10, 2021 | Branding

Lifestyle Portraits for Social Networking

As a commercial photographer, I am often faced with request for lifestyle portraits for social networking.   Technology today allows us to post images to attract love, find work, and maintain communication within our communities. So it is essential to post the most relevant images of ourselves to communicate effectively our personal branding.

I offer sessions that includes in studio and on location to tell your story.  Images should provoke an ice breaker response.  For example a linkedIn headshot should be clean, modern, and professional.  However a photo posted on should include some environmental shots to show off your full body and not just a headshot.  For instance, if you are a person who likes hiking, it would be ideal to include an image of yourself in nature.  People on dating websites want to gather a feel for your personality as well as your looks, so make sure to include full body, 3/4 length, and headshots in your profile.  Trust me a photo of just your headshot won’t cut it for most.  I can’t press this enough due to the nature of headshots, most hold onto a good one for 5-10 years!  Also a headshot doesn’t reveal the rest of you and no one wants to base their first impression on imagination.  It is just a recipe for disaster.

Lifestyle portraits can also be used a form of advertisement.  Take a plastic surgeon for example, they may want images of their patients celebrating life and looking fabulous.  Its all about the story behind the work.  It is about the message you are trying to tell in order to attract what you’re after.   It could be a product, a service, or just yourself and the things you value as a person.  Lifestyle covers a lot of ground.

Feel free to reach out to me to plan your photo session. I look forward to collaborating with you!


Beyond the aesthetic appeal, spring also provided me with the perfect opportunity to scout for new locations to capture captivating portraits. The soft, warm light and the vibrant colors of the season added a natural charm to every frame. I would set out on my explorations, seeking out parks, gardens, and hidden corners where the beauty of nature intertwined seamlessly with the urban landscape. These scouting missions not only allowed me to discover picturesque backdrops but also provided me with a deeper connection to the city I now called home.

As the seasons changed, I realized the fleeting nature of spring. The cherry blossoms, like the moments captured through my lens, were ephemeral. It served as a gentle reminder to appreciate the beauty that surrounded me and the importance of cherishing each passing moment. It is with this sentiment in mind that I invite you to join me for a portrait session amidst the enchanting backdrop of Philadelphia in bloom. Let us create memories together, capturing the essence of this captivating season and preserving it for eternity.

Philadelphia, with its endless charm and hidden treasures, continues to inspire me as a photographer. The city holds a multitude of stories waiting to be told, and I am grateful for every opportunity to share them through my lens. So, let us embark on this photographic journey together, exploring the streets of Philadelphia, and capturing the timeless beauty that lies within.