Isn't it always easier to have your portrait created when you have something to do? I think so! I've found that if I first create the situation that is conducive to successful photographs in terms of light, location, wardrobe, I am more likely to capture the natural, authentic moments more beautifully. Here are a few images from a recent portrait session created with a lifestyle approach in Austin, TX at one of our lovely lakes. This family is SUPER active and so I thought giving them the task of playing around the dock and lake would be perfect. Oh–adding their incredible dog, George, helped keep things light as well. He's pretty awesome on the SUP board, isn't he? Thanks to Marc and Suzanne and the kids for making this fun!