Life + Style: A guide to beautifully honest family photography with Danielle Hatcher

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Danielle Hatcher strives to tell each family’s unique story from the very place they feel most like a family… at home. In this breakout session, Danielle shares how she achieves real-life sessions and creates galleries for families that highlight their everyday. This breakout is geared toward all photographers looking to add lifestyle photography to their portfolio or simply gain a fresh perspective on capturing their own family’s story. You will get an in-depth look into Danielle’s complete workflow. You will see how she works with available, on-location light. She will detail how she gets to know her clients a bit more and blends “portraits” with lifestyle work. You will learn how to get genuine interactions among families as a whole as well as between children and the camera. Danielle also shares her commonly used compositional techniques, how she stays inspired, as well as her post processing tips and tricks. In a nutshell, she explores her entire process in a breakout you won’t want to miss!


• How to better connect with your families
• How to evoke genuine connection during your sessions or capturing your everyday
• How to utilize available light when on-location
• Compositional tips and tricks to add to your arsenal
• How to listen to your voice and shoot intentionally
• How to deal with uninterested children, low-light, clutter, and other on-location “stumbling blocks”



A beautiful PDF packed with info and images along with exercises and worksheets to get your creativity flowing

A bonus newborn PDF

A behind the scenes video of a complete lifestyle family session 

48 minutes of editing videos with Danielle’s thought process behind each image (one basic edit video, one black and white edit video, one graduated filter video, and one lens correction video) 

2 BONUS VIDEOS: Behind the scenes video of Danielle touring Candice Zugich’s (of the Blissful Maven) home talking about using light, and final images from a short session with her family, Behind the scenes video of Danielle explaining how she uses light in her own home, and final images from her every day life with her three small kids at home

Bonus Prompt Cards

Q&A Video

 *Please note: All items in this listing are digital downloads that must be downloaded to a computer (you may transfer to an iPad after your original download to a computer).  Due to the nature of digital downloads, they are non-refundable. 

Danielle Hatcher is a lifestyle family + newborn photographer based out of Sacramento. She’s a native Californian currently residing in Roseville. She’s got a firefighter husband, three amazing kids, and a mutt fondly called Jake-the-wonder-dog. She loves capturing small moments, tiny details, tender memories, laughter, light, life and love.

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  • 5
    a must!

    Posted by Unknown on 4th Nov 2017

    loved the material. Was exactly what I was looking for to make me feel a bit more comfortable going into my first (paid!) in home family sessions. The pdf and videos are full of very useful information and it's a must if you're getting into lifestyle family photography.

  • 5
    Amazing Breakout!

    Posted by Erica Williams on 4th Mar 2016

    I love how Danielle takes you from start to finish in her videos. She takes you on a tour pointing out what places she would shoot. She also goes through her editing process in LR that is very helpful. I feel like I learned so much from this breakout session.

  • 5
    I LOVED this breakout.

    Posted by Maryrose on 12th Jan 2016

    I love lifestyle photography but needed a little push and insight on ways to incorporate that style into my own work. The material in this breakout gave me a game plan on how to connect with clients, evaluate their home and to genuinely engage with them. I loved walking through a live shoot and really see, from the photographer’s eyes, how to look at light and to make it work for your shoot. I also liked being reminded to capture LIFE – as it is, in all it’s honesty. One of my favorite breakouts to date from Clickin’ Moms!

  • 5
    This breakout has been a breath of fresh air!

    Posted by Shelly Niehaus on 12th Jan 2016

    I can honestly say that this is my favorite so far and I have taken A LOT of breakouts. I am very comfortable shooting in manual and using LR + Photoshop. She gives you lots of new fresh tips for creative crops, light and interactions. If you do Lifestyle professional or just around you house you don’t want to miss this breakout.

  • 5
    Awesome Breakout with lots of Bonus Extras

    Posted by Lisa on 26th Dec 2015

    As I am not a professional who shoots other families, I wasn't sure whether this would be helpful for me but it was great! Danielle's videos were really helpful and the PDF was great. I don't edit in LR so I wasn't sure the editing videos would be helpful but they were great. Did I mention it was great? :)