Intimate & Candid Lifestyle Images from Johnson City Family Photographer

Johnson City Family Photographer | Danielle Defayette Photography 

One of the things I love so much about being a Johnson City Family Photographer is getting to capture images of the wonderfully chaotic moments of childhood + parenting. As a mother myself, I truly understand how stressful it can feel to plan out family photos and the need to make everything look so absolutely perfect.

Lifestyle family sessions at home are will always be the ones I cherish the most. The photos I get to take are actual snapshots into your current lives and truly preserve memories you’ll never forget. It’s like the photos you find from your childhood–taken without a care as to whether or not the dishes are done, the laundry is folded, or the outfits are all coordinated. You’ll look back on them and smile because you remember the exact moment they were taken.

Finding Your Johnson City Family Photographer

It’s always important to choose a family photographer that you feel comfortable with and confident in. You’re going to be your most authentic self with someone who understands you and your vision for your photos. When choosing your Johnson City Family Photographer, make sure to be thorough with what you have in mind and what moments matter most to you.

Choosing Someone For The Long Haul

Like a marriage (okay, not quite but you get the point), choosing your family photographer is like finding a long-term partner to be there for the big moments. After all, they’ll be the one capturing the first days of your little one’s life, the milestone birthdays, those holiday card smiles. It’s so wonderful when you choose someone who is there to celebrate through it all and appreciate the excitement of those moments.

Make sure to ask your Johnson City Family Photographer how long they’ve been in business (or at least do a little social media stalking to find out yourself!) and see the quality of their images. You definitely want someone that is going to have a consistent editing style and professionalism.

Knowledge of Johnson City + the Tri-Cities

Finding a Johnson City Family Photographer that has a thorough knowledge of the local area is super important when selecting someone to photograph your family. They’ll be the person to find the best locations (because not every session can be in-home) and when the ideal times to schedule sessions in those areas are. Your Johnson City Family Photographer is going to be the one who makes the family session planning process easier on you and someone you feel confident can capture images that you love.

Get In Touch!

Okay, so with all that being said–I would absolutely love to be considered as your Johnson City Family Photographer! Seriously, I’ve been a Johnson City Family Photographer for 10+ years now and know the Tri-Cities area like the back of my hand. I’m always happy to chat, so get in touch about scheduling your photos today!


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In the past 10+ years as a Wedding & Portrait Photographer, I’ve found that, aside from arming myself with my cameras to catch swoon-worthy moments of my couples on their day, I’m also bringing a few other unexpected things. 

Like my tough love mom-voice that will keep your bridal party in check, my air of calm if you’re feeling overwhelmed, and the corniest jokes so no one has the jitters in front of the camera!

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