Every now and then you get one of those beautiful days that make you look around and ask “Do I really live here?” On one such recent day, a few friends and I decided we should get the kids out and take advantage of the picture-perfect setting. These are the pictures that came out of that afternoon — pure, silly fun! And a couple gorgeous fall photos. :)
When two new puppies join your extended family — and come to stay with you on their way to their forever homes — you have to squeeze in a photo shoot!
Meet Dapper and Sophie, two absolutely scrumptious and extremely spunky Boston Terrier puppies. I hope you enjoy their little squishy faces as much as we did!
And of course my own sweet girl, Dakota, had to get into some of the pictures! How could I resist this face? #foreverpuppy
I know I’ve mentioned how cool it is to be welcomed into these precious early moments with families — from the first days at home with a newborn to birthday parties, engagement shoots and maternity shoots — but this particular session with the newly minted “Big Sis” Emmy and her beautiful “Baby Sis” Juliet was a first for me.
It was incredibly special to witness this brief period where Emmy was just learning what it means to be a big sister — and to know that for the rest of her life, she would not really remember a time without her. It’s a challenging and exciting transition for any kid, but I get the feeling that this bubbly little girl is going to excel in her new role. She fawned over her baby sister, delighted in being able to hold her and essentially whirled around the apartment the whole shoot — keeping us all laughing throughout the morning!
Thank you for sharing this moment with me. And welcome sweet Juliet!
Living in New York City is no joke — you deal with tiny apartments, crazy high prices, crowds everywhere you go, every day of the week, dirt and grime and so many crazy people! But if you want to get an idea of why so many people love this city and love to raise their kids here—despite how hard it is—you should start by taking a look at this sparkling little girl.
Avvie is the epitome of the New York City kid — full of spirit, adventurous and inquisitive, as if soaking up the energy and opportunity of the city around her. She danced around Washington Square Park on this recent photo shoot, as her mother and I hurried to keep up with her. She owns this city in a way that those of us who moved here in adulthood will never be able to fully claim—and credit to her, because she really makes it her playground!
Thank you for allowing me to see this city through your eyes, Avvie — it was a true pleasure!
One year after taking this beautiful little girl’s newborn photos, I was honored to be asked back to shoot her wonderful first birthday party! Lemonade was just the thing to cool everyone off on Riley’s big day, which was as hot and sunny as they come on Long Island in August! We had a wonderful day toasting to this charming little girl, including lots of games and a spectacular cake smash.
Thank you for including me in yet another exciting milestone for your family! The party was perfect and the birthday girl sweeter than any of the treats offered that day.
We could not have better timed this photo shoot among the cherry blossoms in Central Park this spring! Siena and her parents were a joy to photograph, laughing and smiling all day! We worried that the day might be a little too cloudy for the shoot, but just as they arrived, the haze cleared and the sun poked through to give us some beautiful golden light, especially around the cherry blossoms. Thank you for including me in this beautiful day with your beautiful family!
Newborn photo shoots are always challenging... Unless of course you're photographing sweet baby Remy, who was about as easy going a baby as I'd ever encountered! We had a really fun day capturing pictures of this funny little guy, as well as his older (furry) brother Revis who wanted to be by the baby's side the whole time! I'm looking forward to our next session together, where I get to capture his whole family on his dad's side -- I imagine it'll be just as fun and carefree as this first shoot! Thanks for inviting me to join in this special time in your lives!
I've been lucky to know this sweet, bright-eyed, big cheeked girl since before she was born, and was thrilled when her parents asked me to do a Christmas shoot for them when she was only about two months old! Baby Isabelle and her sweet pups were a lot of fun to photograph -- so much fun we eventually wore Izzy out! I hope we get a chance to do this again soon.
I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful little lady's mom when she was pregnant and returning to take newborn photos when little Riley was only 10 days old! She is a gorgeous and sweet little girl, and her mom was an absolute champ -- sitting for this photo shoot after a long and complicated birth. It is such a joy to capture these precious early moments! Thank you all so much for including me in Riley's life so early on!
We had a gorgeous day for this family photo shoot in Brooklyn Bridge Park! Avni and Nader, and their two adorable girls, Sanaya and Kavya, are moving to Houston this fall and wanted to capture some classic New York images of their family before the move. We had a fun day exploring the park and neighboring pier. Thank you for sharing this special time with me!
After the shoot in Brooklyn Bridge Park, we headed up to their apartment to get a few pictures at home. Sanaya and Kavya had a lot of fun bouncing around on the bed and showing me all of their favorite toys. But of course the most fun toy of all was a simple bed sheet, and Sanaya pretending to get stuck in it!
Good luck on your next adventure!
I love photographing a beautiful expecting mama, but when you combine that with a gorgeous evening in Central Park and one of the most adorable soon-to-be big brothers ever, you've really got an amazing shoot on your hands. This was exactly what happened when I got to capture pictures of Asia and her beautiful family a few weeks back. They are very excited to meet Baby Boy #2 very soon! I have no doubt he will be as adorable and fun as his big brother. Congratulations and best wishes to the four of you!
The Chandlers recently welcomed new addition Sophia into the family and wanted to capture a few pictures of their new family of four in New York. We explored a few spots around Central Park -- including a new favorite jungle gym/statue on 58th street -- and then headed into the Central Park Zoo to check out the animals. It was a very hot day, but these little girls were real troopers. Thanks for sharing this sweet summer day with me!
Of course no photo shoot at the zoo is complete without a picture of some of the animals! Here are two of the famous Central Park Zoo snow leopards -- my absolute favorites! They are such beautiful animals, even when acting silly on a hot New York day.
I was lucky to photograph this gorgeous little girl while on a visit to Dallas recently. While we got her big brother and parents into some of the pictures, the focus of the day was on the absolutely scrumptious, roly-poly baby Emma. I wish I got to see this family more often -- they are some of my favorite people! Can you please move back to the east coast?
A few photos of my beautiful nephews, Chance and Joseph from our recent trip out to Chicago.
And of course we can't forget Chubs!
I had so much fun visiting with these little cuties in Dallas last weekend! Can't wait to see them again.
I had so much fun traveling to Maplewood to hang out with the adorable Eastman family for this photo shoot. We had a gorgeous night and some spectacular golden hour light, but it was really these two little cuties who made the shoot so great. Enjoy!